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Grizzly Bear Retreat (6 days)

Entrée Canada

Vancouver, Canada To Vancouver, Canada

Valid for Departures: 01 Jul 2019 - 22 Oct 2019

Grizzly Bear Retreat (6 days)

Day 2

Vancouver, Canada →Great Bear Rainforest, Canada

Day 3

Great Bear Rainforest, Canada

Day 4

Great Bear Rainforest, Canada

Day 5

Great Bear Rainforest, Canada→ Port Hardy, Canada


Day 1
Vancouver, BC Canada
Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel None

Upon your arrival at the Vancouver Airport, you’ll walk the short distance to your airport hotel, which is attached to the international terminal. Accommodations are at the Fairmont Vancouver Airport in a Fairmont Room.

Day 2
Vancouver, BC Canada
Great Bear Rainforest, BC Canada
Great Bear Lodge Dinner

A scheduled flight will transport you from Vancouver to Port Hardy, from where you will catch a seaplane flight to the Great Bear Rainforest. En route, enjoy views of the breathtaking central coast and the rich waters of Queen Charlotte Strait. Your grizzly bear experience begins in the afternoon. Accommodations are at Great Bear Lodge.

Day 3
Great Bear Rainforest, BC Canada
Great Bear Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Each early morning and late afternoon—when the bears are most active—you’ll head to a different viewing site, either in the estuary, or along the river. A typical viewing session lasts three hours, and each blind has been constructed with the photographer in mind, with comfortable spots from which to view bears. There is nothing quite like seeing your first grizzly emerge from the forest. Accommodations are at the Great Bear Lodge.

Day 4
Great Bear Rainforest, BC Canada
Great Bear Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

When you’re not spotting bears (or grey wolves, otters, black bears, mink or bald eagles), enjoy an interpretive rainforest walk, a guided sea-kayaking tour of the estuary, or a boat cruise to explore the glacier-carved inlet. Return to the lodge each night for a wilderness-gourmet meal. Accommodations are at the Great Bear Lodge.

Day 5
Great Bear Rainforest, BC Canada
Port Hardy, BC Canada
Glen Lyon Inn & Suites Breakfast, Lunch

After a parting session with the bears, enjoy lunch at the lodge before returning to Port Hardy, where you will be transferred to your hotel overlooking the inner harbour. Accommodations are at the Glen Lyon Inn & Suites in a Standard Room.

Day 6
Port Hardy, BC Canada
Vancouver, BC Canada
None None

Today you will make your own way back to the Port Hardy Airport for your flight back to the Vancouver International Airport. Safe travels!

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This 6-day/ 5-night trip includes three full days of grizzly bear viewing in the Great Bear Rainforest—an area known to be one of the best places in the world to observe grizzlies and other wildlife such as wolves, black bears, otters, pine martins, mink and bald eagles. Nights in Vancouver and Port Hardy at each end of your time at rustic Great Bear Lodge facilitate an easy journey to the remote site, nestled at the mouth of a pristine salmon river.

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By: SJS25

Reviewed on: 09 Nov 2013

Very pleased with all of our arrangements in Canada
Travel Advisor:  Joan Gerson


By: Randy

Reviewed on: 03 Aug 2015

We had some changed due to mechanical issues and Entree did an excellent making all of the changes necessary.
Travel Advisor:  Joan Gerson

Friendly service

By: Joanna787

Reviewed on: 18 Sep 2016

We had a great trip, and would do it again!
Travel Advisor:  Karen Lee-Ishmael


By: Tired

Reviewed on: 29 Aug 2017

Absolutely fabulous, great guides....grand time!! Weather even cooperated.
Travel Advisor:  Jen Mitchell
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Trip to Canada

By: Jim

Reviewed on: 30 Aug 2017

Our experience with Entree Canada was excellent. All of the drivers and cars were very good and the recommended guides were knowledgeable and helpful. They scheduled us on Via Rail Canada from Montreal to Quebec City and the attendants were extremely nice and helpful as were the lady porters. One of our traveling companions lost a hearing aid while on the train and didn't discover it until we reached the hotel, Auberge St. Antoine, who called immediately. The train had departed. Miraculously, the next day Via Rail brought the hearing aid to the hotel. That is really good service. Use Entree Canada if you travel to Canada.
Travel Advisor:  Jen Mitchell
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Perfect Day

By: Dana

Reviewed on: 28 Jun 2018

Such a great day! Our two guides (whose names sadly escape me at this moment ) were so kind, knowledgeable , and engaging that they really made our tour a highlight of the trip.
Travel Advisor:  Loni Truitt


By: Grammy

Reviewed on: 06 Jul 2018

very helpful and immediately available
Travel Advisor:  Sigrid Braeckeveldt
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highly recommend!

By: Canada

Reviewed on: 06 Aug 2018

Our Canadian honeymoon was fantastic. The coordination between our advisor and Entrée was seamless and the excursions planned based on their recommendations were unforgettable! We will be returning to Canada and would utilize Entrée's services again!
Travel Advisor:  Michelle Cowell

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By: PF

Reviewed on: 30 Jul 2018

Entree Canada was great. There was a contact at the airport waiting for us to help get the trip started on the right foot. We loved all the guides they recommended for us - they fun and knowledgable, and took us to places both on and off the beaten path. Entree checked in with us during the trip as well to make sure that everything was running smoothly which was a nice touch.
Travel Advisor:  Meredith Broder

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By: James

Reviewed on: 23 Nov 2018

Entree Canada was a great partner with our travel agent to make our Honeymoon a trip we will never forget. In each leg of our trip, we felt like we were being taken care of and that they would only provide us the best. The seamless travel experience made for some exceptional first few days as a married couple and thankful for all they did to help us make those memories.
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