Multi-Day Tour | Independent

Whales & Bears (7 days)

Entrée Canada

Vancouver, Canada To Vancouver, Canada

Valid for Departures Now Through: 31 Oct 2019

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Vancouver, BC Canada
Desolation Sound, BC Canada
Sonora Resort Dinner

Upon your arrival at the Vancouver Airport, your driver will transport you to the airport’s south terminal for your scheduled one-hour helicopter flight to Desolation Sound and your luxury retreat on the Inside Passage of Vancouver Island. Start enjoying the five-star amenities prior to your first five-course dinner accompanied by award-winning B.C. wines. All meals and drinks are included at Sonora Resort, with the exception of premium alcohol. Accommodations are at Sonora Resort in a Gold Room.

Day 2
Desolation Sound, BC Canada
Sonora Resort Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Begin discovering your surroundings today on a guided zodiac tour of the sheltered waters, islands and bays of Desolation Sound. As you tour the Bute Inlet, Aaran and Yuculta rapids, and surrounding waterways, stop to view wildlife such as black bear, porpoises, bald eagles, whales, and other sea and land creatures. Accommodations are at Sonora Resort in a Gold Room.

Day 3
Desolation Sound, BC Canada
Sonora Resort Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

On a guided grizzly bear viewing tour, experience the presence of the magnificent grizzlies as they feed on salmon on the banks of the beautiful Orford River in Bute Inlet. In the afternoon, consider a hike to pristine Florence Lake. Accommodations are at Sonora Resort in a Gold Room.

Day 4
Desolation Sound, BC Canada
Sonora Resort Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Continue to enjoy the resort, either by relaxing at the spa or partaking in any number of additional activities on offer, including golf, hiking, white water rafting on the Nimpkish River, kayaking on the Inside Passage, guided salmon- and fly-fishing, and helicopter-supported glacier tours. Accommodations are at Sonora Resort in a Gold Room.

Day 5
Desolation Sound, BC Canada
Vancouver, BC Canada
Fairmont Pacific Rim Breakfast, Lunch

After enjoying the better part of the day at Sonora Resort a scheduled helicopter flight will transport you back to Vancouver, where you will be met by a driver and delivered to your hotel in downtown Vancouver. Just in time for dinner! Accommodations are at the Fairmont Pacific Rim in a Deluxe Partial Harbourview Room.

Day 6
Vancouver, BC Canada
Victoria, BC Canada
Fairmont Pacific Rim None

Wander the short distance to the seaplane terminal for your scenic seaplane flight to Victoria. There, you’ll join a three-hour whale watching tour, racing through the seas in an open-aired Zodiac. Later, explore Victoria’s Old Town and the oldest Chinatown in Canada, visit famed Butchart Gardens, or take tea at The Fairmont Empress. Return to Vancouver by seaplane at the end of the day. Accommodations are at the Fairmont Pacific Rim in a Deluxe Partial Harbourview Room.

Day 7
Vancouver, BC Canada
None None

Depending on the timing of your outbound flight, take a walk in Stanley Park or along chic Robson Street before being picked up at your hotel for the transfer to Vancouver airport. Safe travels!

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Description

This trip is designed for outdoor enthusiasts, offering a number of opportunities to view whales and bears, and to experience two very different settings: Desolation Sound—the largest and perhaps best known marine park in British Columbia—and downtown Vancouver. You’ll enjoy up-close views of grizzly bears, orcas, sea lions, dolphins and more. From Vancouver, you’ll travel to Victoria for more whale watching and to explore Canada’s most English city.

About Us

At Entrée Canada we live for unique travel experiences. The kind of out-of-the-box personalized travel moments that fulfill dreams, tick off bucket lists, and create memories, stories and legends for our guests. Our dedication to meticulously planned journeys has made us a leader in the field, but what feeds our soul is giving our guests what they never dreamed possible. This could be helicopter fishing in a remote glacial-fed river, coming face-to-face with polar bears on the tundra, or witnessing the breathtaking magic of the aurora borealis.

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By: SJS25


Reviewed on: 09 Nov 2013

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

Perfect Alaska Itinerary

By: Jeff52


Reviewed on: 02 Sep 2014

Entrée Alaska put together the perfect week long Alaska trip for my brother and me. Everything was taken care of and it was a stress free experience. Each activity was exactly what we wanted to do and perfectly planned out. I still can’t believe we got to see Denali national park, fish for silver salmon, hike on a tundra, race Iditarod dogs, and have a helicopter tour of Prince William Sound all in six days. When our kayaking tour had to be cancelled last minute by a supplier, because of dangerous glacier conditions, we were contacted immediately. Entrée Alaska booked the helicopter tour for us in replacement, and it ended up being our favorite activity of the trip. Look no further when trying to decide how to put together a great Alaska vacation.
Travel Advisor:  Karen Lee-Ishmael

Great Trip Coordination

By: RandyU


Reviewed on: 23 Jul 2015

Entree Alaska handled the middle part of a 3 week adventure we just returned from. They handled transferring us from our cruise ship to Winterlake Lodge, then on to Redoubt Bay Lodge, and finally back to Anchorage for our flight out of Alaska. Everything came together very smoothly, we very much appreciated how they made it all so easy!
Travel Advisor:  Ken Neibaur

Outstanding

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

Exciting Excursions

By: SheWilt


Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2016

This team knows Alaska. All their recommendations were exactly what we wanted. Highly recommend
Travel Advisor:  Martha Rhodes

Friendly service

By: Joanna787


Reviewed on: 18 Sep 2016

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

Highly professional

By: fun traveler


Reviewed on: 12 Jul 2017

Everything was taken care of for us. By the time we were ready to leave we didn't have to think or worry about anything. Everything, down to the smallest detail was thought of and worked beautifully. Our experience was wonderful!
Travel Advisor:  Kathy Wilton
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Entree Delivers

By: Tripp


Reviewed on: 19 Aug 2017

Entree is top class. It was great to have a friendly face meet us at each destination. We really enjoyed their support ! I would recommend them to everyone !!!!
Travel Advisor:  Frances Boyce
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Entree Destinations

By: Bet


Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2017

We booked 6 excursions for a family of 9 at considerable expense. We were told we would have to supply our own car seat for one operator which was very inconvenient No one at Entree or Coastline we’re able to do anything to remediate this. Our excursions were wonderful except for Gastineau Guiding and I would not recommend . The guide was not interesting and they told us a car seat was not required in Alaska.
Travel Advisor:  Jay Johnson

Entree Alaska

By: Marcia


Reviewed on: 27 Aug 2017

We had a great experience with Entree. They were very approachable as we designed the trip, answering all questions quickly and completely. They prepared very complete travel documents which ensured that we were prepared. And, they were in touch with the various service providers along the way to make sure our trip went smoothly and answered my questions quickly when they arose during the trip.
Travel Advisor:  Michelle Andersen
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Lovely

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

vacation

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

Entree Alaska Sheehan Family

By: Sheehan Alaska


Reviewed on: 16 Jul 2018

Our experience with Entree Alaska was fantastic - everyone we met was warm, friendly, professional and every detail was attended to.
Travel Advisor:  Ellen Goldman

Alaska

By: Grams


Reviewed on: 07 Aug 2018

BAC driver did not speak much English and had no information on the places we passed on the way to Anchorage. Wildlife Conservation Center a disappointment. 2 bears, 2 mangy dogs, and not much else. Aerial Tram view was excellent. Recommendation on above reserved.
Travel Advisor:  Peter Herff

Canadian Rockies

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

Honeymoon in the Canadian Rockies

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.
Travel Advisor:  Katie Rollins
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