Day Tour

U'mista Uncovered (8 Hours)

Entrée Canada

Alert Bay, BC Canada

Valid for Travel Now Through: 31 Oct 2018

U'mista Uncovered (8 Hours )

Alert Bay, BC Canada

Tour Features


  • Adventure
  • Air & Helicopter Tours
  • Cruises & Water Tours
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Family Vacations
  • Wildlife & Nature



Recommended Ages

12 and Above

Activity Level



This jam-packed day showcases the best of Kwakwaka’wakw culture, Grizzly bears and wildlife within the Great Bear Rainforest and the fascinating history of the U’mista people. Beginning in Vancouver, your private seaplane charter will deliver you to Robson Bight, where a short kayak lesson will acquaint you with the waters. Paddle around this ecological reserve, designated a protected habitat for Northern Resident Killer Whales. Watch as they frolic, feast on fish and rub up on the shores surrounding Robson Bight. This exciting kayaking journey will work up your appetite, and after short private seaplane ride to Alert Bay it’s time for lunch. Enjoy a barbequed salmon meal on the beach as you learn about traditional hunting and gathering methods of the Kwakwaka’wakw people. Salmon plays an important role in the lives and economy of the Kwakwaka’wakw, both past and present. After lunch, spend some time learning about the U’mista people with a guided tour of the U’mista Cultural Centre. Each mask, relic or piece of artwork tells an important story and sheds light on a once-forgotten time. Once your guided cultural tour is complete, board your private seaplane charter for a scenic one-hour flight back to downtown Vancouver.

Please note this experience requires a private charter aircraft. This journey must be booked in conjunction with hotel accommodation.

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By: SJS25

Reviewed on: 09 Nov 2013

Very pleased with all of our arrangements in Canada
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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.
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By: Tired

Reviewed on: 29 Aug 2017

Absolutely fabulous, great guides....grand time!! Weather even cooperated.
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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.
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