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BC Bute Inlet Bear Viewing, Campbell River Salmon Fishing, Vancouver Island Sightseeing Trips, Canada Bear Observation Tours, Inside Passage Whale Watching, BC Tourism Directory, BC Vacation & Tours, BC Rail Tours, Vancouver Island Guided Wildlife and Photography Vacation
2 Days Bute Inlet Bear Viewing & Fishing Trip
WLV#07 Bute Inlet Grizzly Bear Viewing
Overview: Bute Inlet is a long, deep fjord that cuts into the coastal mountain range of British Columbia. This remote and pristine area of the British Columbia coastline is located 50 kilometers north across from Campbell River on Vancouver Island. Bute Inlet reaches 66 kilometers into the coast mountains where the Homathko and Southgate rivers run from glaciers and ice fields high up in the mountains. The Orford River is located halfway between the entrance to Bute Inlet and its headwaters. The glacier green waters of the Orford are fed from glacier and lakes nestled in among the rocky peaks. The luscious green valley and estuary of the Orford River are perfect for attracting wildlife that roam along the shores of this coastal river. At the Orford River site is the Taggares-Homalco salmon hatchery that operates year round. The hatchery produces Chinook, Chum and Coho salmon that enhance the natural stock. It has a capacity to incubate up to 4 million Coho eggs, 6 million Chum eggs and over 150, 000 Chinook eggs annually.

Bear Viewing: Orford River, one of the last pristine watersheds, in Bute Inlet is home to the largest concentration of Grizzly Bears in British Columbia. It is not uncommon for over 35 Grizzly Bears to be within the 7 kilometer stretch of the lower Orford River. This unique river and tributary system merges the high number of Grizzly Bears to within a small area creating quite simply the best Grizzly Bear viewing experience in Canada ! Grizzly Bears are abundant from August to October as they converge on the Orford River system spawning channels to feed on abundant returning wild Salmon. Homalco Wildlife Tours prides itself on providing a non-invasive viewing experience allowing the Grizzly to fish, play and move within its natural an undisturbed habitat. Safety is always our prime concern. Our Guides are certified and trained to provide the safest, educational and most exciting Grizzly Bear viewing experience possible. In addition, all our Guides will provide you with a rich and interesting history of their traditions, culture and heritage. The spectacle is as incredible as it sounds. Photographic opportunities abound from 7 different viewing areas and 5 platforms which have been specially constructed to provide a safe and comfortable viewing base to work from. It is not uncommon to see up to 18 bears during a typical tour some as close as 15 feet away (from a tower of course). Tour with us through old-growth forest and mystical lands in search of the Grizzly Bears of Bute. It is an experience of a lifetime.
Day
Itinerary
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Arrive in Campbell River. Afternoon optional: Salmon Fishing Trip. Overnight Campbell River
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We leave at 10:00 am by boat from the Discovery Harbour dock in Campbell River. The one and a half hour trip will take you along the shorelines of the narrow waterways and past abandoned villages. Watch killer whales, porpoises, seals, sea lions, deer and eagles and other birds and marine wildlife on your journey through the Discovery Islands. You will arrive at the mouth of the Orford River where lunch is supplied. You will then be transferred to one of the specially designed viewing platforms that provide a safe area to wait and watch for the Bears of Bute. We return to Campbell River by 6:00pm. Tours are limited to 11 passengers.
Rates per Person in CAD$
Month
Departures Rates
August 01 - October 15
Daily $520.00
Services Included

1 Night Accommodation in Campbell River
All Boat Transfers from Campbell River
Full Day Grizzly Bear Viewing
GST Tax
HST Tax
First Nation User Fee

Guaranteed Bear Sightings from September 01st - October 15th