Connect with wildlife and nature in the wilderness of British Columbia's Cariboo Mountains. Quesnel Lake is the deepest fjord lake on earth and sits at the heart of a rare ancient interior rainforest. Enjoy mountain views from your unique floating glamping lodge and search for grizzly bears by jet boat, on walking safaris or at one of the nearby viewing sites along the river.
- Enjoy magical 360-degree mountain views, star gazing and maybe even the northern lights at night; wake to the haunting early morning call of the loon
- Spot grizzly bears and salmon on nearby rivers by jet boat
- Enjoy walking safaris through rare ancient old growth forest to wildlife viewing sites
- Kayak in the world’s deepest fjord lake, exploring ancient old growth forest and limestone caves
- Experience raw nature, wild flowers and plants, and unique ecosystems
- Tented accommodation
- All meals
- Wildlife viewing tours as per itinerary
From the floating lodge you will enjoy a wide diversity of incredible experiences that include exceptional bear and wildlife viewing, birding, rainforest treks, kayaking, hiking in rich boreal forests and exploring unique ecosystems with rare plants and spectacular wild flowers.
Your guides, Gary and Peggy, have learned to co-exist with the animals and tread lightly through the forest, leaving only footprints behind. Gary has become known as “the Bear Whisperer™” because of his passion and knowledge of the bears and their habitat, routines and body language. Safety always comes first and Gary has many amazing bear, wildlife and adventure stories to share with guests.
Grizzly bears can be found in the area between May and October with the prime time being September when salmon arrive into the waters in significant numbers attracting bears to the area.
Prices & Dates *
Airfares start from around £550 per person and are quoted separately to the holiday price. When enquiring, our Travel Specialists will provide the best fare possible from your preferred airline / airport.
Prices from £ per person
|Departures||Duration||Twin Price (pp)|
|26 Jun - 26 Aug 2019||4 nights||£2,493|
|27 Aug - 16 Oct 2019||4 nights||£2,865|
- Tented accommodation for 4 nights (see 'Other Information' for more details)
- All meals including house wine or beer with dinner
- Wildlife viewing tours, as per the itinerary
- Tour guide
- 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
- No surcharge guarantee
Minimum guests: 2
Maximum guests: 8
Itinerary & Accommodation
Itinerary & Accommodation
On arrival at the main Pyna-tee-ah Lodge base in Likely this morning you will receive a short orientation, before continuing by boat to the glamping lodge. This scenic cruise travels a distance of approximately 80km along the north arm of Quesnel Lake. There will be time to settle into your tent before joining a late afternoon/evening tour of Grizzly Bay, with the chance to view bears. On return to camp enjoy dinner and an opportunity for stargazing – you might even spot the northern lights!
Today starts with an early wake-up call – after a welcome mug of coffee or tea you will set off for the grizzly viewing area at around 5am. Brunch will be ready on your return to camp mid-morning and there will be time to relax before heading out again later for the evening viewing.
Another early start includes bear viewing and a walking safari into ancient rainforest for ‘forest bathing’ – the chance to immerse yourself in a quiet and tranquil atmosphere amongst the trees. Return to the glamping lodge around late morning for brunch, with time to rest until the evening viewing.
After your early morning bear viewing and brunch, this afternoon’s activity is a kayaking tour. Paddle around the edge of the lake in search of the wildlife and birds that can be found along the shoreline. Return to the glamping camp for dinner and spend the evening under the stars, listening to the quiet of the mountains broken only by the night sounds of this natural remote world.
Your wild glamping adventure comes to an end today. After a final breakfast at the camp you will board the boat and retrace your journey back down the lake. Bid farewell to your fellow travellers at the main lodge base.
About the Glamping Lodge
The tour itself commences from Pyna-tee-ah Lodge which is in Likely, about an hour’s drive from Williams Lake. There are regular flights from Vancouver to Williams Lake and road transfers between Williams Lake and Pyna-tee-ah Lodge can be arranged (additional cost applies).
From Pyna-tee-ah Lodge it is an 80km scenic boat journey to reach the remote glamping lodge, which floats at the edge of Quesnel Lake. As a floating lodge it has minimal impact on the surrounding environment.
The glamping lodge features luxury tents for up to 8 guests. Each tent is fully equipped with comfortable beds supported on handmade log frames and eco-friendly bathrooms with running water, showers and compost toilets. A log cabin provides shelter and houses a guest lounge and kitchen, where the chef prepares delicious meals made from freshly sourced local produce.
From the glamping lodge you can enjoy exceptional bear and wildlife viewing, birding, walking safaris through the rare interior rainforest with trees over 1000 years old, kayaking, forest bathing, hiking in rich boreal forests and alpine, and exploring unique ecosystems with rare plants and spectacular wild flowers.
Due to the remote nature of the lodge and the activities that are included, a reasonable level of fitness and agility is advised. We recommend taking good quality waterproof jacket and trousers, sturdy hiking boots, and plenty of warm layers.
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