Wildlife and Culture at Klahoose Wilderness Resort

Wildlife and Culture at Klahoose

from £2,315 excluding flights

  • 3-4 nights
  • May-Oct
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30 Grizzlies seen in the wild

11 Species of whale seen

8 Canada provinces visited

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Wildlife and Culture at Klahoose

from £2,315 excluding flights

  • 3-4 nights
  • May-Oct

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Highlights

In pictures
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Spot grizzly bears up close from late-August onwards

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Explore this pristine wilderness on foot or by kayak or paddle-board

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Enjoy cultural immersion with First Nations guides

Bald eagle

Witness whales, sea lions, bald eagles and more

Why this trip...

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Conservation/Eco-tourism

This itinerary has a strong focus on wildlife and natural habitat conservation, one of our pillars of sustainability

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Culture

Experience local culture and heritage as part of this holiday

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Add-on

This itinerary is intended to be an add-on to a longer holiday - speak to our specialists for recommendations

Overview

Perched on the water’s edge in one of British Columbia’s many inlets and fjords, Klahoose Wilderness Resort offers a fascinating base from which to discover this region’s abundant wildlife and rich indigenous culture.

A 3- or 4-night stay at the lodge can be added on to any western Canada holiday and provides plenty of time for an immersive exploration of waterways and nature trails, surrounded by coastal rainforest and mountains. Abundant marine life can be spotted here, including orca and humpback whales, dolphins, porpoise, sea lions and seals. Bald eagles soar overhead whilst, from mid-August, the spawning salmon in nearby Toba Inlet attract the iconic grizzly bear.

A visit to Klahoose also reveals an insight into the local culture and traditions of the Klahoose First Nations. Many of the resort’s staff and guides are Klahoose, and are able to provide a different perspective as they share their traditional interpretation and understanding of the region’s wildlife and landscapes, as passed on through generations of story-tellers.

From May to mid-August the resort offers wildlife packages, whilst from late-August to October the focus is on bear-viewing. All packages include return transfers by boat from Lund (on the Sunshine Coast) and a choice of activities including guided walks, foraging and Indigenous storytelling, as well as the use of kayaks, paddle boards and walking trails. Grizzly bear viewing takes place from late-summer from specially built viewing stands in Toba Inlet, whilst earlier in the summer an included boat tour explores Desolation Sound in search of wildlife.

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Bear viewing

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Bear viewing at Klahoose (late-Aug to Oct)

From Klahoose Wilderness Resort it’s around an hour by boat into Toba Inlet, with its towering glaciers and abundant waterfalls. Purpose-built bear-viewing stands are located here, deep in the Toba Valley surrounded by lush temperate rainforest, overlooking the glacier blue waters of the Klite River. Each August thousands of salmon return to the river to spawn, attracting large numbers of grizzly bears as they feed in preparation for winter hibernation.

Your experienced Klahoose guides have trained with the Commercial Bear Viewing Association to ensure you get the most out of your time with the bears. They will explain their habits and habitat, as well as sharing traditional myths and legends as you witness this incredible natural spectacle first hand.

Accommodation

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Klahoose Wilderness Resort

Klahoose Wilderness Resort is owned by the Klahoose First Nation, and its strong indigenous influences really set it apart from other wilderness lodges in the region. This welcoming lodge sits on the edge of the tranquil Homfray Channel, surrounded by lush rainforest and the rugged Coast Mountains, and provides guests with easy access to countless wildlife encounters and natural attractions.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Day 1 Lund - Klahoose Wilderness Resort

Make your way to Lund on British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast, where you will be met and transferred by scenic boat ride to Klahoose (approx 1 hour). On arrival you will have a welcome orientation and time to relax or explore before dinner.

Make your way to Lund on British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast, where you will be met and transferred by scenic boat ride to Klahoose (approx 1 hour). On arrival you will have a welcome orientation and time to relax or explore before dinner.

Days 2-3 Days 2-3 Klahoose Wilderness Resort

Take a wildlife & culture boat cruise through Desolation Sound (May to mid-Aug) or a couple of grizzly bear viewing excursions in Toba Inlet (late-Aug to Oct). During your stay you may also take your pick of included activities: perhaps cruise to see waterfalls or additional wildlife viewing, take a guided nature walk, enjoy some traditional story-telling and cedar weaving, or explore the sound by kayak or paddleboard. Photographers will be spoilt for choice with spectacular landscapes and up-close wildlife encounters. In the evenings there may be the opportunity for some stargazing around the campfire, or an informal presentation by guides or guest speakers.

Take a wildlife & culture boat cruise through Desolation Sound (May to mid-Aug) or a couple of grizzly bear viewing excursions in Toba Inlet (late-Aug to Oct). During your stay you may also take your pick of included activities: perhaps cruise to see waterfalls or additional wildlife viewing, take a guided nature walk, enjoy some traditional story-telling and cedar weaving, or explore the sound by kayak or paddleboard. Photographers will be spoilt for choice with spectacular landscapes and up-close wildlife encounters. In the evenings there may be the opportunity for some stargazing around the campfire, or an informal presentation by guides or guest speakers.

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Day 4 Klahoose Wilderness Resort – Lund

Your Klahoose adventure comes to an end after breakfast, with the boat journey back to Lund.

Your Klahoose adventure comes to an end after breakfast, with the boat journey back to Lund.

Prices and Departures

Price from £2,315 excluding flights

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.

What's Included

  • Accommodation in Lodge Room or Cabin with private bathroom and ocean views
  • All meals and snacks from dinner on arrival day to breakfast on day of departure
  • Beer and wine with dinner
  • Wildlife & cultural boat tour (May to mid-Aug) OR two grizzly bear viewing tours (late-Aug to Oct)
  • Choice of activities: cedar weaving, storytelling, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, nature walks, foraging and wildlife viewing
  • Interpretive guide on all tours
  • Informal presentations and talks
  • Return transfers by boat from Lund
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Gratuities
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection

From prices per person

Based on 2 sharing a room with private bathroom

Dates Duration Twin price (pp)
12 May - 15 Jun 2022 3 nights £2,315
16 Jun - 24 Aug 2022 3 nights £2,490
25 Aug - 09 Oct 2022 3 nights £2,825

Longer stays are available, and we can also arrange return flights from Vancouver to Powell River, where you will be met and transferred to the water taxi at Lund.

Optional tours such as helicopter sightseeing, heli-hiking, heli-paddles, glacier walking and guided fishing charters are available at additional cost. Please contact us for details and prices.

Meet our expert

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One of our specialists
Meet Doug

30 Grizzlies seen in the wild

11 Species of whale seen

8 Canada provinces visited

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