Trip reference number: 7066

Trip Operator: Wildlife Worldwide

Festival Of Bears

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Join conservationist Mark Carwardine and Wildlife Worldwide founder Chris Breen for our 2021 Festival of Bears at Knight Inlet Lodge to see the grizzly bears of the Great Bear Rainforest at prime time.

British Columbia's Great Bear Rainforest is a convoluted maze of fjords and estuaries dotted with islands covered with lush, temperate coastal forest of western hemlock and red cedar, overlooked by towering mountains. This vast wilderness is home to 10,000 year old native cultures, and is alive with bears, wolves, eagles, ravens and salmon. Within this forest significant populations of brown (or grizzly) and black bears are supported by the abundant food provided by the annual salmon run. 

You will be accompanied by award-winning photographer, broadcaster, writer, conservationist and zoologist Mark Carwardine, together with Wildlife Worldwide founder Chris Breen, on an exclusive experience for which we take over the entire lodge. In addition to twice daily bear-watching activities, there are opportunities to see humpback whales, orca, bald eagles, and even - with luck - coastal wolves in this enchanting wilderness setting. 

Optional extensions are available for whale watching in the Salish Sea or to look for spirit bears in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest - please contact us for full details.

Typical itinerary

The full itinerary detail is available on our website.

  1. Day 1: Fly to Vancouver
  2. Day 2: Fly to Campbell River; free to explore
  3. Days 3-7: Floatplane to Knight Inlet Lodge; five days of bear watching
  4. Day 8: Floatplane to Campbell River, then fly to Vancouver & depart
  5. Day 9: Arrive UK
  • Available*: Sep to Oct
  • Group size: 28
  • Price including flights from/to UK: From £7,995 pp
  • Price excluding international flights: From £7,495 pp
  • Included in the price/package:
    • Return flights between Vancouver & Campbell River
    • 1 night hotel at Vancouver Airport (including breakfast)
    • 1 night hotel in Campbell River (including breakfast)
    • 5 nights at Knight Inlet Lodge (full board including wine at dinner)
    • Transfers
    • Daily bear viewing excursions with specialist guides
    • Guide services of Mark Carwardine while at lodge
    • Photographic workshops and lectures
    • Evening talks & slideshows
    • Conservation fund contribution
  • Activities available:
    • Boat trip
    • Photography
    • Walking


This is a group trip with fixed departure dates. Please refer to our website for further information.

This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website

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