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Tweedsmuir Park Lodge - Bella Coola Explorer (Private)

Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,543

FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR MADE: Location, location, location. Right at the edge of the Great Bear Rainforest, bordering the Atnarko and Bella Coola rivers and surrounded by a truly magnificent environment, you might find it hard to leave. Your private package includes numerous guided experiences to keep you exhilarated every day, but you always return to a wonderful and warm great lounge with fireplaces, leather sofas and, yes, a piano. A perfect spot to talk about your wilderness experiences with fellow travellers.


This trip offers a magnificent look at one of Canada’s most pristine environments, the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia, combined with a first-class wilderness lodge.

Welcome to the Great Bear Rainforest! Upon arrival, you can relax, then map out some of the many activities available to guests at Tweedsmuir Park Lodge. There’s a general daily schedule, but you can make your own adjustments depending on what the animals or doing, or on the weather forecast.

A scenic, quiet drift down the Atnarko River is an ideal way to observe local wildlife without disrupting their natural rhythm. Take a nature walk to enjoy and learn about the magic and mystery of the old-growth forests, or visit old frontier cabins used by fur trappers.

The next day your guide will show you how to track grizzly bears and also will explain the ecology of the area. Enjoy a packed road before heading out to look for wild animals, then relax and enjoy the many features of Tweedsmuir Park Lodge.

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Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,543

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive at Tweedsmuir Park Lodge

Welcome to the Great Bear Rainforest! When you arrive at Bella Coola airport, Tweedsmuir Park Lodge staff are there to greet you and transfer you to Tweedsmuir Park Lodge (unless you arrive at the lodge by car). If you arrive before 12:00, you can enjoy lunch with your hosts. Begin your adventure with an orientation tour of the resort and mapping out what activities you are interested to pursue during your stay. Your private package is designed to be flexible, letting you decide what activities you do on what day. A general schedule is laid out for each day, but may be adjusted for weather, animal activity and other preferences. Lunch and dinner included.

Overnight Tweedsmuir Park Lodge

Duration3 Nights
Day 2

Tweedsmuir Park Lodge

There is no better way to observe the local wildlife than with a silent and scenic drift down the Atnarko River. In the afternoon you can head out on a guided walk to learn about the flora and fauna of the Great Bear Rainforest. Take a day to be introduced to the old growth forests of Tweedsmuir Park on an interpretive Nature Walk or visit the old homesteads and frontier trapper cabins of Tote Road. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Overnight Tweedsmuir Park Lodge

Day 3

Tweedsmuir Park Lodge

After breakfast it’s time to head out with your naturalist guide for a Nature Walk in the old growth forests of Tweedsmuir Park. Your guide is keen to explain the ecology of the area and show you how to track grizzly bears. Enjoy a packed lunch in the field before driving on the Tote Road where animal sightings are common (except for grizzly bears as it is not bear season yet). Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Overnight Tweedsmuir Park Lodge

Day 4

Tweedsmuir Park Lodge

After breakfast, you either depart the lodge independently, or are assisted with your transfer to Bella Coola Airport. Breakfast and a packed lunch included.

Other Information

DEPARTURES:

Daily, June 25 - August 29, 2022


PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 3 nights accommodation at Tweedsmuir Park Lodge
  • Shuttle transfer between Bella Coola airport and Tweedsmuir Park Lodge (Unless you arrive at the lodge by car)
  • Meals: full board starting with lunch on day one and ending with a packed lunch on the day of departure
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Daily guided excursions including hikes, scenic river drifts, Bella Coola Valley tours, visits to First Nations sites petroglyph gardens and totem pole locations (depending on duration – scenic river drift included for all)
  • Private package can include the following: Guided E-biking, Giant Tree Canopy Experience, Via Ferrata & horseback riding
  • Ground transportation
  • Private: exclusive group, with guaranteed private tours
  • Transfers: private SUV during tours (shuttle may be used for airport transfers)
  • Private packages include guided horseback riding, fishing, Via Ferrata, and e-biking
  • Use of lodge facilities (mountain bike, lawn games etc.)
  • Provincial Taxes and Federal GST


PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Flights between Vancouver and Bella Coola
  • Meals and beverages unless otherwise noted
  • Optional add-on Private packages: heli-hiking, Heli sightseeing
  • Gratuities (recommended amount $75-$100 per person per day)
  • Pre / post accommodation can be arranged in Vancouver
  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Entrances fees to sites not explicitly listed as included
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Visa fees if applicable


SPECIAL NOTES:

  • If you requite the shuttle between Bella Coola airport and Tweedsmuir Park Lodge, please provide flight information at the time of booking
  • Guests must have good mobility and must be able to walk on uneven terrain for hours at a time.
  • We can accommodate Special dietary needs with notice at the time of booking.
  • Smoking is not permitted inside the resort or during the tours.
  • Tours may have to change or adjusted to maximize the opportunity for wildlife sightings on each day

 

How to get there by Air

Pacific Coastal Airlines offers flights between Vancouver Airport (South Terminal) and Bella Coola (approx. 70 minutes; certain flights will stop at Anahim Lake en route to/from Bella Coola). Upon arrival in Bella Coola, a Tweedsmuir Park Lodge team member will pick up guests and transfer them to the lodge (approximately 45 minutes). Pacific Coastal Airlines has either 1 or 2 flights to Bella Coola per day. Schedules are available upon request, and flight departure times must be requested at the time of booking. To streamline arrival and departure experiences, Tweedsmuir Park Lodge suggests booking flights that arrive at Bella Coola closest to 12:00. For the day of departure, we recommend the flight that leaves Bella Coola closest to 12:00. If the suggested flight times are unavailable, other flight times are fine.

 

How to get there by Car & Ferry from Bella Coola

BC Ferries’ Discovery Coast service from Port Hardy to Bella Coola is available on select dates. We recommend that you reserve the ferry in advance, as space is limited. We also suggest staying overnight in Bella Coola after disembarking the ferry. From Bella Coola, it is approximately a 1-hour drive east (60 km) along Highway 20 to the lodge. Upon entering Tweedsmuir Provincial Park, look for signs directing you to the lodge. It will be on the right-hand side of the road.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.


29 Aug 2022
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