Great Bears of Bute: Grizzly Bear Viewing & Indigenous Cultural Tour

Witness grizzly bears in their natural habitat on this breathtaking wildlife, cultural and marine tour. Join an Indigenous guide and visit the traditional territory of the Homalco First Nations in Bute Inlet. Bear viewing, whale watching and cultural exploration make for a one-of-a-kind adventure.

This is the only bear tour from Campbell River that is 100% indigenous owned and provides you with an immersive indigenous experience from start to finish. By choosing Homalco Tours you help contribute to the cultural and economic recovery of the Homalco First Nation people and youth. Thank you for choosing us and in the language of our people "ʔiymot" (it is good).

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7 to 8 hours


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  • What's included :
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Lunch - Tailored to dietary requirements
    • Restroom on board
    • Snacks
    What's excluded :
    • This is a typical itinerary for this product

      Stop At: Discovery Harbour Marina, Discovery Harbour, BC, Canada

      Meet your indigenous guide at the marina to check-in and receive a traditional welcome before departing.

      Duration: 15 minutes

      Stop At: Salish Sea

      Journey in comfort on-board a covered, heated boat through the Salish Sea to Orford Bay. Along the way your skipper and First Nation guide will share their knowledge of the human history and legends of this spectacular area while on the lookout for humpback whales, orcas, dolpins, sea lions, bald eagles and more.

      Duration: 2 hours

      Stop At: Orford Bay, Comox-Strathcona J, British Columbia, Canada

      You are now in grizzly bear country on the traditional territory of the Homalco First Nation. Trained bear guides transport you by mini-bus to where the bears gather for safe viewing of these magnificent creatures at various sites and wildlife viewing towers along the Orford and Algard Rivers. Uncover the history and legends of the Homalco people and their relationship to the land while learning about bear behaviour and habitat.

      Duration: 3 hours

      Stop At: Discovery Harbour Marina, Discovery Harbour, BC, Canada

      Return to Campbell River while exploring for whales, cultural sites and other gems on your coastal journey.

      Duration: 2 hours

    • Departure Point :
      1218 Bute Crescent, Campbell River, BC V9H 1G5, Canada
      Return Detail :
      Returns to original departure point
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
      • Near public transportation
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Guests must be able to climb stairs
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
      • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
      • Face masks required for guides in public areas
      • Face masks provided for travelers
      • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
      • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
      • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
      • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
      • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
      • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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    Organised by Homalco Wildlife & Cultural Tours

    Activity ID: V-196439P4

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