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

This is your opportunity to get as close to wild grizzly bears as it’s possible to get safely. Explore the wilderness of Bute from the water, discover its hidden natural gems, and keep a look out for its furry local inhabitants, also known as the Great Bears of Bute. Watch for whales on the inlet, and visit the Campbell River and meet the indigenous people who own this river.

  • Learn about the indigenous culture and customs of the Homalco people of Bute An ethical touring choice, supporting the local indigenous population who take care of the river and its wildlife
  • Lunch and coffee are provided
  • No more than 12 travellers will take part in this river tour


What’s Included

  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Lunch
  • Restroom on board
  • Snacks


What To Expect

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.

Orford Bay
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.

Campbell River
Return to Campell River from Orford Bay. Keep an eye open for any marine wildlife that may be near!

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Guests must be able to climb stairs
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers.