We’re working from home until further notice, but remain fully operational with uninterrupted access to all our systems.  So it’s very much business as usual.

Search destinations

Ultimate Bears in Canada

  • Vancouver
  • Great Bear Rainforest
Ultimate Bears in Canada Ultimate Bears in Canada
£ 7025

The rugged wilderness of British Columbia is prime bear viewing territory. This itinerary will introduce you to its pristine forest where you’ll have a chance to see and observe wild bears roaming freely in their natural habitat.

Staying at incredible lodges immersed deep in the Great Bear Rainforest, you’ll get to head out alongside knowledgeable guides to view bears from a safe distance as they forage, hunt and swim. As well as grizzly and black bears, you may also be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the rare white spirit bear – a subspecies only found in British Columbia.

When you’re not in search of wildlife you can step back in time with visits to historic village sites, an opportunity to learn more about the culture and traditions of the indigenous community. You’ll also spend time in Vancouver, a handsome water-front city and perfect jumping off point for adventures in British Columbia. Enjoy its world-class architecture, beautiful parks, shopping malls and museums.

14 days from
per person

Please complete the form below or give us a call on  +44(0)207 386 4646

Sign up to receive news and offers*

By submitting you accept our T&C

Interested in:
Ultimate Bears in Canada

We create tailormade holidays

Create your bespoke itinerary

Contact an expert
Detailed Itinerary suggestion
Open all Close all
Day 1-3 London - Vancouver
London - Vancouver

Fly to Vancouver. You will be met and transferred by private vehicle to your hotel at the heart of the historic port area, with three nights to spend in this dynamic city. Known as the ‘Pacific Pearl’, Vancouver is undeniably picturesque with the perfect balance between natural spaces and urban landscaping. The downtown area is dominated by the lush Stanley Park, 400 hectares of dense, centuries-old forest as well as beaches, eateries and miles of scenic hiking and biking trails.

The city also appeals with its bustling streets and eclectic markets, its vibrant cosmopolitan areas like Robson Street – Canada’s answer to Rodeo Drive – and trendy shopping districts like Granville Island with its cobbled lanes and artisan studios.

Stay: Three nights in a double room at Fairmont Pacific Rim – bed & breakfast

Day 4-7 Great Bear Rainforest
Great Bear Rainforest

Today you set off to discover one of the largest tracts of intact temperate rainforest left on Earth, otherwise known as the Great Bear Rainforest. You’ll catch a flight from Vancouver to Bella Bella, followed by a short boat transfer to Shearwater Resort where you’ll spend one night. The following morning you’ll take a 90-minute water taxi ride to Spirit Bear Lodge.

The lodge is situated in the quaint fishing village of Kletmu, home of the Kitasoo/Xai’xais First Nations people who have lived here in the forest for centuries. The village sits in a remote archipelago of tiny islands and offers some of the finest bear viewing in the region. During your stay you’ll enjoy guided excursions in search of the iconic grizzly bear as well as the more elusive Kermode bear (also known as the spirit bear). You’ll have the chance to observe these magnificent animals foraging for roots in late spring, gorging on wild berries in summer and feasting by the river during the salmon spawning season in late summer/autumn. Other activities on offer include guided rainforest walks, cultural tours and sea kayaking along the southern shores of Kletmu.

Stay: One night at Shearwater Resort and three nights in a double room at Spirit Bear Lodge – full board


Day 8 Vancouver

Today you’ll fly back to Vancouver, spending one more night at the Fairmont Pacific Rim.

Stay: One night in a double room at Fairmont Pacific Rim – bed & breakfast

Day 13-14 Fly home

Your adventure comes to a close. Board your international flight back to London.



When to go to Canada
  • Best
  • Good
  • Not Ideal
  • Gemma took on board all I asked for and arranged a fantastic itinerary. She was always prompt and professional both in planning the holiday and during the very circumstances of Covid. We would not hesitate to come back to The Ultimate Travel Company.

    TS, August 2020