9 Days

The Great Black Bear Safari


Trip Overview

In this wilderness journey, we will spend three nights navigate along Vancouver Island’s western coast looking for black bears and their cubs along with humpback whales, seals, and many other native animals. Each day in the wild is exciting and very different, with activities tailored to your interest and fitness level from fishing to horseback riding or even heli-adventures. We will also uncover every inch of Vancouver’s charm through its foods and historic sites and spend a night under the shadow of Blackcomb Mountain

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 - 5


Private Transfer to Vancouver's Hotel

Leap Through Vancouver's Diversity

On this private tour, we will discover different faces of Vancouver: sip your morning coffee at Gastown, stroll through the lush Stanley Park only to be stopped by odd-looking totem poles, do some people watching in Granville Market and explore the oldest Chinatown in Canada. Continuing over the Capilano River Canyon, walk gingerly onto one of the world’s longest (140m) and highest (70m) suspension bridges and explore its thrilling rainforest adventure

Private Vancouver Foodie Tour

We will once again experience Vancouver’s diversity, this time through its foods and gastronomy, and taste everything from authentic Chinese Dim Sum to upscale seafood dishes at Vancouver’s hottest restaurant and award-winning gelato. Your foodie guide will also introduce you to some of the most popular hangout spots in Canada Place Harbor and take you to a local wine shop for world-famous British Columbia wines

Full Day Guided Tour of Victoria

From Vancouver’s harbor, a short seaplane ride will whisk you away to the capital of British Columbia. Here, take a sweet-smelling stroll in the gorgeous 55 acres Butchart Gardens with intricately laid out flower pools and let the beautiful floral display give colors to your day. In the afternoon, take a royal carriage ride and traverse across Victoria’s downtown, passing through the rich architecture of the Parliament Buildings and charming James Bay, Victoria’s oldest neighborhood. End your fabulous day with time-honored Victorian-style high-tea that combines old-world English tea with locally produced sweet treats.

Road Transfer to Whisler Mountain's Hotel

Day 5 - 6


Tucked away at the base of behemothic Black Comb Mountain, Whistler is one of the most popular ski destinations in the world. That being said, this pedestrian-only village has seen a tremendous growth in summer travelers that consists of hikers, bikers, adrenaline-seekers, or tourists who simply want to get away from it all. At the heart of this lovely neighborhood, you will find an astonishing collection of artworks, boutique shops, and world-class cuisine crafted by Canada’s leading chef

Peak 2 Peak Gondola Experience

Soar to the mountain summit abroad the record-breaking Peak 2 Peak Gondola and get an incredible birds-eye-view of Whistler Village, mountains slopes, and treetop below. Part of the experience, we will also walk across The Cloudraker Sky Bridge that connects Whistler Peak to the west ridge with impressive alpine views wherever you look

Blackcomb Sunset Jeep Tour

Take a 4 x 4 and venture to a sweet spot where magical alpine sunset can be seen. Celebrate the peaceful dusk with a glass of champagne and watch the play of colors as the sun slips behind the snowy peaks

Private Transfer to Vancouver's Harbor

Day 6 - 9


Sea Plane Transfer to Tofino's Camp

Wildlife Spotting in Clayoquot Sound

Explore Vancouver’s Island rugged west coast like a true pioneer. We will board an inflatable zodiac and jet through the pristine water in search of whales, sea lions, and many other unique marine life. Black bears can often be seen flipping rocks along remote foreshore, looking for tasty crabs and other crustaceans. Then, walk through the Wild Side Interpretive Trail that combines wonderful beaches with rugged coasts and amazing rainforest. Be alert at all times as we sometimes cross tracks with wolves, cougars, and if you are lucky enough, the black bears.

Paddle Board on Bedwell River

Horseback Riding in the Wild

Sea Plane Transfers to Vancouver's Harbor

Private Transfer to Vancouver's Airport

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