Discover Klahoose with Canadian Geographic
Canadian Geographic Adventures
Discover Klahoose: Transformational Immersion with spring bears viewing and waterfalls
Klahoose Territory, British Columbia, Canada
May 19, 2024
June 2, 2024
>Upcoming May 19, 2024
Immerse yourself in the heart of Desolation Sound, located in the northern Salish Sea in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. The Canadian Geographic Adventures Discover Klahoose package 4 nights accommodation in Lodge rooms or cabins, all with private facilities and spectacular ocean views. The enrichment program will feature our RCGS Travel Ambassador sharing their specific expertise as well as Klahoose’ s own local Cultural Interpreter who will assist in guiding a boat tour exploring the spring waterfalls and bears of Desolation Sound and Toba Inlet. Immerse yourself amongst local culture through Indigenous storytelling, cedar weaving, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, ocean swimming, forest walks and ocean foraging.
Prepare to be transformed as you discover the magic of Klahoose in Desolation Sound.
Discover Klahoose: Transformational Immersion
Day By Day Itinerary
Discover Klahoose: Transformational Immersion with Bears and Waterfalls
ARRIVE AT KLAHOOSE WILDERNESS LODGE VIA FLOAT PLANE OR WATER TAXI
After days of travel it's best to come to your ocean side accommodations and relax!
The ancient voices echoed in a traditional Klahoose greeting welcomes newly arriving guest. The unparalleled visit is about to begin. Spend the evening as your senses suddenly awaken to the forest, wildlife and calm waters. Dinner this evening at the Resort.
Today you will explore Yekwamen (yɛkʷamɛn) or Toba Inlet with your Klahoose guide. The inlet has been the home of the Klahoose people since time before memory. This is one of the principle inlets on the BC coast. Toba Inlet is relatively short in comparison to other major coastal inlets with an average with 2.5 km and length only about 35 km. The inlet is flanked by tower glacier peaks with several major cascading waterfalls. We are watching for wildlife including Grizzly Bears, Black Bears, Humpback Whales, Orca, Dolphins, Eagles and seabirds.
DAY 3 & 4
DAYS EXPERINCING KLAHOOSE WILDERNESS RESORT AND MORE
These days will allow for time to explore by boat or back at the resort with the Klahoose cultural interpreters, kayaking, paddle boarding, ocean swimming, sauna, nature walks, ocean foraging. You'll be able to relax and enjoy the wilderness and the lodge amenities and surrounding rainforest and ocean.
Final morning send off with breakfast.
On our last half day we'll have a group breakfast and coffee, then pack up our rooms and begin our journeys home.
You'll have your float planes or water taxi service ready to take you back in the morning after your immersive experience in nature, culture and adventure.
MEET YOUR RCGS TRAVEL AMBASSADORS
RCGS Travel Ambassador
May 19-23, 2024
Javier Frutos, RCGS Ambassador and Award Winning Photographer
Javier Frutos is the creative and brand director of the RCGS and Canadian Geographic. In that capacity, he regularly works with both professional and amateur photographers, including members of the Can Geo Photo Club, to evaluate their images and help them improve their skills. He is also an award-winning photographer whose assignments have seen him travel extensively in Canada, Europe, the U.S., Mexico and numerous other locations around the world.
Javier has been an RCGS travel ambassador since 2017 and he regularly travels on editorial assignments for Canadian Geographic.
“My favourite photographic subjects are unique and remote places,” Javier says. “To have the opportunity to go to places that not a lot of other people have the chance to visit is very special. I cherish sharing those places with others through the camera lens. When you travel to a new place, you have to do some research and learn more about that location. Once you know more about the wildlife, habitat or culture it makes the photographic process so much more interesting.”
RCGS Travel Ambassador
June 2-6, 2024
Carol Patterson, RCGS Ambassador Travel Writer and Photographer
Carol Patterson is a travel writer and photographer whose work has appeared in National Geographic, Canadian Geographic, the Daily Beast, USA Today, and the Calgary Herald, among others. A former tourism product development consultant, Carol has spoken at conferences and workshops in North America, Bhutan, Borneo, Botswana, China, Iceland, Norway, Scotland and the Faroe Islands, and written nine books, including The Business of Ecotourism.
Carol was an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary in the geography department, teaching classes in adventure travel and sustainability. She was named a Global Calgary Woman of Vision in 2008. She has also won several awards for her writing and photography from the Travel Media Association of Canada.
Carol has long ties with the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo. She used her private pilot’s license in 1985 to create the Calgary Zoo’s Flying Zoo program, her first step in leaving behind a job as a professional accountant to become an everyday explorer. She is a past Chairman of the Board of Trustees and was also a board member for Watchable Wildlife Inc., a U.S. non-profit established in the 1990s to promote wildlife viewing tourism in North America.
HOW TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT(S)
Discover Klahoose: Transformational Immersion with Canadian Geographic Travel
May 19-23, 2023 with RCGS Ambassador Javier Frutos
June 2-6, 2023 with RCGA Ambassador Carol Patterson
from $3,095 CAD per person (based on double occupancy. Plus fees and taxes)
This package has limited availability. To book please contact us to complete your reservation OR use the form at the bottom of the page.
Contact us for any other questions you may have.
Package Includes >
4 nights - Accommodations in Lodge Rooms or Cabins, all with private washroom and ocean views
Cultural and Wildlife Boat Tour. The boat tour is about 4-5 hours, with our Cultural Guides, exploring Desolation Sound, Toba Inlet, watching for marine-life, Humpback Whales, Black Bears and Grizzly bears and rushing waterfalls.
Royal Canadian Geographic Society Ambassador
All meals from dinner on arrival to breakfast on departure with house wine or beer with dinners
Activities such as Indigenous storytelling, cedar weaving, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, ocean swimming, woodfire sauna rainforest hikes and walks, ocean foraging
Use of Resort Amenities: great room lounge, Wi-Fi, phone, large deck, dock area with woodfire sauna, campfire area, kayaks, paddle boards, walking trails
Covered boat transfer from Lund, BC to the Desolation Sound and the Resort (45 minutes). An optional land shuttle is available from Powell River Airport to Lund - where the boat leaves for the Resort
Not Included> Optional tours (Guided Fishing Charters, Heli-Sightseeing/ Heli-Hiking/Heli-Paddle/Glacier Walk Tours/Boat Charters), Alcoholic beverages (except when included with dinner), Travel from your home to Lund or Powell River
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