Discover Klahoose with Canadian Geographic
Canadian Geographic Adventures
Discover Klahoose: Transformational Immersion with spring bear viewing and waterfalls
Klahoose Territory, British Columbia, Canada
May 19-23, 2024
Embark on an extraordinary journey starting May 19, 2024, and immerse yourself in the enchanting beauty of Desolation Sound, nestled within the northern Salish Sea in the breathtaking province of British Columbia, Canada. Elevate your experience with the Canadian Geographic Adventures Discover Klahoose package, offering a 4-night stay in Lodge rooms or cabins, each providing private facilities and awe-inspiring ocean views.
Our meticulously curated enrichment program brings you the unique insights of Javier Frutos, an esteemed RCGS Ambassador and a Photographer with a trail of prestigious awards. Collaborating with our Klahoose local Cultural Interpreter, Javier will lead you on an exploration that deepens your appreciation of the region.
Days filled with boat tours await, revealing the wonders of Desolation Sound and Toba Inlet, where you'll witness spring waterfalls, graceful whales, and the elusive bears of the area. Immerse yourself in the vibrancy of local culture through engaging activities like Indigenous storytelling, cedar weaving, and a range of adventures such as kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, ocean swimming, and forest walks.
Prepare for a transformative experience as you uncover the enchantment of Klahoose in the heart of Desolation Sound.
Discover Klahoose: Transformational Immersion
Day By Day Itinerary
Discover Klahoose: Transformational Immersion with Bears and Waterfalls
DAY 1 / May 19
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.
DAY 2 / May 20
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 / May 21
Today we visit the traditional Klahoose village site of Aap'ukw'um at Forbes Bay. Aap'ukw'um lies just south of the resort on the east shore of Homfray Channel. This peaceful forested bay has a large stream fed by alpine lakes. Here we will listen to stories pased down by elders. Learn about spiritual bathing and participate in a traditional bathing in the creek.
DAY 4 / May 22
DAY 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 or visit the micro-hydro system that powers the resort. You'll be able to relax and enjoy the wilderness and the lodge amenities and surrounding rainforest and ocean.
Departure Day / May 23
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.”
HOW TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT(S)
Discover Klahoose: Transformational Immersion with Canadian Geographic Travel
May 19-23, 2024 with RCGS Ambassador Javier Frutos
from $4,495 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 and photographer Javier Frutos.
Canadian Geographic Exclusive Offers and Benefits
Exclusive virtual pre-expedition meet-and-greet with your expedition ambassador and leadership team
Complimentary Canadian Geographic Magazine
Complimentary Canadian Geographic ball cap
A portion of the fees from every Canadian Geographic Adventure booked is donated to the Royal Canadian Geographical Society to further its important programming
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), Gratuity, Travel from your home to Lund or Powell River
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