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Klahoose Wilderness Resort

Discover Klahoose with Canadian Geographic

Canadian Geographic Adventures

Discover Klahoose: Transformational Indigenous Immersion with spring bear viewing

Klahoose Territory, British Columbia, Canada

June 1-5, 2025

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Klahoose Wilderness Resort

Embark on an unforgettable journey on June 1-5, 2025, and delve into the captivating allure of the Klahoose Territory in Desolation Sound, nestled within the northern Salish Sea in the picturesque 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 boasting private facilities and breathtaking ocean views.

Our enrichment program is designed to immerse you in the wonders of this pristine locale, featuring the expertise of Royal Canadian Geographic Society (RCGS) Travel Ambassador and VP of Learning and Reconciliation  Charlene Bearhead and RCGS Honorary Fellow Wilson Bearhead.  Joining with our Klahoose Cultural Interpreters, Charlene and Wilson will guide you through a curated exploration, enhancing your understanding of the Indigenous learning. 

Prepare to undergo a transformative and authentic Indigenous experience as you uncover the enchantment of Klahoose territory in the heart of Desolation Sound, British Columbia.

Discover Klahoose: Transformational Immersion 

 

Day By Day Itinerary 

Discover Klahoose: Transformational Immersion with Bears and Waterfalls

 

ARRIVAL DAY / June 1

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, with drum and song, 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 / June 2

TOBA INLET 

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 / June 3  

Aap'ukw'um 

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 passed down by elders. Learn about spiritual bathing and participate in a traditional bathing in the creek.

 

DAY 4 / June 4 

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. On the final day we include a cedar-brushing-2off ceremony, a meaningful final evening at the resort. 

 

Departure Day / June 5 

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. 

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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 AMBASSADOR

Charlene Bearhead

RCGS Vice President Learning & Reconciliation

Wilson Bearhead

RCGS Travel Ambassador

June 1-5, 2025

Charlene and Wilson Bearhead, RCGS Ambassadors 

Charlene Bearhead is a mother, grandmother, educator, Indigenous education advocate and author with over 30 years of regional, national and international experience. Charlene is the Vice President — Learning and Reconciliation at Canadian Geographic, and a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. Previously, Charlene served as education days coordinator for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, education coordinator for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, education advisor for the Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada, a member of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights Indigenous Education working group, and the first education lead for both the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation at the University of Manitoba and the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre at the University of British Columbia. Charlene is the co-author of the children’s book series Siha Tooskin Knows.

Wilson Bearhead is Nakota, a member of the Wabamun Lake First Nation in Treaty 6 territory and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. He is the co-author of the children’s book series, Siha Tooskin Knows and the recent recipient of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation Indigenous Elder Award. Wilson has served as Chief in his own community, Grand Chief of the Confederacy of Treaty 6 as well as the Assembly of First Nations Alberta Regional Chief. Wilson was the first Elder in Residence for Edmonton Public Libraries before moving to serve as the Elder for Elk Island Public Schools for 4 years. Mr. Bearhead has served his people for many years in ceremony, is a singer and still loves to dance pow wow in the men’s traditional category. Wilson’s grandmother Annie was a powerful, positive influence in his young life, teaching him all of the lessons that gave him the strength, knowledge, and skills to overcome difficult times and embrace the gifts of life.

HOW TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT(S)

Discover Klahoose: Transformational Immersion with Canadian Geographic Travel

Exploring the waters of Toba Inlet from Klahoose Wilderness Resort
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June 1-5, 2025 with RCGS Travel Ambassadors Charlene Bearhead and Wilson Bearhead 

from $4,649 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 Travel Ambassadors 

    • 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

All ready to book? Great, it's time to reserve your spot.

 

You can book online directly below by choosing the date and 4 night package or you can contact us directly.

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