Discover Klahoose with Canadian Geographic
Canadian Geographic Adventures
Discover Klahoose: Transformational Immersion with spring bear viewing and waterfalls
Klahoose Territory, British Columbia, Canada
June 2-6, 2024
Embark on an unforgettable journey on June 2, 2024, 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 Carol Patterson, an award-winning travel writer and photographer. Joining with our Klahoose Cultural Interpreter, Carol will guide you through a curated exploration, enhancing your understanding of the region.
Days filled with boat tours await, unveiling the splendors of Desolation Sound and Toba Inlet, where you'll encounter spring waterfalls, majestic humpback whales, and the bears of the region. Immerse yourself in the richness of local culture through Indigenous storytelling, cedar weaving, and a variety of activities such as kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, ocean swimming, and rain forest walks. Enjoy all-inclusive meals and the wood fire sauna under a dark night sky.
Prepare to undergo a transformative and authentic Indigenous 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
ARRIVAL DAY / June 2
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 / June 3
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 4
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 / June 5
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 / June 6
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 AMBASSADOR
RCGS Travel Ambassador
June 2-6, 2024
Carol Patterson, RCGS Ambassador Travel Writer and Photographer
Carol Patterson is an award winning 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
June 2-6, 2024 with RCGS Travel Ambassador Carol Patterson
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 Carol Patterson
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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