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Experiences

Grizzly Bear Viewing Tours

We have been operating Grizzly Bear Viewing in Toba Inlet since 2016. Now, with the opening of this new BC resort, guests can stay and experience Toba Inlet over several days allowing for an immersive experience.  Coinciding with the summer salmon run starting in August, with our Indigenous guides, watch the grizzly in their natural habit.  

Toba Inlet has some of the best bear viewing tours in BC.

From Klahoose Wilderness Resort we travel, about one hour by boat, past spectacular Toba Inlet waterfalls watching for marine life, before arriving at our dock in Toba Inlet. From here we take a short bus ride to our viewing platforms tucked away in the lush temperate rainforest of the Toba Valley along the glacier blue waters of the Klite River. Our Klahoose guides, trained bear guides with the Commercial Bear Viewing Association, will spend about 2-3 hours with the bears and will get you as close to the grizzly bears as possible, while viewing from our fixed bear viewing platforms, safely and respecting the natural habitat of the grizzly bears. With six covered bear viewing platforms, set along the river, we keep our groups small for the most intimate experience with the bears. Listen closely and you will  you will hear their heavy breaths mingle with the rushing water - it is an exhilarating and truly amazing spectacle that only a select few will have the privilege of seeing.

Xawgəs or Grizzy Bear return mid-August for the annual salmon run in Toba Inlet. A cycle that has taken place for a millennial on the traditional territory for the Klahoose First Nation people.

Packages are all-inclusive with meals tours, transfers, for 3 and 4 nights and include two grizzly bear viewing tours.

 

Grizzly Bear Viewing Season:

  • August 26 to October 10, 2021

  • August 25 to October 13, 2022 

 

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Klahoose Wilderness Resort - Helicopter

Helicopter Adventures

The only thing more spectacular to being on the water, is having a 360-degree viewing of the glacier fjords of Desolation Sound and the snow-covered peaks of the coastal mountain range from a helicopter.  This remote area of the British Columbia Coast, Salish Sea, Desolation Sound, Toba Inlet and the Coast Mountain range is a remote and wild place that very few ever get to see. Helicopter charters are customized to your interest and guided by weather and pick up at the Resort.

Desolation Sound Heli Tour

Spectacular flight over the alluring Klahoose territory and Desolation Sound. Enjoy viewing of the Coast Mountains and Island and Inlets of Desolation Sound.  30 Minutes

Glacier Helicopter Tour 

Experience helicopter tour over the wild Coast Mountain Glaciers. Fly above the most remote inlets of BC and access the Coast Mountain range in an amazing way.  One Hour 

Heli Glacier Walk

Take in the remote peaks and stunning glaciers of BC's Coastal Ranges by air and by foot. The short glacier traverse to a glaciated mountain top can only be described using superlatives.  The equipment and certified guides are provided so you can focus on the awe-inspiring views provide by some if the last truly remote wilderness on the planet.  Half Day Tour

Heli-Hiking

Helicopter to the top of the mountains that surround the Resort and hike some of the most remote areas of the BC Coast with a certified alpine guide.  Half Day or Full Day Tours from easy to advanced hiking.

Heli-Paddle Day

This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Fly to the jaw-dropping peaks surrounding the Resort and either kayak or stand up paddle on some of the oldest glaciers in BC. The glacier lake adventure is guided by a certified Paddle Canada Guide. Half Day Tour

Heli-Fishing Day

 Spend the day with a professional fishing guide in the Coast Mountain rivers surrounding the resort.  With a helicopter your pilot and guide will find the perfect private spot to cast your line. For all levels of anglers, professionally guided, fishing gear and lunch are included.  Full Day Tour 

  

Helicopter Transfer between Campbell River Airport or Lund Helipad and the Resort are also available.  

 

Tours are available form May to October  

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Experiences 

At Klahoose Wilderness Resort, we take care of every detail allowing you to slow down , smell the cedar, taste the ocean and be inspired by the natural beauty of our land and Indigenous culture. Here are but a few of the outdoor adventures and cultural experiences you can enjoy during your stay in Desolation Sound. 

Immersive marine & terrestrial wildlife viewing such as Orca, Humpback Whales, Dolphins, Porpoises, Sealions, Seals, Eagles...by boat, by foot or right from our deck.
 

Guided Indigenous story telling, cedar weaving, cultural activities & excursions
 

Sea kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding

Ocean swimming (the waters are the warmest north of Mexico!)
 

Guided fishing

 

Boat tours to remote and massive thundering waterfalls 
 

Forest bathing and nature walks 

 

Foraging in the forest or ocean
 

Wildlife & wilderness photography

 

Grizzly Bear Viewing Tours in Toba Inlet from late August to October 
 

Campfires & stargazing
 

Special programming features renowned guest speakers, artists, foodies, authors, musicians

Klahoose Wilderness Resort