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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.  

Xawgəs - Grizzly Bear 

Toba Inlet has some of the best bear viewing tours in BC due to the consistency of viewing the bears and the intimate viewing experience.  

From Klahoose Wilderness Resort we travel, about one hour by covered 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 a remote wilderness river. Our Klahoose guides, trained bear guides with the Commercial Bear Viewing Association, will spend about 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 and raised 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 25 to October 13, 2022

Rates:

Two Grizzly Bear Viewing Tours to Toba Inlet are included in each of of 3 and 4 night Grizzly Bears of Toba Inlet Packages. The 4 night package offers an extra day to experience Klahoose Wilderness Resort. See packages for rates and more information below: 

 

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Experiences at Klahoose Wilderness Resort 

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. 

Eco-adventure boat tours to remote and massive thundering waterfalls (included in all packages from May to late August)

Grizzly Bear Viewing Tours in Toba Inlet from late August to October (included in all packages from late August to October. Minimum age 10 years)

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

Guided Indigenous story telling, songs, cedar weaving, cultural activities & excursions (various activates are included during your stay)
 

Sea kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding (use of kayaks, paddle boards and safety equipment is included)

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

Rainforest nature walks (guided or self-guided) 

 

Foraging in the forest or ocean (pulling up prawn traps off our dock, or by boat) 

 

Off-the-grid tour - see how we generate our own power and water and the resort off the grid
 

Wildlife & wilderness photography

 

Campfires & dark skies, stargazing

 

Optional Tours

Depending in your itinerary, you may have extra time to consider adding optional activities such as the Heli-tours listed above or the following: 

Guided Fishing Charters 
 Saltwater fishing charters with experience local fishing guides who operate their own vessels. Professional guided, all equipment, safety gear provided. Saltwater Fishing License required. 

Rate: from $1,765 per boat plus tax  (up to 5 guests per boat, 2 fishing)

Duration: Full Day

Whale Watching Tour 

This tour is designed to take you for a full day to watch for marine-life including  Humpback Whales and Orca. Professional whale watching guides

Rate: from $1,895 per boat (up to 12 guests per boat) 

Duration: Half Day Tour 

View our 3 and 4 night packages:

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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. 

Rate: from $619 per person plus tax 

Duration: 30 Minutes with 15 minute mountain landing

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.  

Rate: from $879 per person plus tax

Duration: One Hour with 15 minute mountain landing  

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. 

Rate: from $2,189 per person plus tax 

Duration: 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. Hiking is from easy to advanced.

Rate from $1,619 per person plus tax / Half Day 

Rate: from $1,719 per person plus tax/ Full Day 

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.

Rate: from $1,969 per person plus tax

Duration 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.  BC Fishing license not included

Rate: from $2,169 per person plus tax

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. Rates are subject to change.