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Grizzly Bears of Toba Inlet with Canadian Geographic

Canadian Geographic Adventures

Grizzly Bears of Toba Inlet

Klahoose Territory, British Columbia Canada

October 8-12, 2023

October 15-19, 2023 

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>Upcoming departures: October 8 and 15, 2023 

Immerse yourself in the heart of Desolation Sound, located in the northern Salish Sea in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. The Canadian Geographic Adventures Grizzly Bears of Toba Inlet package offers 4 nights accommodation in Lodge rooms or cabins, all with private facilities and spectacular ocean views. Included in the package are two Grizzly Bear Viewing Tours in Toba Inlet –  each guided tour is about 6 hours with 2-3 hours on land viewing grizzly bears from Klahoose platforms with Indigenous guides.

The enrichment program will feature our RCGS Travel Ambassador sharing their specific expertise as well as Klahoose’ s own local Cultural Interpreter who will assist in guiding grizzly bear viewing tours in Toba Inlet. Immerse yourself amongst local culture through Indigenous storytelling, cedar weaving, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, ocean swimming, forest walks and ocean foraging. Prepare to be transformed as you discover the magic of Klahoose in Desolation Sound. 

Grizzly Bears of Toba Inlet with Canadian Geographic 


Day By Day Itinerary 

Grizzly Bears of Toba Inlet


DAY 1 


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 & 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 will travel by boat then by road to a small remote river where we have fixed viewing platforms set along the river where we can watch the grizzly bears in their natural habitat.    


DAY 4 


These days will allow for time to explore back at the resort with the cultural interpreters, kayaking, paddle boarding, ocean swimming, nature walks, ocean foraging. You'll be able to relax and enjoy the wilderness and the lodge amenities.


DAY 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. 


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.


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RCGS Travel Ambassador

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RCGS Travel Ambassador

RCGS Director of Reconciliation

Charlene Bearhead

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 Director of 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 Canadian Geographic Indigenous People’s Atlas of Canada and member of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights Indigenous Education working group, 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 UBC. Charlene is the co-author of the children’s book series, Siha Tooskin Knows.

RCGS Honorary Fellow

Wilson Bearhead

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.


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RCGS Ambassador & Photographer

Paul Zizka

October 8-12, 2023

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RCGS Ambassador & Producer Aliya Jasmin

October 15-19, 2023


Discover Klahoose: Transformational Immersion with Canadian Geograhic Travel

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> October 9-13, 2022 with  RCGS Ambassadors Charlene Bearhead & Wilson Bearhead


> October 8-12, 2023 with RCGS Ambassador & Photographer Paul Zizka

> October 15-19, 2023 with RCGS Ambassador & Producer - Aliya Jasmin


 > October 6-10, 2024 with RCGS Ambassador Scott Forsyth

 > October 13-17, 2024 with RCGS Ambassador

from $4,095 CAD per person (based on double occupancy. Plus fees and taxes

Package Includes >

  • 4 nights - Accommodations in Lodge Rooms or Cabins, all with private washroom and ocean views

  • Grizzly Bear Viewing in Toba Inlet. 2 days of bear viewing with our Klahoose guides is included. The tours include a boat ride and then about 3 hours watching the bears from our covered viewing platforms

  • Royal Canadian Geographic Society Ambassador 

  • All meals from dinner on arrival to breakfast on departure

  • Activities such as Indigenous storytelling, cedar weaving, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, ocean swimming, forest hikes and walks, ocean foraging

  • Use of Resort Amenities: great room lounge, free Wi-Fi, satellite phone, large deck, dock area, 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, Travel from your home to Lund or Powell River

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. 

TOUR DATES: OCTOBER 8 or 15 2023  (4 DAYS, 4 NIGHTS)

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

You can book online directly below or you can contact us directly with just a 10% deposit