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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 (sold-out) and 15, 2023 with limited availability 

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 incredible to get to your ocean side accommodations and relax!


The ancient voices echoed in a traditional Klahoose greeting welcomes newly arriving guests. 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 is 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 width of 2.5 km and length only about 35 km. The inlet is flanked by towering 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 


This day will allow for time to explore at the resort led by our Cultural Interpreters. Guests can enjoy kayaking, paddle boarding, ocean swimming, nature walks, and ocean foraging. You'll be able to relax and rest amongst the wilderness and use our many lodge amenities.


DAY 5 

The final morning is our 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.


RCGS Travel Ambassador

RCGS Travel Ambassador

RCGS Ambassador & Photographer Paul Zizka

October 8-12, 2023

From the peaks of the Canadian Rockies to iceberg-laden seas off the coast of Greenland, Paul’s journey to capture the “under-documented” is a testament to his passion for exploration, his creative vision and fierce sense of determination. These qualities, combined with his pursuit of fresh perspectives and a deep love for the landscape, have resulted in an ever-growing portfolio of cutting-edge images.

Whether it’s wading waist-deep into a glacier-fed lake or chasing auroras from dusk til dawn, Paul is known for an adventurous spirit that draws him to the extraordinary. Highlighting his collection are his signature self-portraits, epic mountaineering moments, dreamy astrophotography images, as well as a window into some of the most remote corners of the planet.

Paul’s images have been featured on countless book covers and in a variety of highly regarded publications, including National Geographic, Maclean’s, Alpinist, the Huffington Post, The Guardian, Canadian Geographic, Islands, PhotoLife, and explore magazine. His client list includes leading national and global brands such as Canon, Apple, Dell, Arc’Teryx, Panasonic and MEC. His book on aurora photography in the Canadian Rockies, Spirits in the Sky, was published in spring 2022. He is an honoured Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.

RCGS Ambassador & Producer

Aliya Jasmine

October 15-19, 2023


Aliya Jasmine is an award-winning television host, producer, and environmental journalist (M.A.) You can currently watch her on various platforms for NBC News in Los Angeles. She is also the co-founder of the environmentally focused media production and climate research lab, LILI Media & Design Lab.

She was previously anchor of MTV News in Canada for over a decade, where she interviewed celebs including Tom Cruise and Adele — and has worked for or had stories appear on NBC, MTV and the Discovery Channel. Among the many shows she helped develop at MTV Canada, MTV IMPACT was a show for millennials about social and environmental issues that sent her on assignment around the world, and set the path for her career: from South Sudan after a civil war, to the heart of British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest to see first-hand the potential impacts of a proposed oil pipeline. She returned to the rainforest multiple times for various productions, and became one of the World Wildlife Fund’s “Canadians for the Great Bear.” Aliya is also the current TV Host for ‘The Mightiest’ on the Discovery Channel.


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RCGS Ambassador & Photographer Scott Forsyth 

October 6-10, 2024

Ambassador Jenny Wong

RCGS Ambassador & Storyteller Jenny Wong

October 13-17, 2024


Discover Klahoose: Transformational Immersion with Canadian Geograhic Travel

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

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


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

 > October 13-17, 2024 with RCGS Ambassador Jenny Wong

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

Package Includes >

  • 4 nights Accommodations in our 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. 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 with house wine or beer with dinners 

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

  • Use of Resort Amenities: The Great Room Lounge, free Wi-Fi, satellite phone, large deck, dock area with woodfire sauna, campfire area, kayaks, paddle boards, and nature trails  

  • Covered boat transfers from Lund, BC to  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 dinners), 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

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