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5 Day Thrilling Grizzly Bears Watching Experience in Powell River, British Columbia

Homfray Lodge, Homfray Channel, Powell River, Powell River Regional District, Sunshine Coast, British Columbia, Canada

Exciting Bear Watching Experience in Canada

Homfray Lodge invites you to a wildlife tour in Toba Inlet. In this secluded area where only boat can reach, you can enjoy the tranquility of lodge and have chances to see bears in their natural habitat. These grizzly bear tours are limited to 12 guests for an intimate experience and less impact on the bears. Homfray Lodge is a proud member of the Commercial Bear Viewing Association, making this bear watching tour something you don't want to miss.

Overview

  • Maximum group size: 12 persons
  • Main wildlife to be viewed: grizzly bears

Highlights

  • Two bear watching sessions
  • One Eco-Boat Tour from Homfray Lodge
  • Powell River Airport (YPW) airport transfer
  • 4 nights' accommodation at Homfray Lodge
  • Cruise from Lund to Homfray Lodge
  • House beverages at Homfray Lodge
  • Daily three meals

Skill level

  • Beginner

Styles


4 activity days
Group size: Maximum of 12 participants
Airport transfer included: Powell River Airport
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
16:00
Check-out Time:
10:00

Facilities

  • Barbeque facilities
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Honesty bar
  • Lounge
  • Picnic area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace
  • Free Wi-Fi

You will be accommodated at Homfray Lodge, British Columbia, Canada.

Homfray Lodge

Homfray Lodge is located in Homfray Channel, one of the isolated inlets of globally renowned Desolation Sound, British Columbia. It’s only reachable by boat or float plane. It's truly an amazing wilderness lodge that allows you to get away from it all.

The lodge offers an assortment of accommodation options. They offer spacious and open private one and two chalets that sleep up to six guests, as well as cozy cedar rooms, each with private bathrooms, perfect for two guests. All-inclusive stays are available between end-August and mid-October. If the weather permits, there may be availabilities outside of these dates, please feel free to contact Homfray Lodge with any inquiries.

Homfray Lodge original structures were erected in 2008. Substantial further improvements were added after 2011 including a new duplicate chlorine water filtration system, environmentally friendly septic system, hydroelectric system, and thanks to a river that runs through the property, with 24 / 7 power and back up generator; it is also equipped with a massive dock for 250‘ of moorage. In 2017, the lodge was re-imagined as an all-inclusive wilderness destination with all meals, wine with dinner, and complimentary water taxi from Lund and Powell River. New activities were added including eco-boat tours, grizzly bear viewing, small ship cruising, and kayaking.

Program

You will depart from Homfray Lodge with a cruise to Toba Inlet. Upon arriving at the river, you will receive a warm and traditional welcome from the Klahoose Coastal Adventures guides. A short drive will transport you to specifically designed viewing areas where you can see the bears in their natural habitat from four raised and covered viewing platforms along the river. The highlight of the tour will be the chance to view the grizzly bears feeding in the natural habitat in the Canadian wilderness.

Location

This wildlife tour will take place in Toba Inlet, British Columbia, Canada. Toba Inlet is a deep fjord on the west coast of British Columbia. The inlet has spectacular waterfalls, glacier-fed rivers, and the magnificent coastal mountains that rise as an imposing backdrop. Grizzly bears have free reign in these isolated and lush river estuaries as well as can be found foraging along the river and rugged shoreline from late summer feasting on salmon.

Six kilometers up a remote road lies the Klite River, a beautiful turquoise tributary river to the main Toba River. The Klite River is filled with salmon each fall and the grizzly bears come down from the mountains to enjoy their fill.

Features

Activities

  • Boating
  • Kayaking
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Stargazing
  • Swimming
  • Whale watching

General

  • Balcony
  • Dining area

Services

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Room cleaning
  • Toiletries

Food

The Homfray Lodge will provide all your meals from dinner on arrival to breakfast on departure. Daily, wholesome, family-style dining with complimentary wine and beer included with dinners. Beginning with several hot items for breakfast and lighter fare lunches, dinners will feature a variety of tasteful entrees throughout your stay. To inspire companionship, meals are generally served “family style.” With advance notice, Homfray Lodge can accommodate most dietary preferences.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Soda
  • Alcoholic beverages

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Two bear watching sessions
  • Complete use of all the lodge facilities including Wi-Fi, campfires, paddle boards, and kayaks
  • Round-trip transfers between Lund or the Powell River Airport (YPW) (scheduled once daily to meet Pacific Coastal Airlines flight)
  • All transportations by boat to Toba Inlet and to the bear viewing stands
  • One Eco-Boat Tour from Homfray Lodge
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Beverages with dinner including house wine and beer
  • 4 nights' accommodation at Homfray Lodge

What's not included

  • Gratuity for lodge staff and bear viewing guides
  • Transportation to Powell River or Lund
  • Applicable taxes

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Driving directions from Vancouver

  • Take British Columbia ferries from Horseshoe Bay to Langdale (40 minutes) on the Sunshine Coast.
  • Proceed north for 1.5 hours on Highway 101 to Earls Cove.
  • Take the second British Columbia ferry between Earls Cove and Saltery Bay (50 minutes) which is located on the north end of the Sunshine Coast.
  • Continue to travel north on Highway 101 through Powell River (30 minutes) and on to Lund.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Powell River Airport (YPW). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Homfray Lodge will pick you up from the airport.

Homfray Lodge offers a complimentary scheduled cruise from Lund, departing Lund at 14:00, and if required, scheduled transfer between Powell River Airport (YPW) and Lund (45 minutes). These transfers operate once daily. Please check with Homfray Lodge to coordinate your schedule or to book your flights.

Pacific Coastal Airlines offers daily non-stop (35 minutes) flights from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) to Powell River Airport (YPW) with Pacific Coastal Airlines. From Powell River Airport (YPW), a scheduled land transfer and water taxi is available for select flights.

Sunshine Coast Air offers daily scheduled flights from Vancouver to Sechelt with a connecting flight to the lodge, as well as chartered flights. For flights with Sunshine Coast Air, please visit their website. Harbour Air offers daily scheduled flights from Vancouver, Victoria to Sechelt with connecting flights to the Lodge. To book a fligt, please see their website. Corilair offers flights direct to the lodge, from Campbell River with with a daily “mail run” flights. These sea plane flights may make stops along route in the Discovery Islands, Desolation Sound and surrounding area. Seaplane charters options are also available between the lodge and Vancouver, Victoria, Campbell River, Whistler, Tofino, Seattle and any other destination. Please leave a minimum of three hours between international arrival and departure flight connections.

Arrival by ferry / boat

If you plan to arrive with your own boat, Homfray Lodge is located on the east or mainland side of Homfray Channel just north of Forbes Bay, behind Foster Point.

Airport: Powell River Airport Airport transfer included: Powell River Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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Availability

Arrival: Monday September 28, 2020
Departure: Friday October 2, 2020

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