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Wildlife in British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest & Pacific Rim National Park

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8 Days | 7 Nights
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
At Pacific Rim National Park, bald eagles soar overhead, herds of one-ton sea lions sun themselves, and orcas and Pacific gray whales migrate by. Further to the east on the mainland lies the Great Bear Rainforest, one of the largest remaining intact coastal temperate forests in the world and home to the highest density of grizzly bears in North America. On this wilderness adventure, explore winding coastal trails, the protected waters of the Inside Passage and the Great Bear Rainforest for unparalleled opportunities to learn about wildlife and Pacific rainforest ecology.


• Explore coastal estuaries and salmon-spawning streams to observe grizzly bears as they hunt for salmon, and learn about the importance of Pacific salmon to First Nations communities.
• Navigate open water with a local expert and learn about marine biology as you encounter resident orcas, grey and humpback whales, sea otters, seals, porpoises and sea lions.
• Learn with expert naturalists about coastal rainforest ecology on display in Pacific Rim National Park and study the rich history of Pacific Northwest First Nations.

Activity Notes

Active program with daily field trips. Walk up to two miles daily.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Vancouver, 1 night; ferry and coach to Ucluelet, 2 nights; coach to Port McNeil/Telegraph Cove, 3 nights; ferry and coach to Vancouver, 1 night; departure.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
7 nights of accommodations
18 meals: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
7 Field trips


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