Experience the ultimate West Coast Canadian wildlife and Cultural adventure with Coastal Rainforest Safaris in the Great Bear Rainforest. Join us to experience an unforgettable nature adventure that includes whale watching, grizzly bear viewing, and a unique opportunity to learn about the Indigenous Culture of the Kwakwaka’wakw People, who have resided in the area since time began.
Sleep soundly in luxury safari-style tents at our wilderness camp surrounded by the wildlife-rich land and waters of the Great Bear Rainforest. Our four-day safari will give you a truly special insight into this extraordinary environment, you’ll also have a unique opportunity to learn from local Kwakwaka’wakw guides, who are proud of their heritage and excited to share their Culture, stories, and knowledge of the land.
After a thrilling day exploring, you won’t go hungry at camp; our talented chef showcases fresh seafood and locally grown ingredients served around a communal table. Depending on the season, you may be feasting on salmon, halibut, crab, or prawns. Dinner is served with a selection of Vancouver Island wines and craft beers, for a true taste of British Columbia.
A long-term relationship and agreement with the Tlatlasikwala and Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw First Nations enables us to access wildlife viewing areas and stunning beaches that most tour operators do not have the permission or the necessary permits to visit. With permission of the T’lat’lasikwala First Nation, our camp is on the ancient seasonal village site of Xwamdasbe’ which translates to “a place for otters”.
Sea Otter Viewing and Whale Watching
Spend the day exploring the wildlife rich waters, islands and shores off northern Vancouver Island. Search for sea otters, humpback whales, orcas, Dall’s porpoises, Pacific white-side dolphins, Steller sea lions, bald eagles and a multitude of sea birds. Surrounded by sea and cedar trees, connect with the breathtaking beauty of the natural world.
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Evening Wildlife Viewing
Set off into the evening light from Hardy Bay off of Northern Vancouver Island. Search for sea otters, humpback whales, orcas, Dall's porpoises, Pacific white-sided dolphins, Steller sea lions, bald eagles and a multitude of sea birds. Satiate the soul in the days fading light and return to land with a renewed appreciation for our natural world.
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Coastal Rainforest Safaris205E – 2005 Eagle Drive
Campbell River, British Columbia, V9H 1V8
778-787-1874 Visit Website
PLANNING YOUR TRIP
Immerse yourself in Indigenous culture
Join us for genuine cultural experiences and build meaningful connections between our past, present and future. Hear stories, songs and legends that have been passed down through countless generations, take part in a cultural tour or workshop, and witness the intricate beauty of Indigenous arts and crafts.
See nature and wildlife through Indigenous eyes
Step out into the wild and take in the beauty of the natural world through an Indigenous lens. From the seas, mountains and rainforest to the prairies and the tundra, explore unique landscapes and experience the wonder of respectful animal encounters with your Indigenous hosts and guides.
Welcome to the heart of Indigenous hospitality
From rustic camping and upscale glamping to lakeside cabins, luxurious resort spas, casinos and golf courses, authentic Indigenous accommodation and relaxation options offer something for every vacation. No matter whether you want to get away from it all or be at the heart of the action, you’ll feel at home with your Indigenous hosts.
Take an important step towards reconciliation
Walk along with us as we share the stories of our resilience and will to survive in the face of the atrocities visited upon us, mostly at the hands of the Government of Canada and church policies. Visit the sites of former “Indian” Residential Schools, where thousands of our Peoples were abused and murdered at the hands of those who were meant to protect them. Hear heartwarming stories of our perseverance despite odds that continue to be stacked against us, and find hope for the future.
TAKE A DELICIOUS JOURNEY INTO INDIGENOUS CULTURE
Pull up a seat at one of the many Indigenous owned eateries from sea to sea to sea. All across the country, authentic Indigenous chefs and culinary experts are cooking up delicacies that infuse modern recipes with traditional techniques and flair. Here, you’ll find everything from cozy bistros and premade spice mixes to large catering operations and upscale restaurants.
UNIQUE PRODUCTS, AUTHENTIC INDIGENOUS QUALITY
Find everything from unique gifts, treasured keepsakes to modern art pieces of epic proportions—lovingly crafted by Indigenous makers and artisans across the country. Every piece, from the smallest bracelets to the largest sculpture, tells a story that transcends generations and the ages. Every purchase you make helps to keep those stories alive.