Homalco Wildlife Tours

, British Columbia

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ʔiymot kʷunome, it is good to see you! Homalco Wildlife & Cultural Tours offers guests the opportunity to visit, explore and learn on the traditional territory of the Homalco First Nation in Bute Inlet. Join them for an immersive experience discovering the spectacular wilderness of their traditional territory and enjoy the chance to view some of North America’s most sought-after wildlife, including grizzly bears, salmon, eagles and whales through an Indigenous perspective.

Take a comfortable heated boat tour on the Great Bears of Bute experience and meet the χawgəs, the Grizzly Bear, on an exciting full day tour of respectful wildlife viewing in this truly spectacular part of Canada. On a People, Water, Land tour look out for humpback whales, orcas, sea lions, porpoises, dolphins, bald eagles and other seabirds. Back on land, take an interpretive walk with your Indigenous guide to learn about bears and traditional uses of the land, before a zodiac boat tour to search for feeding bears and ancient petroglyphs.

Owned and operated by the Homalco First Nation, all tours are led by a Homalco guide to provide a full First Nations interpretation. The Homalco Culture is woven together by their people, land, and wildlife; as strong stewards of their territories, storytellers of their history, and sharers of their knowledge, they welcome guests to their traditional territory and hope that visiting will create advocates for their land and culture, while carrying forward their traditional ways of life for the nation’s youth.

The Great Bears of Bute Tour

χawgəs, the Grizzly Bear, knows that the annual salmon run begins mid-August in Orford Bay on the edge of the Great Bear Rainforest. Bears journey long distances to Algaard Creek and the Orford River to feast on the spawning salmon and their eggs. Be our guest as we enter their world. Join your Indigenous guide in Campbell River on an exciting full day tour that starts with a 2-hour journey through the Salish Sea and lands of First Peoples into Bute Inlet. We’ll engage in respectful wildlife viewing while you discover the abundance of marine wildlife with chances to observe humpback whales, sea lions, orcas, dolphins, bald eagles and a variety of colourful sea birds. Your arrival in Orford Bay begins a 3-hour land experience. Guides will transport you by bus to a variety of raised wildlife viewing platforms and ground viewing locations to look for the magnificent χawgəs.

Starting Price: $356.74

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Homalco Wildlife Tours

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Homalco Wildlife Tours

British Columbia
(250) 923-0602 Info@HomalcoTours.com Visit Website

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Stewards of the land and wildlife

From the spirit bears on the west coast to the caribou of the Far North, no one knows Canadian nature and wildlife quite like Indigenous Peoples do.

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