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Wildlife & Eco-Tours

Caribou | Thomas Drasdauskis

Zodiac tours of wild Pacific estuaries, birding in a rare grassland ecosystem, snorkelling with salmon, 4×4 tours in a land of mountain goats – plus backcountry pack-horse treks, canoe safaris and much, much more. The Cariboo Chilcotin Coast and Fraser Canyon are like a wildlife preserve without cages, featuring a constantly changing menagerie. From Cariboo mountain goats to coastal orcas and Chilcotin bighorn sheep, the abundance and diversity of wildlife in the region makes for one of the greatest outdoor shows on earth.

Yet exactly how, where and when does one find all those moose and caribou? Is spotting a grizzly foraging along a riverbank a matter of luck? Is it dangerous? The region’s eco-tour guides, outfitters and naturalists address such questions and ensure everyone has a good time, with minimum risk to humans, wildlife and habitat. These highly experienced, certified guides also provide expertise on where and when to find specific species, viewing options that help ensure the ideal experience for each guest and guidance on a broad range of accommodation and guiding options.

This is a place where wildlife safaris feature luxurious waterfront lodges and the only drive-by traffic is an endless parade of eagles, wolves, dolphins and whales. Local biologists lead eco-raft adventures on the Bella Coola and Atnarko rivers where songbirds congregate and otter, mink, fox and deer forage. Amateur and professional ornithologists join birdwatching tours into the Cariboo Mountains, home to kingfishers, hawks, owls, warblers and woodpeckers, while self-guided birders wander Scout Island Bird Sanctuary at Williams Lake in search of rare white pelicans, swans and songbirds. Alpine mule trekking is another popular low-impact option for exploring game trails blazed by caribou, mountain goats and wolves.

In the Chilcotin, the wild and remote Yohetta Wilderness area not only shelters mountain goats, bighorn sheep, bobcats and wolverines, but also one of the last remaining wild horse herds in Canada. The southern Cariboo around Lillooet is desert country. Etched by the wind, scorched by the sun, this is a land of rattlesnakes and prairie dogs, where eagles soar in search of prey.

BC is also rated one of the planet’s top three grizzly-viewing destinations, with significant grizzly populations native to the central Coast, the Chilcotin Mountains and the northeastern Cariboo. Certified bear experts lead tours of these areas’ rugged fjords and inlets, grassy estuaries and riverbanks, the grizzly (Ursus arctos horribilis) and black bear’s (Ursus americanus) natural habitat – while detailing the bears’ social hierarchy and body language. Viewing options range from roadside sightings and alpine excursions to fully guided single and multi-day river drifts to photograph grizzlies dining on salmon. As well, the Coast’s Great Bear Rainforest is also the only place in the world where the legendary white Kermode, or spirit bear, can be found.

 Bella Coola Grizzly Tours & Adventure Resort Inc

Bella Coola Grizzly Tours & Adventure Resort Inc

Bella Coola Grizzly Tours and Adventure Resort Inc. is a Land and Marine based operation out of the port of Bella Coola, British Columbia, Canada. We are located in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest at the West end…

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AccoLog B&B

AccoLog B&B

AccoLog B&B is a private bed and breakfast situated close to 108 Mile Lake. 108 Mile Ranch is a rural community situated in the South Cariboo region of British Columbia, located in a historic area of ranches, historical sites and…

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Atnarko Lodge

Atnarko Lodge

Recharge your batteries in comfortable accommodations, with hiking trails right from your door. Enjoy the comfort and relative solitude at this small but beautiful lodge offering homestyle Swiss cooking, wildlife viewing, canoeing, fishing, flightseeing and more.

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Bailey Bridge Cabins and Campsite

Bailey Bridge Cabins and Campsite

Bailey Bridge Cabins and Campsites boasts 7 rustic glamping cabins and a forest-canopied campground with 27 campsites on or near the river (11 with power). Amenities include water fill-up, men’s and ladies modern showers, laundromat, firewood, tackle shop and camping…

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Barney's Lakeside Resort

Barney's Lakeside Resort

Come experience the peace and quite of the Chilcotin our motto is “Get way from it all” unwind, unplug its stress free. Come fishing for Kokanee and wild Rainbow Trout, an abundance of wildlife, hiking trails and unlimited 4×4 and…

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Bear Camp

Bear Camp

Enjoy a world-class adventure at this converted hunting & fishing camp, where you’ll find yourself deep in the unspoiled raw wilderness of British Columbia’s Pacific Coast Mountain Range. Get ready for exceptional wildlife viewing and opportunities to explore on foot…

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Bella Coola Mountain Lodge

Bella Coola Mountain Lodge

Join one of our local partners on a guided excursion or tour into the wilderness of BC’s Central Coast with experienced and personable guides to look for grizzly bears and black bears, wild Pacific salmon, eagles and unforgettable experiences. Wilderness…

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Big Creek Lodge

Big Creek Lodge

Big Creek Lodge offers a full program of activities, including trail riding, cattle drives, camp trips plus excellent fishing, wilderness hiking, hunting and nearly all winter activities. There is also a special program for photographers, wildlife enthusiast, and those simply…

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Canim Lake Resort

Canim Lake Resort

Canim Lake is located south-west of Wells Grey Park. It is a large, 24-mile long lake surrounded by mountains and rolling hills. It is a perfect natural sanctuary for peace and prosperity. Beyond the borders, numerous trails invite you to…

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Chaunigan Lake Lodge

Chaunigan Lake Lodge

Stunning mountain scenery, wild horses, abundant wildlife, spectacular lake views, beautifully appointed hand-crafted log building. Relax, unwind and recharge. Hear the loon’s beautiful tremolo laughing call. The eagle’s wing beat as it swoops down and snatches a wild trout from…

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Chilcotin Holidays

Chilcotin Holidays

Here at Chilcotin Holidays, each and every wilderness adventure will allow you to fully engage and bond with the natural world around you. Our wilderness adventures will empower you; allowing you to reconnect with nature and yourself. Chilcotin Holidays’ philosophies…

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Chris Harris Photography

Chris Harris Photography

Chris Harris and Rita Giesbrecht work together to create incredible images, as well as publishing books, running a private gallery, plus organizing photography field trips to the backcountry of British Columbia to help others explore and discover the incredible imagery…

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Copper Sun Gallery

Copper Sun Gallery

Copper Sun Gallery is located on the traditional Nuxalk territory in beautiful Bella Coola, B.C., offering handcrafted Nuxalk art made locally. You’ll find that the art and jewellery from this region has its own distinct style unique to the Nuxalk…

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Crooked Lake Resort

Crooked Lake Resort

A beautiful, picturesque spot in the Cariboo Mountains of British Columbia, private and secluded. An off-the-grid, remote wilderness resort where our guests can escape the pace and encumbrances of modern day life, to enjoy seclusion, solitude and back-country recreation. We…

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Eagle's Nest Resort

Eagle's Nest Resort

Enjoy the beautiful west Chilcotin at Eagle’s Nest Resort. Choose from very comfortable rooms or cozy lakeside log cabins. There are many great day-hikes in the area, from easy to moderate, with great views and diverse scenery. Take a spectacular…

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Ecotours BC

Ecotours BC

Ecotours-BC, a family based signature wilderness adventure destination in the Cariboo Mountains in central British Columbia offers guests the rare opportunity to connect with nature and see through the eyes of the forest. Specializing in bear and wildlife viewing experiences…

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Firvale Wilderness Camp

Firvale Wilderness Camp

Retreats, packages, and accommodation in the Heart of the Great Bear Rainforest. We offer safe and affordable guided tour packages in the Bella Coola Valley as well as nightly accommodation rentals.

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Great Bear Sailing Adventures

Great Bear Sailing Adventures

Experience the Wildness of the Great Bear Rainforest from our Spacious and Beautiful 37ft Pilothouse Sailboat. Departing from Bella Coola B.C- We offer reliable day trips every day from May 1-Nov 1 to the local hot springs (seafood lunch included),…

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Homathko River Inn

Homathko River Inn

Homathko River Inn/ B&B is nestled in the heart of Tatlayoko Valley, in the Chilcotin. Our family run business, is a working horse ranch, specialize in Trail riding, ” Hourly, Daily and Week long Alpine Tours”, and Kids riding clinics…

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Kayanara Guest Ranch

Kayanara Guest Ranch

Our ranch offers our guests vacations in a personal, exclusive and beautiful setting in one of the most beautiful regions of British Columbia.

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Kinikinik Lodge & Restaurant

Kinikinik Lodge & Restaurant

The Kinikinik Lodge & Restaurant (plus store) is situated in Redstone between the Chilancoh and Chilcotin, rivers right along Highway 20 en route to to Bella Coola and the Pacific Ocean.

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Kokanee Bay Fishing Resort

Kokanee Bay Fishing Resort

Come relax, unwind and enjoy our little bit of paradise! Six cabins set along the lake for you to enjoy the sunrises and the sunsets. The cabins have everything you need, including bathrooms and kitchens with all the cookware –…

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Kynoch Adventures

Kynoch Adventures

Discover the untouched lands surrounding Bella Coola Valley with an expert tour guide, ready to create an extraordinary experience. Embark on a guided eco-tour to discover the sights, sounds, and animals of this incredible region of British Columbia. Whether hiking,…

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Maple Leaf Adventures

Maple Leaf Adventures

Get ready for days of adventure and wildlife, supported by a very comfortable expedition ship, a gourmet chef and welcoming, local guides. Maple Leaf Adventures is a pioneer of tourism in the Great Bear Rainforest, having designed tours here starting…

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Norm Hann Expeditions

Norm Hann Expeditions

Norm Hann Expeditions offers multi-day standup paddleboarding trips and custom Wildlife and Spirit Bear viewing trips in the Great Bear Rainforest and Gitga’at Territory.

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Nuk Tessli Wilderness Experience Ltd

Nuk Tessli Wilderness Experience Ltd

Perched at 1600 metres on the shores of an alpine lake in the Chilcotin region of the Coast Mountains is the lovely Nuk Tessli Lodge. Discover rugged comfort in the heart of the wilderness with three log cabins set within…

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Nusatsum River Guest House

Nusatsum River Guest House

Centrally Located in the Bella Coola Valley, 10 minutes east of Hagensborg, and 30 minutes west of Tweedsmuir Park Bear viewing station. With stunning views of the Coast Mountains you can relax in comfort on the decks, or take a…

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Red Cariboo Resort

Red Cariboo Resort

Red Cariboo Resort is surrounded by raw nature and is an ideal location to begin your discovery of British Columbia near the Dean River and Anahim Lake. In the evenings, you can indulge in a homestyle Canadian BBQ dinner followed…

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Rivers Inlet Sportsman's Club Trophy Fishing Lodge

Rivers Inlet Sportsman's Club Trophy Fishing Lodge

The Rivers Inlet Sportsman’s Club is a floating, fly-in fishing lodge located on the pristine, rugged & remote central British Columbia coast 300 miles north of Vancouver. Rivers Inlet is world-renowned for its consistent fishing for trophy salmon. We are…

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Shearwater Marine Resort

Shearwater Marine Resort

Looking for wilderness and adventure or just to switch off and unwind? Set on the waters edge of Denny Island, our two lodges and a variety of vacation homes cater to your every need. We offer comfortable rooms, a communal…

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Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort

Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort

This National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World is renowned as a top luxury wilderness resort, guest ranch, and eco-retreat. Here you can explore BC’s back country by foot, mountain bike, canoe, helicopter, or horseback. Hone in on your love…

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Spirit Bear Lodge

Spirit Bear Lodge

In a land sculpted by the last ice age, where deep coastal fjords cut into the snow capped mountains and temperate rainforests lead to remote beaches, Spirit Bear Lodge takes visitors from around the world into the heart of the…

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Spring Lake Ranch

Spring Lake Ranch

Come and experience a peaceful get-away as the guests of the Barkowsky family. Tucked in the heart of British Columbia’s Cariboo Country, Spring Lake Guest Ranch is a natural paradise, near 100 Mile House. The newly finished golden log cabins…

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Taseko Adventures

Taseko Adventures

Come away and experience authentic Canadian Mountain living immersed in the Taseko wilderness area. Come Explore beautiful back country and enjoy a simpler, richer way of life. Come be inspired with invigorating sights, good food, cozy beds, and exhilarating activities…

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The Chilko Experience Wilderness Resort

The Chilko Experience Wilderness Resort

Our exclusive estate is nestled on the golden crisp of land where the breathtaking Coastal Mountains of British Columbia give way to the historic Chilcotin Plateau. The Chilko Experience invites you to experience the raw, pristine wilderness of southern British…

Tweedsmuir Park Lodge

Tweedsmuir Park Lodge

Nestled in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest, Tweedsmuir Park Lodge offers guests an authentic wilderness experience while enjoying world-class service. Just a short 70-minute flight from Vancouver (or 4.5hrs from Williams Lake), the historic lodge has been welcoming…

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Tyax Lodge & Heliskiing

Tyax Lodge & Heliskiing

Resting on the shores of Tyaughton Lake in the heart of the southern Chilcotin Mountain of British Columbia, the wilderness resort showcases rugged mountain peaks, pristine lakes, stunning glaciers and a diverse ecosystem of wildflowers and wildlife. In the summer,…

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Watch Lake Lodge

Watch Lake Lodge

Watch Lake Lodge incorporates 12 rustic cabins, 8 sites for tents, trailers, and campers, a safe swimming area, row boats, and a small convenience store. It’s known for excellent Rainbow Trout fishing, horseback rides, and even small cattledrives. Rustic and…

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