Great Bear Expedition

Salmon Run and Rainforest Tour

Adventure Rating 50%
Wildlife Rating 99%
Physical Rating 25%

Duration: 8 Nights, 9 Days

Departs: Bella Bella

Dates: 2017 trip dates coming soon

Pricing CAD


Captain: Bobby Sherlock


Guide/Natural Interpreter: Ariane Batic

Ariane Batic profile

September and October, during the salmon runs, are the best time to visit the Great Bear Rainforest on British Columbia’s remote north central coast. This expedition will give guests a great opportunity to view wildlife – grizzly bears and coastal wolves – as they come to hunt the abundant spawning salmon.

  • Grizzly watching
  • Native cultural villages
  • Massive waterfalls
  • Remote estuaries
  • Quiet hot springs
  • Salmon fishing and crabbing
  • Gourmet food and wine

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Detailed Description

Fall in the Great Bear Rainforest sees hundreds of thousands of salmon returning to their birth river to spawn. The estuaries are teaming with wildlife as grizzlies, black bears and the elusive spirit bear patrol the rivers, stunning the aging salmon with a swift slap of their massive paws, and feast along the shores on their bounty.

The lush, green trees are speckled with the white heads of dozens of bald eagles waiting for their turn at the salmon. Fat seals rest on fallen trees across the river and digest their feast. If you’re lucky, you may even be treated to a sighting of a coastal wolf pack. It’s no wonder National Geographic named Great Bear Rainforest as one of the Top 50 places to visit in the world.

Join a fall expedition and bring your camera. Guests will be spending time exploring these estuaries up close on our 10ft tender (zodiac) where you will become intimate with the areas local wildlife. Expect to see humpback whales, orcas, sea lions, otters and possibly sharks.

Often referred to as “the land of 10,000 waterfalls”, the Great Bear Rainforest can be overwhelming beautiful, with massive glacier carved inlets, towering slate cliffs (often hosting mountain goat), lush, moss covered mountains and remote hot springs to relax in. The scenery will not disappoint.

Other activities you may wish to enjoy include crabbing and prawning (optional).


*Expeditions include all meals, snacks and wine/beer with dinner*