ʔi:mot tətᶿ kʷənome
"It's good to see you!"
What To Expect
The morning of your Toba Inlet Grizzly Bear Experience Tour...
You will meet one of our tour providers, at their office for Check-in and
Pick-up between 7-10am. (Please check your confirmation email after booking, for time of check-in)
Once everyone is ready, your Captain will bring you to Toba Inlet!
On this tour you will enjoy:
Viewing marine wildlife, such as humpback whales, Orcas, dolphins, porpoises, eagles, sealions and seals, by boat between Campbell River and Toba Inlet
Travel through Toba Inlet, known for its beautiful waterfalls, mountains and Indigenous people
Klahoose Nation Indigenous guide while on land
3 hours on land (2-3 hours watching the bears from our viewing areas along a remote wilderness river)
Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by a member of our Nation who will offer you a traditional welcome.
From the dock your guide will transport you by road to one of six viewing towers. Situated several feet from ground level, these viewing platforms are covered and designed to provide an optimal vantage point while maintaining a safe distance from the bears.
Our tours are kept intentionally small to allow for the most intimate viewing experience.
2-3 hours of beautiful surroundings, inspiring stories, and countless memories
During your tour, you will be on land for about hours with a Klahoose guide, who is full of stories, interesting knowledge about the area /history, and a keen eye for wildlife.
Our guides are all trained with the Commercial Bear Viewing Association, and have been trained to recognize bear behavior; making your experience as comfortable and fun as they can, while we safely view our grizzled neighbours.
We are going to show wildlife in their natural habitat, we cannot predict/ guarantee how many bears we are going to see.
How to prepare before departure:
Eat a big breakfast!
There is no food permitted in the grizzly bear viewed areas, mini-bus and viewing platforms. Depending on which tour you select, lunch may be provided before or after your tour (please check confirmation email after booking)
Protect your skin!
To ensure you're well protected outside for the duration of the tour. Suntan lotion and bug spray should be applied prior to leaving the welcome area and your grizzly bear tour commencing. Please not that Perfume is not allowed on these tours.
It's important to dress comfortable! Our weather can change quickly, make sure to check what kind of weather we may be having by googling "Toba Inlet Weather"
We suggest you bring light rain gear, and you must wear enclosed footwear (hiking shoes are preferred, no sandals or any open toe shoes are allowed).
Ours grizzly bear tours only require you to use stairs without assistance, and be able to get on and off our boats and a mini-bus that transport you to Toba Inlet. The mini-bus will transport you from the dock area to the fixed bear viewing towers, often parking right beside the tower. Other than that there is no major walking involved and limited movement inside the viewing platforms to ensure your comfort and distance from bears.
Tripod use is prohibited, a monopod is allowed. You are welcome to bring your own camera and personal binoculars are recommend.
Portable outhouses and pit toilets are available at the dock area once you disembark your boat. There are no washroom at the bear viewing areas so guests should be prepared to go without washrooms for up to 3 hours.