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Address: Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: (250) 923-0758
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You must do this!!

If you love observing wildlife in their natural habitats this is the trip for you! A pleasant 2 hour boat trip from Campbell river to remote area up the Bute inlet and Orford... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 28, 2015
Val C
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

If you love observing wildlife in their natural habitats this is the trip for you! A pleasant 2 hour boat trip from Campbell river to remote area up the Bute inlet and Orford river. Lots of wildlife on the way. Once at the settlement the real adventure starts! Amazing scenery, peace and quiet and plenty of time to observe the... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

We saw 8 bears and the day was fantastic but it's not for everyone! It's an all day excursion from Painter's Lodge or Campbell River: 2-2.5 hour boat trip each way around the back of Quadra Island to Bute Inlet. We saw sea lions, birds, seals, dolphin, and orca on the boat trip and stunning scenery of course. It's tricky... More 

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Mission
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

We took my dad who's 87 , we all loved it the boat ride in was fun and educational the guide was Jack , who told us all about the other islands. We saw 7 Grizzlies ... The local guys were excellent too ... We had kalvin and he told us many stories of the homalco villages, and about the... More 

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1 Thank Marie H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

If you ever get a chance to take a tour with the Homalco Wildlife Tours... do it now!!! It won't be your last, because you will want to come back every year. It's incredible bear viewing, best ever!!! The Homalco Wildlife Tours are very professional, knowledgable, friendly and really know how to make your tour memorable. Each and everyone of... More 

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Lund, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Brought my wife up to Orford Valley for our honeymoon and were absolutely wowed by the magnificent beauty of Bute Inlet and the Orford Valley. We were greeted by the First Nations guides in their traditional language and given a piece of cedar to protect us during our visit to their sacred lands. My wife was blown away by how... More 

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Summerland
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163 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

This is a once in a lifetime experience. The guides at Homalco are so knowledgeable and do everything to make your experience top notch. The buses are nice and clean and the cultural center is very interesting. Would totally recommend this to anyone who wants to see the bears in the wild. The viewing stations are so safe and the... More 

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Campbell River, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The Homalco First-Nation's traditional territory is mainly north and north-east of Campbell River. The tour had us traveling by boat from Campbell River to a reserve and former settlement at the mouth of the Orford River, about one-half way up forty-six mile long Bute Inlet. The scenery along the way and at the river mouth was very spectacular - ocean,... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This tour was truly a highlight of the summer. The location is absolutely breathtaking and the guides were incredibly welcoming and informative. We started our tour with a ride in a traditional canoe to see the territory and cultural features, then went on a bear tour, and next were treated to a freshly-caught seafood feast which was absolutely delicious. Finally,... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The trip was wonderful and the tour guides were informative and friendly. It was a very beautiful spot with spectacular views, best tasting seafood and demonstrations of local Coast Salish customs was really great. We will be going again in the fall to see the Bears of Bute! I highly recommend this tour!

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