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Homalco Wildlife & Cultural Tours

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Campbell River, Canada
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About Homalco Wildlife & Cultural Tours
We have been the stewards of the grizzly bear population in Homalco's traditional territory of Bute Inlet for over a decade, but the cultural and historical significance of this area spans thousands of years. Our guided bear tours take guests through the Bute Inlet and along the Orford River, where grizzly bear populations thrive during the salmon run. We also offer marine wildlife, and cultural tours, all of which are interwoven with knowledge from our traditional way of life. Our commitment to our guests is to share our traditional lands, to share perspective from our people, and to create a sense of connection with our indigenous culture. We welcome you to view the bears, learn about our connection to the land and wildlife, and become immersed in the beauty of the inlet. ʔiymot kʷunome (It is good to see you).
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Reviewed today

It was a close and personal visit with the majestic bears! Our heartfelt thanks go to Kelly and James for a great experience with the bears and to Brenda for her generous sharing of her journey of reconnection to her culture and identity. Great lunch,...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank David C
Reviewed yesterday

Totally unforgettable tour with passionate and enthusiastic guides. It was such a privilege to see Grizzlies in the wild taking full advantage of the salmon run - but the interpretation by Homalco guides made the experience even more special. Really loved the insight into Homalco...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Ashley H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a trip I would highly recommend if visiting central British Columbia. We had a forty-five minute boat trip (spectacular) from where we were staying on Sonora Island to the Orford River and the site of the grizzly bear viewing. Our First Nation guides...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

Excellent grizzly bear tour with the Homalco. Travelled to the Bute Inlet with Big Animal Encounters in Campbell River and saw orcas and humpback whales from the boat.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank CocaoNib
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Being my first visit to Canada and desperate to see bears I did the normal researching and am so grateful I came across the Facebook page for the Homalco wildlife and cultural tour. I spent ages and ages but kept going back to the fact...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank georged72
HomalcoTours, General Manager at Homalco Wildlife & Cultural Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Georgia, Thank you so much for your comments. It was a pleasure being with you that day and seeing you enjoy the ride on the back deck of the boat. Isn't the journey to/from Orford incredible? And that magical encounter with the female grizzly...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

We have just returned from a great trip to the Homalco Wildlife reserve at Bute Inlet. the experience was brilliant could not have been bettered from the first Grizzly asleep by the road to the those catching salmon and the youngsters running into the undergrowth...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank A5TTP
HomalcoTours, General Manager at Homalco Wildlife & Cultural Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We like your enthusiasm and the "Just do it" recommendation! :-) So glad to have you out and share the Bears of Bute experience. Hope to see you again.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What can we say Anthony and Cassandra. You did a fantastic job today and we can't thank you enough for your stories and time spent showing us these magnificent animals in their natural environment. Memories can last forever thankyou for these one's.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Ma01052010
HomalcoTours, Manager at Homalco Wildlife & Cultural Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for sharing and we will be sure to pass your words onto Antony and Cassandra. Forever memories are our favourites!

Reviewed 6 days ago

What a privilege it was to travel with the guides from Homalco Wildlife and Cultural Tours into their traditional territory. Their connection and stewardship to the land and the grizzly bears continues today, as it has for thousands of years, and we were honoured to...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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HomalcoTours, Manager at Homalco Wildlife & Cultural Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Samantha, thank you for joining us and taking the time to leave us a review! We're so glad you enjoyed your tour with us. We'll be sure to pass along your kind words to Calvin and Jamie. Cheers!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We traveled to Bute Inlet with Campbell River Grizzly Bear Tours. There we were met with Anthony and Cassandra from Homalco tours who introduced their culture and guided us for the next few hours. Both these guides were very respectful, pleasant and shared information about...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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HomalcoTours, Manager at Homalco Wildlife & Cultural Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for joining us, and taking the time to leave this review! We're so glad we were able to introduce you the beauty and wildlife of Bute Inlet. We'll be sure to pass along your kind words to Anthony, Cassandra and Robin. ʔiymot kʷunome...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were lucky to be guided by Conrad and Calvin on this magical bear watching experience. It had been a foul day weather wise, and the rivers we very full, making it difficult for bears to hunt salmon, but the skill of our guides took...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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HomalcoTours, Manager at Homalco Wildlife & Cultural Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We're glad you had such a wonderful experience with us, despite the weather! Sometimes fall in British Columbia can be unpredictable weather wise, but it can also add to the experience. Magical is the word we often use too. ;) We'll be sure to pass...More

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Response from HomalcoTours | Property representative |
So glad you had another great tour and thank you so much for your feedback. Did you get any good pictures? If so, we'd love to see them either posted here or on our Facebook page at @HomalcoWildlifeTours. Hope to see you... More
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