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New trip exploring the wilderness lodges of Canada’s west coast


Wildlife & Wilderness has crafted an exciting new itinerary into their ever expanding offering, with the introduction of an outstanding experience in British Columbia, set to become a classic fly-in safari.

This new trip takes in the rugged unspoiled beauty of the fjords and inlets that dot the coast of the British Columbia mainland, northwest of Vancouver; allowing guests to discover and learn about grizzly bears, orcas, sea lions and dolphins, rock paintings by First Nation tribes and breathtaking coastal temperate rainforests.

This is Wildlife & Wilderness at its best — Canadian style — with a twist. This new itinerary emphasises the raw nature of the Pacific Northwest with chances to see one of the largest concentrations of grizzly bears in British Columbia and spectacular fauna and flora. It also offers guests the opportunity to kick back at the Sonora Resort – one of the most luxurious wilderness lodges in North America.

Kayak, hike, bike or explore by zodiac the Sunshine Coast and the Discovery Islands — an area of steep mountains and deep sea-filled fjords – many areas of which can only be accessed by boat or sea-plane. It’s a chance to experience remote fishing villages and logging camps, go wildlife tracking, as well as explore moss-covered woodlands and crystal clear rapids. There are also options on this journey to fish some of the world’s most famous salmon-filled rivers and discover remote glaciers by helicopter.

Dr. Steve Banner, Director of Wildlife & Wilderness explains: “With the new Virgin Atlantic flight into Vancouver, we expect BC to become a very popular destination in 2012 and we wanted to ensure that visitors had the chance to truly experience everything the Province has to offer in terms of wildlife and wilderness. We’ve spared nothing here so guests have the time to marvel at the expanse of the Great Bear Rainforest, be amazed at the Yaculta Rapids as they fly overhead, savour as they eat the freshest seasonal fare looking out over the Sechelt Inlet and enjoy the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver. We believe this new itinerary gives the time and quality of experience visitors deserve when visiting BC.”

So what makes this Canada trip so special? This time W & W has combined the great outdoors, luxury and activities seamlessly into one wilderness focused itinerary: 

? It’s the eye-popping array of wildlife to be seen here – seals, sea lions, bears, orcas (killer whales) cormorants, great blue herons, bald eagles, salmon and dolphins, as well as many other species.

? The chance to stay in unique and luxurious dwellings – from the Sonora Resort with its five-star accommodation and fine-dining to the floating Knight Inlet Lodge offering rustic cedar rooms and log fires.

? Hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, marine wildlife tours, whale watching, zodiac trips are all part of the programme allowing guests to immerse themselves in the ecology, history and geology of Canada’s West Coast.

This 14 day trip includes flights from London to Vancouver with Virgin Atlantic, accommodation at various properties including the Pan Pacific in Vancouver, West Coast Wilderness Lodge on the Sunshine Coast, Sonora Resort and Knight Inlet Lodge, plus transfers by float plane, water taxi and scenic flights. The itinerary is based on two people sharing and includes various meals, excursions and tours. Prices start from £5,680 and are dependent on dates of travel and subject to availability.


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