Province/Territory: British Columbia

Immersed in coastal rainforest, watch bears and whales while staying in an intimate floating lodge.

  • 04 days of whales, bears and bald eagles
  • 32,000 square kilometres of Great Bear Rainforest
  • 01 rich First Nations culture

Soar in a float plane over scenic ocean and lush islands, landing alongside a small, remote lodge on the edge of towering rainforest, an intimate getaway. Awaken to fresh coffee and homemade pastries. Explore a wild coastline searching for grizzly and black bears foraging the shore for salmon. Scan the horizon for pods of Orcas, Minke whales and porpoises. Hear the barking of sea lions perched on rocks as bald eagles circle overhead. Experience the thrill of a huge humpback whale breaching out of the water into the sky. Head ashore towards a spectacular waterfall, on the lookout for wildlife. Stroll the charming boardwalks at Telegraph Cove and learn about Cetaceans at the Whale Interpretive Centre. Try your hand at fishing by throwing a line overboard or simply savour your chef’s fresh catch served for dinner to the lapping sound of water and the smell of salty air outside your home afloat for the night.

Why you should visit
  • Spotting Minke and Pacific Gray whales and pods of Orcas feeding and frolicking in the clear Pacific waters.
  • Sneaking a peak at grizzly bears dining on salmon on the seashore of the Great Bear Rainforest from the warm comfort of an enclosed boat.
  • Enjoying the views on a scenic float plane flight that lands on the doorstep of a coastal floating lodge.
  • Dining on freshly-caught prawns, crab, flounder and salmon prepared and served  family style by an experienced chef.
  • Seeing humpbacks breach clear out of the water.
  • Learning about whales and whale conservation
  • Relaxing in a small, personalized lodge with a homey, casual atmosphere.

Weather

Coastal BC weather from spring through fall can  be windy and cool  but comfortable. Daytime temperature are between 10C and 22C. Though often sunny,  showers are not uncommon. Discover local weather information. Research local weather patterns.

Visitor information
  • Can purchase add on to fly direct from Vancouver International Airport's south terminal
Need to know
  • Pack lightly – under 12 kg (25 lbs) is advised – for the float plane trip to the lodge.
  • Bring rubber-soled shoes, clothing for layering and a warm, all-weather jacket.
  • Include motion-sickness pills, insect repellent and sunscreen on your packing list.
  • Binoculars and a water bottle will likely come in handy.
  • Alcohol is not available at the lodge, so bring your own if you like.
Getting Here
  • Visitors generally fly into Campbell River airport on Northern Vancouver Island and transfer to a float plane for the 45-minute flight directly to Bones Bay Lodge.
  • An alternative for those who prefer not to take the float plane trip is a boat shuttle from the community of Telegraph Cove on Northern Vancouver Island,  to the lodge 42 km (26 mi) away on the west coast of mainland BC.