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British Columbia Adventure Tours

Bears & Whales of British Columbia

The awe-inspiring west coast of British Columbia is home to some of the most incredible creatures in the world! Grizzly and black bears, orca and humpback whales, not to mention bald eagles, sea lions, salmon and otters! The opportunity to watch these animals in their natural environment is a memory that will not easily fade. After a brief exploration of Vancouver, set out into the wild and spend six awesome nights, based out of two first class lodges, both sheltered by BC’s breathtaking coastal wilderness. Travel by float plane and helicopter, hike in alpine meadows surrounded by snow capped mountains and glaciers, float on a drift boat down a pristine river teaming with spawning salmon. Learn about the history and traditions of the First Nations people of this region. Imagine tracking a grizzly bear deep into the woods and observing a pod of orcas at play, all on the same day...

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Trip Details



We use premium hotels that are unique expressions of the region. Often they’ve had a previous life as a monastery or a castle, but in every case they offer an exceptionally comfortable stay.


These are stylish 4-star properties that offer a casual and comfortable stay. Often without a 24-hour concierge or room service, they tend to be smaller family-run hotels that are perfect for the region.



“I can’t say I really ‘work out,’ but I’m in good shape and am relatively active.”


“I enjoy a good walk or ride, and feel comfortable while on the move.”


“I get moving at least once a week, and don’t mind a little sweat.”


“I get moving a few times per week and enjoy some exertion.”


“I want to feel invigorated each day and going hard is how I like to do that.”

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The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.


Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.


Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.

Daytime Guided


Combines the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.

Daytime Guided

Throughout the day, a knowledgeable local guide provides insider access and expert tips. At night, you can explore and dine on your own.

24/7 Guided

Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.

Vancouver to Vancouver
8 Days / 7 Nights

Best Time to Visit

  • January
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  • April
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  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
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Four Seasons, Vancouver

Open the drapes and welcome in plenty of natural light and impressive city views at Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver. Nestled between the Coast Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, the natural beauty of Vancouver has influenced the décor of these luxury accommodations. The on-site Red Cedar spa and indoor/outdoor pool facilities make this a perfect place to relax with family.
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Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort, Port McNeill

Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort is an intimate resort located in the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia. It offers an endless array of activities including bear watching, fishing, hiking, glacier tours, whale watching and kayaking. While visiting, you will stay in your own private cabin, feast on fresh coastal cuisine and relax in cedar hot tubs while listening to the sounds of the remarkable onsite waterfall. View hotel website »

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Tweedsmuir Park Lodge, Bella Coola

The historic Tweedsmuir Park Lodge is an inviting, family-style wilderness lodge nestled within Tweedsmuir Provincial Park. Originally built in 1929 as a hunting lodge, it was later rebuilt to accommodate those seeking out a more eco-friendly adventure. After a busy day, you can enjoy the spa, soak in the outdoor hot tub, or simply retire to the lodge deck for drinks before dinner. View hotel website »

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Activity Level


There is a wide variety of activities on this trip that range from walking to rock climbing, fishing to wakeboarding! But there are always options to suit your comfort level.

What's Included

  • All hotel accommodation
  • Meals as indicated with wine (selected by B&R)
  • Services of guides
  • Use of all equipment required for activities
  • All special events and private tours
  • All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
  • All baggage transportation
  • All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service

At Your Service

We take pride in choosing guides who are not only exceptional travelling companions, but who’ll go far beyond the call of duty to ensure an unforgettable experience.Learn more about our guides »


“We had an unbelievable week on our honeymoon trip! We can't stop talking about the biking, eating, beer, kayaking, fishing & wine. We'll definitely be exploring more Butterfield & Robinson trips in the future as well. We consider this trip just the beginning of a series of fabulous future vacations!”

— Alison & Chase Curtin,
Bespoke BC Biking 2012

Bears & Whales Family Private


Notes from the Road

From New Frontier to Old World Charm: A (Brief) History of Québec City

From a battleground for the British and French to a charming UNESCO-protected destination, Québec Ctiy's history is rich with exploration, war and at least one famous American traitor (read on...).
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Autumn Colour Destinations

"One of Mother Nature's most spectacular displays is upon us. With the arrival of autumn the forests and woodlands of the Northern Hemisphere are gradually transforming into a striking natural show of russet, vermillion, gold, bronze and yellow. New England is justifiably popular for its arresting autumnal displays but there are off-the-beaten-track alternatives."
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Like a little slice of Europe just a couple of hours from New York, Montreal combines Canadian hospitality with European cool.
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