Grand Tour West Canada – Canadian Coast and Charlotte Islands
The Itinerary of our “Grand Tour West Canada : Inside Passage and British Columbia Parks ” crosses the most characteristic areas of the region, the coastal ones between the Vancouver Bay to the south, Vancouver Island and the Inside Passage with the North West Territories to the North and the Queen Charlotte Islands. After visiting the bustling and cosmopolitan city of Vancouver, will be the turn of two beautiful parks: the Pacific Rim and that of the rainforest of the Great Bear Rain Forest,the jewel of Canadian naturalism, both inhabited by a large and surprising fauna: grizzlies in large numbers, black bears, gray wolves, bald eagle, moose and deer, otters and orcas, dolphins, sea lions and whales at sea. Equally spectacular and rich in wildlife sightings at sea and on the coast will be the crossing
the Inside Passage, from Port Hardy to Prince Rupert. The spectacular Queen Charlotte Islands, known as the North American Galapagos, are waiting for you for their wild and uncontaminated nature and the fascinating and proud culture of the Haida people who have always lived these mysterious and enchanting islands, called in their native language, Haida Gwaii . Here, in the still wild landscape of this area, you can visit one of the most fascinating UNESCO sites in Canada, the ancient Haida village of these magnificent islands. Returning to Prince Rupert, you will head east to the great Skeena River to discover the North West Territories, also featuring a very strong native footprint with many important sites along the beautiful valley of Skeena, one of the most beautiful and uncontaminated rivers in North America. Characteristic lodges immersed in nature will host you, with a touch of luxury in the services.
Along the West Grand Tour Canada itinerary, in addition to whale-watching and bear-watching, you will be able to practice activities such as kayaking and trekking. You can practice the kayak in front of the beautiful Tofino bay as well as during your tour to the Queen Charlotte Islands, especially at Port McNeil where you can paddle, if you want, beside killer whales- also known as orcas.