Islands and intricate waterways beneath towering mountains... lush, coastal temperate forests... wilderness alive with eagles, ravens, salmon, bears and wolves... ten thousand year old native cultures...
The central coast region of British Columbia’s scenic and intricate shoreline has a long history. Stretching from Vancouver Island, north along the mainland coast, it forms a significant section of the famous “Inside Passage” route to Alaska - a name that started with the gold rush of the 1800’s. Many of the gold seekers stayed on the coast, attracted to the plentiful resources of fishing and the lush forests. Native peoples have lived along this coast for at least 10,000 years, and built a renowned culture based upon these same fish and trees. Unfortunately, diseases spread from the first European settlers, decimated the old villages, and now the native peoples are centered in a few, small coastal villages - Bella Bella, Klemtu, and Hartley Bay. It was only in the last few years with the introduction of the name “Great Bear Rainforest”, that this magnificent wilderness has deservedly found itself in the spotlight of international attention.
Tour Operator: Bluewater Adventures
Tour Dates: August 29 - September 5, 2013 OR September 30 - October 7, 2013
Tour Cost: $4,750 per person
Activity Level: Moderate to Active
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Reservations: Call Bluewater Adventures at 1-888-877-1770