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The raging torrents of Fraser River’s narrowest stretch, the celestial-blue caves of the Athabasca Glacier, the mist-mantled slopes of the Great Bear Rainforest… These are just some of the primal Canadian landscapes featured in the National Geographic docuseries, Fiennes: Return to the Wild.

Inspired by the show and now captivated by British Columbia’s natural world? Using the expertise of our specialists, you can become the next great explorer to venture into the Canadian wilderness.

From a kayaking adventure in search of orcas to making yourself at home in an Khaloose-owned lodge in the heart of bear country, we’ve chosen our finest stays and experiences for connecting with Canada’s great outdoors. And, you can include them as part of our new trip idea inspired by the series, which we can shape around your interests.

Our trip ideas for exploring British Columbia

Guided bear-watching walks in Khutzeymateen, boat rides through the fjords of the Inside Passage, seaplane flights over Vancouver’s island-specked coastline — our trip ideas are your starting point for uncovering Canada’s natural splendours.

Where to stay in British Columbia

From an inn ideally located for witnessing the northern lights to secluded wilderness resorts and lakeside lodges, there are plenty of stays fit for budding explorers in rural Canada.

  • Wolfwood Guest Ranch, Clearwater - Wells Gray Provincial Park

    Wolfwood Guest Ranch

    Situated a short drive from many of Wells Gray’s most impressive waterfalls and hiking trails, this four-cabin family-owned property is set among peaceful, extensive grounds. Paddle a canoe on the private lake, or sit watching hummingbirds from your porch.

  • Inn on the Lake, Marsh Lake

    Inn on the Lake

    Inn on the Lake offers comfortable accommodation in a wonderful lakeside setting. Its guest rooms are well appointed, and meals are made using the freshest local produce.

  • Klahoose Wilderness Resort, Desolation Sound

    Klahoose Wilderness Resort

    Klahoose Wilderness Resort is an indigenous owned lodge located on the remote, pristine waters of Homfray Channel in the peaceful Desolation Sound, a traditional territory of the Klahoose Nation. The lodge enjoys a prime spot for bear and whale watching accompanied by an immersion into Klahoose First Nations culture.

Suggested experiences in British Columbia

Adventure comes in many forms. Whether you’d rather explore the tree-top vistas of Whistler or cross the Great Bear Rainforest by light aircraft, our specialists can suggest experiences inspired by the docuseries for you to try in the Canadian wilderness.

  • Grizzly Bear in the Khutzeymateen

    Grizzly Bears of Khutzeymateen by Light Aircraft

    The three-hour tour includes a spectacular float plane or helicopter ride to the Khutzeymateen and a tranquil two hours grizzly bear watching from the safety of our Zodiac boat that takes a maximum of 10 guests.

  • Whistler, British Columbia

    Tree Trek Canopy Walk

    Embark on a fully guided ecology based tour that takes guests through the treetops on a series of suspension bridges and observation platforms.

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