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Tweedsmuir Park Lodge is a classic former hunting lodge that today accommodates those seeking a more eco-friendly adventure.

This historic lodge, set on private land within the vast wilderness of one of BC's largest protected areas - Tweedsmuir Provincial Park - was originally built in 1929 as a hunting and fishing lodge. Rebuilt in the 1950s, it now caters for anyone seeking an eco-friendly adventure or relaxing bolt-hole from the pressures of modern life. Accommodation consists of ten chalets that can accommodate from two to four people, while the main lodge contains the public spaces for dining and socialising. The chalets are in a spacious setting with spectacular views. 

The majestic Coastal Mountains rise from the valley floor, with the largest fjord system in the Americas lying to the west, and the high Chilcotin Plateau to the east, creating a spectacular bio-diverse wilderness that is home to the totemic wildlife of the Great Bear Rainforest. Bears and other wildlife are regularly seen in the grounds, and the lodge organises drift trips down the McKenzie River - perfect for close-up photography of bears feeding.

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Wildlife trips

This accommodation is featured in the following itinerary:

The Bear Essentials

Focus on seeing British Columbia’s largest carnivore - the brown or grizzly bear. Fly by floatplane to your wilderness lodge of choice, and enjoy daily bear watching trips, either by boat, kayak or from hides, affording some remarkably close up encounters and an unforgettable experience.

  • When to go: May-Oct
  • Duration inc. flights: 8 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £4,345 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
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The Great Bear Rainforest

The area’s mountains, valleys and forests, extending up much of BC’s coastline, offer sanctuary to large numbers of grizzlies and black bear. No other mainland location offers such intimate wildlife encounters amidst breathtaking natural splendour. You can watch bears on foot or while drifting downriver.

  • Where: British Columbia
  • Ideal for viewing: American black bear, brown bear, humpback whale, spirit bear, grey wolf
  • Excellent for: Wildlife cruises, Wildlife festivals, Wildlife photography, Photography tours with Nick Garbutt, Mark Carwardine wildlife holidays, Bear watching