Tours

Grizzly bear cubs courtesy of HWCT guest François Haffner

The Great Bears of Bute

Witness grizzly bears in their natural habitat on this breathtaking wildlife tour. Join an Indigenous guide and visit the traditional territory of the Homalco First Nation in Bute Inlet. Bear viewing, marine wildlife and cultural exploration make for a one-of-a-kind adventure.

UPDATE: Our bear tours have now ended for the 2021 season. Please check back in the next few days to reserve a tour for 2022. Thank you to all our guests for joining us in 2021!

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Whales, Wildlife and Culture

Enjoy an unforgettable experience with orcas, humpbacks, sea lions and more remarkable marine mammals in their natural habitat as we venture through the Salish Sea. Bear witness to BC’s magnificent coastal mountain range and watch for bald eagles, other marine birds and wildlife on this notable expedition.

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People Water Land

Join this exclusive group for a day of whales, cultural discovery and wildlife. Travel to Bute Inlet and through the Salish Sea, while searching for humpback whales, orcas, sea lions, bald eagles and other marine wildlife. Accompany a First Nation guide on an interpretive journey to learn about traditional uses of the land while watching for grizzly bears and more.

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Private Charter Tours

Book your Private Charter and make it your own West Coast experience. Explore the Discovery Islands through the Salish Sea on our brand-new state-of-the-art covered boats featuring both "Comfort Seating" inside and zodiac-style "Adventure Seating" on the deck. Please Contact Us for Availability. Call at 250.923.0602 OR email at [email protected]

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Xwe’malhkwu Culture

Xwémalhkwu - Homalco First Nation culture is rich with story, rooted in language and inspired by the land, wildlife, and traditional ways of life. We invite you to step into the indigenous experiences and knowledge sharing led by our Xwémalhkwu guides.

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Getting Here

Join us in Campbell River to head over to Bute Inlet. Not sure how to make your way? Tips on how to get here, where to fly in, and everything you need to get to the start of your tour.

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About Homalco Wildlife & Cultural Tours

Homalco Wildlife & Cultural Tours welcomes visitors to experience a deeper connection with the indigenous culture of Homalco First Nation. We offer guided wildlife and cultural tours in our traditional territory of the Bute Inlet, with tours departing from Campbell River.

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