Episode: 1 Explore Canada: Grizzly Bears
Title: Traveling to Great Bear Lodge
Broadcast: December 10th 2017
Presenter: Trevor Cochrane & Nigel Ruck
Trevor Cochrane and Nigel Ruck journey north of British Columbia, Canada to Great Bear Lodge, situated in the Great Bear Rainforest. The rainforest is home to a significant concentration of coastal grizzly bears. During the late summer and early autumn bears are drawn to the many salmon spawning streams feeding into the coastal inlets.
While the local bear population reaches its peak in the autumn, during the spring and summer bears feed on sedges, succulents and grasses that make up the dense bio- mass of the river estuary. Great Bear Lodge offers accommodation and guided tours in the area.
- Nigel & Trevor begin their journey by flying from Vancouver to Port Hardy on Vancouver Island, this is the first of two flights to the lodge. After landing in Port Hardy, Nigel & Trevor board a 1944 Gurman Goose float plane for a one hour flight to Great Bear lodge.
- The eco lodge was set up in 2004 as a base to explore its wildlife surrounds, offering wilderness-gourmet meals and hot showers. The floating lodge hosts accommodation for up to 16 people.
- During the 6 months the Lodge is open, visitors can expect to see between 40-60 bears in the wild, as well as many other species of wildlife.
For more information visit:
Destination Canada: explorecanada.com.au
Great Bear Lodge: greatbeartours.com