Whales & Bears

This trip is designed for outdoor enthusiasts, offering a number of opportunities to view whales and bears, and to experience two very different settings: Desolation Sound—the largest and perhaps best known marine park in British Columbia—and downtown Vancouver. Accommodations in both places are luxurious, with Sonora Resort offering extraordinary creature comforts in an awe-inspiring ocean setting on the Inside Passage. You’ll enjoy up-close views of grizzly bears, orcas, sea lions, dolphins, and more. From Vancouver’s Fairmont Pacific Rim, you’ll travel to Victoria for more whale watching and to explore Canada’s most English city.


  • Accommodations at upscale all-inclusive Sonora Resort, and plush Fairmont Pacific Rim in Vancouver.
  • Dream trip of a lifetime on breathtaking Sonora Island, including eco-adventures steered by experienced, passionate guides, exploring unspoiled wilderness and meeting the furry, and not-so-furry, locals.
  • Exciting whale encounter on-board an exhilarating Zodiac led by a dedicated marine guru in the pristine waters of Vancouver Island.

The Route