Kynoch Adventure Tours in
Bella Coola, BC Canada
Grizzly Bear Viewing, Eco Rafting, Hiking, Photo Safaris, Adventure Running Camps & MoreA journey to Bella Coola Valley British Columbia is to be cherished. Only one hour north of Vancouver BC by airplane, or an adventure holiday on BC Ferries, Bella Coola Valley and Tweedsmuir Park offer pristine forests, undiscovered landscapes, wilderness grizzly bear viewing, wildlife, remote trails and more... and you will likely want to stay longer than expected.
What better way to explore this untapped region of Canada than with a knowledgeable guide from Bella Coola Valley, experienced in outdoor pursuits and ready to show you something out of the ordinary on your wilderness holiday with Kynoch Adventures.
Kynoch Adventures works with Bella Coola Mountain Lodge, offering a variety of tours, including bear watching, eco rafting, hiking and interpretive tours for our guests and visitors throughout the Great Bear Rain Forest & Tweedsmuir Park. Visit Bella Coola BC to see it all!
Please note owing to Covid 19, we have adjusted some of our tour Departure locations and Departure Times. Guests are responsible for their own transportation on certain tours.
From rivers and inlets, to alpine lakes; the Great Bear Rain Forest it all.Grizzly Bear Viewing in Bella Coola Valley is Kynoch Adventures Specialty. With more than 3 decades in the fields of biology and tourism guiding, lead guides at Kynoch Adventures are the most knowledgeable and professional wilderness and ecological interpretive guides in the Bella Coola Valley. Kynoch Adventures holds the highest industry and professional standards in grizzly bear and black bear viewing and river rafting of any operator in Bella Coola and works closely with BC Parks and other administrations to ensure our tours and adventures are ethical and ecologically sound. Guides are long time local residents, with a sound knowledge of the area and deep respect for its ecology and social importance.
Hospitality and Accommodations in Bella Coola ValleyKynoch Adventures is also pleased to be partnered with Bella Coola Mountain Lodge located right beside us in Hagensborg BC to offer hospitality and accommodations to visiting guests. Kynoch Adventures formerly owned Bella Coola Mountain Lodge, and works directly with their staff to provide tours for guests on a daily basis. Whether on a bear watching holiday, eco rafting adventure, hiking or on an adventure running camp in the alpine or on valley trails, accommodations are close at hand. Bella Coola Mountain Lodge and Kynoch Adventures share adjoining facilities at out headquarters at 1896/1900 Highway 20 making the Lodge the obvious place for guests to stay during their adventure holiday in Bella Coola.
Tour Meeting Points (NEW)Effective 2020, Guests will meet at the following locations to sign in for their tours. Please arrive 15 minutes early. Transportation to the meeting points is the responsibility of the guest. Your own car is recommended, or a rental car if required. Kynoch Adventures can no longer offer transportation to the designated meeting points. Shuttle Vans will be used only from the meeting point to the boat launches or trail heads as required on tours.
Having your own vehicle is mandatory for Bear Tours.
Eco Rafting, June through August 14 - Meet at Kynoch Office, 1896 Hwy 20.
Bear Viewing Tours, August 15 to October 15- Meet at Fisheries Pool Campground, South Tweedsmuir Park.
Hiking or Other Tours - Inquire.
All guests will be required to sign a Waiver and Release of Liability prior to participating on any Tours or Activities provided by Kynoch Adventures. A copy of our Waiver is available for your review prior to arrival. Waivers may be signed at the Kynoch Office on arrival, prior to tour departure. The link below will take you to our Waiver.
|Download our PDF Waiver here|
Commitment to BearsKynoch Adventures follows and exceeds guidelines established by the Commercial Bear Viewing Association of BC (CBVA) and supports the BC Conservation Foundation WildSafeBC program in Bella Coola; two of the most prominent advocacy groups for promoting sustainable bear-human interaction, and we encourage guests to consider these sustainable choices we have made when choosing their holiday arrangements! Bear watching has ecological and social responsibilities attached to it as a wilderness activity. Kynoch Adventures takes these responsibilities very seriously and we are happy to share our enthusiasm with guests on our tours!
Both species of bears, grizzly bears and black bears are common in Bella Coola Valley. However, grizzly bears are more commonly seen than black bears on our river guided bear watching tours as grizzly bears are the dominant species and black bears tend to give the grizzlies the right of way on the river, particularly when grizzly bear cubs are involved. Bear Watching tours in Bella Coola often see bear cubs on the river feeding with the sow bears on Pacific Salmon. Protection of the salmon run to ensure adequate returns for bears to feed on is of significant importance and guides at Kynoch Adventures explain these ecological interactions on bear tours and ecological outings.
As your Tour Guides
we are fully committed to providing you with an engaging and sustainable experience