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Grizzly Bear Viewing,  Wildlife Rafting,  Hiking,  Photo Safaris,  Kayak Rentals, Salmon Snorkelling, Adventure Running Camps & More

Grizzly bear and cub on Atnarko River
A remote journey to the wilderness of Bella Coola Valley British Columbia is  to be cherished.  Only one hour north of Vancouver  BC by airplane,  or an adventure coastal holiday on BC Ferries, Bella Coola Valley and Tweedsmuir Park offer pristine forests, undiscovered landscapes,  wilderness grizzly bear viewing on the Atnarko River. abundant  wildlife, wilderness 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 numerous lodges and campgrounds, 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 for a bear viewing holiday to see it all!

Please note we have adjusted some of our tour Departure locations and Times. Guests are responsible for their own transportation on certain tours.


From rivers and inlets, to alpine lakes; the Great Bear Rain  Forest offers 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, river rafting and safety 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 Valley

Kynoch Adventures  supports accommodations throughout the valley, offering our tours to guests at all accommodations. 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.

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.

Wilderness 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.


Bella Coola Valley's Finest coffee at End of the Road Cafe

Coffee for Your Thoughts...

    Visit End or the Road Cafe at our Tour office in Hagensborg for a delicious in-house roasted coffee drink and snacks. Located in the Kynoch Adventures Office, End of The Road Cafe is sure to delight your inner coffee lover! Beans are roasted on site and are available as whole beans or enjoy a full range of hot and cold coffee beverages! Please note bringing your own take away cup is encouraged as EOR does not contribute to Single Use Disposable cup culture. Cups are available for rent or purchase on site if you do not have an appropriate vessel.


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 Bears

Kynoch 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

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