Current Photo Tours 2017/2018 Schedule 

            - Kenya & Tanzania Tour - September 12th to 26th, 2017

                 - Franklin Islands Workshops - September 15th thru October 6th, 2017

                    - Fall Foto Fest September 30th & October 1st, 2017

                        - BC Interior Grizzly Bear Tour - September 16th to 21st, 2017

                          - Sicily Photo Tour - October 3rd to 15th, 2017

                               - Machu Picchu Photo Tour - November 3rd to 10th, 2017

                                   - Galapagos Islands Photo Tour - Nov 30th to Dec 12th, 2017 

                                       - Download our New 2017/2018 Tour Brochure


BC Interior Grizzly Bear Photo Tour - 

   "Grizzly Bears, Bald Eagles and more ..." Hosted by photographer Len Silvester


Photographing the grizzly bears in the BC Interior
                   "Grizzly Bears, Bald Eagles and more ..."
 

   All bears are beautiful, however the Interior Grizzly Bears in the Chilcotin region are exceptional with their blonde and brown fur coats against the bright blue waters of British Columbia. This tour and workshop is ideal for those who love to experience the more traditional “Wild West”. Your accommodations are beautifully outfitted log cabins and have the opportunity to view and photograph British Columbia’s amazing grizzly bears and bald eagles. Bald Eagles are all around the river allowing plenty of photo opportunities.

  We would like to invite you to join Photo Tour Trekkers Canadian wildlife photographer host Len Silvester as we explore the interior of British Columbia and photograph these amazing bears. We look forward to you joining us on our trek. This tour will be flying from London, Ontario.

   Your tour beings at Williams Lake, British Columbia traveling through the Chilcotin region experiencing incredible landscapes from pine forests to desert like mountain ranges. White- tailed deer, herds of cattle and wild horses grazing on the range are all part of our experience. Stoping at the local general store and you might even run into a genuine cowboy, hat, boots and all.  Experience the beauty of western Canada and photograph grizzly bears in their natural environment.

                                                                                                                James Cowie

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                                Download a copy of our BC Interior Grizzly Bear Tour Brochure
 

BC Interior Photo Tour Itinerary - September 16th to 21st, 2017

Day 1- Saturday September 16, 2017: Our group meets at London International Airport flying to Vancouver via Air Canada then connecting flight to Williams Lake Airport BC Interior. After a quick stop for personal items, snacks, wine, etc, we will drive through the Chilcotin Range to the Chilko River area, stopping along the way for photo opportunities. Arriving a beautiful Eagle Lake and photograph the snow-peaked Niut Mountain Range at Eagle Bear Lodge. Welcome Dinner. If weather permits and the sky is clear we will have some time to capture the Milky Way and possibly the Northern Lights. Overnight at Eagle Bear Lodge.

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Day 2 - Sunday September 17, 2017: Breakfast at Eagle Bear Lodge, followed by a 90 minute  drive through the Chilcotin Range to the Chilko River area, stopping along the way for photo opportunities reaching our Grizzly destination where we will photograph grizzly bears from land and boat on the Chilko River. Mother and cubs may also appear. Learn how to capture bears in action, fishing, swimming. May have opportunity to photograph black bears, golden eagles. Overnight Grizzly Bear Lodge. (B L D)

Day 3 - Monday September 18, 2017: Breakfast then we will head out for a day of photographing the grizzly bears, bald eagles and golden eagles. As we travel the rivers we will have many other photography opportunities during our first day in the interior. Returning to our lodge for dinner. We will have possibilities of night photography weather permitting. Overnight Grizzly Bear Lodge (B L D)

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Day 4 - Tuesday September 19, 2017: Breakfast then we will head out for our second day of photography as the grizzly bears fish and feed along the river. It is not uncommon to see the bears around our lodge too. Give them plenty of space and have your camera handy. We will see more bald eagles and golden eagles along the rivers and trails. As we travel the rivers we will have many other photography opportunities during our first day in the interior. Returning to our lodge for dinner. We will have possibilities of night photography weather permitting. Overnight Grizzly Bear Lodge (B L D)

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Day 5 - Wednesday September 20, 2017: Breakfast a few more shots of the bears around the lodge before departing for Eagle Lodge. Enroute we will have wilderness photography opportunities as we travel through the interior. Overnight Eagle Bear Lodge (B L D)

Day 6 - Thursday September 21, 2017: Breakfast then drive back to Williams Lake to begin our return journey home via Vancouver connect in Toronto to London International Airport.

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Photograph Grizzly Bears in the Chilko region from land and boat. In September capture these amazing bears with fall colors against blue river waters. Photograph bald eagles and bears fishing the salmon run. Bears are beautiful with thick coats and large bellies eating as much as possible before winter.

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** Please note for our 2017 tour we will be flying via Air Canada departing from London International Airport.

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Our BC Interior Grizzly Bear Photo Tour is $5449.00 CAD per person plus $249.65 air tax based on double occupancy. Single supplement is not available for this tour. Our tour flights are included and departs from London International Airport.

Includes:

  • Round trip air via Air Canada departing London Int. Airport to Vancouver
  • Return air to Williams Lake, British Columbia
  • All transportation land and water during our grizzly bear trek
  • Accommodations at Eagle Bear Lodge & Grizzly Bear Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner each day as per itinerary
  • Tour hosted by Trekkers Canadian Wildlife Photographer Len Silvester

** Schedule may vary according to weather and travel conditions.          

Tour Exclusions: Any item not listed on the itinerary, gratuities, personal insurance coverage, alcoholic beverages, and laundry.

Link for Grizzly Bear Photo Tour Registration

BC Interior Grizzly Bear Photography Tour Brochure

Booking space may be done online or by contacting James Cowie at 519-679-8520 ext. 5 or by email jcowie@carlsonwagonlit.com or Katherine Hirtzel at 519-679-8520 ext 3 or by email khirtzel@carlsonwagonlit.com  the online booking is available by clicking on this link.

A non-refundable payment of $3150.00 is due at the time of booking. Balance of $2548.65 is due July 15th, 2017. Carlson Wagonlit Travel recommends the purchase of travel and health insurance as this tour takes us out of province.

Photo credit of Grizzly Bears - Len Silvester


Carlson Wagonlit Travel / Photo Tour Trekkers
224 Central Ave. London, Ont. N6A 1M8
 

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