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Any grizzly watching tour for family with small/disabled kid

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Any grizzly watching tour for family with small/disabled kid

We are planning to camp around vancouver island for 2 weeks from June 28 to July 12.

We are looking for some whale watching or grizzly bear watching tours! But almost everywhere we looked, it was either too expensive or not suitable for kids!

We have a 9 year old in wheelchair and a bery well behaved 4 year old!

Any recommendations please?

Also, we are looking for some great campsites for tenting too!

Thank you all in advance

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1. Re: Any grizzly watching tour for family with small/disabled kid

Hi szpiggy ~

In answer to your topic question, the only grizzly tours in June/July will be out of Telegraph Cove. This is a 6/5.5 hour boat trip to the mainland and back.

What is "too expensive?"

There are whale watching tours out of Victoria, Campbell River, Telegraph Cove and Tofino/Ucluelet. AFAIK, they run $100+ per adult.

If you look up in the tab for hotels and open that tab, you will find a tile for specialty accommodation with over 60 listings with reviews.

I've just done a google search for "Vancouver Island Campgrounds" and got these results:

hellobc.com/vancouver-island/accommodations.…

www.gocampingbc.com/vancouver_island.php…

http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/

It would be excellent if you would do a little research and come up with a bit of an plan. Where are you wanting to spend time? Check out which campsites show promise and appeal to you, perhaps in the areas of Sooke, Port Renfrew, Victoria, Parksville, Ucluelet, Campbell River, and even north Island at Port Hardy/Telegraph Cove. Then ask for feedback on a few of those. That way regular posters will see what kind of place interests you.

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2. Re: Any grizzly watching tour for family with small/disabled kid

Thanks, M!

Too expensive as the 3 night stay package at knight inlet 1,500+/person.

:-)

We have a rough agenda,

We will be arriving port hardy on ferry, then ??, then tofino/uclete,(wya point camp ground) then nanaimo and Victoria.

I feel there should be some other places we can visit and do along the way, just not sure where and what yet!

But now that you named a few places I sure will check it out!

Thanks so much!

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3. Re: Any grizzly watching tour for family with small/disabled kid

Be sure to stop at Rathtrevor beach in Parksville,, great beach for kids..

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4. Re: Any grizzly watching tour for family with small/disabled kid

Does it really matter if it's a Grizzly Bear?

What difference does it make especially to a small child?

Whales & Dolphins are a dime a dozen and the sea teems with life find a wheelchair accessible boat go for a ride and don't sweat the details.

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5. Re: Any grizzly watching tour for family with small/disabled kid

There is at least one operator in Tofino offering wheelchair accessible whale watching/bear viewing tours:

www.whalesafaris.com/accessiblity-for-all

You may also want to check out or call each town's local Visitor Centre (there's one at the junction of Hwy 4 where you turn off for Tofino/Ucluelet). They are a good source of information and can probably steer you toward some appropriate activities/places.

hellobc.com/vancouver-island/visitor-centres…

Good luck!

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6. Re: Any grizzly watching tour for family with small/disabled kid

Thank you all for pointing me to the right direction!

We figured the grizzly may not be the option but seeing whales and listening to them might be more of the interest. So yes! Will check out the websites and make some phone calls too!

We find a great campsite near Ucelet too. Wya Point.!

Cheers,

K

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