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Bear Camp at Chilko Lake

4 or 6 Days from $1995
Trip Highlights
  • Scenic flight over mountains & glaciers
  • Hiking, biking, rafting, sea kayaking, SUPs and horseback riding
  • Elevated safari-style tents
  • Grizzly bear and bald eagle viewing
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Outside Travel Awards 'Best Outfitter' Runner Up National Geographic Adventure Magazine - Best River & Sea Outfitter on Earth As Featured On 50 Tours of a Lifetime - National Geographic Traveller Mindy Gleason, O.A.R.S. Reservations Manager Condé Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialist 2007-2013 (River Rafting)

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The season runs June - October.

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Departure Dates

4 Days: June 2, 16, 30; July 14, 28; August 11, 25
6 Days: June 8, 22; July 6, 20; August 3, 17, 31


4 Days:$1995
6 Days: $2495
Based on double occupancy

Please call 800-346-6277 for 2016 dates & prices.

Deposit: $500
Single Supplement: $750 | $1250
Additional Costs: 5% GST, R/T travel package from Vancouver to Chilko Lake $350, $500 heli-hike (optional)

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River Rating Minimum Age
Class II 8
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Bear Camp at Chilko Lake - Overview

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In the heart of British Columbia just an hour flight north of Vancouver, Bear Camp offers the Chilcotin region’s most hospitable and unique accommodation experience. Situated at the headwaters of the Chilko River, the waterfront camp is comprised of deluxe safari tents built on top of wildlife viewing platforms and a spacious dining area and lounge overlooking the river. Exploring the best of what the region has to offer, this multi-day adventure touches on a variety of adventure disciplines: Canoeing or paddling SUPs on a crystal clear lake, horseback riding in snow-capped mountain ranges, hiking endless trails, biking remote roads and roller coaster single track, fishing for record trout, wildlife viewing - grizzly bear sightings are common on many trips - and inflatable kayaking or rafting a glacial waterway.

Bear Camp at Chilko Lake: Itinerary at a Glance

  • Fly over landscapes of ice, freckled with towering serrated ridges and glacial lakes
  • Meet the guides, check into our deluxe safari tents and enjoy the afternoon and evening at the resort
  • Kayak a 55-mile long wilderness waterway surrounded by massive glacier-capped peaks, picnicking on sandy beaches
  • Hike the spectacular Coast Mountains with optional heli-support or learn to fly fish or take a spin rod on the lake, the choice is yours
  • A cocktail or short walk may be in order to watch the sunset
  • Explore Tatlayoko Lake by horseback or choose from mountain biking, hiking and paddling options
  • Feast on award-winning food, fine wines and relax around the fireplace
  • Inflatable kayak or raft the upper 21 miles of the Chilko River, enjoying the swift currents and watching for wildlife
  • Scenic flight back to Vancouver

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“This was an experience of a lifetime! Out of this world.”.
Renate Felgentreff ~ Westminster, CA

“It was one of the best holidays I've been on and the group dynamic was great! Excellent leadership, communication skills, high confidence, and caring for each person displayed by the guides; fabulous, comfy setting with great support services and staff; the variety of experiences (rafting; sea kayaking; boating etc.); it was FUN and one could go at one's own pace.”
Glenda Miller ~ Nelson, B.C.

“The whole experience was great. Tour guides were very good while the expedition leader is exceptional. Lodge and food were outstanding. I have already booked for next years Ram River trip.””
Howard Bloom ~ Los Altos, CA

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Average Temperatures
Month High Low
June 66°/19° 51°/11°
July 71°/22° 54°/12°
August 71°/22° 54°/12°
September 65°/18° 50°/10°
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Average: 50°/10°

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O.A.R.S. is an author ized concessioner of Arches, Canyonlands, Grand Canyon and Grand Te ton National Parks and Dinosaur National Monument.
Outside Travel Awards 'Best Outfitter' Runner Up National Geographic Adventure Magazine - Best River & Sea Outfitter on Earth As Featured On 50 Tours of a Lifetime - National Geographic Traveler Mindy Gleason, O.A.R.S. Reservations Manager Condé Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialist 2007-2013 (River Rafting) Best of the Bay Area Winner

For consecutive years, O.A.R.S. has been named the "Best River & Sea Outfitter on Earth" by National Geographic Adventure and one of the top two outfitters in the world by Outside Magazine in its annual Active Travel Awards recognition program. In multiple years, O.A.R.S.trips have been honored as "50 Tours of a Lifetime" by National Geographic Traveler and since 2007, Condé Nast Traveler has recognized Mindy Gleason, O.A.R.S. Reservation Manager and International Adventure Travel Consultant, as Condé Nast Traveler's standalone Top Travel Specialist in the River Rafting category.

Questions about trips or making reservations? Contact or call 800-346-6277 in the USA or Canada or 1-209-736-4677 if outside the USA or Canada.
O.A.R.S. Companies Inc.,
PO Box 67, Angels Camp, CA 95222