Homalco Wildlife & Cultural Tours
Homalco Tours is an award-winning indigenous tour company on Vancouver Island. Our immersive experiences include bear and marine wildlife viewing combined with First Nation culture and history. Guests journey with us through the Salish Sea into the Homalco First Nation traditional territory of Bute Inlet.
On each tour we share our stories, insights and language. We welcome the inquisitive explorers who desire to experience a deeper connection with culture and nature. Whether you’d like to take in the lumbering steps of a grizzly bear on the move, watch the tail fluke of a humpback, or get hands-on weaving cedar, our adventures bring you into a region rich with Northern Coast Salish culture.
PEOPLE WATER LAND offers a culturally-focused excursion into the Homalco traditional territory of Bute Inlet. Journey with an Indigenous guide through the Salish Sea by covered, heated boat while uncovering the ancient history of the First Peoples. Includes easy walking and wildlife viewing with opportunities to see whales and bears. Spring/Summer
THE GREAT BEARS OF BUTE takes you into the Homalco traditional territory of Bute Inlet to see χawgəs, the Grizzly Bear, on the edge of the Great Bear Rainforest. Come and witness these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat on a breathtaking wildlife, cultural and marine tour. Bear viewing, whale watching, and cultural exploration make for a one-of-a-kind adventure. Summer/Fall