Sherry Kirkvold: Straddling spirit bear, Grizzly Bears Melissa Scott: Spirit Bear, White Mom & black cub, Kayaking trio, Whale and Island Roamer Mark Hickey: Island Roamer, Tree hide, Zodiac excursion, spirit bear
Steve Pressman: Zodiac
A custom 68-foot ketch with ideal design, safety, privacy and comfort for intimate exploration of British Columbia's protected coastal waters, with three heads, large covered deck and a well-equipped galley.
The Island Roamer
British Columbia, Canada
The Island Roamer is a custom 68-foot ketch whose design, safety, privacy and comfort make her ideally suited for intimate exploration of British Columbia's protected coastal waters. She features seven double-occupancy guest cabins, three heads with hot showers, a spacious lounge with extensive library, and a well-equipped galley in which our onboard cook prepares hearty and savory meals. On deck, a large covered seating area provides shelter in any weather. A certified Canadian Ministry of Passenger Transport vessel, Island Roamer has all the safety equipment, electronic navigation aids and features you would expect from a vessel of her standard. On this trip, although the ship holds 14 guests plus crew, we limit the group size to just 12 travelers. Even so, please sign onto this adventure knowing that space aboard a sailing vessel such as this is very limited, both in the cabins and in common areas.
Overlooking the Skeena River, famous for fishing, the lodge features rustic cedar logs, soaring ceilings, heavy beams, knotty wood walls, a majestic deck, handcrafted log accents and heavy duvets.
Yellow Cedar Lodge
Terrace, British Columbia
Tucked among dense forest overlooking the Skeena River, world-famous for fishing, Yellow Cedar Lodge epitomizes the rugged atmosphere of the B.C. wilds while offering a comfortable stay in unique accommodations. Constructed of massive yellow cedar logs in rustic style, the soaring ceilings, heavy beams, knotty wood walls, majestic deck and handcrafted log accents throughout create a dramatic and memorable setting. Most of the lodge's 11 rooms have river views, and all have private bathrooms, beds with heavy duvets, and free wireless Internet access. Amenities include a fully equipped gym, TV and game room, lounge, sauna and hot tub overlooking the Skeena River. The rustic dining room, warmed by a fireplace, features fine cuisine, and all guests enjoy a freshly prepared home-style breakfast with their stay.
A high-end ecolodge in a serene setting along a protected saltwater channel, 26 spacious yet cozy rooms have extra-large beds, evening turn-down service and a dramatic central river rock fireplace.
Location Bella Bella, British Columbia
The Shearwater is a high-end fishing and ecotourism resort at the "Gateway to the Great Bear Rainforest" on B.C.'s Central Coast. Situated across from Bella Bella on Denny Island, it enjoys a serene setting of exceptional beauty, hugging a protected saltwater channel overlooking forested islands and mountains. The Shearwater Lodge offers the resort's premier accommodations, housing 26 guests. Spacious yet cozy rooms have en suite bathrooms, extra-large beds, television and coffee maker. Evening turn-down service is available. The lodge's lounge and dining room center on a dramatic river rock fireplace, the perfect atmosphere in which to enjoy executive chef-prepared meals accompanied by complimentary fine wines.