Grizzly Bears Bestowed With Top Canadian Tourism Honour

Bella Coola, BC, Canada – 13 June, 2012 – Tweedsmuir Park Lodge, a wilderness lodge in the wilds of British Columbia, today announced, after a stringent review, that Destination Canada (DC) has selected the Lodge’s interpretive Grizzly Bear Tours as a member of its’ prestigious “Signature Experiences Collection” which includes tourism operators from all over Canada who offer unique, exceptional Canadian experiences, rather than just passive sight-seeing.  

In a press release, Destination Canada stated that the organization’s global strategy was to “make Canada stand out in a fiercely competitive tourism marketplace” by showcasing “members of the Collection as compelling ambassadors of  Canada's Tourism brand, ‘Canada. Keep Exploring’ in the 11 countries where it invests, including the UK, France, Germany and Australia.”

 To qualify as a member of the “Signature Experiences Collection”, Tweedsmuir Park Lodge’s application was reviewed by an expert panel from the DC who verified the Grizzly Bear Tours met the “Experience” criteria.

 “We’re very excited that the DC recognizes that our Bear Tours offer local and international travellers a phenomenal Canadian experience which they will talk about back home for years to come,” enthused Bear-Viewing Guide Doug Baker. “Our guests love going on nature walks and river float trips with friendly, knowledgeable, certified bear-viewing guides. Imagine yourself floating down a gentle river, surrounded by towering mountain peaks and watching grizzly bears feed on salmon on the river banks. It is just magical here in Bella Coola!”

About Tweedsmuir Park Lodge

Canada's historic Tweedsmuir Park Lodge is the gateway to British Columbia's largest protected park. Here the Coast Mountains, Chilcotin Plateau, and Pacific fjords intersect, creating a bio-diverse, and spectacular wilderness. Enjoy unique adventures, including: Grizzly Bear viewing, bear tours, river fishing, heli-hiking, summer heli-skiing, old-growth forest walks, sightseeing flights, First Nations culture, and excursions to the inlets. Relax by the fireplace, enjoy the new spa facility, soak in the outdoor hot tub, or simply retire to the lodge deck for drinks. Keep your eyes open for local wildlife! Grizzly Bears often lumber past on the lawn. In winter the lodge is the home base for Bella Coola Heli Sports, a premier operator of Small Group Heli-Skiing in one of the biggest tenures in the world and deepest snowpacks.

About Destination Canada

Destination Canada is Canada’s national tourism marketing organization. Our vision is to inspire the world to explore Canada. With our partners in the tourism industry and the governments of Canada, the provinces and the territories, we advertise and market Canada in 11 countries around the world, conduct industry research and studies, and promote product and industry development.