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review 18 Aug 2015

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Wildlife encounters:Black Bears up close.The vista of the Rockies

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Travel between some points was extensive.The Inner passage ferry trip took from 0530 hrs to 2345hrs. Travel took up at least 2 days of the trip once on the tour ie it was an 11 day tour not 13 in our opinion. Some of the hotels were poor eg Ucluelet was paticulary bad v. noisy and outside Tofino which was the attraction part of the trip ie couldn't get to Tofino under own steam.You will spend a lot of time in the bus.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

$CDN spent were in local areas. Some of the optional excursions were given by conservation minded organisers eg Bella Coona river trip. However,difficult to identify any particular conservation benefit;whale watching may have had a negative effect as there is data suggesting that whales sonar systems are damaged by constant boat traffic.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Average.Too much time traveling and not enough looking and enjoying.Felt that we were being herded too much and constantly chasing the next days activities. Several of the group (9) thought it would have benefited from one or two more days to take off the time pressure.

Read the operator's response here:

Hi George, Thanks you for your comments on your recent trip. Getting feedback such as yours is invaluable as we always strive improve our product and offer memorable experiences. We have passed all comments onto the team in Canada. Travel time in parts of North America can take a large chunk of your time but with the distances to cover this is unavoidable. We just hope that the journey can enhance the experience whether that be seeing the vistas of the Rockies or spotting wildlife from the long ferry journey. Certainly the ferry journey is long but the group who have just completed the last Canada Wildlife and Vancouver Island trip saw Orcas from the ferry and when docking in Port Hardy late at night were treated to spectacular views of the Northern Lights. In regards to lengthening the trip, this is great to hear and certainly would be great having more time. It is always a battle when developing new, and adjusting existing product to offer trips that see as much as possible within a time span that people have time off to be able to book onto. Thanks again as we really value this feedback. Matt

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