NOW TRY VANCOUVER ISLAND, CANADA
This ferry and floatplaneaccessed island off the coast of Vancouver has wild Pacific beaches, snowy peaks, towering stands of old-growth Douglas fir trees and off-grid cabins on deep ocean inlets. It’s also one of the world’s best places to see black bears.
Stay at Wickaninnish Inn, on a prime stretch of beach on the island’s west coast, taking bear tours by boat along Tofino inlet. Doubles from £213 (wickinn.com).
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