Black Bear & Spirit Bear in the Great Bear Rainforest | Credit: Ian McAllister / Pacific Wild
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Black Bear & Spirit Bear in the Great Bear Rainforest | Credit: Ian McAllister / Pacific Wild
Bear in the Great Bear Rainforest | Credit: Destination British Columbia
Spirit Bear Lodge | Credit: Cael Cook
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Great Bear Rainforest Coastline | Credit: Bear in the Great Bear Rainforest | Credit: Destination British Columbia
Spirit Bear in the Great Bear Rainforest | Credit: Destination BC / Yuri Choufour
Aerial of a waterfall in the Great Bear Rainforest | Credit: Destination British Columbia
Grizzly bear eating sedge grass | Credit: Destination British Columbia
Canada

Spirit Bear Lodge (Tour code: 12208)

Starts and Ends
in Vancouver
Travel Periods
07 Aug 24 - 16 Oct 24
Experience
Travel Style
Independent Holiday Packages
Located in the Heart of the Great Bear Rainforest, Spirit Bear Lodge offers world-class Wildlife Tours and Indigenous Cultural experiences.

Highlights

Experience a multi-day adventure in the heart of The Great Bear Rainforest

Spirit Bear Lodge is Indigenous-owned, offering exclusive access to wildlife viewing areas and cultural sites

Enjoy unforgettable views of the forest, ocean and stars

Experience coastal British Columbia's stunning wildlife

5 days
From
AUD 8,912
per person, twin share
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All services are subject to availability.

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Overview

The Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia is quite simply the largest piece of intact temperate rainforest left on the planet. It is here in the Great Bear Rainforest that the Kitasoo/Xai’xais First Nation have called home for thousands of years. They have shared the forest and the salmon with a very special creature they call moskgm’ol (white bear).

Spirit Bear Lodge is Indigenous owned, offering exclusive access to wildlife viewing areas and cultural sites within the Kitasoo Xai’xais traditional territory. Located 150 nautical miles by float plane north of Port Hardy and the northern tip of Vancouver Island, Klemtu is truly in the heart of the rainforest. Nestled in a remote archipelago of small islands and thus protected from the wild Pacific, Klemtu is centrally positioned to offer unparalleled access to some of the best grizzly and spirit bear viewing in the region.

Search for grizzly bears, black bears, and spirit bears in pristine river valleys. Spot whales, porpoise, sea lions, and much more while exploring the Great Bear Sea. Find a transformative experience while local staff share their intimate knowledge of this complex eco system and guide your adventure into the untouched wilderness of the Great Bear Rainforest. After a day of wildlife viewing, share stories with fellow guests in “The Great Room”, a cozy lounge area with comfy couches and 20-foot high ocean view windows.

Enjoy the serenity and silence as you revel in the natural wonders of the pristine and raw landscape that surrounds you in this unique culturally authentic accommodation. Architecturally, the exterior of the Spirit Bear Lodge pays homage to the traditional long houses built for thousands of years. The rooms in the Spirit Bear Lodge are spacious with a King sized bed or a pair of twin beds, and private bathroom. Every room shares the same stunning ocean view and are the perfect place to relax after each day’s adventure.
 

Inclusions

4 nights in Klemtu at Spirit Bear Lodge
Return airfare from Vancouver to Bella Bella
Return water taxi from Bella Bella dock to lodge
All meals and snacks while at Spirit Bear Lodge
Table wine and beer with meals
Day excursion & transportation to wildlife viewing area
Full day wildlife viewing adventures
Evening Big House interpretive tour
Professional guides services on all programs
Welcome briefing and orientation
Evening guide presentation/slide show

Day 1 Vancouver Spirit Bear Lodge

Depart Vancouver South Terminal on Pacific Coastal Airlines scheduled service flight to Bella Bella where you are met and assisted with a van transfer to the Bella Bella town docks. The Spirit Bear Lodge boat will pick you up at the dock at for the scenic boat ride to Klemtu and Spirit Bear Lodge for an afternoon arrival. After checking in, enjoy a late lunch and welcome orientation. Afterwards, you are guided to the traditional Big House for a unique cultural experience. Return to the lodge for delicious appetizers and drinks, followed by dinner and an evening at leisure. 

Overnight at Spirit Bear Lodge

Lunch, Dinner
Vancouver → Spirit Bear Lodge
Spirit Bear in Great Bear Rainforest | Credit: Destination BC / Yuri Choufour

Day 2 - 4 Spirit Bear Lodge

After breakfast each day, enjoy full days of wildlife viewing adventures. The activities may include wildlife/bear viewing, whale watching, kayaking, hiking, canoeing or a cultural site visit. Visit estuaries, stunning inlets and see spectacular waterfalls. Return in time for appetizers and dinner, followed by an evening presentation on aspects of the Great Bear Rainforest, Bears or First Nations culture.

Overnights at Spirit Bear Lodge

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Spirit Bear Lodge
Harbour Seal Great Bear Rainforest | Credit: Destination British Columbia

Day 5 Spirit Bear Lodge Vancouver

After breakfast, enjoy a scenic boat ride back to Bella Bella in the serenity of the Great Bear Rainforest. Arrive in Bella Bella in time to take your Pacific Coastal Airlines afternoon flight back to Vancouver. You arrive at Vancouver South Terminal where your package comes to an end.

Breakfast

Additional information

Official language
French & English
Local currency
Canadian Dollars
  • Gratuities of CA$50 per guest per night is suggested.
  • Please note that this product is not covered by the Peace of Mind Booking Plan, due to the nature of the product.

Excluded

  • International airfares and taxes
  • Domestic airfares and taxes, unless otherwise specified in our holiday package
  • Visa expenses, processing and issuance fees
  • Meals other than as specified in our holiday package
  • Travel Insurance or expenses of a personal nature (mini-bar, phone call, laundry, etc.)
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, porters, hotel, restaurant or boat staff, etc.
  • Or any other travel expense that has not been included in our holiday package

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Our Freedom of Choice program offers flexibility, by allowing you to choose from different options on pre-selected days in the itinerary.

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On some Islands Holiday Packages (e.g. Fiji), it is practical to include flights, so where we have done this it is indicated by the plane icon.

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