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Spirit Bear Lodge

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Reviewed 10 January 2017

After our direct night flight from Newark (EWR) to Vancouver, Canada (YVR) the next morning we were: rested, excited and ready to start our Spirit Bear quest. From Terminal South at YVC, my husband and I boarded a small plane which flew north two hours to the island town of Bella Bella. Upon landing about six others boarded a van...

8Thank Shirley B
spiritbearlodge, General Manager at Spirit Bear Lodge, responded to this review

Shirley B We really appreciate you taking the time to do an in-depth review of your experience. We appreciate you reminding everyone contemplating a trip to the land of the spirit bear that sightings are very much serendipitous events that we can not control. We do our best to go to the rivers we know they inhabit but its really...

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 24 November 2016

A most memorable experience from the time we landed in Bella Bella and transferred to the boat for the 1.5 hour trip to the lodge. Tim (General Manager) met us on the dock. The hotel is well designed for the type of experience (no carpets to clean - a GREAT idea), everything including the floors were kept spotless. The food...

Thank 979dave
spiritbearlodge, General Manager at Spirit Bear Lodge, responded to this review

Dave R Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience with us!

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 29 October 2016

We enjoyed our 4 nights at the Spirit Bear Lodge with a terrific staff, views, comfortable bedroom and the delight of seeing both grizzlies and the white Spirit Bear in the wild. The meals were abundant and delicious, the staff for the lodge and all the guides were welcoming and outstanding in making this a special trip. We were given...

Thank lawm
spiritbearlodge, General Manager at Spirit Bear Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback lawm!

Reviewed 27 October 2016

Our journey to the Spirit Bear lodge was an experience of it's own from South Airport via Port Hardy and onto Bella Bella. A short van journey to pick up our boat then a 90 minute boat journey to the Lodge. We were greeted by Tom, the main man, who explained all the logistics of outdoor clothes, which were provided,...

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spiritbearlodge, General Manager at Spirit Bear Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback Sea_Vixen. Indeed, given that our itineraries are adaptable to people's interests it is important for our guests to communicate their interests and desires to our manager. We typically schedule the first two days of a stay with us in such a way that guests get one day with the grizzlies and one day at one of...

Buckfastleigh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 October 2016

The hotel itself is simple but comfortable. Room was good size, actually quite large, bathroom bit small but very functional. Food was good considering where you are. The staff were all very friendly & guides extremely knowledgeable and passionate about their surroundings. But you aren't here really for the hotel, its the amazing scenery & wildlife you come for and...

Thank David C
spiritbearlodge, General Manager at Spirit Bear Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback David C!

Herefordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We arrived thoroughly drenched in the midst of a rain lashed gale to be met by smiles from all the wonderful staff and a delicious hot meal served in the refectory style dinning room. We were soon chatting to other guests and slowly realising this was no holiday but a proper Adventure! Next morning at crack of dawn we were...

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Management response:

Thank you Ladyofleisure97 for your most complimentary review. As you have just experienced the Great Bear Rainforest is a truly unique and wonderful place where one can soak up the atmosphere, relax within its beauty and marvel at the majesty of its diverse wildlife. Both our staff and the community of Klemtu work hard to make our visitors feel welcomed...

Hemel Hempstead
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We were led to believe that this bear exists over 2 islands and that the lodge had experienced guides who knew the whereabouts of the elusive spirit bear. Booking a 6/7 day trip was supposed to greatly enhance our viewing opportunities. Basically there are only a few viewing places specifically operated by the lodge and the Bears typically feed in...

Thank Ann B
spiritbearlodge, General Manager at Spirit Bear Lodge, responded to this review

Ann B Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We always take particular notice when a guest feels we have not met their expectations. It’s always cause for us to review our literature on our website, in our confirmation documents and our pre-departure information packages. You’ve chosen some strong words to convey your disappointment and...

Evanston, Illinois
Reviewed 21 September 2016

An unbelievable experience. Here are some practical tips. If you are coming in from Vancouver, take the train to the airport. When you get off the escalator, take the free shuttle bus in #4 bay to the other terminal for Pacific Coast airlines. Your confirmation paperwork is your boarding pass, etc., so make sure you have that. You will fly...

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Management response:

Thank you BrooklynBarb for your enthusiastic review and recommendation. It was especially appreciated all the extra travel and field tips that you have passed on to our future guests. Being compared to a NatGeo episode makes both our staff and the community of Klemtu proud of the efforts we make to showcase the beauty and wonder that is the Great...

Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Just like you'd expect. Each guide took personal care in your safety and enjoyment room very comfortable with the basics. Food was OK and plentiful. Well equipped with excellent rain wear and boots. No bugs lots of sun and fun. Fellow guests open to new people. GM very thoughtful and personable. We had no problems to be resolved but confident...

Thank George E
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Thank you George. It is always a pleasure to help create those WOW experiences for our guests. Excellent gear, thoughtful guides, lots of food and comfortable rooms are just a part of what goes into making your stay memorable. But as always the real stars of any stay with us are the wildlife and beauty of the Great Bear Rainforest....

Hurst, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

This is truly a trip of a lifetime, everything about this trip is outstanding, great value. We were fortunate to see the Spirit Bear on our first day, we had to wait a while but well worth every hour of the wait. Something you have to remember is this is nature at its purist and waiting is the name of...

1Thank Terry S
spiritbearlodge, Manager at Spirit Bear Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Terry S for your kind words. Indeed you had the good fortune of seeing most of the wild animals that inhabit the Central Coast including sightings of rare Spirit Bears, coastal wolves and fin whales. Both the wolves and fin whales have only been seen a handful of times this year. All our staff work hard to make...

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Spirit Bear Lodge Wildlife, Bear Watching Tours and Native Culture in BC's Great Bear Rainforest Visit the Great Bear Rainforest, the largest intact temperate rainforest in the world. Explore the natural habitat of the Spirit Bear and home of the world’s only Kitasoo Spirit Bear Conservancy. Unique tours in the ancestral lands and traditional territory of the Kitasoo/Xai’xais First Nation. ... more   less 

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Address: 540 Kitasoo Road | General Delivery, Klemtu, Kitimat-Stikine District, British Columbia V0T 1L0, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Kitimat-Stikine District > Klemtu
Number of rooms: 12
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“Choose the second floor (of ground and 2nd floors) for more distant ocean views”
shirleyb816, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have a view over the inlet”
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“They are all the same!”
ladyofleisure97, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms overlook the water and are designed the same. There are six rooms upstairs and six downstairs.”
Gigi43833, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The rooms are nice but not so important because you'll spend most of your time outdoors and be too tired to notice much when you retire!”
  • Very comfortable bed and view over the water
  • A clean and functional bathroom
vallee72016, 19 Aug 2016 | Read review
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