We ended our Canada/ Alaska trip with a three day stay at the Great Bear Lodge and we could not have picked a better finish to our holiday. All the staff were there to greet us from the float plane and within minutes we felt right at home, were eating delicious freshly baked cookies and getting ready for our first outing.The lodge is beautiful, warm and inviting and is in the most picturesque setting, everywhere you look are the most beautiful reflections and the most amazing scenery. Everyday we had morning, afternoon and evening boat or walking, bear and nature excursions. Everything is provided, from wet weather gear ( including boots and sou'westers) to onesies for warmth. Our guides Blakeley and Lee were a font of knowledge and very dedicated and passionate about everything they do. Thanks guys for all that you taught us. We were lucky enough to follow a mother grizzly and her two cubs each day, even have them swim past our boat, plus the excitement of seeing a male grizzly on one of our walks! We were also lucky enough to see a mother seal and her very new baby.
The two Cindys did a wonderful job feeding us with the most delicious and healthy food. Thanks girls and thanks for the recipes! Thanks to Hazel for her welcoming art work! Thanks to LJ for keeping our backs on the nature walk and for all the wonderful information. Last, but by no means least, a huge thank you to Tom and Marg for making the Great Bear Lodge such a warm and inviting place to visit, we would have loved to have stayed a lot longer. Hopefully we will get back there one day to see the salmon run. This is one place you have to put on your bucket list!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Great Bear Lodge is located 50 air miles from Port Hardy, British Columbia. The fully self-contained floating lodge is situated at an outstanding wildlife viewing location. This is a place of spectacular beauty where one can still find the silence and solitude of another era. From this location we operate our Grizzly Bear viewing program.The charming floating lodge has eight bedrooms. The common area is a comfortable place for relaxing and listening to natural history presentations from our willdife biologists. Each bedroom has an ensuite shower. The wind and solar powered lodge is in keeping with our commitment to low-impact ecotourism. Natural wood decks surround the lodge, a perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine while enjoying the beauty of the scenery. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Great Bear Hotel Port Hardy
- Great Bear Lodge Port Hardy, Canada - Vancouver Island