Eco-Cultural Wildlife Experience

An immersive experience awaits you in the Heart of the Great Bear Rainforest!
Reconnect with your wild side and experience unforgettable adventures in the wild heart of The Great Bear Rainforest! A visit to Spirit Bear Lodge is a unique experience among wildlife viewing operators in British Columbia. You will visit totally remote and pristine locations, there are no roads, no viewing platforms, and no washrooms in the wilderness. Guests are viewing wildlife in its most natural form, which means the animals we encounter are truly wild and do not always adhere to our schedule or show themselves when you would like!
8 Days from $6069/person CAD

Primary Location

Bella Bella, British Columbia

Departures

Monday & Friday departures from May 31 through October 8, 2021

Included:

  • Return airfare from Vancouver to Bella Bella
  • All ground and water transfers
  • Lovingly prepared Meals
  • British Columbia Beer and Wine
  • Wildlife and cultural day tours
  • Cozy oceanfront room with private bathroom
  • Relish in the journey to Spirit Bear Lodge
  • See Kitasoo Xai'xais cultural sites and delight in the art of storytelling
  • Experience nature while hiking through the Great Bear Rainforest
  • Explore secluded beaches
  • Watch for whales, sea otters, dolphins and porpoises
  • Search for bears in the lush estuaries
  • Relax on the ocean side deck with a beverage
  • Massive waterfalls and Stunning granite cliffs take your breath away
  • Explore Kitasoo Xai'xais territory exclusive to our guests
  • Enjoy the peace and quiet of the Great Bear Rainforest by canoe or kayak

Not Included:

  • Anything of a personal nature or that is not mentioned in included

Pricing Details

Contact us for more information and pricing!

  • Guests are required to sign a waiver prior to arriving at the Lodge
  • The Lodge is not responsible for making alternate travel plans if Pacific Coastal makes flight changes, please have travel insurance
  • Guests must be physically prepared to encounter trails that can be overgrown, and uneven
  • You will sit for long periods of time in the forest, sometimes in the rain, waiting for our chance to view wildlife
  • Hike distances of up to a mile at each river or estuary we visit and sometimes we visit more than one river or estuary in a day
  • Maximum of 10 guests per boat on day tours
  • You will spend 2.5 to 4 hours on the transport vessels each day to reach the wildlife viewing destinations
  • To maximize your wildlife viewing you will spend 9 to 10 hours out in the field each day
  • Please be advised that Klemtu is a remote community and services are limited. While the community of Klemtu is a dry community, Spirit Bear Lodge has been given special permission to offer beer and wine to guests during dinner time at the lodge

Optional Extras:

  • Pre and Post Accommodation
  • All packages are available as follows: 3-night packages beginning on Fridays. 4-night packages beginning on Mondays and 7-night packages beginning on Mondays

Itinerary

This is a sample itinerary - the exact program is tailored to the preferences of the participants and weather conditions, tides and wildlife activity.

DAY 1: ARRIVE AT SPIRIT BEAR LODGE

Pacific Coastal Airlines scheduled flight Vancouver to Bella Bella. You are met and assisted with a van transfer to the Bella Bella town docks. The boat awaits, this is where your adventure begins! Search for wildlife on your way to Spirit Bear Lodge for an afternoon arrival. Spirit Bear Lodge is built in the spirit of the First Nations heritage with the well-being of the guests in mind. After checking in, enjoy a late lunch and a welcome orientation. You will be guided to the traditional Big House for a unique cultural experience. Return to the lodge for appetizers, drinks followed by dinner and a relaxing evening.

DAY 2 TO 7: GREAT BEAR RAINFOREST

After an early breakfast, meet on the dock at 8 am for a day of adventure. Activities may include wildlife and bear viewing, whale watching, kayaking or canoeing, hiking, visit ancient Indigenous cultural sites. We explore lush estuaries, stunning inlets with immense waterfalls and granite cliffs. Return in time for appetizers and dinner. Each evening may include a presentation or cultural discussion.

DAY 8: DEPARTURE DAY KLEMTU TO BELLA BELLA TO VANCOUVER

After breakfast, pack up and depart the lodge by 8 am to Bella Bella Soak in the serenity of the Great Bear Rainforest your final morning at the Lodge. Depart on Pacific Coastal Airlines flight back to Vancouver. You arrive at Vancouver South Terminal where your package comes to an end. Breakfast and snacks included today.

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