Spirit Bear Lodge


Welcome in the Great Bear Rainforest, the largest intact temperate rainforest in the world. This is the natural habitat of the Spirit Bear and of the world’s only Kitasoo Spirit Bear Conservancy. This is also the ancestral lands and traditional territory of the Kitasoo/Xai’xais First Nation. In a land sculpted by the last ice age, where deep coastal fjords cut into the snow capped mountains and temperate rainforests lead to remote beaches, Spirit Bear Lodge takes visitors on an authentic cultural journey. The ancestral lands of the Kitasoo/Xai’xais are also home to ancient village sites and architecture. As for the coast, this section of the Pacific Ocean attracts numerous killer and humpback whales. 

Itinerary

  • Day 1 Vancouver - Klemtu

    Vancouver - Klemtu The tour departs from Vancouver International Airport's South Terminal where you’ll catch a flight towards Bella Bella. Upon arrival in Bella Bella, you’ll be greeted by a guide. you’ll board the water taxi for a scenic 90 minute ride to Spirit Bear Lodge in Klemtu. Upon arrival, you receive a short orientation to the tours, viewing opportunities and facilities. (D)

    - Accommodation : Hotel

  • Day 2 Klemtu

    Klemtu After breakfast, You will embarke with your guides on a high speed boat (lunch aboard) for the first day tour. The bear viewing program take you daily to different pristine river valleys and estuaries. Typically, you will travel by boat and disembark to explore the lush river valleys and broad, braided estuaries on foot. In the evening, the dinner (buffet) will be followed by lectures about the local native culture, wildlife and flora. (B, L, D)

    - Accommodation : Hotel

  • Day 3 Klemtu

    Klemtu Early departure for Spirit Bear viewing safari on foot in one of our Spirit Bear rivers. (B, L, D)

    - Accommodation : Hotel

  • Day 4 Klemtu - Vancouver

    Klemtu - Vancouver For the 3 nights package, you can choose between different activities in the morning : explore the rugged coastline in a kayak, take a walk in the rainforest, or choose a cultural tour. Then the water taxi takes you back to Bella Bella for the Flight to Vancouver. Those who chose the 4 nights package will have a choice between: an additional grizzly viewing tours, a whale watching excursion, sea kayaking day trip excursion, an ancient First Nations cultural tour on the Dis’ju site or a spirit auest to one of the pristine valleys in the Spirit Bear Conservancy. (B, L, D) or (B, L) only for the 3 nights package.

4th night option :

Day 5 - Klemtu / Vancouver (2h flight)
After breakfast, choose between sea kayaking along the shores south of Klemtu, a rainforest walk or a cultural tour. Then the water taxi takes you back to Bella Bella (B, L) 

Period & budget

When to travel?

The best period for travelling is during the following months:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Notes

The cost includes:


· Return airfare from Vancouver to Bella Bella
· Shuttle from Bella Bella Airport  to Bella Bella dock
· Round trip water taxi from Bella Bella to Spirit Bear Lodge
· All transportation to bear viewing area
· Professionnal guides services on all programs and tours
· Full day excursions to main grizzly viewing area on day 2 and 3
· Full day excursion optional on day 4: spirit quest to one of the pristine valleys in the spirit bear conservancy, additional grizzly viewing tour, whale-watching, ancient first nations cultural tour, sea kayacking. (only for the 4 night package)
· Half day morning optional excursions on departure day: kayak paddle along the shores south of Klemlu, a rainforest walk or a cultural tour.· 3 or 4 nights accommodation in private ocean view room at Spirit Bear Lodge with private bathroom.
· 9 or 12 meals (see abbreviations)
· Applicable taxes

The cost does not include:


· Air travel (except round trip flight from Vancouver to Bella Bella)
· Gratuity for staff (recommended 20$ cdn per day per guest for duration of stay)
· Personal expenses

Practical info

Sarah

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Sarah

  • Specialist in Canada and USA
  • Holder of a tourism licence
  • An adventurer at heart
  • Fascinated by local culture and people
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Destination
British Colombia Rocky mountains
Activity
Nature - Adventure Short trips and extensions Summer
Duration
4 days
Code
AV-16
Price
From C$2,939
Level
1/5
Comfort
4/5

Strengths

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