Spirit Bear Lodge, Grizzly and Spirit Bear Viewing

2 Nights

Vancouver, BC

Now is the perfect time to explore vast natural treasures and interact with Kitasoo Xai'xais culture. Hike through the Great Bear Rainforest during long, warm days or paddle in pristine bays searching for marine life. Spot magnificent Grizzly bears in their natural habitat and if you are lucky you might even see a Spirit Bear, one of the rarest animals on the planet, with only 50 to 150 remaining in the wild.

From £2014pp
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Highlights

  • Explore the Great Bear Rainforest - the largest coastal temperate rainforest on earth
  • Lear about Kitasoo/Xai’xais territory
  • Stand in awe under massive old growth trees, marvel at the variation in mosses, lichens, and numerous unique plant species
  • Leave the modern world behind and re-connect with nature, set your camera down, breath in the crisp forest air and relax.
  • Move at a slower pace and appreciate every aspect of this magnificent ecosystem.
  • Day 1 - Arrival
  • Day 2 - Great Bear Rainforest
  • Day 3 - Departure
  • Additional Information

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
and enjoying 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. Lunch
and dinner included.

Overnight at Spirit Bear Lodge.

Meals Included: All Inclusive

Spirit Bear Lodge

Spirit Bear Lodge is a welcoming and comfortable place to lay your head after a day full of exploration and adventure in British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest.Architecturally, the exterior of the Lodge pays homage to the traditional long houses built by west coast First Nations. Inside, the atmosphere is modern and relaxing with all the comforts of home.

For each day of your stay, after a 07:00
breakfast, meet on the dock at 08:00 for a
full day of wildlife viewing adventure. The
activities may include wildlife/bear viewing, kayaking, hiking, canoeing or a cultural site visit. Visit estuaries, stunning inlets and see spectacular waterfalls. Return in time for appetizers at 18:00, dinner at 19:00, followed by an evening presentation on aspects of the Great Bear Rainforest, Bears or First Nations culture.

One evening during your stay you will have an opportunity to visit the Big House.

Breakfasts, lunches and dinners
included.

Overnights at Spirit Bear Lodge.

Meals Included: All Inclusive

Spirit Bear Lodge

Spirit Bear Lodge is a welcoming and comfortable place to lay your head after a day full of exploration and adventure in British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest.Architecturally, the exterior of the Lodge pays homage to the traditional long houses built by west coast First Nations. Inside, the atmosphere is modern and relaxing with all the comforts of home.

After breakfast, pack up and depart the
lodge by 08:00 to enjoy a scenic boat ride
back to Bella Bella of serenity in 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 and snacks included.

Meals Included: All Inclusive

3-night package: June 4 - October 8 (Fridays)
4-night package: May 31 - October 4 (Mondays)
7-night package: May 31 - October 4 (Mondays)

YOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • Accommodation for 3, 4 or 7 nights at Spirit Bear Lodge
  • Flights between Vancouver South Terminal and Bella Bella; meet and greet with van transfer between Bella Bella airport and town dock; water taxi between Bella Bella
    and Spirit Bear Lodge; all transportation to bear viewing areas
  • Professional guide services on all programs and tours
  • Welcome briefing and orientation to the tours, viewing opportunities and facilities
  • Meals: full board including snacks, starting with lunch on day 1 and ending with breakfast on the day of departure
  • Table wine and beer
  • Full day excursion(s) to main grizzly, black and Spirit Bear viewing areas
  • Morning of wildlife viewing en route to
  • Bella Bella on departure day
  • Whale watching
  • Extended cultural and natural history sites interpretive walking tour
  • Evening Big House interpretive tour
  • Evening guide presentation/slide show
  • Rain gear (jacket and bib pants and rubber boots in regular sizes)
  • Coastal Watchman Program user fee
  • Conservation fee
  • Provincial Taxes and Federal GST
    „ NOT INCLUDED
  • Gratuities - $50 per guest per night is suggested
  • Pre / post accommodation can be
    arranged in Vancouver.


PACKING SUGGESTIONS

  • Guests must come prepared for all types of weather
  • The lodge will provide rubberized
    rain gear (jackets and bib pants) and rubber boots in all average sizes, so there is no need
    for guests to bring their own.
  • The following items are suggested, and synthetic fibres, which are warm and quick-drying, are
    recommended: fleece or wool jacket; fleece or wool sweater; pants; long sleeve shirt; warm
    pants; long (thermal) underwear; shirts; extra shoes or sandals; wool socks; warm hat/rain hat with brim or ball cap; warm gloves; sun hat; sunglasses and retainer; sunscreen; biodegradable toiletries; personal medication (clearly labelled); small backpack or bag to carry camera and personal belongs during the day; dry bag(s) or heavy duty zip lock bags to go inside the backpack.

SPECIAL NOTES

  • Fitness level: Good mobility required for all activities.
  • All bookings are on request
  • Legal Waivers must be signed prior to arrival
  • Special dietary needs will be
    accommodated with notice at the time of booking
  • Smoking is not permitted inside the lodge or during the tours.
  • There is a designated smoking area on the north side of the lodge on a covered deck with a receptacle for cigarette butts. We don’t permit smoking in the lodge, on our boats or on our wildlife excursions. Bears are extremely sensitive to smell so any smoke
    or strong scents, like perfume or personal care products, may adversely affect the wildlife viewing experience of the whole
    group.
  • Itinerary is subject to changes due to weather, tides and wildlife activity
  • Destinations of bear viewing tours may change or be altered to maximize the opportunity for bear sightings on each day
  • Flight Cancellation Policy: In the case of Pacific Coastal Airlines cancelling the flight from Vancouver to the lodge, Spirit
    Bear Lodge will reimburse passengers $150 CAD per paying adult. If this flight is missed due a late-arriving connecting flight into Vancouver Airport, no reimbursement will be issued. It is highly recommended passengers purchase travel insurance to cover such instances.