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Spirit Bear Lodge

Wildlife Tours, Indigenous Culture
&
The Great Bear Rainforest


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Accommodations
Package Highlights
Sample Itinerary
Package Prices
Cancellation Policy and Waiver


Welcome!

We invite you to join us on the Central Coast of British Columbia, home of the Kitasoo/Xai'xais
Indigenous peoples, the Village of Klemtu and the Heart of the Great Bear Rainforest.

 
   


Experience an ancient culture, spectacular wildlife viewing, stunning landscapes and reconnect with
nature. Immerse yourself in true wilderness on a grand scale, deep in the heart of the Great Bear
Rainforest .
Spirit Bear Lodge is Indigenous owned, offering exclusive access to wildlife viewing areas and cultural
sites within the Kitasoo Xai’xais traditional territory.
 

Accommodations

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.

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.
   

With only 12 rooms, the lodge accommodations are spacious yet cozy and can be outfitted with a
comfortable king bed or a pair of twin beds. Every room shares the same stunning ocean view and is the
perfect place to relax after each day’s adventure.

After a day of wildlife, culture and adventure, relax with a glass of wine or craft beer and delicious après
on our ocean view deck or in the cozy lounge area of the “Great Room”. Dinner is a communal
experience where we enjoy the delectable meals created by our culinary team and share stories with
each other.
 
   

Gaze out towards the grey blue waters of the Great Bear Sea and watch for passing Humpback Whales,
Sea Lions, Otters, Eagles and more.
 

Package Highlights

  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Return Airfare from Vancouver to Bella Bella
  • Ocean view rooms with private bathrooms
  • 3,4, and 7 night packages
  • Exclusive access to private wildlife viewing areas
  • Explore ancient cultural sites
  • Delight in the art of Storytelling
  • Connect with nature in an intact rainforest
  • Experience enchanting adventures by kayak, canoe or on foot
   

2022 Season

The 2022 Tour Season will run from August 1st - October 3rd.


All packages are available as follows:
3-night packages begin on Fridays
4-night packages begin on Mondays
7-night packages begin on Mondays

Sample Itinerary


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.
  • Our boat awaits, this is where your adventure begins.
  • Search for wildlife on your way to Spirit Bear Lodge for an afternoon arrival
  • 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, 3, 4, 5, 6,7 GREAT BEAR RAINFOREST
  • 7am breakfast, meet on the dock at 8am for a day of adventure
  • Activities may include: wildlife/bear viewing, whale watching, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, or a 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.
DEPARTURE DAY KLEMTU -BELLA BELLA - VANCOUVER
  • After breakfast, pack up and depart the lodge by 8am to Bella Bella
  • Soak in the serenity of the Great Bear Rainforest your final morning with us
  • 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
Itinerary is subject to changes due to weather, tides and wildlife activity.
We ensure each day is special for you.


 

Package Prices


Aug 1 - Oct 3rd 3-NIGHT 4-NIGHT 7-NIGHT
 Double  4500  5620  9175
 Single  6790 8580 14130
 Triple  3920  4920  8100

  • Pricing (per person in Canadian dollars; GST is not included)
  • Conservation Fee of $200 per person will be added to your invoice at the time of booking
  • Gratuities not included (recommended $50 per person per day)


Conservation Fee

The Kitasoo/Xai'xais are committed to protecting their lands for future generations. Spirit Bear Lodge
supports local conservation organizations and community based stewardship efforts by charging a $200
per person conservation fee to each guest who joins our tours. This means enjoying an experience of a
lifetime at Spirit Bear Lodge contributes to conservation efforts in the GBR and the community of Klemtu.
The conservation fees collected go directly to the following organizations: Coastal Guardian Watchmen,
Súa Cultural Group, Spirit Bear Research Foundation, Kitasoo/Xai'xais Resource Stewardship,
Raincoast Conservation Foundation.
To Learn more about Spirit Bear Lodge and the community of Klemtu's conservation efforts visit our Conservation Page.

 

Getting to the Lodge
All Part of the Adventure



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 Fly into Bella Bella, Boat to Klemtu

 


 

Cancellation Policy and Waiver


1. You are required to sign a waiver prior to arriving at SBL. (View waiver here.)

2. SBL is not responsible for making alternate travel plans if Pacific Coastal makes flight changes,
please have travel insurance.

3. Good Mobility is required on all of our trips.

4. Fully Refundable $500 per person deposit to make a reservation.

5. Cancellation Policy - Revised due to COVID-19 - All deposits are fully refundable until 90 days before
the package start date. If you are unable to travel due to COVID-19 related restrictions such as
community closures, government travel bans, etc. we will price match your trip for the following season.
If you want to cancel within 90 days, for circumstances unrelated to COVID-19, our standard policy will
apply (see below).

30-60 days prior to arrival -60% of package price
0-29 days prior to arrival -no refund
$185 change fee for any name, flight or date changes
 
6. Please purchase trip cancellation and travel insurance.

7. For baggage information visit www.pacificcoastal.com


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