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The Kitasoo Xai'xais are Committed to Protecting their Lands for Future Generations

At Spirit Bear Lodge we believe in responsible tourism, this means we do everything possible to minimize our impact on the special places we visit and the animals that call them home. We leave no trace and are conservative with our wildlife viewing. We take the time to appreciate every aspect of The Great Bear Rainforest and let the wildlife decide how close to get. It is truly an honour and a privilege to spend time in the Kitasoo Xai'xais traditional territory, we respect nature, take only pictures and leave only footprints. 


Conservation efforts are why we have this spectacular wilderness now called The Great Bear Rainforest. Spirit Bear Lodge supports local conservation organizations and community based stewardship efforts. By visiting Spirit Bear Lodge you are supporting an Indigenous owned environmentally responsible business. 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 ancestors of the local First Nations of Klemtu managed their resources in a sustainable way that provided for all and ensured that the wealth of forests, fish and wildlife would be here for the future generations.

Learn more about the following conservation and research groups working in the Great Bear Rainforest to protect sensitive eco systems, wildlife and culture, that make up one of the most bio-diverse and culturally rich places on the planet.

Van Fem It was wonderful, very comfortable, good food, many amazing people: staff and visitors....I lived my dream and the lodge made it happen.... Van Fem
shw_11 We truly enjoyed our 5 night/6 day stay at the Spirit Bear Lodge. The lodge is very nice and the food was excellent. The guides were all wonderful and truly passionate about what they do. We felt like we were well taken care of. The experience of seeing the bears in the wild was truly magical. shw_11