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Spirit Bear Lodge

Klemtu, Kitimat-Stikine District, British Columbia, Canada
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Spirit Bear Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

An amazing and unforgettable adventure. That is how I would sum up the four days and five nights three friends (USA) and myself (Spain) spent at the Spirit Bear lodge in the Great Bear Rainforest. The Great Bear Rainforest is a treasure of an incalculable beauty. You have to be there to understand that this trip it is not only... More

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spiritbearlodge, General Manager at Spirit Bear Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review Olatz_A_M! More

Huntsville, Alabama
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

I have traveled many places to see black bears, brown bears ( grizzlies), and polar bears. But still on my "bucket list" was the elusive Spirit Bear! In September of this year, I had the opportunity to visit the Spirit Bear Lodge and see one of the rarest animals in the wild - the Spirit Bear! This trip, which I... More

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spiritbearlodge, General Manager at Spirit Bear Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review tcfortney! More

Bellegarde, France
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Everything is combined to make a stay at the Spirit Bear Lodge a wonderful experience. The lodge is extremely comfortable, spotless and the food delicious. The whole staff (skippers, guides, hotel staff) are welcoming, efficient and caring to make guests feel at home and part of the community. As far as the bear watching tour is concerned we appreciated the... More

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spiritbearlodge, General Manager at Spirit Bear Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review! More

Ely, Minnesota
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

When we began to discover the truth about black bears several years ago we learned about a “magical” land where the rare “white” black bear lived and very much wanted to visit this place. This year (2013) was our year to visit Klemtu, BC and the Spirit Bear Lodge. We went with the knowledge that we may not get to... More

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spiritbearlodge, General Manager at Spirit Bear Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review RhondaHennis! More

Bellegarde, France
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

My very first stay in Canada happened to be back in March, 1979, and it was in Vancouver. It was love at first sight ! At local bookstores, you could find a magazine called « Super Natural B.C. Just a glance at it, and one would love B.C. for its natural beauty for ever. Then, I explored more about Canada,... More

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spiritbearlodge, General Manager at Spirit Bear Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review Jean Philippe! More

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

I just wanted to send a note thanking the Staff of Spirit Bear and the people of Klemtu for an amazing adventure. From the moment you arrive at the Lodge until the time you leave the staff and the local community treat you like family. I have had the opportunity to travel and photograph Bears in Yellowstone, Churchill Bay, Waterton... More

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spiritbearlodge, General Manager at Spirit Bear Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review Kyle B! More

Kailua Kona, Hawaii
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

The Coastal Rain Forest of B.C. is absolutely stunning, but do expect to be wet and in rain gear for your trip. In being there for a week, we saw sunshine only on the morning we departed. As for the Spirit Bear, when I initially contacted the management about sightings, I was told they had seen Spirit Bear for the... More

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spiritbearlodge, General Manager at Spirit Bear Lodge, responded to this review

Judydeco, we deeply regret that your experience didn’t match your expectations. We’ve been proudly operating lodge based bear viewing since 2007 and operating tours in our traditional territory since 1996. We have no desire to be anything but candid and transparent with any potential guests about our programs in the Great Bear Rainforest. You’ve been quite detailed in your critique... More

Houston, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Just back from six days at the lodge. This is one of the last best places on earth. Unspoiled and untouched. It's also the only place to see the elusive spirit bear in the world. While we did not see that bear we saw many grizzlies and black bears. And by no means was it a disappointing trip. The lodge... More

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spiritbearlodge, General Manager at Spirit Bear Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback SG63fromMT! More

Buffalo Grove, IL
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

I came across the Spirit Bear Lodge doing an internet search while researching trips to the Great Bear Rainforest to photograph the elusive Kermode (Spirit) Bear. So glad I found this operation. Tim and the staff are helpful, friendly and not only make you feel at home, but make you feel that you're part of the entire community of Klemtu.... More

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spiritbearlodge, General Manager at Spirit Bear Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback Photographerwild! More

Fareham, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

According to the literature and website the lodge is "owned and operated" by First Nations but this wasn't borne out by our experience. None of our guides were local and whilst the ones we did have took good care of us on our trips out, I felt they could have given us more information on the areas flora and fauna,... More

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spiritbearlodge, General Manager at Spirit Bear Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your candid feedback Jules286903. As we cite in our literature our lodge is 100% owned and operated by the Kitasoo/Xaixais Band. As of this writing (2013) 78% of our 40 employees are members of the Kitasoo/Xaixais Band. These are the boat captains, housekeepers, kitchen staff and guides. As you've pointed out, some of our lead guide staff... More

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Address: Klemtu, Kitimat-Stikine District, British Columbia, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Kitimat-Stikine District > Klemtu
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Spirit Bear Lodge Klemtu, Canada - British Columbia

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