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Spirit Bear Lodge

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540 Kitasoo Road | General Delivery, Klemtu, Kitimat-Stikine District, British Columbia V0T 1L0, Canada
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Franktown, Colorado
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There's only one thing wrong with going to Spirit Bear Lodge-you eventually have to leave and go home. I had read about the Kermode (Spirit) Bear 20 years ago, but until Spirit Bear Lodge opened, there was no reasonably safe and comfortable way to get to see one of these fabulous animals. Now, because of the efforts of some wonderful... More 

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Epalinges, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't go to SBL if you are looking for easy and quick bear viewing. SBL is much more than that. It's an overwhelming immersion into the spiritual and cultural connection of the First Nations with their wonderful, yet so fragile environment. It is a rare privilege to be introduced with such kindness, care and knowledge into this paradise. You will... More 

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

Thanks so much for your feedback Christian T! More 

Riverton, Wyoming
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The people at Spirit Bear Lodge are unusually inclined to make this a very memorable and educational experience. Whether it's the manager, the guides, the skippers of the boat or the cook and housekeeper, everyone is extraordinarily friendly, knowledgeable and intent upon making the visit in the Great bear Rainforest as wonderful as possible. The guides are next to none... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review gunda506! More 

Meshoppen
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We wanted to see the spirit bear and decided to go to Spirit Bear Lodge. It was just an awesome experience. It was so much more than I had ever imagined! Getting to the lodge by air and water taxi was such a grand experience, the staff and guides were excellent, friendly, gracious and wanted to make us comfortable, all... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time to provide us with feedback! More 

brockville
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I decided to go solo and discovered this magical place. From the moment you step off the boat you feel welcome. Tim met us with some coffee and snacks and off we went to explore. I was lucky enough to experience a spirit bear and her cub from a distance of 10 feet, something I will never forget! There was... More 

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

Thanks for your feedback! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

we stayed the five night option and were so lucky to see the spirit bears on two occasions. We saw grizzlies and humpback whales on other excursions, walking the 'wolf trail' one day and kayaking on our last day. The main attraction was to see the elusive spirit bears. We certainly did that. Tim has made this an excellent place... More 

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

Jack1488 thanks so much for your review! More 

Santa Cruz, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the Spirit bear Lodge for seven nights. We loved every second of it! The rooms are great, the food is delicious, the service is excellent and the people running the lodge are friendly, competent, experienced, knowledgeable, and professional. I felt like I was "home" the whole time I was there. The daily excursions are fantastic. We were... More 

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

begoniaqueen, thanks so much for taking the time to review your trip to Spirit Bear Lodge. We're so pleased you chose to celebrate your 60th with us! More 

Birmingham
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights. Staff were brilliant and we had multiple close encounters with bears and humpback whales. The stay in shearwater was nice but not the point of the trip. Also if you don't like noise ask for a room on the top floor (there are no carpets, so the ground floor hear lots of stamping around)

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to review your experience at Spirit Bear Lodge! More 

Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We took their 5 day package and were delighted with the trip. I went from never havong seen a wild Grizzly Bear to having seen 6 the first day! Just abour everythiing I thought I knew about them proved wrong! Submissive behaviour is decidedly contraindicated. I never dreamed, for instance, that the proper way to deal with a mother with... More 

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

Tom S thanks very much for your feedback. You definitely struck gold with the Spirit Bear sightings. Typically about 50% of our guests will see a Spirit Bear. For reasons we are still trying to determine, 2014 was exceptional for us in terms of our Spirit Bear viewing success. Our success rate in 2014 was closer to 85%. No doubt... More 

Hatfield Heath, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We were advised to book a minimum 5 night package in order to be rewarded with seeing the spirit bear so we booked SBL6. Fantastically organised, on a personal daily basis, to give the greatest opportunity of seeing the bears - we had close (very close),encounters with a spirit bear, a black bear & a grizzly (as well as seeing... More 

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

Thanks for your feedback Elaine W! More 

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