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Great Bear Lodge

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3.0 of 5
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6420 Hardy Bay Road | PO Box 1168, Port Hardy, British Columbia V0N 2P0, Canada
Great Bear Lodge
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an amazing trip. The flight over was breathtaking, the mouth of the river is majestic, the lodge is beautiful and the staff are friendly and passionate about what they do. I work as a GM of a hotel and I can find it hard staying in other hotels. But this was no ordinary hotel. This was an amazing... More 

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sussex
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

My wife had an urge to see some bears, she was not disappointed. But this place is far more than that, it was a great learning experience as well, the guides could not have been more informative, even with our constant dumb questions! Their patience was endless. The evening meal was an experience in itself with I think Tom who... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Nice rooms, amazing staff, incredible food - and bears, bears, bears. Tom and his staff are devoted to giving his guests a first class experience - and at the same time an education about the amazing environment of the Great Bear Rain Forest. The evolution of this area, and why the ecology had evolved to what it is - and... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We planned our entire trip to Canada around this tour and it did not disappoint. For years my husband and I have dreamed of seeing grizzly bears in the wild and our experience at the Great Bear Lodge was like walking into a David Attenborough documentary - an experience of a lifetime! We were due to depart from Port Hardy... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We spent 3 days at the lodge and loved it. Everyone was great, the guides answered any and all questions with a somewhat humorous yet professional manner. The staff at camp treated us like family. The room we had was large and very comfortable, with attached bathroom. As for the meals, I don't eat any seafood, lamb or duck which... More 

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monza
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This place is a once in a lifetime experience, though if I have my way I will be going back. Initially I thought the trip was pricey, but when you realise it includes the sea plane flights, luxury accommodation, food and drink of the highest quality and the most amazing experience viewing bears in their natural habitat you start to... More 

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Cleethorpes
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Stayed for six nights.New lodge this year negates many adverse comments on previous accomodation.Tom and Marg and their staff are great and seem to be experts in multi-tasking.Rooms are clean and spacious with a comfortable bed and pillows.Wash basin in room with shower/toilet en-suite.Shower cubicle large but shower head fixed on wall and water pressure not spectacular.Room would have been... More 

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San Diego, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

My husband and I wanted to take a trip to see grizzly bears, and when he found the Great Bear Lodge on line, we immediately booked a three night stay. We were not disappointed in the least; in fact, the entire experience was over the top! The entire staff of the lodge greeted us after our short float plane ride... More 

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Walton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This is the real deal. From the sea plane flight from Port Hardy to being met by lodge staff waiting on the lodge platform to welcome you. Really can't recommend this place highly enough the accommodation and hospitality are superb and all the staff outstanding. We were blessed with fabulous fellow guests and bear viewing you could only dream of... More 

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Mandurah, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I was asked numerous times, upon my return to Australia from an 8 week holiday travelling around parts of U.S.A. and Canada, what the highlight was.....THATS EASY....the answer is, without question or hesitation, by far.... it was my 4 nights at the Great Bear Lodge at Smiths Inlet in British Columbia to view GRIZZLY BEARS. I am passionate about seeing... More 

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