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Great Bear Lodge

3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   6420 Hardy Bay Road | PO Box 1168, Port Hardy, British Columbia V0N 2P0, Canada
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bristol
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

I would thoroughly recommend the Great Bear Lodge to anyone, it was probably the best trip I’ve ever been on and I feel very fortunate to have experienced it. We went at the beginning of October and saw loads of bears! On arrival we were greeted by a friendly bunch of staff and treated to a lovely pizza and cookies!!... More

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Being a woman I was very apprehensive about going to look for bears in the wild, but my husband was so excited to have this adventure I had to go along with him. However what a wonderful experience I had, I never thought I could sit calmly as a bear was only meters away. We were taken out by the... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

The trip to Great Bear Lodge is now one of the best trips I have taken. If you are a nature lover this is the ideal setting for you. The friendly staff were exceptional to make us feel comfortable, and took care of every need. They provided extra gear to ensure that we are comfortable when out in the elements... More

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Ripon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

You can never please all the people, all of the time. We travelled as part of a small group with the UK firm NatureTrek. You need to have the right attitude for a place in the wilderness like this and what part of Temperate RAIN Forest do people not understand! Nature never offers a guarantee. Our experience was simply magical:... More

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Perth, Australia
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

As we arrived by floatplane from Port Hardy, we were greeted with breathtaking scenery and a warm and enthusiastic welcome from the Great Bear Lodge team. We came to see bears and there were plenty of them. It was amazing to watch Grizzly Bears fishing for salmon in their natural environment. It was quite clear to us from the web... More

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Kihei, Hawaii
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Going to the Great Bear Rainforest to spend time observing bears has been on the bucket list for many years. I found Great Bear Nature Tours through Google and decided, without viewing other service providers, to book based on the "reviews" page because some very reputable and well-established companies were mentioned here. In hindsight, I should have researched other companies... More

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

We had a wonderful time at Great Bear Lodge even though the weather was cold and wet. The gear that we are given keeps you quite snug and clothes can be put in the drier when you return so you have dry clothing for your next trip. The location is truly amazing and when the weather is nice you can... More

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Market Drayton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Our three day stay at Great Bear Lodge in May, as part of a holiday organised by Naturetrek, was a wonderful experience. The flight to the lodge by seaplane created a sense of adventure from the start. On arrival we received a warm and enthusiastic welcome from the Great Bear Lodge staff, and this warmth and enthusiasm persisted throughout our... More

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

There is a lot that we liked very much about Great Bear Lodge/Tours. Top of the list would be people. The whole of the staff were top class people and professionals. The guides were extremely well qualified post graduate level girl-Fridays - energetic and very personable. Cuisine was much better than we expected, of a very high standard by a... More

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Paris, France
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5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Unfortunately we were just as underwhelmed as the Caribbean Nomads - suggest you read their review carefully too. As they were using the hides, their trip must have been in Autumn - which is when we were told that the place is teeming with bears feeding on the salmon .......... Our trip was in Spring and the time of year... More

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GreatBearLodge, Owner at Great Bear Lodge, responded to this review

I am so sorry that you did not find your experience enjoyable here with us. I do wish you had addressed that more directly with us while you were here or contacted us directly after your departure. I did appreciate you thanking me personally for seeing to your mother’s needs as you departed on the floatplane, though that seems at... More

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Additional Information about Great Bear Lodge

Also Known As:
Great Bear Hotel Port Hardy
Great Bear Hotel
Address: 6420 Hardy Bay Road | PO Box 1168, Port Hardy, British Columbia V0N 2P0, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Port Hardy
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 9 Specialty lodging in Port Hardy
Hotel Class:3 star — Great Bear Lodge 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Great Bear Lodge is located 50 air miles from Port Hardy, British Columbia. The fully self-contained floating lodge is situated at an outstanding wildlife viewing location. This is a place of spectacular beauty where one can still find the silence and solitude of another era. From this location we operate our Grizzly Bear viewing program.The charming floating lodge has five bedrooms. The common area is a comfortable place for relaxing and listening to natural history presentations from our willdife biologists. Each bedroom has a washroom, with hot showers located downstairs. The wind and solar powered lodge is in keeping with our commitment to low-impact ecotourism. Natural wood decks surround the lodge, a perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine while enjoying the beauty of the scenery. ... more   less 

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