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3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   6420 Hardy Bay Road | PO Box 1168, Port Hardy, British Columbia V0N 2P0, Canada
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    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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Belmont, CA
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112 reviews 112 reviews
35 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is absolutely a perfect 10, from the welcome given at the float plane dock in Port Hardy to the sparkly new floating lodge with its heavenly beds and luxury linens, delicious, healthy meals, dedicated owners and staff and (especially) the knowledgeable guides who pour heart and muscle into making every wildlife excursion a learning experience and a grand... More

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Groveland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We flew out to Great Bear Lodge from Port Hardy via float plane. This was part of a 7,000 mile auto trip into remote parts of British Columbia. Upon landing, we instantly felt so welcome by all the staff and other guests out on the deck to meet our plane. We were delighted with our gorgeous room with an outstanding... More

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Hobart, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We ended our Canada/ Alaska trip with a three day stay at the Great Bear Lodge and we could not have picked a better finish to our holiday. All the staff were there to greet us from the float plane and within minutes we felt right at home, were eating delicious freshly baked cookies and getting ready for our first... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We recently stayed at Great Bear Lodge and it far outdid our expectations. The Lodge is warm, super comfortable, great atmosphere, delicious food. Tom and Marg are wonderful hosts. The boat excursions were all productive as far as viewing bears was concerned and the location and scenery was some of the best in the world. Could not have been happier... More

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Fareham, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

From start to finish this was an amazing experience. We spent four weeks in Canada but our three nights and days at The Great Bear Lodge were outstanding and was the highlight of our trip. We flew in by sea plane which was an adventure in itself. Despite being early in the season (May 2014) we still saw plenty of... More

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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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
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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
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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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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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
Hotel Class:3 star — Great Bear Lodge 3*
Also Known As:
Great Bear Hotel Port Hardy

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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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