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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
  • 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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Lansing, Michigan
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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84 reviews 84 reviews
26 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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77 reviews 77 reviews
28 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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5 helpful votes 5 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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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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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The highlight of our tour of Canada was the three days spent at the Great Bear Lodge. The welcome you receive when you arrive is like visiting family - what other accommodation has all the staff come out to greet you (and farewell you when you leave). The new lodge is spectacular and all the staff go out of their... More 

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Belmont, CA
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125 reviews 125 reviews
41 hotel reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

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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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*
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Great Bear Hotel Port Hardy

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