The Spirit Bear Lodge is in Beautiful Location, right on the water at Klemtu, on the south-eastern side of Swindle Island in British Columbia's Great Bear Rainforest. The lodge is roomy and very comfortable, with a very nice, central great room where all the guest gather, eat and listen to the evening programmes. Tim McGrady and his staff have done an excellent job integrating many aspects of the Kitasoo XaisXais culture into the modern lodge, through a tasteful combining of colour, art and tradition. The food, which is served at massive tables, hewn from single cedar logs, is very good, and a lot of effort goes into both its preparation and presentation. Wine is also always included with dinner, which is a very nice touch. The Spirit Bear Lodge is a wonderful base from which to explore the Great Bear Rainforest and to spend days out in one of the most beautiful places in the world, looking for whales, bears, eagles, sea-lions and the myriad other things the region has to offer. The guides make every effort to bring the place to life for visitors, interpreting the natural history, selecting the best places for wildlife viewing, and sharing their experiences and traditional stories. Like all the staff, they seem to make a particular effort to be welcoming and accommodating in a very genuine way, and, despite the incredible natural beauty of the surroundings, and the effect of the wildlife on visitors, the friendliness of the people running the Spirit Bear Lodge really stands out. From when you first arrive, and are greeted by Tim at the boat dock, to mealtimes, the daily excursions and the relaxing evenings in the great room, you will feel very welcome and quite at home. The guides eat with the guests, stay for the evening programmes and seem to want to stay and mingle as long as possible, and during my visit last year, I never saw any of them leave for the night without first saying goodbye. I had an excellent stay at the Spirit Bear Lodge, and I hope to return many times in the coming years.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Spirit Bear Lodge Wildlife, Bear Watching Tours and Native Culture in BC's Great Bear Rainforest Visit the Great Bear Rainforest, the largest intact temperate rainforest in the world. Explore the natural habitat of the Spirit Bear and home of the world’s only Kitasoo Spirit Bear Conservancy. Unique tours in the ancestral lands and traditional territory of the Kitasoo/Xai’xais First Nation. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Spirit Bear Lodge Klemtu, Canada - British Columbia