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Buckfastleigh, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel itself is simple but comfortable. Room was good size, actually quite large, bathroom bit small but very functional. Food was good considering where you are. The staff were all very friendly & guides extremely knowledgeable and passionate about their surroundings. But you aren't here really for the hotel, its the amazing scenery & wildlife you come for and... More 

Thank David C
Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived thoroughly drenched in the midst of a rain lashed gale to be met by smiles from all the wonderful staff and a delicious hot meal served in the refectory style dinning room. We were soon chatting to other guests and slowly realising this was no holiday but a proper Adventure! Next morning at crack of dawn we were... More 

Thank ladyofleisure97
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Thank you Ladyofleisure97 for your most complimentary review. As you have just experienced the Great Bear Rainforest is a truly unique and wonderful place where one can soak up the atmosphere, relax within its beauty and marvel at the majesty of its diverse wildlife. Both our staff and the community of Klemtu work hard to make our visitors feel welcomed... More 

Hemel Hempstead
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were led to believe that this bear exists over 2 islands and that the lodge had experienced guides who knew the whereabouts of the elusive spirit bear. Booking a 6/7 day trip was supposed to greatly enhance our viewing opportunities. Basically there are only a few viewing places specifically operated by the lodge and the Bears typically feed in... More 

Thank Ann B
spiritbearlodge, General Manager at Spirit Bear Lodge, responded to this review

Ann B Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We always take particular notice when a guest feels we have not met their expectations. It’s always cause for us to review our literature on our website, in our confirmation documents and our pre-departure information packages. You’ve chosen some strong words to convey your disappointment and... More 

Evanston, Illinois
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28 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An unbelievable experience. Here are some practical tips. If you are coming in from Vancouver, take the train to the airport. When you get off the escalator, take the free shuttle bus in #4 bay to the other terminal for Pacific Coast airlines. Your confirmation paperwork is your boarding pass, etc., so make sure you have that. You will fly... More 

1 Thank BrooklynBarb
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Thank you BrooklynBarb for your enthusiastic review and recommendation. It was especially appreciated all the extra travel and field tips that you have passed on to our future guests. Being compared to a NatGeo episode makes both our staff and the community of Klemtu proud of the efforts we make to showcase the beauty and wonder that is the Great... More 

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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just like you'd expect. Each guide took personal care in your safety and enjoyment room very comfortable with the basics. Food was OK and plentiful. Well equipped with excellent rain wear and boots. No bugs lots of sun and fun. Fellow guests open to new people. GM very thoughtful and personable. We had no problems to be resolved but confident... More 

Thank George E
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Thank you George. It is always a pleasure to help create those WOW experiences for our guests. Excellent gear, thoughtful guides, lots of food and comfortable rooms are just a part of what goes into making your stay memorable. But as always the real stars of any stay with us are the wildlife and beauty of the Great Bear Rainforest.... More 

Hurst, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

This is truly a trip of a lifetime, everything about this trip is outstanding, great value. We were fortunate to see the Spirit Bear on our first day, we had to wait a while but well worth every hour of the wait. Something you have to remember is this is nature at its purist and waiting is the name of... More 

Thank Terry S
spiritbearlodge, Manager at Spirit Bear Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Terry S for your kind words. Indeed you had the good fortune of seeing most of the wild animals that inhabit the Central Coast including sightings of rare Spirit Bears, coastal wolves and fin whales. Both the wolves and fin whales have only been seen a handful of times this year. All our staff work hard to make... More 

Jackson, Mississippi
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31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

We read an article in Smithsonian Magazine in September, 2016, and went right to the internet to learn more about the spirit bears and the Spirit Bear Lodge. We have always enjoyed hiking, camping and canoeing but never in such a real wilderness. The TripAdvisor reviews convinced us we should experience this exciting adventure. The reviews were correct in reporting... More 

1 Thank Gigi43833
spiritbearlodge, Manager at Spirit Bear Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Gigi43833 for your heartfelt praise. Both our staff and the community of Klemtu takes great pride in welcoming all our guests and providing each and everyone with a memorable experience that is uniquely theirs. As you mentioned seeing a Spirit Bear can be elusive for some and so it was great to hear that you were one of... More 

Edmonton, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

I had been looking at the B.C. Aboriginal Tourism sites ever since our trip to NW B.C. a couple of years ago, and also to Haida Gwaii. I kept coming back to the Spirit Bear Lodge and thought it would be an amazing experience, especially if we could actually see a Spirit Bear. I had seen incredible photos of this... More 

Thank elainefleming2016
spiritbearlodge, General Manager at Spirit Bear Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks Elaine for your kind words about your experience at Spirit Bear Lodge! Indeed you were blessed with a beautiful encouter with the white bear. We estimate only 50% of our guests in any given year will see the Spirit Bear. But when it happens its magical! Tim McGrady General Manager Spirit Bear Lodge More 

Quebec City, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

Spirit Bear Lodge is in an excellent location at Klemtu in the Kitasoo/Xai Xai's territory as it is central to all potential wildlife/bear viewing areas. The Lodge itself is very comfortable and the food is of an excellent standard. However, what makes it all special are the quality of the staff, guides, and people associated with it. Tim and his... More 

1 Thank vallee72016
spiritbearlodge, General Manager at Spirit Bear Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you vallee72016! We really appreciate your review. We are proud of the dedication of all of our staff in doing whatever we can to ensure our guests have the best experience possible. Tim McGrady General Manager Spirit Bear Lodge More 

Essex, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Following the great reviews on trip advisor re Spirit bear lodge I decided to book a 3 night stay. We were not disappointed the praise for the lodge is spot on. We had a fantastic time the team are passionate ,enthusiastic, very knowledgable and really welcoming nothing's too much trouble . The lodge is extremely comfortable with fantastic views and... More 

2 Thank myalltravel
spiritbearlodge, General Manager at Spirit Bear Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much myalltravel for your review! More 

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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 

Additional Information about Spirit Bear Lodge

Address: 540 Kitasoo Road | General Delivery, Klemtu, Kitimat-Stikine District, British Columbia V0T 1L0, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Kitimat-Stikine District > Klemtu
Price Range: $145 - $146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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Spirit Bear Lodge Klemtu, Canada - British Columbia
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