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Spirit Bear Lodge

300 Spirit Bear Drive General Delivery, Klemtu, Kitimat-Stikine District, British Columbia V0T 1L0 Canada
Update from hotel: This property is temporarily closed until 08/01/2021.
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Experience an ancient culture, spectacular wildlife viewing, stunning landscapes and reconnect with nature. Immerse yourself in true wilderness on a grand scale, deep in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest. Spirit Bear Lodge is Indigenous owned, offering exclusive access to wildlife viewing areas and cultural sites within the Kitasoo Xai'xais traditional territory.
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300 Spirit Bear Drive General Delivery, Klemtu, Kitimat-Stikine District, British Columbia V0T 1L0 Canada
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Vancouver Intl Airport331 miSee all flights
Bella Bella Airport34 miSee all flights
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SharnRol wrote a review Oct 2019
Park Rapids, Minnesota543 contributions117 helpful votes
After having been to Churchill to see polar bears, we talked about a desire to see grizzly bears. Our Churchill guide recommended Spirit Bear Lodge as a place to see grizzlies & the chance to see SPIRIT BEARS... a variety of bear we weren't familiar with... and this turned out to be excellent advice. After a flight from Vancouver and a quick boat ride we arrived at Spirit Bear Lodge where were greeted as family. The Lodge & staff were extremely knowledgable & very accommodating. The staff does its best to fill your desire for the day, grizzlies, black bears, Spirit Bear, seals, eagles or whales? Our 1st day gave us the chance to see the Spirit Bear and we were rewarded with an 1 hour viewing, before he decided to wander off. By our 3rd day their, all the check marks were marked off for what we hoped to see... The food was excellent, the coffee strong and the cookies tasty. The Lodge is moving towards 100% First Nation staff members & that added a nice addition to our learning experience. The pride of the People is well represented by a tour of the Big House, George & his granddaughter do the Axi/Axis people proud. Our 5 night stay flew past & the experiences were so satisfying. The camera got a huge workout... and each day started out like Christmas morning, knowing that wonders abound and it was time to go out and grab them.
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Date of stay: October 2019
Room Tip: They all face the water
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Response from Spirit Bear Lod... R, Front Office Manager at Spirit Bear Lodge
Responded Jan 2, 2020
SharnRol2018 we love your Christmas Morning description! We are so grateful you ended up at Spirit Bear Lodge. All the best in 2020.
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Seniortraveller76 wrote a review Oct 2019
14 contributions6 helpful votes
My husband and I spent a week at Spirit Bear Lodge (our first 2011) from September 15 to 21 this fall. For uniqueness, 10/10. Although there are other 'bear spotting' options at lodges in British Columbia, this one is First Nation run, in a First Nation village and has an element of indigenous culture you would not get elsewhere. For bear viewing, 10/10. The guides have scouted out rivers and streams for new places to see the bears. This is partly because some traditional areas suffered from the collapse of their salmon runs (climate change) and no longer support a bear population. For the difficulty of access to many of the sites, 9/10. When the lodge says you need to have good mobility to get in and out of the zodiacs, climb rough trails and navigate bogs, and patience and endurance to sit for hours, sometimes in the pouring rain, waiting for those elusive bears, they are being serious. If you are a fit senior, ready to wrestle your packs/ drybags/ lunches/ cameras out of the zodiacs and up the trails, you can do it. For the bears, 10/10 The three bears? Grizzly, black, Kermode (white, Spirit Bear). We watched them all. Actually, we saw over 20 in total: grizzlies, including a sow with triplets, black bears climbing wild apple trees feasting on the grape sized crab apples, and a lovely 6 year old Spirit bear who entertained us for over 3 hours as she fished for salmon, aware of us but content to go about her business - fattening for a long winter hibernation.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from Spirit Bear Lod... R, Front Office Manager at Spirit Bear Lodge
Responded Jan 2, 2020
Happy New Year Seniortraveller76 and thank you for not only a great review but very useful information for other visitors!
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Scott L wrote a review Oct 2019
17 contributions5 helpful votes
We spent 6 nights at the Lodge. The days are structured Breakfast, onto a boat to transport you to a viewing sight, a full day watching wildlife, back for cocktails, dinner, and an informational talk. Getting in and out of the zodiacs and hiking to viewing spots requires some effort and fitness. All worth it. Pristine wilderness and amazing views of bears and other wildlife. The guides are extremely well informed and do an excellent job of maximizing your viewing experiences. We saw spirit bears, black bears, and grizzlies. We have done bear viewing in any places (Alaska, the Yukon, BC, Montana, etc). On this trip we observed interactions among multiple bears that we had not seen before. The Lodge itself is friendly and well-appointed, friendly and helpful staff, and very good local food. If your interest is seeing wildlife, especially bears, in their natural setting, I can't recommend this highly enough. Oh yeah, and the daily boat trips are wonderful.
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Date of stay: September 2019
Response from Spirit Bear Lod... R, Guest Relations Manager at Spirit Bear Lodge
Responded Oct 11, 2019
Thank you Scott L, the information here is spot on and appreciated by all I'm sure. It sounds like you have had a lot of wildlife encounters and we feel grateful that this was a unique experience for you.
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Allene W wrote a review Oct 2019
Honolulu, Hawaii58 contributions16 helpful votes
Staying at the lodge is a packaged experience. Included are all of your meals (very healthy and good) as well as daily activities that you are assigned to. For such a remote location, the meals were surprisingly varied (fish, chicken, pork and vegetarian options when I was there). There are at least 4 different activities that are available as well as the departure day activity. At meal time, the discussion is, of course, centered around sitings of the spirit bear. After dinner, there may be an optional presentation in the adjacent lounge. This was the only negative aspect that I encountered as the lounge and dining room are all part of the same great room. So, if there are parties still talking after dinner in the dining room, the presentation has competition and the sounds bounce around in the high ceilinged room (there is additionally a loft balcony adding potentially more noise). The rooms themselves are large and comfortable, the bathrooms on the wee side (my bathroom door couldn't clear the toilet but I understand not all rooms are like that). Would definitely recommend if you are fit enough to do the hikes that some of these activities require.
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Date of stay: September 2019
Response from Spirit Bear Lod... R, Guest Relations Manager at Spirit Bear Lodge
Responded Oct 11, 2019
Hi Allene, it is great to hear from you, I was hoping you would enjoy your time with us and it sounds like you did! We take all of our guest's feedback very seriously and you will be happy to know both of these concerns are being addressed for next season! Have a great fall in Hawaii.
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Roy C wrote a review Oct 2019
brits in france10 contributions
We were lucky to have spent 5 days at Spirit Bear Lodge, a very comfortable base to explore The Great Bear Forest The lodge staff, food and surroundings were exceptional and the bedrooms were spacious.We were treated to superb wildlife sighting on our ( sometimes) arduous expeditions in search of grizzly, black and spirit bears. The guides were all extremely knowledgeable and made great travelling companions. Certainly a wildlife trip we won't forget. Thanks John & John and ALL staff at Spirit Bear Lodge, long may you prosper.
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Date of stay: September 2019
Response from Spirit Bear Lod... R, Guest Relations Manager at Spirit Bear Lodge
Responded Oct 4, 2019
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts Roy C, we really appreciate it! Have a great fall season...
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CanadaBritish ColumbiaKitimat-Stikine DistrictKlemtu
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Frequently Asked Questions about Spirit Bear Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Spirit Bear Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Spirit Bear Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a desk, and extra long beds.
What food & drink options are available at Spirit Bear Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Does Spirit Bear Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Spirit Bear Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Spirit Bear Lodge located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Klemtu.
Does Spirit Bear Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Does Spirit Bear Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.