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6715 Bear Cove Highway, Port Hardy, British Columbia V0N 2P0 Canada
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#3 of 16 Specialty lodging in Port Hardy
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4.7
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4.7
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4.6
Bear Cove Cottages is located 1 km from the ferry terminal. We specialize in saltwater fishing packages, ecotours and whale watching. All of our cottages overlook Hardy Bay and are equipped with hydrotherapy tubs, full kitchens, fireplaces, and wireless internet. Stay tuned for outdoor Wellness Spa, coming Spring 2016.
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Levi D wrote a review Nov 13
This was buy far one of the best spots I’ve ever stayed at. The view was amazing, the bed were comfortable and warm. The kitchen was stocked with loads of new pots and pans. Bathrooms were nice and clean. 100% would stay again!
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Bikram wrote a review Jul 2022
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My first time visiting the north island and also my first time ocean fishing. Bear Cove is a fantastic spot and very comfortable. The fishing was amazing and an experience I will never forget. Wade and his team are great hosts and set you up for success on the boat. Special shout out to our guide Kyle. I'll be back !!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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gerry w wrote a review Jun 2022
The accommodations were first class and as advertised, The cottages had great views of the sunrise over Bear Cove. The fishing was equally spectacular. Whether we were relaxing at the cottages or fishing on the comfortable boats our time was memorable.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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918jl wrote a review Jan 2022
San Diego, California43 contributions17 helpful votes
Bear Cove Cottages is a wonderful place for a quiet getaway or the best adventure of your life. The views are amazing, the cabins are luxurious, and if you choose to go fishing, you won’t be disappointed. Wade and Shannon are perfect hosts. I can’t recommend this place enough!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Tamster R wrote a review Aug 2021
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We stayed at Bear Cove Cottages for two nights and went on one fishing charter. It was amazing, the fishing charter, with Wicked Salmon Fishing Charters started out early morning. The charter guide was Toby he was awesome, skilled and knew where the fish were. We caught 83 pounds of fish and Toby helped us reel them in. We were so pleased with the charter and the cabin. The cottage is well appointed with awesome ocean view and the boat was spacious and perfect. We were so happy with our salmon and halibut catch plus it was taken care of packaged up and frozen. We highly recommend Bear Cove and Wicked Salmon Charter fishing.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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yellowcowguy wrote a review Aug 2021
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Another truly wicked vacation!! Cant beat the stay I just had at Bear Cove Cottages. The location on North Vancouver Island is second to none. We went out for two days stellar fishing with Wicked Salmon, excellent accommodation in the cabins and great hospitality all round. Thank you Wade and Shannon! We will see you again next year.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Wicked Salmon Sportsfishing, Owner at Bear Cove Cottages
Responded Aug 7, 2021
Thanks so much for coming to see us again! We always enjoy having you to Bear Cove, and appreciate your kind words!
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Kannon wrote a review Jul 2021
Vancouver, Canada4 contributions7 helpful votes
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I have been to Port Hardy a few times on fishing trips and it was first time this year with Bear Cove and Wicked Salmon. Easily the best of the bunch. It is the entire package that delivers on the full experience, boatful of fish, clean comfortable cottages, great local food, very knowledgeable, experienced guides that are super fun that kept us on par to bring the fish in including two double headers where we landed both fish!!! Not kidding. Ask me for the video of one of the fish jumping out the water on top of the other line and the calm voice of Wade talking us off the ledge and getting the two 20lb+ Springs in the boat!!!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Wicked Salmon Sportsfishing, Owner at Bear Cove Cottages
Responded Aug 7, 2021
Thanks so much for choosing us! We were happy to meet you and really look forward to hosting you again in 2022.Take care and enjoy your catch!
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Brenden wrote a review Jul 2021
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I was lucky enough to stay at Bear Cove Cottages for an extended duration (4 months) while working in the North Island area. I couldn't have asked for a better place to call home during this time. I stayed in Cottage #3 and the room itself had everything I needed to ensure a comfortable stay. This included a comfortable bed, a fully functional kitchenette ( (stove, microwave, pots, pans, coffeemaker), a fireplace, and more. The bathroom was also clean and the shower had impressive water pressure which didn't go unnoticed after a long day of work. Towels and additional necessities were also available in the storage and laundry room (located a few doors down). The cable television and wi-fi also allowed me to stay comfortable, connected, and capable of doing work from home when needed. Although, shutting these amenities off and enjoying the peace and quiet offered by the north island was favoured more often than not. The peaceful cottages also offer a great view of Hardy Bay's outskirts and are a stone's throw away from the water and ferry terminal. Additionally, if you have a vehicle (which I'm assuming you do) you can get to downtown Port Hardy in 5-10 minutes, or travel South and take in some amazing sights at Storeys Beach,. You can also experience a bit of north island Indigenous culture at the famous site of Fort Rupert (Tsaxis), which I highly recommend paying a visit to! All in all, you can't find a better place to call your home away from home than Bear Cove Cottages if you're considering a visit to Northern Vancouver Island. Shannon and Wade Daley are excellent hosts who respond promptly to questions and were always there when needed. I look forward to my next stay at Bear Cove Cottages - one which will hopefully include an epic fishing story and a day trip to Cape Scott, which I regret not taking the time to visit when I had the chance!
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Response from Wicked Salmon Sportsfishing, Owner at Bear Cove Cottages
Responded Jul 4, 2021
Thanks so much Brendan! We enjoyed having you this winter,hoping to see you up here again in the summer season!
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Amy M wrote a review Sep 2020
Vancouver, Canada13 contributions2 helpful votes
Pet friendly and bunk beds for our teenagers! Very quiet and private with an amazing view! Great place to relax after long days exploring the area. Unfortunately I’ve forgotten the ladies name who was taking care of the place but she was very kind and offered many suggestions for places to eat and adventures to take. Requests for more coffee and towels were accommodated immediately.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Pat D wrote a review Sep 2020
Vancouver12 contributions6 helpful votes
I booked the cottage and 2 days of fishing for my husbands birthday. I know nothing about fishing and Shannon was very helpful in getting me familiar with what the cottages and Wicked Fishing charters had to offer. The cottages are lovely and have nice updated touches. Check in staff was inexperienced but suspect that is due to pandemic and challenging gets in even getting staff in move remote locations. She did check with owners when asked for info. Location is fabulous...good view and very quiet. Due to Covid we had preferred this to a fishing lodge but would do it this way again even without a pandemic as it suited us perfectly. Our Fishing guide Toby was awesome and really worked hard at making sure our Two days were successful. He was helpful and geared his conversation to both of us even though I was a ‘non fishing person’. The packing of the fish went smoothly and we had a very good experience. We will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Wicked Salmon Sportsfishing, Owner at Bear Cove Cottages
Responded Sep 10, 2020
Thank you so much for choosing us for your husband's surprise trip! It was a great way to wrap up our fishing season. It is always great to have new guests try our cabins, if they have previously done other styles of trips. We look forward to hosting you again one day!Take care, Shannon
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bear Cove Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to Bear Cove Cottages?
Nearby attractions include Quatse Salmon Stewardship Centre (2.7 miles), Port Hardy Museum & Archives (1.6 miles), and Port Hardy Visitor Centre (1.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Bear Cove Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
Is parking available at Bear Cove Cottages?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bear Cove Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Guido, The Sporty Bar & Grill, and Karai Sushi & Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bear Cove Cottages?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Does Bear Cove Cottages have airport transportation?
Yes, Bear Cove Cottages offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Bear Cove Cottages?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Bear Cove Cottages have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Bear Cove Cottages accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.