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Superior, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The scenery is so beautiful you have to wonder if it's real. Great staff, great food, gorgeous lodge. Wildlife was amazing. Grizzly bears are even more amazing than I expected.Highly recommend seeing the great bear rainforest before it's gone.

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Santa Clara, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

All inclusive package includes arrive by sea plane and wilderness tours twice a day every day. Totally remote but civilized on a floating collection of houseboat barges. We saw bears up close often, but even when we didn't loved the outings. Communal dining with excellent meals share with guest for all over the world. Eight rooms - book well in... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the most amazing, awesome place to visit for a wilderness experience. You arrive by floatplane and the views flying in are spectacular! Then you are met on the dock by all the staff, who make you feel immediately welcome, and you are then introduced to the routine for the duration of your visit. The days and nights are... More 

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Melbourne
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I started planning my trip last year, my travel agent friend recommended this to me. I took one look at the photo of the lodge and decided this is where I wanted to spend my birthday. I was not disappointed. The lodge is luxury in the middle of the wilderness. The accommodation is incredibly comfortable and the food was... More 

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Ipswich, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place great service great accommodation great food and great staff. Just need more bears are this time of the season or don't open. Don't visit in late July early August visit June to early July or from late August to September.

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff are amazing! Tom (part owner), guides - Marcus, Sarah and Taylor were full of fun, amazing stories and great knowledge. The location of the lodge is fantastic. We arrived by seaplane from Port Hardy and were immediately met on the dock by all the staff. They were so friendly and full of energy. You could immediately tell that... More 

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Utrecht
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

This place is amazing! The pristine wilderniss and scenery is stunning and once again I have realised and experienced that nature gives so much energy. The lodge is situated in the middle of wilderness. Unlike some other lodges there are no other tourcompanies and other people around. The encounters with bears are unpredictable and that's just WILD and unique. It... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

That's a unique place to see grizzly bears. Hosts are incredibly knowledgeable and friendly, place is comfortable, with good food. It might seem expensive at first but it actually worth every cent! We have been there twice, and might go again one day.

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Canton of Bern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

This is really a once in a lifetime experience. It brings the possibility to deeply dive into nature and experience great tours with experienced guides. It can really be described as a breathtaking opportunity to assess what is really important in daily life.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

We visited at the end of May - what a fantastic time of year. We traveled around the estuary in wee aluminium boats and got to enjoy it as it changed with the tides. The bears (which we saw on 5 of our 6 outings) were merely an added bonus (they were spectacular to see!). We were shown the September... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Great Bear Lodge is located 50 air miles from Port Hardy, British Columbia. The fully self-contained floating lodge is situated at an outstanding wildlife viewing location. This is a place of spectacular beauty where one can still find the silence and solitude of another era. From this location we operate our Grizzly Bear viewing program.The charming floating lodge has eight bedrooms. The common area is a comfortable place for relaxing and listening to natural history presentations from our willdife biologists. Each bedroom has an ensuite shower. The wind and solar powered lodge is in keeping with our commitment to low-impact ecotourism. Natural wood decks surround the lodge, a perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine while enjoying the beauty of the scenery. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Great Bear Lodge

Address: 6420 Hardy Bay Road | PO Box 1168, Port Hardy, British Columbia V0N 2P0, Canada
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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