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Bear Claw Lodge

6271 Kispiox Valley Road 63 Kilometer on Kispiox Valley rd, Kispiox, Kitimat-Stikine District, British Columbia V0J 1Y0 Canada
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Bear Claw Lodge is home to the 15,000 square foot post-and-beam Bearclaw Lodge located on the world-famous Kispiox River (Containing the world's largest strain of wild Steelhead). 22โ€™ locally carved Totem Poles stand guard in the foyer behind the massive, three story river rock fireplace. Snowcapped Baldy Mountain dominates the view from the dining room windows, where our heliskiiers are only an 8 minute flight from. Bedroom sliding glass doors open to a stone walk balcony overlooking the Kispiox River. The scent of cedar and fresh homemade bread drifts through the lodge. It truly is, luxury in the wilderness.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Free breakfast
Game room
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Horseback riding
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Business Center with Internet Access
Full body massage
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Shared lounge / TV area
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German


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6271 Kispiox Valley Road 63 Kilometer on Kispiox Valley rd, Kispiox, Kitimat-Stikine District, British Columbia V0J 1Y0 Canada
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This little lodge overlooking the Kispiox River is surrounded by natural beauty. With only 8 guestrooms, service is indeed individual. The friendly and courteous staff greeted us by name, noted our preferences and catered to our needs. Gourmet food was prepared with food sensitivities in mind, and tastefully presented. We were fly fishing, but others were kayaking, horseback riding, and hiking. A kids camp is offered several times each summer with training ranging from water rescue to bread baking to proposing toasts. We were impressed with the people and the place.
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Outstanding experience! We went on a retreat and the people, food, wine, activities, accommodation and scenery total-up to the best experience we have ever had while on retreat. We did kayaking, river floating, horseback riding, lake canoeing, archery tag, yoga, axe throwing, massages, hot tubbing and bonfires every night. It was bliss and a 10 out of 10, and I highly recommend to anyone. Wow!
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I have had the pleasure of spending 8 days at Bear Claw, and with the amazing people who work with and around this crew, for 2 different retreats in the past 13 months. I can say unequivocally this is the finest group of people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting as Lodge and hospitality operators. Forget the fact that Bear Claw is smack in the middle of one of the most spectacular parts of the planet, and that they are gifted with incredible natural resources; they have an uncanny ability to know exactly what our group needs, and what each individual needs, in order to deliver an incredible experiance for all. I trust them implicitly and will absolutely be back! PS: the food is the best ever๐Ÿ˜ and the beds and rooms are a little but of heaven!
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This Lodge is Fantastic I came on my own as I wanted to fish with a guide on great Rivers like the Kispiox, Skeena and the Bulkley I learnt a lot from the professional guides I came for five days fishing and 6 days board . The Family run lodge has 8 great comfortable rooms great beds very clean all services available from laundry to wifi All the staff some of which are not family are really friendly and go out of their way to make your stay memorable you feel part of the lodge when you are staying there Food fantastic wines and a great choice of spirits special mention of the great Ceaser they make . You can do anything there they can offer camping they also have great kid camps where the kids can go riding and also study the great scenery around the lodge Try the snorkelling in the river and watch the fish going by . I went riding on the morning before I left on trails and it was great I keep using the word fantastic because it is ! While I was there a Swiss family took a three day mountain trip on horses where they stayed in a cabin each night Which they told me they really enjoyed At night you get to have a great dinner with the guests and occasionally the owners/family it's very informal and relaxing Obviously you can get either a packed lunch or cooked if you are in Breakfast has a great choice of cooked or cold cereals and fruit local wild blueberries and raspberries are a must have I will be coming again ( if I can get a reservation after this review) with friends and my wife as this is a very special place you have just got to come but not for less than a week as there is just to much to take in !
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The lodge, staff, location, and food are all top class. This really reminded me of a Relais & Chateaux caliber property. Though much more intimate than a Sonara Resort, and a whole lot cheaper than Clayoquot Wilderness Resort. Our family of nine ranging from 1 to 70 years old stayed here for four nights as a family getaway. Activities during the trip included: river rafting and kayaking, horseback riding, zip-lining into the river, and most unique of all--snorkeling down the river watching the fish go by. My almost 4 year old also spent about 45 minutes on a tractor with the owner clearing brush on the property--that's an activity you won't find in the brochure, but he had a ball. So between these outdoor activities in a beautiful location along the river, the food in the lodge is amazing. This of course assumes you enjoy your food fresh, local, and made from scratch. All starts with the morning wake up call with a drink of your choice, a massive breakfast, "light" lunch, afternoon apps, and then a three course dinner. Now throw in the fact you're on a friendly first name basis with everyone working there, and the service levels are top class. I'd brought my 1 year old her own fork, and at each meal said fork would have been washed and wrapped up in a napkin in front of a high chair at the table. Love this sort of attention to small details. And should note that the service isn't in any way stuffy--it manages to be refined while being entirely casual. While lounging around the lodge they are all a delight to chat with. At the end of the day, this place actually is great value when factoring in everything that is included in the room rate (from high quality food to airport transfers). Plus mileage award tickets from Vancouver to Smithers on Air Canada are also pretty available (our whole group traveled same flights on Aeroplan awards), so you can minimize the sting of that pricey flight. The only bad thing I can say is I picked up a few more insect bites than I would have liked. But everyone else in the group put on some repellent and was just fine. My only initial trepidation in booking was the lack of reviews online. But their website definitely accurately portrays the experience--and the photos are entirely representative (so I'm not adding any photos here). This is really perfect for a summer family getaway. They were amazing with my young kids, and we'll definitely return in the future.
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Response from Kaleigh A, Marketing Manager at Bear Claw Lodge
Responded Aug 4, 2015
Thank you so much for the incredible feedback. It makes it so easy for us at Bear Claw to want to go above and beyond when we have amazing guests like you and your family. Thank you for the time and thought you put into your comments, we appreciate every word and it means a lot to us. We look forward to having you all back again in the future! Best, All of us at Bear Claw!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bear Claw Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Bear Claw Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Bear Claw Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Bear Claw Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bear Claw Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Does Bear Claw Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Bear Claw Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Bear Claw Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Bear Claw Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and German.
Is Bear Claw Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.