We came to BC with the main goal being to see Grizzly Bears and we saw plenty from the Great Bear Lodge. The whole approach was highly professional and the trackers very knowledgeable and interesting. This extended well beyond the bears and included every aspect of the surrounding environment. The research that is being done and the time and effort being spent in obtaining sightings and videos of the animals in the wild is very impressive. The facilities at the lodge are simple and in tune with the necessary safety and environmental considerations. But the most is made of them and the food, service and attention to detail paid by the staff is excellent. They were all very patient and friendly. As a guest, you are spending your time in close quarters in restricted space with others staying & working there and this must require a very special personality for the staff who are there for a longer time. The other guests were all well travelled people with a common purpose; to see the most amazing wildlife.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Great Bear Hotel Port Hardy