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Jackson, Mississippi
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We read an article in Smithsonian Magazine in September, 2016, and went right to the internet to learn more about the spirit bears and the Spirit Bear Lodge. We have always enjoyed hiking, camping and canoeing but never in such a real wilderness. The TripAdvisor reviews convinced us we should experience this exciting adventure. The reviews were correct in reporting...

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spiritbearlodge, Manager at Spirit Bear Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Gigi43833 for your heartfelt praise. Both our staff and the community of Klemtu takes great pride in welcoming all our guests and providing each and everyone with a memorable experience that is uniquely theirs. As you mentioned seeing a Spirit Bear can be elusive for some and so it was great to hear that you were one of...

Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 22 August 2016

I had been looking at the B.C. Aboriginal Tourism sites ever since our trip to NW B.C. a couple of years ago, and also to Haida Gwaii. I kept coming back to the Spirit Bear Lodge and thought it would be an amazing experience, especially if we could actually see a Spirit Bear. I had seen incredible photos of this...

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spiritbearlodge, General Manager at Spirit Bear Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks Elaine for your kind words about your experience at Spirit Bear Lodge! Indeed you were blessed with a beautiful encouter with the white bear. We estimate only 50% of our guests in any given year will see the Spirit Bear. But when it happens its magical! Tim McGrady General Manager Spirit Bear Lodge

Quebec City, Canada
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Spirit Bear Lodge is in an excellent location at Klemtu in the Kitasoo/Xai Xai's territory as it is central to all potential wildlife/bear viewing areas. The Lodge itself is very comfortable and the food is of an excellent standard. However, what makes it all special are the quality of the staff, guides, and people associated with it. Tim and his...

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spiritbearlodge, General Manager at Spirit Bear Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you vallee72016! We really appreciate your review. We are proud of the dedication of all of our staff in doing whatever we can to ensure our guests have the best experience possible. Tim McGrady General Manager Spirit Bear Lodge

Essex, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Following the great reviews on trip advisor re Spirit bear lodge I decided to book a 3 night stay. We were not disappointed the praise for the lodge is spot on. We had a fantastic time the team are passionate ,enthusiastic, very knowledgable and really welcoming nothing's too much trouble . The lodge is extremely comfortable with fantastic views and...

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spiritbearlodge, General Manager at Spirit Bear Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much myalltravel for your review!

Vancouver Island, Canada
Reviewed 23 June 2016

This is the trip for you if you are interested in visiting the Great Bear Rainforest, wildlife viewing, delicious locally sourced sea food or being connected to the local community. The small, intimate lodge and all of its guest rooms have stunning views overlooking a pristine channel in Klemtu. It's the perfect place to unwind after a day of scouting...

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spiritbearlodge, General Manager at Spirit Bear Lodge, responded to this review

MeaghanJune thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit with us. Tim McGrady General Manager Spirit Bear Lodge

Reviewed 14 June 2016

It’s been almost a year since I visited Spirit Bear Lodge and since then I’ve struggled to find the words to write this review. I suppose I should start by saying it was the best holiday ever—but it was more than that. In your time with the team at Spirit Bear Lodge you can expect to see 19 bald eagles...

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spiritbearlodge, General Manager at Spirit Bear Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Krystina for your heartfelt review. We are truly humbled by the impact that your stay at Spirit Bear Lodge had on you. All of our staff work here because they believe they are part of something bigger than a bearviewing trip - we are part of a community owned enterprise that is trying in our own small way...

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 13 June 2016

If you are looking for a place of special significance, one that holds a magical mystic If you want a community that has a vested interest in conserving such a place if your looking for guides that have an incredible store of knowledge of the history and the Geographic's of the area, If you are looking for wildlife and nature...

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spiritbearlodge, General Manager at Spirit Bear Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Michael. We appreciate your comments! Tim McGrady General Manager Spirit Bear Lodge

Grosmont, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Stayed for 3 nights whilst tracking the elusive Spirit Bear. The Lodge team are great at getting you there and looking after you whilst there. Reception was efficient and friendly. Rooms had good facilities and amenities. Beds were comfortable. View from room was staggering. Breakfast was a good buffet, and lunches to go. Wifi was good. Would definitely stay again...

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spiritbearlodge, General Manager at Spirit Bear Lodge, responded to this review

Dear kmc1702 Thanks for your review of your stay with us at Spirit Bear Lodge. We appreciate your recommendations and feedback! Tim McGrady General Manager Spirit Bear Lodge

Olympia, Washington
Reviewed 9 October 2015

We spent 3 nights at the incredible Spirit Bear Lodge safely tucked away from the noise and clamor of urban life. Moose, a member of the First Nation which owns the lodge, picked us up in Shearwater for 90 minute ride to Klemtu. He pointed out orca and humpback whales along the way. The manger of the lodge met us...

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spiritbearlodge, General Manager at Spirit Bear Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jane L We are so glad you mentioned your experiences with Moose! He's our big loveable Kitasoo/Xaixais teddy bear of a boat captain. He loves his traditional territory and loves showing it to visitors from around the world. One thing we love so much about Moose is that every day he finds new things about his territory to get...

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 8 October 2015

The first thing that will impress you is getting to Klemtu from Vancouver. It's a magical journey into the heart of the Spirit Bear lands and one of the last truly awe-inspiring temperate rainforests of North America. As we gradually began to lift and peel away the layers of our busy daily grind, we found ouselves slowly relaxing into a...

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spiritbearlodge, General Manager at Spirit Bear Lodge, responded to this review

Dear nhz2015: Thanks so much for your feedback about your stay with us at Spirit Bear Lodge. We are so glad you enjoyed the Kitasoo/Xaixais hospitality! Tim McGrady General Manager Spirit Bear Lodge

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Spirit Bear Lodge Wildlife, Bear Watching Tours and Native Culture in BC's Great Bear Rainforest Visit the Great Bear Rainforest, the largest intact temperate rainforest in the world. Explore the natural habitat of the Spirit Bear and home of the world’s only Kitasoo Spirit Bear Conservancy. Unique tours in the ancestral lands and traditional territory of the Kitasoo/Xai’xais First Nation. ... more   less 

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Address: 540 Kitasoo Road | General Delivery, Klemtu, Kitimat-Stikine District, British Columbia V0T 1L0, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Kitimat-Stikine District > Klemtu
Number of rooms: 12
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“They are all the same!”
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“All the rooms overlook the water and are designed the same. There are six rooms upstairs and six downstairs.”
 of 5 bubbles Gigi43833, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The rooms are nice but not so important because you'll spend most of your time outdoors and be too tired to notice much when you retire!”
  • Very comfortable bed and view over the water
  • A clean and functional bathroom
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