Spirit Bear Lodge, Grizzly and Spirit Bear Viewing
3 nights / 4 days 4 nights / 5 days 7 nights / 8 days

INCLUSIONS

  • Accommodation for 3, 4 or 7 nights at Spirit Bear Lodge
  • Flights between Vancouver South Terminal and Bella Bella; meet and greet with van transfer between Bella Bella airport and town dock; water taxi between Bella Bella and Spirit Bear Lodge; all transportation to bear viewing areas
  • Professional guide services on all programs and tours
  • Welcome briefing and orientation to the tours, viewing opportunities and facilities
  • Meals: full board including snacks, starting with lunch on day 1 and ending with breakfast on the day of departure
  • Table wine and beer
  • Full day excursion(s) to main grizzly, black and Spirit Bear viewing areas
  • Morning of wildlife viewing en route to Bella Bella on departure day
  • Whale watching
  • Extended cultural and natural history sites interpretive walking tour
  • Evening Big House interpretive tour
  • Evening guide presentation/slide show
  • Rain gear (jacket and bib pants and rubber boots in regular sizes)
  • Coastal Watchman Program user fee
  • Conservation fee
  • Provincial Taxes and Federal GST

Not included
Flights, gratuity to drivers and guides, City tax to be paid locally, beverages, personal expenses, travel insurances, optional tours or all other item not mentioned in present itinerary

  • Fitness level: Good mobility required for all activities.
  • All bookings are on request
  • Legal Waivers must be signed prior to arrival
  • Special dietary needs will be accommodated with notice at the time of booking
  • Smoking is not permitted inside the lodge or during the tours. There is a designated smoking area on the north side of the lodge on a covered deck with a receptacle for cigarette butts. We don’t permit smoking in the lodge, on our boats or on our wildlife excursions. Bears are extremely sensitive to smell so any smoke or strong scents, like perfume or personal care products, may adversely affect the wildlife viewing experience of the whole group.
  • Itinerary is subject to changes due to weather, tides and wildlife activity Destinations of bear viewing tours may change or be altered to maximize the opportunity for bear sightings on each day.
  • Flight Cancellation Policy: In the case of Pacific Coastal Airlines cancelling the flight from Vancouver to the lodge, Spirit Bear Lodge will reimburse passengers $150 CAD per paying adult. If this flight is missed due a late-arriving connecting flight into Vancouver Airport, no reimbursement will be issued. It is highly recommended passengers purchase travel insurance to cover such instances.

Packaging suggestions

Guests must come prepared for all types of weather The lodge will provide rubberized rain gear (jackets and bib pants) and rubber boots in all average sizes, so there is no need for guests to bring their own. The following items are suggested, and synthetic fibres,which are warm and quick-drying, are recommended: fleece or wool jacket; fleece or wool sweater; pants; long sleeve shirt; warm pants; long (thermal) underwear; shirts; extra shoes or sandals; wool socks; warm hat/ rain hat with brim or ball cap; warm gloves; sun hat; sunglasses and retainer; sunscreen; biodegradable toiletries; personal medication (clearly labelled); small backpack or bag to carry camera and personal belongs during the day; dry bag(s) or heavy duty zip lock bags to go inside the backpack.

Photo credit: All images, Spirit Bear Lodge
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DAY 1 ARRIVE AT SPIRIT BEAR LODGE


Depart Vancouver South Terminal on Pacific Coastal Airlines scheduled service flight to Bella Bella where you are met and assisted with a van transfer to the Bella Bella town docks. The Spirit Bear Lodge boat will pick you up at the dock at for the scenic boat ride to Klemtu and Spirit Bear Lodge for an afternoon arrival. After checking in and enjoying a late lunch and welcome orientation. Afterwards, you are guided to the traditional Big House for a unique cultural experience. Return to the lodge for delicious appetizers and drinks, followed by dinner and an evening at leisure. (L/D)
Accommodation: Spirit Bear Lodge for 3, 4 or 7 nights
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DURING YOUR STAY – SPIRIT BEAR LODGE / GREAT BEAR RAINFOREST


For each day of your stay, after a 07:00 breakfast, meet on the dock at 08:00 for a full day of wildlife viewing adventure. The activities may include wildlife/bear viewing, kayaking, hiking, canoeing or a cultural site visit. Visit estuaries, stunning inlets and see spectacular waterfalls. Return in time for appetizers at 18:00, dinner at 19:00, followed by an evening presentation on aspects of the Great Bear Rainforest, Bears or First Nations culture. One evening during your stay you will have an opportunity to visit the Big House. Overnights at Spirit Bear Lodge. (B/L/D)
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DEPARTURE DAY – KLEMTU - BELLA BELLA - VANCOUVER


After breakfast, pack up and depart the lodge by 08:00 to enjoy a scenic boat ride back to Bella Bella of serenity in the Great Bear Rainforest. Arrive in Bella Bella in time to take your Pacific Coastal Airlines afternoon flight back to Vancouver. You arrive at Vancouver South Terminal where your package comes to an end. (B).

SPIRIT BEAR LODGE

Spirit Bear Lodge was built in 2007 and features 12 rooms with a mix of occupancy types including double and triple. Each room in the Spirit Bear Lodge features a private bathroom and shower and takes full advantage of the ocean and rainforest views.

Photo by Spirit Bear Lodge
Photo by Spirit Bear Lodge
Photo by Spirit Bear Lodge

DEPARTURES IN 2021

DEPARTURES IN 2022

** Prices in this document are for information only; they were issued at press time, for the current year. Please note that due to special events, operation hours/days and temporary promotions, they can increase or decrease at any time. Contact your travel agent for the price and promotion of the moment.

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