Farewell Harbour Lodge

Access to the planet’s largest
intact temperate rainforest.

British Columbia’s secluded Farewell Harbour Lodge is partly built on land and partially afloat, offering guests privileged access to the planet’s largest intact temperate rainforest. Run by two local families, the property boasts some of the most passionate and experienced guides on Canada’s wild west coast. Expect expert-guided daily excursions into the unspoilt Broughton Island archipelago with activity options including boat trips for close encounters with killer whales and seals, as well as hikes in search of grizzly bears and birdlife.

There are just 12 private ocean-facing suites to choose from, each featuring ensuite bathrooms and a woodstove. All are linked together by beautiful wooden ramps, which also connect guests to a central lounge, dining and bar area. These shared spaces are warmed by a large brick fireplace, and have access to a huge wraparound deck with breathtaking sunset views.

When you aren’t out exploring nature, enjoy sumptuous meals as well as fascinating presentations about the environment and First Nations culture. With 10 acres of private forest right behind the lodge and pure waters at its doorstep, wildlife sightings are certainly very possible even from your seat in Farewell Harbour Lodge’s comfortable communal areas.

Location

How to get to Farewell Harbour Lodge

Water taxi transfers are available from Alder Bay to Farewell Harbour Lodge.

Activities at Farewell Harbour Lodge

  • Bear viewing
  • Zodiac excursions
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking and paddleboarding

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

Farewell Harbour Lodge Highlights

  • A welcoming wilderness lodge with the largest intact temperate rainforest at its doorstep
  • Managed by two families and staffed with extremely experienced guides
  • A wealth of outdoor activity options from kayaking to hiking
  • Opportunities for amazing bear and marine life-viewing
  • Delicious, authentic cuisine and regular informative presentations

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Below are some of our other recommended Canadian wilderness lodge accommodation options, carefully selected for their superior location, incredible wildlife and wilderness experiences, service and level of comfort.

Farewell Harbour Lodge

Family-run Farewell Harbour Lodge offers privileged access to the untouched temperate rainforests and rich marine life of the Broughton Archipelago.

Great Bear Lodge

Great Bear Lodge is situated in a location of outstanding beauty in British Columbia's aptly named Great Bear Rainforest.

Knight Inlet Lodge

A secluded lodge with a well-established reputation for excellent grizzly bear viewing from special tree stands or by boat depending on the season.

Sonora Resort

This Relais & Chateaux resort offers gourmet meals and a wealth of outdoor adventures in the heart of pristine wilderness without compromising at all on luxury.

Spirit Bear Lodge

Deep inside the Great Bear Rainforest, Spirit Bear Lodge provides visitors with a chance to view unique spirit bears, a rare subspecies of black bear sporting a white or cream-coloured coat.

Canada Overview

Why visit Canada? Spanning the top of north America from the Pacific to the Atlantic, this huge country offers majestic scenery, unspoiled wilderness and incredible wildlife and adventure opportunities. At the same time Canada is a modern country with sophisticated cities, world class accommodation and excellent rail, road and air network.

When is the best time to visit Canada? From May to September is the best time for cruising and touring in Canada when the weather is at its finest. Temperatures and daylight hours vary depending on latitude, and the coast is more moderate than inland regions which have long hot summers and very cold winters.

Grizzly bear viewing is generally good from June until October and Polar Bear viewing around Churchill is possible from July to November. November to April is the time for winter wonderland experiences, skiing, dog sledding and the Northern Lights.

What can I combine Canada with? Alaskan holidays like Inside Passage cruising and wildlife viewing. Canada can also be combined with Arctic cruising and ice based adventures.

How do you get to Canada? Fly to Vancouver in British Columbia for west coast touring and cruising, or to Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal or Quebec City for eastern Canada.

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