Great Bear Lodge is situated in a place of outstanding natural beauty
Accessible only by air, Great Bear Lodge is situated in a place of outstanding natural beauty and was used as a base when the BBC filmed the series “Secrets of Our Living Planet”. Designed to have minimal impact on the pristine surrounding environment, this floating wilderness lodge is constructed out of wood, with power supplied by wind turbines and solar panels.
Accommodation is in 8 comfortably appointed bedrooms, featuring private ensuite bathrooms with showers. Meals prepared with fresh, seasonal local ingredients are served in the shared dining room, with a typical dinner featuring for instance, roast salmon drizzled with maple syrup and mustard seeds. There is also a communal library filled with natural history books, and in this area informative presentations are given by resident biologists.
Activities at Great Bear Lodge are geared towards bear-viewing in the aptly named Great Bear Rainforest. Two sessions are scheduled per day – one in the morning, the other in the afternoon. Excursions are tailored to observe bears at their most active, with boat trips likely in spring and summer, when bears are commonly found foraging along the estuarine grasslands for plants and berries. In autumn, observation is mostly at river blinds – timber platforms strategically set up by the best bear-fishing locations by the river. A wide array of bird and whale species are also likely to be spotted, from Bald Eagles to humpbacks.
- Bear viewing
- Boat excursions
*Some activities are available at extra cost.
- A serene, secluded lodge set in the magnificent Great Bear Rainforest
- Offering comfortable, authentic accommodation in the heart of untouched wilderness
- Fantastic opportunities to observe grizzly bears in the wild
- Excursions tailored to seasons, to maximise bear encounters
- Extremely rich bird and marine life, from Bald Eagle to seals and whales
Float plane transfers are available from Port Hardy to Great Bear Lodge.
Canada Wilderness Lodges
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.
Khutzeymateen Wilderness Lodge
Khutzeymateen Wilderness Lodge is one of the most unique bear viewing lodges in Canada’s British Columbia.
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.
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.
Tweedsmuir Park Lodge
Located in the Great Bear Rainforest, award-winning Tweedsmuir Park Lodge offers sensational grizzly bear safaris