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Spirit Bears of the Great Bear Rain Forest

5 Days / 4 Nights
Vancouver to Vancouver
From USD$3,575 per person
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The Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia is quite simply the largest piece of intact temperate rainforest left on the planet. It is here in the Great Bear Rainforest that the Kitasoo/Xai’xais First Nation has lived since time immemorial. They have shared the forest and the salmon with a very special creature they call Moskgm’ol (white bear).

It is only fitting then that Spirit Bear Lodge is situated in the small, remote Kitasoo/Xai’xais fishing village of Klemtu. Located 150 nautical miles by float plane north of Port Hardy and the northern tip of Vancouver Island, Klemtu is truly in the heart of the rainforest. Nestled in a remote archipelago of small islands and thus protected from the wild Pacific, Klemtu is centrally positioned to offer unparalleled access to some of the best grizzly and Spirit Bear viewing in the region.

Architecturally, the exterior of the Spirit Bear Lodge pays homage to the traditional long houses built for thousands of years by West Coast First Nations. Inside, the atmosphere is modern and relaxing. After a day of bear viewing, share stories with fellow guests in The Great Room; an intimate central room with comfy couches, 20-foot high, ocean view windows, local Tsimshian Art and two 12-foot, solid cedar dining tables. Gaze out towards the grey blue waters of the Pacific Ocean and watch for passing Orcas, White-Sided Dolphins and Sea Lions. Each room in the Spirit Bear Lodge is afforded with a King Size bed and private bathroom and takes full advantage of the ocean and rainforest views.

Grizzly bear viewing and the quest for the Spirit Bear. Opportunities to view the Grizzly bear are quite good as they move from early foraging for roots in the late Spring to savouring wild berries in the Summer before moving on to the great Fall feast during salmon spawning which runs from mid August to late October depending on the river system.

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Day 1 Vancouver to Spirit Bear Lodge Depart Vancouver South Terminal on Pacific Coastal Airlines scheduled 2 hour afternoon service to Bella Bella. Arrive mid-afternoon and transfer to the boat dock to continue on for your 90 minute water taxi ride to Spirit Bear Lodge in Klemtu. Upon arrival you will receive a welcome orientation followed by dinner and an evening presentation on the coastal ecology.

Day 2 Spirit Bear Lodge After breakfast, meet at the dock and gear up for your first full day bear viewing adventure to one of the main grizzly viewing estuaries. See the spectacular waterfalls in Carter Inlet. Return early evening for dinner followed by an evening presentation of the Great Bear Rainforest, Bears or First Nations culture.

Day 3 Spirit Bear Lodge After breakfast, meet at the dock and gear up for another full day bear viewing adventure, this time on foot in one of the Spirit Bear Rivers. Return early evening for dinner followed by an evening program.

Day 4, 5 and 6 Spirit Bear Lodge Today you can choose from the following activities:

  • Spirit Quest to one of the pristine valleys in the Spirit Bear Conservancy
  • Additional Grizzly viewing tours to Fiordland Recreation Area
  • Whale-watching in Finlayson Channel
  • Ancient First Nations Cultural tour to United Nations World Heritage Candidate Site Dis’ju
  • Sea kayaking day trip excursion

Day 5, 6 or 7 Spirit Bear Lodge to Vancouver After breakfast, choice of morning sea-kayak paddle along the shores south of Klemtu, rainforest walk or cultural tour. Late morning, board the water taxi for your 90 minute trip to Bella Bella arriving in time to catch an afternoon flight back to Vancouver arriving early evening.

Package Includes:

  • Return airfare from Vancouver to Bella Bella and shuttle to Bella Bella dock
  • Return water taxi transportation from Bella Bella dock to Spirit Bear Lodge
  • 4, 5 or 6 nights accommodation at Spirit Bear Lodge
  • Welcome briefing and orientation
  • All meals and snacks while at Spirit Bear Lodge beginning with dinner on arrival day and ending with lunch on final day
  • Professional guides services on all programs
  • Day excursion to main grizzly viewing area
  • Evening guide presentation/slide show
  • Evening Big House interpretive tour
  • Extended cultural and natural history sites interpretive walking tour
  • Marine tour for Humpback whale viewing (seasonal)
  • Coastal Watchman Program user fee

Plus – Your choice of the following, depending on the length of stay at the lodge

  • Full day Spirit Bear quest and exclusive access to the Canoona River
  • Full day Spirit Bear quest to other areas on Princess Royal Island and in the Spirit Bear Conservancy
  • Full day grizzly viewing at Carter Bay or Green River
  • Day trip to site Dis’ju
  • Boat excursions to Kitasu Hill, a basaltic cinder cone and the best preserved volcano in Milbanke Sound
  • Half day interpretive tour of Kitasoo salmon hatchery facility rearing Chum, Coho and Sockeye.
  • Beachcombing and beach exploration of Kitasu Bay

Not Included:

  • Gratuities (recommended $30 per day per guest)

5 Day / 4 Night Package

Spirit Bear Lodge

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6 Day / 5 Night Package

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7 Day / 6 Night Package

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Day 1 Vancouver to Spirit Bear Lodge Depart Vancouver South Terminal on Pacific Coastal Airlines scheduled 2 hour afternoon service to Bella Bella. Arrive mid-afternoon and transfer to the boat dock to continue on for your 90 minute water taxi ride to Spirit Bear Lodge in Klemtu. Upon arrival you will receive a welcome orientation followed by dinner and an evening presentation on the coastal ecology.

Day 2 Spirit Bear Lodge After breakfast, meet at the dock and gear up for your first full day bear viewing adventure to one of the main grizzly viewing estuaries. See the spectacular waterfalls in Carter Inlet. Return early evening for dinner followed by an evening presentation of the Great Bear Rainforest, Bears or First Nations culture.

Day 3 Spirit Bear Lodge After breakfast, meet at the dock and gear up for another full day bear viewing adventure, this time on foot in one of the Spirit Bear Rivers. Return early evening for dinner followed by an evening program.

Day 4, 5 and 6 Spirit Bear Lodge Today you can choose from the following activities:

  • Spirit Quest to one of the pristine valleys in the Spirit Bear Conservancy
  • Additional Grizzly viewing tours to Fiordland Recreation Area
  • Whale-watching in Finlayson Channel
  • Ancient First Nations Cultural tour to United Nations World Heritage Candidate Site Dis’ju
  • Sea kayaking day trip excursion

Day 5, 6 or 7 Spirit Bear Lodge to Vancouver After breakfast, choice of morning sea-kayak paddle along the shores south of Klemtu, rainforest walk or cultural tour. Late morning, board the water taxi for your 90 minute trip to Bella Bella arriving in time to catch an afternoon flight back to Vancouver arriving early evening.

Package Includes:

  • Return airfare from Vancouver to Bella Bella and shuttle to Bella Bella dock
  • Return water taxi transportation from Bella Bella dock to Spirit Bear Lodge
  • 4, 5 or 6 nights accommodation at Spirit Bear Lodge
  • Welcome briefing and orientation
  • All meals and snacks while at Spirit Bear Lodge beginning with dinner on arrival day and ending with lunch on final day
  • Professional guides services on all programs
  • Day excursion to main grizzly viewing area
  • Evening guide presentation/slide show
  • Evening Big House interpretive tour
  • Extended cultural and natural history sites interpretive walking tour
  • Marine tour for Humpback whale viewing (seasonal)
  • Coastal Watchman Program user fee

Plus – Your choice of the following, depending on the length of stay at the lodge

  • Full day Spirit Bear quest and exclusive access to the Canoona River
  • Full day Spirit Bear quest to other areas on Princess Royal Island and in the Spirit Bear Conservancy
  • Full day grizzly viewing at Carter Bay or Green River
  • Day trip to site Dis’ju
  • Boat excursions to Kitasu Hill, a basaltic cinder cone and the best preserved volcano in Milbanke Sound
  • Half day interpretive tour of Kitasoo salmon hatchery facility rearing Chum, Coho and Sockeye.
  • Beachcombing and beach exploration of Kitasu Bay

Not Included:

  • Gratuities (recommended $30 per day per guest)

5 Day / 4 Night Package

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6 Day / 5 Night Package

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7 Day / 6 Night Package

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Departure dates

Departs from Vancouver: Daily Tour Codes 5 Day/ 4 Night: MPSBL4 6 Day/ 5 Night: MPSBL5 7 Day/ 6 Night: MPSBL6

Pricing

All pricing is in United States of America USD$

TWIN SINGLE TRIPLE CHILD
5 Day / 4 Night Package

01 Aug - 28 Aug, 2017 29 Aug - 06 Oct, 2017 **2018 Pricing** 01 Jun - 31 Jul, 2018 01 Aug - 28 Aug, 2018 29 Aug - 06 Oct, 2018

$3,575
$3,951
-
$3,163
$3,651
$4,028

$5,339
$6,015
-
$4,710
$5,451
$6,139

$3,199
$3,457
-
$2,828
$3,263
$3,528

$2,152
$2,376
-
$1,905
$2,193
$2,423

6 Day / 5 Night Package

01 Aug - 28 Aug, 2017 29 Aug - 05 Oct, 2017 **2018 Pricing** 01 Jun - 31 Jul, 2018 01 Aug - 28 Aug, 2018 29 Aug - 05 Oct, 2018

$4,351
$4,733
-
$3,722
$4,439
$4,833

$6,503
$7,250
-
$5,557
$6,633
$7,397

$3,898
$4,163
-
$3,334
$3,975
$4,251

$2,617
$2,840
-
$2,234
$2,670
$2,899

7 Day / 6 Night Package

01 Aug - 28 Aug, 2017 29 Aug - 04 Oct, 2017 **2018 Pricing** 01 Jun - 31 Jul, 2018 01 Aug - 28 Aug, 2018 29 Aug - 04 Oct, 2018

$5,063
$5,521
-
$4,269
$5,169
$5,633

$7,585
$8,502
-
$6,392
$7,738
$8,673

$4,545
$4,875
-
$3,834
$4,639
$4,974

$3,046
$3,316
-
$2,570
$3,105
$3,387

Prices are per person and include all taxes. Child age 16 - 12 yrs (minimum child age is 12 yrs old)

Start planning your tailor-made holiday by contacting one of our specialists

Samantha MacGregor

Travel Designer

Jasmine Wong

Travel Designer

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Monday - Friday 7.30am - 5.30pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
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