6 Day Spirit Bear Lodge
6 Day Spirit Bear Lodge
Venture out to the wonderful Spirit Bear Lodge, an area rife with natural beauty and splendour, where local wildlife can be seen in their natural environment, especially the native grizzly bear. Spend time getting to grips with your surroundings on a magical tour that includes kayaking, whale watching, bear viewings and vessel adventures.
Tour highlights
  • Search for grizzly bears among the waterfalls of the Carter Inlet.
  • Trek along the Mussel Inlet to catch glimpses of bears.
  • Pay a visit to the Kitasoo Spirit Bear Conservancy.
  • Paddle along the southern shores of Klemtu on a kayak.
  • Spend time whale watching in the Finlayson Channel.
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Day 1: Vancouver - Shearwater
Begin your tour by departing Vancouver for a scheduled Pacific Coastal Airlines transfer to Bella Bella, where upon arrival you will continue via boat shuttle to Shearwater for an overnight stay. You can spend your the remaining time exploring the charming village of Shearwater or relaxing.
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Day 2: Shearwater - Klemtu
Enjoy a morning breakfast before meeting on the dock for a 90 minute water taxi ride to the Spirit Bear Lodge in Klemtu. On your mid-morning arrival, you will receive a welcome orientation, after which you can gear up for a tour aboard a vessel with guides in search of grizzly bears in the Carter Inlet, an area filled with spectacular waterfalls. Return around 6:00pm for a buffet dinner followed by an evening presentation on Bears, the Great Bear Rainforest or the First Nations.
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Day 3: Mussel Inlet
After breakfast, head out for a ride on the water to Mussel Inlet to spend a day on foot viewing grizzly bears in the estuary. Return around 6:00pm for dinner and an evening program.
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Day 4: Kitasoo Spirit Bear Conservancy
Spend the morning on the water after breakfast for a spirit bear adventure to one of the majestic valleys in the Kitasoo Spirit Bear Conservancy.
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Day 5: Klemtu
Today you have a number of options to choose from, you can embark on a spirit quest to the Kitasoo Spirit Bear Conservancy, spend time whale watching in the Finlayson Channel, set out on an Ancient First Nations Cultural Tour to the Dis’ju Sea, partake in more grizzly bear viewing tours, or venture on a day excursion kayaking.
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Day 6: Klemtu - Vancouver
Choose, after breakfast, between a morning sea kayak paddle along the southern shores of Klemtu, a rainforest walk or a cultural tour. Board a water taxi at around 11:00am for a 90 minute trip back to Bella Bella, arriving in time for an afternoon flight back to Vancouver.
  • Return airfare from Vancouver to Bella Bella and shuttle from Bella Bella to Shearwater
  • One night accommodation at Shearwater Resort & Marina in Shearwater with private bathroom and shower
  • Round trip water taxi from Shearwater to Spirit Bear Lodge in Klemtu
  • Accommodation in private ocean view room at Spirit Bear Lodge with private bathroom and shower
  • Welcome briefing and orientation to the tours, viewing opportunities and facilities
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and snacks while at Spirit Bear Lodge beginning with lunch on arrival day including wine with dinner
  • All transportation to bear viewing areas
  • Professional guides services on all programs and tours
  • Half-day afternoon bear viewing tour on arrival day
  • Full day excursion to main grizzly viewing area on Mussell, Kynoch or Khutze River estuaries

  • Your choice of the following:
  • - 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
  • - Additional full day excursions for Grizzly viewing at Carter Bay or Green River
  • - Daytrip to UNESCO World Heritage candidate site Disju
  • - Marine tour for Humpback whale viewing (seasonal) in Finlayson Channel
  • - Boat excursions to Kitasu Hill, a basaltic cinder cone and the best preserved volcano in Milbanke Sound
  • - Beachcombing and beach exploration of Kitasu Bay
  • - Half day interpretive tour of Kitasoo salmon hatchery facility rearing Chum, Coho and Sockeye

  • Half-day morning optional excursions on departure day:
  • - Cultural and natural history sites interpretive boat tour
  • - Grizzly tracking tour
  • - Estuary exploration by sea-kayak
  • Evening Big House interpretive tour
  • Evening guide presentation/slide show
  • Coastal Watchman Program user fee
  • Goods and Services Sales Tax (GST) (5% for residents & 2.5% for non-residents)
  • Gratuity for staff (recommended $20.00 per day per guest for duration of stay.  All of our leaders are included in the general gratuity pool so we discourage direct tipping)
  • Items of a personal nature while at the lodge (telephone, laundry, alcoholic beverages except wine with dinner etc.)
  • International flights in Tour Only prices

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