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Harpenden, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! The three day trip far exceeded expectations. The organisation was slick and the floating lodge provided high quality accommodation and first class food, tailored to even the most picky in our party (and there were a few!). But the real highlight was the three expeditions each day, led by enthusiastic and professional young guides, all with a deep knowledge...

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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 October 2016

I can't really add much to Kitwe50's review except to say that we visited in mid September and it rained all the time - but this didn't spoil our 3 night stay in the least. The lodge provided all the necessary kit to keep us warm and dry - which bears out the old adage: 'there's no such thing as...

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Reviewed 26 October 2016

As the weather was sunny and clear, we had a brilliant flight in the de Havilland Otter floatplane from Port Hardy seaplane base to the lodge. The return flight was also very good. The flight along the valleys provided brilliant views of the forests, estuaries, lakes and the many areas where logging activities had/were taking place. Also, we saw two...

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Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

One of the most beautiful places on earth. Gorgeous floating lodge secluded in the wilderness, friendly informative staff, fantastic food and of course the wildlife and the bears!! A weekend full of memories I will cherish forever. A truly special experience.

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Staffordshire
Reviewed 19 October 2016

It all starts with an amzing sea plane flight and landing. The staff are so warm and welcoming and the lodge if beautifuli and the rooms are better than we expected with nice fittings and a good en-suite. The food throughout our stay was delicious, but a special mention must go to the homemade cookies. The wildlife is incredible with...

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Lake Macquarie, Australia
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The effort to arrive at Great Bear Lodge was well worth it, flying by Seaplane and seeing the mostly untouched wilderness before landing on the water beside the Lodge was incredible. We were welcomed by our host ( Marge ) & the staff of the lodge then went inside for a refreshment and biscuit before being shown our room. The...

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Stoke-on-trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We visited this amazing place and stayed for three nights from the 7th October. Our experience started from the minute we stepped onto the sea plane. Ryan was our pilot who was just lovely. We landed at the Lodge and were greeted straight away by Tom and a few of the staff. We were given name tags by Lena, which...

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Manchester, TN
Reviewed 14 October 2016

I stayed 3 nights here. The room was nice, sink in room. You have a separate area with shower and toilet. The shower was a good size and had hot water 2 out of 3 days. The beds are single but comfortable mattress and a duvet was warm enough at night. There is 2 night stands and a desk in...

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Broadway, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Our travel agent marked it up as 'simple' accommodation we dispute that it was 'simply amazing' from start to finish. All staff were fabulous and accommodating with fussy eaters being catered for with no problem. There were 10 of us there and that was a good number as a full house may be a squeeze on the viewing platforms. We...

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Goulburn
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

This three day trip is exciting from the amphibious airplane ride at beginning over wonderful pristine western coastal BC to the end. It is packed with activity which has been thoughtfully delivered by enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff and the surrounds are beautiful.The wildlife including the bears are awe inspiring and it was a huge privilege to be witness to their...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Great Bear Lodge is located 50 air miles from Port Hardy, British Columbia. The fully self-contained floating lodge is situated at an outstanding wildlife viewing location. This is a place of spectacular beauty where one can still find the silence and solitude of another era. From this location we operate our Grizzly Bear viewing program.The charming floating lodge has eight bedrooms. The common area is a comfortable place for relaxing and listening to natural history presentations from our willdife biologists. Each bedroom has an ensuite shower. The wind and solar powered lodge is in keeping with our commitment to low-impact ecotourism. Natural wood decks surround the lodge, a perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine while enjoying the beauty of the scenery. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Great Bear Lodge

Address: 6420 Hardy Bay Road | PO Box 1168, Port Hardy, British Columbia V0N 2P0, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Port Hardy
Hotel Class:3 star — Great Bear Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Great Bear Hotel Port Hardy
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“Request a room that faces directly out onto the inlet.”
 of 5 bubbles Kitwe50, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have magnificent views.”
  • River Otter on the deck
 of 5 bubbles seevue23, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“all rooms had big windows,amazing views and ensuites. Beds very comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles Kye88, 1 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We had "Polar bear" room- and watched delightful otters at play in mornings”
 of 5 bubbles 460tilly, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms all have amazing views”
 of 5 bubbles TheOldMacs, 21 Aug 2016 | Read review
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