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    Great Bear Lodge

    6420 Hardy Bay Road | PO Box 1168, Port Hardy, British Columbia V0N 2P0, Canada
    1 (289) 796-1128
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    “float plane” (17 reviews)
    “salmon run” (10 reviews)
    Breakfast included
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    Airport Transportation
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    3.0 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 109 reviews

    Reviewed 7 December 2017

    I stayed for a few days in September. Access to this floating but anchored lodge is by float plane. On arrival the staff welcome you and allocate you a room. The room was comfortable and warm. The meals were outstanding considering everything has to be...More

    Thank GSimps0n
    Response from GreatBearLodge, Owner at Great Bear LodgeResponded 4 weeks ago

    Thanks so much for your review. It is lovely to hear that you will remember your stay at the lodge forever!

    Reviewed 19 November 2017

    We stayed in August and it was hands down the best nature experience we’ve ever had! The scenery is breathtaking and the lodge is so comfortable and remote we didn’t want to leave! The view of the calm pristine inlet from our bedroom window was...More

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    Response from GreatBearLodge, Owner at Great Bear LodgeResponded 4 weeks ago

    Thanks so much for your review. It is great to hear that your stay at the lodge was the best nature experience you've ever had! We agree with you, banana slugs are pretty cool. Thanks for your good tips for other travellers, and I'll add...More

    Reviewed 12 November 2017

    Three nights at Great Bear Lodge in early October to see the bears during the salmon run. Something we had planned for a long time and were so excited about. Our expectations were far exceeded, this is as much an emotional experience as well as...More

    Thank dreed50
    Response from GreatBearLodge, Owner at Great Bear LodgeResponded 15 November 2017

    Thanks so much for your review. It was very touching to hear that your experience with the bear was one that moved you so deeply. We agree, being with these magnificent animals goes beyond getting a good photo and learning more about them, but is...More

    Reviewed 7 November 2017

    We spent 3 nights at Great Bear Lodge towards the end of a 5 and a half week Canada and Alaska adventure holiday. GBR was one of the trip highlights and despite not having any of our bags - thanks to Air Canada, we had...More

    Thank Mark W
    Response from GreatBearLodge, Owner at Great Bear LodgeResponded 9 November 2017

    Thanks so much for your review, Mark. We're so happy to hear that your visit to the lodge was one of the highlights of your trip to Canada and Alaska. I loved your photos, in particular the first one is fantastic with the bear peeking...More

    Reviewed 27 October 2017

    Great Bear Lodge is a floating lodge on an inlet 50 miles from Port Hardy. The place is magical and guests feel really at home. The lodge is extremely comfortable and all the guides and staff are brilliant - very friendly, knowledgeable and very good...More

    Thank CaroleN2012
    Response from GreatBearLodge, Owner at Great Bear LodgeResponded 5 November 2017

    Thank you for your review, Carole. It is so nice to hear that this is the best trip you've done so far! It's great that you felt really at home, because the team is always excited to welcome guests into our wilderness family. Isn't it...More

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    6 January 2018|
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    Response from GSimps0n | Reviewed this property |
    I went to Great Bear Lodge in August. Grizzly Bear trips to hides etc every morning and evening. Grizzly Bears were seen every day catching and feeding on Chum Salmon. One Grizzly passed so close to us nobody could focus... More
    3 June 2017|
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    Response from GreatBearLodge | Property representative |
    Hi Mark, Thanks so much for your enquiry about rates. I must apologize for the late response, I neglected to check our TripAdvisor enqueries. All of our tours are three nights in length and depart on specific dates... More
    9 February 2017|
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    Response from GreatBearLodge | Property representative |
    Hi, Thanks so much for your enquiry about our autumn tours. I must apologize for the late response, I neglected to check our TripAdvisor enquiries. As everyone else has suggested who answered your question, it is... More
    Room Tips
    "I think most rooms overlook the pristine lake in front of the lodge. The forested hillsides are mainly at the..."
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    "Ask for a room facing the inlet"
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    "We looked out over the estuary but all rooms looked excellent."
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    "All rooms are excellent."
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