There’s a magic that occurs at Spirit Bear Lodge when visitors connect with the Kitasoo/Xai’xais people, the lands and waters of their traditional territory, and the magnificent wildlife that call it home. Our multi-day adventures build an understanding, respect, and connection to the heart of The Great Bear Rainforest and a culture that has roots as deep as the trees. This is more than just a vacation, it is a journey that will intertwine you with this special place, its story and its people who continue to protect it for future generations. Find yourself where a wild land meets a wild ocean.
Spirit Bear Lodge is Indigenous-owned, offering exclusive access to wildlife viewing areas and cultural sites within the Kitasoo Xai’xais traditional territory. Learn about the Kitasoo Xai’xais people who have called the Great Bear Rainforest home for thousands of years. A transformative experience that advances social, cultural, environmental and economic revitalization for the Kitasoo Xai'xais Nation.
How the remote indigenous community of Klemtu became a leader and model for community-led ecotourism.
Founded in 2001, Spirit Bear Lodge attracts visitors from around the world looking to explore the Great Bear Rainforest in search of wildlife, culture and untouched ecosystems. Spirit Bear Lodge, owned and operated by the Kitasoo/Xai'xais Nation, has become a successful model for conservation-based eco-tourism and has helped strengthen economic, conservation, and culture in the community of Klemtu.Our Story
Our vision for our land and resources is based on the best definition of the term sustainable. To us this means that the wealth of forests, fish, wildlife and the complexity of all life will be here forever. It also means that we will be here forever.Culture
At Spirit Bear Lodge we believe in responsible tourism, this means we do everything possible to minimize our impact on the special places we visit and the animals that call them home.Sustainability