Join us and and find yourself where a wild land meets a wild ocean.

The creator raven wanted to remind the Kitasoo Xai'xais Peoples of a time when this land was covered in ice, so he decided to turn one in ten black bears white. He said the white bear is here to remind us to be thankful for the lush and bountiful land of today and remember when life was hard and the world was covered in ice.


Go in search of the elusive spirit bear

Watch grizzly bears in lush estuaries

Marvel at the whales and abundant marine life of The Great Bear Sea

Connect to the Kitasoo Xai’xais People and learn about their culture

Support a First Nations owned tourism experience and a conservation economy.

Be immersed in the true wilderness of The Great Bear Rainforest

Taste thoughtfully prepared and nourishing meals inspired by the West Coast

Getting Here
Canadian Signature Experience Award

4 Night Package 2025

Immerse yourself in the unparalleled wilderness of The Great Bear Rainforest. Explore wild rivers in search of the rare spirit bear, black bears, and grizzly bears. Feel the rich history of the Kitasoo Xai’xais People as you seek out wildlife in what were once ancient village sites. Spot whales and other marine life while travelling to and from wildlife viewing areas on the Great Bear Sea. Connect with nature and learn from the people who have stewarded these lands for generations


6 Night Package 2025

Forge a connection with the Kitasoo Xai’xais People as you traverse their Traditional Territory in search of magnificent wildlife encounters. Explore truly wild rivers in your search for the rarest bear in the world, the revered spirit bear. Adventure into the wild landscapes of The Great Bear Rainforest for a transformative cultural experience and go in search for all of the spectacular wildlife that call it home.


A Typical Day at Spirit Bear Lodge

Each day in The Great Bear Rainforest is different from the next, but here is a little bit of an idea of what you might expect your experience to look like.

Every day at Spirit Bear Lodge is unique. We visit many diverse and awe-inspiring locations in search of wildlife. We travel in our comfortable heated boats for an hour to an hour and a half through the Traditional Territory of the Kitasoo Xai’xais First Nation to reach different wildlife viewing locations each day.

Tours vary depending on recent wildlife sightings and weather. Some days could be spent waiting patiently in one river system for wildlife to appear, while others could involve visiting several locations or exploring estuaries by zodiac.

Kitasoo Xai’xais Culture is integrated into each day through spending time with local guides, visiting Cultural sites, and learning the history of the Kitasoo Xai’xais People. Our staff share their intimate knowledge of traditional foods, medicinal plants, and stories passed down through generations.

Please note we do have a minimum age requirement of 12 years old to partake on our adventure packages.

Our goal is to deliver a transformative experience through complete immersion in nature and by sharing our appreciation for The Great Bear Rainforest.

Arrive at Spirit Bear Lodge

  • Enjoy the Pacific Coastal Airlines scheduled flight from Vancouver to Bella Bella.
  • You will be met at the airport and assisted with a van transfer to the Bella Bella town docks.
  • Our boat awaits and this is where your adventure begins!
  • Search for wildlife on your way to Spirit Bear Lodge for an afternoon arrival.
  • After a warm welcome there is a guest orientation where you learn more about the adventure that awaits.
  • Take some time to relax in your ocean view room or explore the village of Klemtu.
  • Appetizers and drinks followed by dinner with other guests of the lodge and a relaxing evening or an educational presentation.

Great Bear Rainforest

  • 7am breakfast, then meet on the dock at 8am for a day of adventure.
  • Tour activities may include:
    • Wildlife and bear viewing
    • Whale watching
    • Visiting ancient Indigenous Cultural sites
  • We explore lush estuaries, forested rivers, stunning inlets with immense waterfalls and granite cliffs, beaches and rocky shoreline.
  • Return to Spirit Bear Lodge in time for appetizers and dinner.
  • Each evening may include a cultural experience or educational presentation, time to relax overlooking The Great Bear Sea, or the opportunity to explore the village of Klemtu.

Klemtu - Bella Bella - Vancouver

  • After breakfast, pack up and depart the lodge by 8am to travel by boat back to Bella Bella.
  • Soak in the serenity of The Great Bear Rainforest during your final morning with us.
  • Depart on Pacific Coastal Airlines flight back to Vancouver.
  • Arrive at Vancouver South Terminal where your tour package comes to an end.
  • Breakfast and snacks are included for your travel home.

Mobility Requirements

Good mobility is essential for travel on the trails we use and for embarking and disembarking our vessels onto rocky shorelines and beaches. Trails can be uneven, steep, muddy or overgrown, and sometimes we even make our own. A high level of fitness is not needed for our tours, but a high level of mobility is required.

Typically we can travel distances of a few hundred meters at each river or estuary but sometimes we go further or we may visit more than one river or estuary in a day.

Since we conduct our wildlife viewing tours from land in remote wilderness, good mobility is a necessity. Unfortunately it is just not possible to make our tours more accessible.

If you have mobility issues please contact us directly for more information and to ensure you can participate fully in our experiences.