Conservation, Research & Sustainable Development

The Kitasoo Xai'xais are Committed to Protecting their Lands for Future Generations

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. We leave no trace and are conservative with our wildlife viewing. We take the time to appreciate every aspect of The Great Bear Rainforest and let the wildlife decide how close to get. It is truly an honour and a privilege to spend time in the Kitasoo Xai’xais Traditional Territory, we respect nature, take only pictures and leave only footprints.

Conservation efforts are why we have this spectacular wilderness now called The Great Bear Rainforest. Spirit Bear Lodge supports local conservation organizations and community-based stewardship efforts. By visiting Spirit Bear Lodge you are supporting an Indigenous-owned environmentally responsible business. This means enjoying an experience of a lifetime at Spirit Bear Lodge contributes to conservation efforts in the GBR and the community of Klemtu.

The ancestors of the local First Nations of Klemtu managed their resources in a sustainable way that provided for all and ensured that the wealth of forests, fish and wildlife would be here for future generations.

I remember thinking from a young age that there’s got to be a better way. There’s got to be a way you can generate revenue without cutting down trees. And to me, tourism was one of the industries, where I saw that you were able to do that. - Chief Councillor Douglas Neasloss


The following are 9 of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals that Spirit Bear Lodge has identified with. Learn more about each Goal and what Spirit Bear Lodge and the community of Klemtu are doing.