View Grizzly Bears Directly From This Incredible Floating Lodge In BC

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Great Bear Lodge

There are a number of incredible places to view grizzly bears in BC’s beautiful backyard; however, not many of them take place on the water.

Located 50 miles by air from Port Hardy on Vancouver Island, the Great Bear Lodge provides guests the rare opportunity to view these giants up close and personal, in all their regal glory.

Indeed, there are view things as spellbinding as viewing these fierce creatures in the flesh. Not only are they huge, but they are truly fascinating creatures. If the African lion is king of the Serengeti, then the grizzly bear is king of the Pacific Northwest.

What’s more, this fully self-contained floating lodge offers the ideal location to view these massive bruins. The lodge has eight bedrooms as well as a cozy common area.  Interestingly, it was even used by the BBC to shoot a tv series.

Set in the triumphant Great Bear Rainforest, the accommodation allows visitors to experience one of the world’s most remarkable ecosystems. Not only is it beautiful, but this pristine forest is the size of Ireland.

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Great Bear Lodge Viewing

Bear viewing areas are reached by a boat or bus ride from the lodge, and happen twice daily. Each bear will demonstrate its own unique personality, which includes a personal fishing style. From methodically checking under riverbanks with their paws, to charging up the river after salmon, these majestic beasts are incredible to behold!

Of course, most people come to view the bears; however, humpback whales may be viewed directly from the accommodation, too! The majestic creatures may be seen right from the porch, as they gracefully breach on the open water.

In addition, visitors will delight in harbour seal pups swimming in the area, as well as an array of water fowl. Wildlife such as wolves, black bears, river otters, pine martens, mink, and bald eagles are also viewable close to the lodge.

I like salmon, but these guys REALLY like salmon.

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Interested in more walks on the wild side? Take this incredible BC hike in the woods with wolves!

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