Great Bear Lodge, British Columbia

As your seaplane glides gently across the surface of the lake towards your floating lodge you know you’re in for a completely different style of holiday – bears included.

The cubs play-fighting in the shallows of a stream. The sudden snap of huge jaws as an adult grizzly plucks a leaping salmon out of the air. You may already have an idea of the grizzly bear viewing you’ll enjoy at Great Bear Lodge; part of the BBC series ‘Secrets of the Living Planet’ was filmed around the lodge. And huge brown bears aren’t the only creatures you’ll encounter. The area is famed for its sightings of black bears, otters, mink, martens and even grey wolves and mountain lions. Not to mention birds ranging from ducks and loons to occasional golden eagles, kestrels, goshawks and harriers.

So if you want to encounter grizzlies and other wildlife on your luxury, tailor-made holiday to Canada, Great Bear Lodge is the ideal setting.

Don't just take our word for it... read Lisa Younger's review of Great Bear Lodge in The Times here>>

Great Bear Lodge, at a glance

  • Fully self-contained floating lodge on a picturesque lake
  • Just 50 miles by seaplane from Port Hardy
  • Choice of just eight bedrooms, all with en suite bathrooms
  • Simple, rustic décor but very comfortable and cosy
  • Unrestricted views of the lake and wooded hillsides
  • Wind and solar-powered for low-impact eco-tourism
  • Dining room serving gourmet cuisine, including fresh lake-caught salmon and organic produce

For leisure and pleasure

  • Nature viewing tours to watch grizzlies, black bears, wolves and bald eagles
  • Natural history presentations from expert wildlife biologists
  • Superb birdwatching with any number of waterfowl, raptors and forest species
  • Two nature expeditions a day with maximum 16 people per trip
  • Opportunities to watch orcas, sea lions, humpbacks and dolphins
  • Exploration of the Great Bear Rainforest
  • It was an extraordinary, wonderful and memorable holiday. Thank you to everyone.

    EE, Kenya & Zanzibar, 2014


  • 24/7 emergency contact
  • Established for 25 years
  • ATOL, ABTA, IATA protected


  • First-hand experience to every destination
  • Only the best guides and local partners used
  • All holidays designed to suit individual needs


  • 70% repeat and referral business
  • Support local charities world-wide
  • Access to senior directors 24/7