Farewell Harbour Lodge | Stay in the Grizzly Bears’ Habitat

Holiday Duration: 7 Nights

See Grizzly Bears on this superb holiday at the Farwell Harbour Lodge

See Grizzly Bears on this superb holiday at the Farwell Harbour Lodge

Berry Island, in the heart of the Broughton Archipelago, is host to one of the most biologically active regions of the British Columbia coast, and to Farewell Harbour Lodge. See grizzly bears forage on sedge, roots and berries during the spring and summer, and also emerge onto the broad, braided estuaries to feast upon the returning salmon in late summer and autumn. Farewell Harbour Lodge will provide experienced guides to take you out into the natural environment of the bears using zodiac boats or on foot, rather than using any viewing platforms or artificial habitats, to give you the most genuine experience. This is a great place for your bear watching holiday in Canada.

Farewell Harbour Lodge

The primary lodge building and common area features a lounge and dining room, bar and a large brick fireplace surrounded by large windows and a wrap around deck boasting spectacular views of the harbour with great sunsets! The expansive decks continue as a boardwalk along the shore, leading to eight, private oceanside suites with ensuite bathrooms, a cozy stove and 2 double size beds. A ramp leads off the main lodge to the floating lodge below featuring four additional suites each with a private bathroom for twelve rooms in total.
All lodge suites and common areas have unique design features incorporating natural cedar and local materials and art from the area that offer a distinctive, relaxing ‘west coast’ feel.

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"Lovely accommodation, excellent organisation"

Farewell Harbour Lodge was a great start. Lovely accommodation, excellent organisation and good food. The guides were very knowledgeable and such fun. The wildlife did not disappoint either: bears, whales, dolphins, porpoises and eagles abounded. The final morning they even managed to get us into kayaks which caused much amusement and entertainment for all!!! All the guests were very enthusiastic with their praise of this lodge.

Ms Vening - Travelled to Farewell Harbour Lodge

Itinerary (7 Nights)

Here’s a day-by-day guide to your itinerary. Feel free to ask us to add other days or ideas and excursions by contacting us directly, so we can give you the best price.

Day 1-2

Arrive into Vancouver and spend a few days relaxing and exploring this amazing city 2...

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Day 3-7

Vancouver to Farewell Harbour Lodge

Fly from Vancouver to Port Hardy to meet a transfer over to Alder Bay where...

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Day 8

Farewell Harbour Lodge to Vancouver

There is time on your final day for a short powerboat excursion, a chance to...

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Overall we found the Canadian people extremely polite, friendly and helpful but I must make special mention of the staff at Farewell Harbour Lodge. My wife has slight mobility problems, however the staff at Farewell Lodge went out of their way to make sure she had a good time. On the day we were due to go and see the grizzlies my wife decided to stay at the lodge as the outing involved transferring from small boats and a walk through the forest. She would have been quite happy reading her book while I was off photographing the bears but as it happened the girl who was “front of house” had the afternoon free so they went for a short walk in the wood behind the lodge and then they had lunch on the beach. Tim McGrady, the manager at the lodge, was extremely helpful in making sure we got the appropriate outings and went to great lengths to ensure we had a good time. Can’t speak highly enough about all the staff.

Mr Robertson Travelled to British Columbia

Farewell Harbour Lodge was a great start. Lovely accommodation, excellent organisation and good food. The guides were very knowledgeable and such fun. The wildlife did not disappoint either: bears, whales, dolphins, porpoises and eagles abounded. The final morning they even managed to get us into kayaks which caused much amusement and entertainment for all!!! All the guests were very enthusiastic with their praise of this lodge.

Ms Vening - Travelled to Farewell Harbour Lodge