Monday, August 10, 2009

Klemtu in BC's Great Bear Rainforest - The White Spirit Bear

Put quite simply, this is one of the most amazing places in the world that I have ever been to. Accessed by float plane or ferry, a population of under 300 First Nations people, less than 5 kilometres of road and probably the most memorable of any of my bear watching trips.

Don't just take it from me - this is what the Kitasoo/Xai’xais First Nation people say about themselves.

Sprit Bear Adventures - Great Bear Rainforest - British Columbia

Waterfront Accommodation in BC's Great Bear Rainforest and Famed Inside Passage
Visit the Great Bear Rainforest, the largest intact temperate rainforest in the world. Explore the natural habitat of the Spirit Bear and home of the world’s only Kitasoo Spirit Bear Conservancy. Unique tours in the ancestral lands and traditional territory of the Kitasoo/Xai’xais First Nation.

Our newly constructed Spirit Bear Lodge in Klemtu is built in the spirit of our First Nations heritage with the comfort of our guests in mind.

Whether you are a guest on one of our unique wildlife viewing tours or cruising the Inside Passage aboard your vessel or sea kayak, the waterfront Spirit Bear Lodge is a welcoming and comfortable place to lay your head at night while visiting British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest

Architecturally, the exterior of the Spirit Bear Lodge pays homage to the traditional long houses built for thousands of years by West Coast First Nations. Inside, the atmosphere is modern and relaxing. After a day of Spirit bear viewing, share stories with fellow guests in “The Great Room”, an intimate central room with comfy couches, 20-foot high, ocean view windows, local Tsimshian Art and two 12-foot, solid cedar dining tables. Gaze out towards the grey blue waters of the Pacific Ocean and watch for passing Orcas, White-Sided Dolphins and Sea Lions. Listen to the silence as you revel in the natural wonders of the pristine and raw landscapes that surrounds you in this unique culturally authentic accommodation.

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