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Great Bear Nature Tours

The Great Bear Lodge is located in rich grizzly bear habitat in the Nekite Valley. It is a charming two-story lodge with five bedrooms. All bedrooms have private washrooms. The sitting room is a perfect place to relax in front of the fireplace with a book from our extensive natural history library. In keeping with our management philosophy of lowimpact ecotourism, the lodge features wind and solar power. Your hosts will prepare wilderness-gourmet meals during your stay, using the best local seafood and produce available. Enjoy a glass of wine on the deck at night as you watch the moon rise over the mountains.

The Great Bear Rainforest is home to a significant concentration of coastal grizzly bears. During Spring (May and June), grizzly bears come down from the mountains to graze on the sedges, succulents and grasses that make up the dense biomass of the river estuary. There we will observe and photograph them from boats, floating quietly in the estuary sloughs. Coinciding with breeding season, we often see large males interacting with females. Additionally, the estuary is bustling with other bird and animal life at this time of year. The return of tens of thousands of salmon marks the beginning of our Fall season in mid-August. We have constructed a series of enclosed viewing stands along the river, providing a variety of settings to view and photograph grizzly bears as they gorge on fish in anticipation of their coming hibernation.