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Farewell Harbour Lodge
Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia, Canada
Best for: Wildlife, Highlights, Family
Offering an up-close experience with Canada's most-loved mammals, Farewell Harbour Lodge places guests in the heart of British Columbia's wildlife wonderland. Disconnect from the urban and observe bears and grizzlies from the water and on land.
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Perched on the waters edge of the Broughton Archipelago, Farewell Harbour Lodge is a family-run property that provides experienced and passionate guides for some of the best bear and whale viewing in the world. On daily adventures, you will delve deep into the heart of British Columbia's most untouched wilderness, giving you the opportunity to observe incredible creatures living in this natural playground. With a focus on charismatic Orca's and curious Grizzlies, guests can expect to view these animals in a setting of towering evergreen forests and deep blue ocean landscapes. A bear lodge experience offers a chance to disconnect from everyday life's hectic tasks and allows you to immerse yourself in the pristine wilderness of the Great Bear Rainforest. Daily excursions include marine mammal viewing, bear viewing by small zodiac or on foot, sea kayaking and Shinrin-yoku or forest bathing, a guided, peaceful, immersive experience in the rainforest.
The lodge itself lies on Berry Island, surrounded by 10 beautiful acres of forested land. Featuring a comfortable lounge and dining room as well as a bar, there are plenty of places around the lodge to relax. The large brick fireplaces give the lodge an authentic hygge feel and offer guests a space to cosy up to in the evening. During the day, large windows and wrap-around deck give way to spectacular views of the landscape, as well as orange-hued sunsets. The unique design of the lodge has incorporated natural cedar and local materials and so blends seamlessly with its forested location.
The lodge boasts accommodation on land and floating, giving you the option of how you'd like to spend your getaway, but all are comfortable, cosy and afford an authentic lodge experience.
When to go
For bear watching the prime months are late August to October, but they may be seen at other times too. Spring and autumn are often quite mild and pleasant but the rainfall can be heavy, while summers are relatively dry and sunny with warm temperatures.
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