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The Kitasoo Xai'xais are Committed to Protecting their Lands for Future Generations

At Spirit Bear Lodge we believe in responsible tourism, this means we do everything possible to minimize our impact on the special places we visit and the animals that call them home. We leave no trace and are conservative with our wildlife viewing. We take the time to appreciate every aspect of The Great Bear Rainforest and let the wildlife decide how close to get. It is truly an honour and a privilege to spend time in the Kitasoo Xai'xais traditional territory, we respect nature, take only pictures and leave only footprints. 


Conservation efforts are why we have this spectacular wilderness now called The Great Bear Rainforest. Spirit Bear Lodge supports local conservation organizations and community based stewardship efforts. By visiting Spirit Bear Lodge you are supporting an Indigenous owned environmentally responsible business. This means enjoying an experience of a lifetime at Spirit Bear Lodge contributes to conservation efforts in the GBR and the community of Klemtu.

The ancestors of the local First Nations of Klemtu managed their resources in a sustainable way that provided for all and ensured that the wealth of forests, fish and wildlife would be here for the future generations.

Learn more about the following conservation and research groups working in the Great Bear Rainforest to protect sensitive eco systems, wildlife and culture, that make up one of the most bio-diverse and culturally rich places on the planet.

JohnandWendy Spence Amazing photos, amazing food, amazing scenery, amazing people. There are simply no words to describe the wonder of this place you just have to see it! JohnandWendy Spence
honeybunch h The food was absolutely first class, as was all the organisation of the trips from start to finish. As for the staff, they could not have done more for us all; they were absolutely superb, and such lovely natured people, the First Nation folk and their knowledge of the surrounding wildlife is legendary. We saw so much wildlife it was unbelieveable. Thanks for a brilliant stay. honeybunch h