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TravelPod Member ReviewsGreat Bear Lodge Port Hardy
I can't recommend this Lodge and experience enough. It was one of the most amazing places I have ever visited. Five star food and service, gorgeous floating log cabin, so many Grizzly Bear sightings and staff you just love spending hours with hearing of their stories.
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Now our trip is getting really exciting. After a relaxing start to the day we met our fellow travellers for our half hour seaplane flight to the Great Bear Lodge in Smith Inlet, British Columbia, 50 miles north of Port Hardy.There are 10 guests and six staff at the Lodge.
The scenery from the seaplane was beautiful, a maze of islands set …
... in hand, sitting in the sun on their deck, gazing out onto the stunning view across Broughton Strait, we were happy campers.
The next day we did a lovely beach walk, the rounds of the Sointula recycling centre, thrift store and bakery and then as the fog was lifting, packed a lunch and headed out on Jeff and Marianne's boat to see what sea creatures might appear. We weren't out very long when the spume of humpback whales was visible, like smoke signals against the ...
Today continued on our planes, boats and trains theme of this holiday with George having his first experience of driving on the right hand (wrong) side of the road! That was quite exhilarating. We travelled from Vancouver to Port ******** Vancouver Island via a 2 hour ferry ride with BC Ferries and a 400km drive.
The ferry was an experience in itself, hundreds of cars were boarding because today is the first day ...
... not arrive . . . so Jason called another . . . and bingo, in 5 minutes we were loaded and on our way to the BC Ferry terminal. I had verified the routine the following day . . . and it was pretty easy . . . everything was 'in the system’ . . . so a short wait and we were ready to board. They give you baggage tags so you can put your own bags on little dollies . . . that get rolled onto the ferry with a small tug (tractor) . . . then you retrieve them on the other end.
... they use cheap champagne). On to the Princess Theater for the “Motor City” show, with tunes from Motown and lots of singing and dancing, and finally, time for bed. The weather today was once again delightful. For the most part, we had blue skies and sunshine until the evening when it became overcast. Temps are a touch cool, but when dressed in layers, it feels fine to be outside. Tomorrow, Ketchikan.