Experience the wilderness of world renowned Broughton Archipelago Marine Park at Farewell Harbour Lodge, situated in a beautiful protected anchorage. This region of the southern Great Bear Rainforest is home to grizzly bears, black bears, wolves, orca, humpbacks and many other land and marine species. 

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Why We Love It

The chance to spot grizzly and black bears

The diversity of Great Bear Rainforest

Choose from activities such as sea kayaking or guided rainforest hikes

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Farewell Harbour Lodge

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Day 1

Port Hardy - Farewell Harbour

Depart Port Hardy in the morning for Farewell Harbour Lodge. Check in, receive a welcome orientation and lunch. After settling into accommodation, join an afternoon tour in search of marine wildlife in the waters of the famous Johnstone Strait and Robson Bight Ecological Reserve. (L,D)

Day 2

Farewell Harbour

After breakfast, meet on the dock for your first full day bear viewing adventure to one of our main grizzly viewing estuaries! Our bear viewing takes us to one of several estuaries where we view either from a zodiac or on foot depending on the tide. We do not use viewing platforms, preferring to view wildlife at eye level in their natural habitat. Return or dinner, followed by an evening presentation the Great Bear Rainforest, Bears, Whales or First Nations culture. (B)(L)(D)


Day 3

Farewell Harbour

Breakfast, then on the water for your choice of another bear viewing safari or a more extensive exploration of the the incredibly rich waters of Johnstone Strait and the Robson Bight Ecological Reserve. Orcas typically return to these waters mid July although Humpbacks and other marine life can often be seen from May through October. Return in the afternoon for dinner and an evening program. (B)(L)(D)


Day 4

Farewell Harbour - Port Hardy

Today, enjoy a a short morning sea kayak excursion in the protected and crystalline waters near Farewell Harbour Lodge, a marine excursion, or guided interpretive rainforest hike. Return to the lodge for the return water taxi back to Alder Bay, for your transfer back to Port Hardy Airport or hotel. (B)(L)

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