Farewell Harbour Lodge
BEAR & WILDLIFE VIEWING
Experience the thrill of seeing marine wildlife in one of the best sea life viewing areas in Canada and grizzlies up close in their natural habitat.
Located in Farewell Harbour on Berry Island, the Lodge is set on 10 acres of beautifully forested land within the border of world renowned Broughton Archipelago Marine Park, which is located between Vancouver Island and the mainland of British Columbia with Queen Charlotte Strait to the west and Knight Inlet to the east. Farewell Harbour is a beautiful protected anchorage along the famed Inside Passage route to Alaska and you may see the twinkling anchor lights of a few yachts moored further out in the bay in the evenings.
The primary lodge building and common area features a comfortable lounge and dining room, bar and a large brick fireplace surrounded by large windows and a wrap around deck boasting spectacular views of the harbour with its south and west exposure for some great sunsets! The expansive decks continue as a boardwalk along the shore, leading to eight, private oceanside suites with en-suite bathrooms, a wood stove and 2 queen size beds. A ramp leads to the main lodge to a floating lodge below featuring four additional suites each with a private bathroom. All lodge suites and common areas have unique design features incorporating natural cedar and local materials and art from the area that offer a distinctive, relaxing ‘west coast’ feel. An oceanside hot tub sits on the boardwalk between the lodge and guest suites.
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Farewell Harbour Lodge
Day 1 : ALDER BAY TO FAREWELL HARBOUR LODGE
Depart Alder Bay aboard a high-speed water taxi for the scenic 25 minute service to Farewell Harbour. The Lodge staff will greet you at the dock. Enjoy a welcome orientation and appetisers before joining an afternoon tour in search of marine wildlife in the waters of the famous Johnstone Strait and Robson Bight Ecological Reserve.
Return to the lodge by 6pm. Buffet dinner at 7pm, followed by a briefing on tomorrows activity.
Day 2 : FAREWELL HARBOUR LODGE
After breakfast, meet on the dock at 8am for first full day bear viewing adventure to one of the main grizzly viewing estuaries. Bear viewing takes in one of several estuaries where you view either from a zodiac or on foot depending on the tide. Return by 6pm; buffet dinner at 7pm followed by evening presentation on some aspect of Great Bear Rainforest, Bears or First Nations culture.
Day 3 : FAREWELL HARBOUR LODGE
On the water at 8am for your choice of another bear viewing safari or a more extensive exploration of 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 in May and June. Return by 6pm for dinner and evening program.
Day 4 : FAREWELL HARBOUR LODGE TO ALDER BAY
Choose from one of the following options to end your stay - a short morning sea kayak excursion in the protected and crystalline waters near Farewell Harbour Lodge or marine excursion or a guided interpretive rainforest hike.
Return to the lodge for the return water taxi back to Alder Bay.