Farewell Harbour Lodge

Farewell Harbour Lodge


Experience the beauty of the Broughton Archipelago and the Great Bear Rainforest at this family-run wilderness lodge. The lodge is located on a secluded 10 acre old growth forest. Farewell Harbour Lodge offers bear viewing and whale watching with knowledgeable guides by day, plus delicious meals and cozy comforts by night. This lodge is a favourite amongst the connoisseurs of wildlife travel. Don't miss out on this amazing offer to see some of Western Canada's best wildlife and marine life.

Trip Itinerary

Note: The daily plans are flexible to accommodate the surprises that you encounter each trip, the requirements of tide and weather, and the interests of the group. With so many opportunities to be “wowed”, it’s hard to predict what unique moment will be your favourite memory.

Day One – Vancouver to Farewell Harbour Lodge
Departs daily from Vancouver or hotel between 9.30-10.30am. Arrive at Alder Bay at 12.00pm for your 12.30pm departure aboard the high speed water taxi for the scenic 30 minute service to Farewell Harbour. Greet Farewell Harbour Lodge staff at the dock (1.00pm). Check in, receive welcome orientation and lunch. Relax, you’re here! After settling into accommodations, join 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 4.30pm. Dinner at 6pm, followed by next day activity briefing. Evening presentation at 7pm on some aspect of coastal ecology.
Day Two to Six – Farewell Harbour Lodge
Daily breakfast and then on the water at 8am for your choice of bear viewing safari or a more extensive exploration of the the incredibly rich waters of Johnstone Strait and the Robson Bight Ecological Reserve.

The bear viewing adventure to one of our main grizzly viewing estuaries is a highlight! 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.

There are also ample opportunities to view marine life. Orcas typically return to these waters mid July although Humpbacks and other marine life can often be seen from May through October. Return by 4.30pm for dinner and evening program.
Departure Day – Farewell Harbour Lodge to Port Hardy
Choose from one of the following options: A short morning sea kayak excursion in the protected and crystalline waters near Farewell Harbour Lodge, a marine excursion, or a guided interpretive rainforest hike. Return to the lodge for the return water taxi back to Alder Bay about midday arriving for for your transfer back to Port Hardy Airport or hotel. Itineraries starting in Vancouver will end with a flight from Port Hardy to Vancouver.

Package Includes:

  • Complimentary round-trip shuttle from Port Hardy Airport or hotel to Alder Bay
  • Round-trip water taxi from Alder Bay to Farewell Harbour Lodge
  • 3 nights accommodations with private ensuite and shower
  • Welcome briefing and orientation to the tours, viewing opportunities and facilities
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and snacks starting with lunch on day 1 and ending with lunch on your final day. Wine with dinner is complimentary
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • All transportation on all wildlife excursions
  • Marine tour excursion on arrival day
  • One full day excursion to one of our grizzly viewing areas
  • One full day on marine tour excursion or another grizzly bear excursion
  • Choose from one of the below excursion on departure day:
    • Marine excursion (2hours)
    • Sea kayak excursion (2hours)
    • Guided interpretive rainforest hike (2hours)
  • Evening guide presentations/slide shows
  • BC Provincial hotel tax & carbon offset fee
  • Vancouver departures include round-trip airfare from Vancouver to Port Hardy and transfer by shuttle to Alder Bay from where you transfer by water taxi to Farewell Harbour Lodge

Not included:

  • Extra alcoholic beverages (can be purchased at the lodge)
  • Items of a personal nature while at the lodge 
  • Gratuity for staff (recommended $40.00 per day per guest for the duration of stay)
  • Early/late arrival/departure times (on request and additional charges apply)
  • Fuel surcharge will be added at time of booking and is subject to change


  • Minimum child age is 10 years
  • 4 to 7 day all-inclusive packages available with additional days spent marine mammal viewing, on bear safaris, sea kayaking, First Nations cultural site visits or a host of other options.
  • Please note that there is a $125 change fee for reservation date changes or name changes
  • If clients are driving, please make your own way to 1 Alder Bay Road in Alder Bay where you will board the water taxi. There is free parking in Alder Bay.

Tour Pricing Starting From

Based on the trip length, the number of nights at the Lodge and days spend on wildlife viewing will be more or less.

4 to 7 Day Tours
Based on Double Occupancy
From CA$3,670pp
  • Taxes and booking fees excluded

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