The stunning natural setting of Princess Royal Island and the Great Bear Rainforest is well worth the trip to remote King Pacific Lodge.
Accessible only by float plane, this luxury wilderness lodge is found in pristine Northern British Columbia, one of the last untouched corners of the world. The Great Bear Rainforest is the largest intact temperate rainforest left on Earth. This part of the Canadian wilderness is home to many diverse and unique species of animals including the endangered Kermode or Spirit Bear, the elusive rainforest wolf, pods of Orca whales and numerous bald eagles. The backdrop for the luxurious lodge is unspoiled nature as far as the eye can see. Range after range of mountains. Virgin forests, mountain streams, clear lakes, pristine coast. And the air in northern British Columbia is clear and pure. It's like being present on the morning of creation.
King Pacific Lodge is located on the north coast of British Columbia, 56 miles south of Prince Rupert, just south of the southern tip of the Alaska panhandle. The area has been home to the Gitga’at First Nations people for over 10,000 years and evidence of their history and culture is everywhere. The nearest Gitga’at settlement is just across Douglas channel 45 minutes from the lodge by boat. Princess Royal Island is an uninhabited paradise for the many species of animals and birds. It has a deeply indented fjord-like coastline, innumerable rivers and streams. Princess Royal and a few of the surrounding islands are the only known home of the elusive Spirit Bear. It offers a wealth of opportunities for outdoor adventures like fishing, kayaking and hiking.
This luxury wilderness lodge is accessible by air only. The international gateway is Vancouver, British Columbia. Guests travel to the lodge in a privately chartered plane from Vancouver to Bella Bella on the North Coast where they transfer to floatplanes to take them to the lodge (included in the package price). Please check with our office concerning special rates at the Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel and other Vancouver Hotels.
The 2012 schedule of charter flights on Mondays and Fridays is as follows:
Depart Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel: 7:15 a.m.
Depart Vancouver South Terminal: 8:00 a.m.
Arrive at King Pacific Lodge: 10:30 a.m.
Depart King Pacific Lodge: 10:45 a.m.
Arrive Vancouver South Terminal: 1:15 p.m.
Arrive Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel: 1:45 p.m.
Schedules are subject to change.