Arrive early into Smithers Airport to be greeted by your hosts at Bear Claw Lodge. A scenic drive through the British Columbian Wilderness follows so that you arrive at the lodge late morning, giving you the whole day to acquaint yourself with the spectacular lodge.
An introductory lunch is served in the lodge with your hosts explaining what wilderness adventures lay ahead before a tour of the lodge.
Your stay includes all meals from arrival snacks and sumptuous dinners to a final farewell breakfast. The lodge features a guest friendly kitchen where each evening you are invited to sit and chat whilst the chef prepares your delicious dinner. Using seasonal, local produce, the lodge is renowned for serving artistic, innovative and beautifully presented dishes.
Staying at: Bear Claw Lodge
Arise to a wake-up call with beverage at your bedside. The family owned and operated lodge prides itself on exceptional, personalised service. Operating everything from check in to activity guiding, your hosts help create a relaxing and homely environment getting to know their guests are on a first name basis.
Bear Claw Lodge is the base for exploring one of British Columbia’s most stunning mountain valleys: Kispiox Valley, which translates to “The Hiding Place” in the native Gitxsan language. Today is your first full day to experience the wilds of British Columbia. The eco-lodge offers optional activities to make the most of your stay.
The clear glacial waters of nearby Skeena and Kispiox rivers allows for a wide range of expeditions, from one to seven days. Explore the fascinating history of the region as you float through culturally important First Nations sites, exploring the waterways as the first pioneers may have. Enjoy campfire cooking, prepared with local seasonal ingredients.
With over 30km of well-groomed trails, meadows, river canyons and hills, the beautiful surrounding countryside is a horseback riding paradise. Bear Claw Lodge has operated in the horse industry for generations providing reliable and people friendly horses, perfect for any skill level.
The long salmon season on the Kispiox River is easily accessible from Bear Claw Lodge, allowing guests to fish for Chinook and Coho. A guide is provided for every two anglers, meaning the trip is accessible for everyone from experienced anglers to families looking to enjoy the quiet of the British Columbian wilderness.