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Last Hurrah

The last day for bear watching with Tide Rip is October 9 (Tide Rip picks up in Alert Bay) and whale watching with Stubbs in Telegraph Cove closes down September 30. Alert Bay Lodge is showing pretty good availability from now until October 11, when we close for the season. And what a great season it has been! The right combination of mammals, weather and visitors seeking new experiences such as aboriginal tourism has been amazing. Thanks to all of our partners.  Now, where did I put that book and my shawl ... more

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This Fall ...

Our apology for those who have tried to book a room but couldn’t due to our limited availability. Our rooms start to open up beginning September 12, a great time to see Alert Bay - it's still warm, the fall colours are starting to emerge and the kids are back in school (yeah!). Getting booked on a grizzly bear tour can still be touch and go due this operator’s availability,but orcas are around and about until late September. more

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Upcoming Events

July 28 marks the beginning of a two day festival featuring Seafest, Artfest and Musicfest and August 6 is the date for Alert Bay's 360, a slow-mo race around Cormorant Island.

If you are planning to attend and, haven't done so already, please book your Alert Bay accommodation now. more

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Alert Bay - Check Out Our Culture!

Summer has come in splendid form to Alert Bay. The forecast for the next two weeks is mainly sunny with an average temperature of 18C.

Summer also heralds a range of attractions in Alert Bay. The TĚ•sasala Cultural Group starts performing in July – the only chance you’ll have to see the inside of the Big House. At the U’Mista Cultural Centre, a number of cultural workshops begin July 4. For more info go to    As well, wander the Ecological Gardens at the top of the island and look into the forest for culturally modified trees, or CMT’s as the locals refer to them. more

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Busy Days

We’re now at peak season! On the heels of Seafest & ArtFest is the 360 Eco Paddle, a self-propelled boat race around Cormorant Island. The race begin July 31. more

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Opening Soon

The lodge opens Sunday, May 1. Reservations are now coming in steadily, particularly for August. To reserve your stay, please click on “Check for Availability”. more

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Fall Tribute

Well, another great season is winding down. Thanks very much to all our wonderful guests who came from their far-flung (and close-flung) areas to visit our humble lodge. It was truly a great time - your comments, reviews, laughter and great company sustains us.

The lodge will be closing soon for individual bookings but remains open for groups. Please contact us at 1.800.255.5057 or at more

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We are now booked solid for the April 18-20 Potlatch.  If you wish to be put on a waitlist please email

After the potatch we start accepting invidual bookings for the 2014 season. Until then the lodge will remain open to groups, so if your university, construction company or special group needs ‘a home away from home’ please contact us. 

To book please make your reservation request online (click on"'Check for Availability") and we'll get back to you promptly.