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For your convenience, we have compiled a comprehensive list of our most frequently asked questions and developed a detailed packing list to assist you in planning your adventure in the Khutzeymateen. Please scroll down to access our FAQ section, and feel free to reach out if you have any additional questions or special requests. We will do our utmost to accommodate them and ensure that your trip becomes a memorable experience.


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What should I pack?

  • Clothing for cool, wet weather and sunshine - it can change quickly, even within the same day. 

  • Warm clothes for the boat! Don't forget a beanie/woollen hat/toque, gloves and warm layers. You won't regret bringing a buff to keep your neck warm.

  • Raincoat (there's a reason it’s called the Great Bear Rainforest!)

  • Warm and waterproof footwear.

  • Water bottle for trips on the boat.

  • Swimsuit for the sauna

  • We have 100% natural soap and shampoo at the lodge, but bring your toothbrush, toothpaste and deodorant etc. Please note that we are a 'fragrance-sensitive' lodge for the bears and for the humans. 

  • Sunglasses & sunscreen

  • Some of our rooms have skylights, and the nights can be light during the north coast summer - if you are sensitive to light, bring an eye mask for sleeping.

  • A tidal waters fishing licence if you would like to fish off the dock.

  • Waterproof cover for your camera.

  • Your camera charger and phone charger!


Where do we meet to start the tour?
All trips leave from 90 Charlie Currie Rd- check-in is at 7am at Gat Leedm Marine Ltd on the first day of your tour.  

Where can I park my car?
Free fenced parking is available at 90 Charlie Currie Rd - ask Gat Leedm Marine Ltd to show you where to park.  

How much luggage can I bring to the lodge?
Because of limited weight on the marine transport vessel, please keep your luggage to 40 LBS or less.

Your photography gear is separate to this but please keep the weight of your photography gear down as much as possible - Gat Leedm Marine Ltd will weigh your bag and photography gear at check-in. You are welcome to store any excess luggage with them while you are at the lodge at your own risk. 

Which Air Canada flights into Prince Rupert (YPR) should I book?
Guests must be in Prince Rupert the night before the first day of your tour. 

You will be back in Prince Rupert at approximately 10:30 AM on your final tour day. We do recommend travel insurance as delays can occur due to weather or fog.

Can you recommend a place to stay in Prince Rupert?

First Avenue Executive Suites is one of our favorites to stay in downtown Prince Rupert. There are many options for quality accommodations in Prince Rupert.

Do you charge a single supplement?
No, we do not charge a single supplement. 

How many bathrooms does the lodge have?
There are three shared bathrooms (two with showers). 

How many beds are in the rooms?
We have 8 guest rooms with one queen-sized bed in each.
Do you cater to food allergies?
Absolutely - our chef can accommodate any special dietary requests, including vegetarian, vegan, celiac/gluten-free and other allergies. We just need to know beforehand.

Can I bring any alcohol with me?
You sure can. We serve beer and wine with dinner, but you are very welcome to bring additional alcohol.

Can I bring my drone?
BC Parks does not allow the use of drones in the Khutzeymateen. 

What is your cancellation policy?

Notice of cancellation must be received in writing through email. Refunds are subject to the following:
Cancellation more than 365 days prior to tour: full refund on deposit
Cancellation 365 days to 60 days prior to tour: 50% of the deposit refunded
Cancellation less than 60 days prior to tour: no refund.
* Reservation deposits can be moved forward up to two years for COVID-19 related travel restrictions.​

Should I get travel insurance?
Yes, we highly recommend that guests obtain travel insurance to cover anything unexpected in their travel plans.


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