Spirit Bear Lodge

Coast Funds & Kitasoo/Xai'xais Nation


Spirit Bear Lodge, owned and operated by Kitasoo/Xai'xais Nation, has become a successful model for conservation-based ecotourism. The Lodge has helped strengthen economic, conservation, and cultural well-being in the community of Klemtu.

Project Outcomes:

  • Employing nearly 10% of the local population, the Lodge has diversified opportunities for employment
  • Profits are reinvested in language revitalization, youth development, stewardship, and and business.