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6715 Bear Cove Highway, Port Hardy, British Columbia V0N 2P0 Canada
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
  • Contactless check-out
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#3 of 16 in Port Hardy
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Bear Cove Cottages is located 1 km from the ferry terminal. We specialize in saltwater fishing packages, ecotours and whale watching. All of our cottages overlook Hardy Bay and are equipped with hydrotherapy tubs, full kitchens, fireplaces, and wireless internet. Stay tuned for outdoor Wellness Spa, coming Spring 2016.
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918jl wrote a review Jan. 2022
San Diego, California42 contributions16 helpful votes
Bear Cove Cottages is a wonderful place for a quiet getaway or the best adventure of your life. The views are amazing, the cabins are luxurious, and if you choose to go fishing, you won’t be disappointed. Wade and Shannon are perfect hosts. I can’t recommend this place enough!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Tamster R wrote a review Aug. 2021
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We stayed at Bear Cove Cottages for two nights and went on one fishing charter. It was amazing, the fishing charter, with Wicked Salmon Fishing Charters started out early morning. The charter guide was Toby he was awesome, skilled and knew where the fish were. We caught 83 pounds of fish and Toby helped us reel them in. We were so pleased with the charter and the cabin. The cottage is well appointed with awesome ocean view and the boat was spacious and perfect. We were so happy with our salmon and halibut catch plus it was taken care of packaged up and frozen. We highly recommend Bear Cove and Wicked Salmon Charter fishing.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled
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yellowcowguy wrote a review Aug. 2021
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Another truly wicked vacation!! Cant beat the stay I just had at Bear Cove Cottages. The location on North Vancouver Island is second to none. We went out for two days stellar fishing with Wicked Salmon, excellent accommodation in the cabins and great hospitality all round. Thank you Wade and Shannon! We will see you again next year.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Wicked Salmon Sportsfishing, Owner at Bear Cove Cottages
Responded Aug. 7, 2021
Thanks so much for coming to see us again! We always enjoy having you to Bear Cove, and appreciate your kind words!
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Kannon wrote a review Jul. 2021
Vancouver, Canada4 contributions7 helpful votes
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I have been to Port Hardy a few times on fishing trips and it was first time this year with Bear Cove and Wicked Salmon. Easily the best of the bunch. It is the entire package that delivers on the full experience, boatful of fish, clean comfortable cottages, great local food, very knowledgeable, experienced guides that are super fun that kept us on par to bring the fish in including two double headers where we landed both fish!!! Not kidding. Ask me for the video of one of the fish jumping out the water on top of the other line and the calm voice of Wade talking us off the ledge and getting the two 20lb+ Springs in the boat!!!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Wicked Salmon Sportsfishing, Owner at Bear Cove Cottages
Responded Aug. 7, 2021
Thanks so much for choosing us! We were happy to meet you and really look forward to hosting you again in 2022.Take care and enjoy your catch!
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Brenden wrote a review Jul. 2021
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I was lucky enough to stay at Bear Cove Cottages for an extended duration (4 months) while working in the North Island area. I couldn't have asked for a better place to call home during this time. I stayed in Cottage #3 and the room itself had everything I needed to ensure a comfortable stay. This included a comfortable bed, a fully functional kitchenette ( (stove, microwave, pots, pans, coffeemaker), a fireplace, and more. The bathroom was also clean and the shower had impressive water pressure which didn't go unnoticed after a long day of work. Towels and additional necessities were also available in the storage and laundry room (located a few doors down). The cable television and wi-fi also allowed me to stay comfortable, connected, and capable of doing work from home when needed. Although, shutting these amenities off and enjoying the peace and quiet offered by the north island was favoured more often than not. The peaceful cottages also offer a great view of Hardy Bay's outskirts and are a stone's throw away from the water and ferry terminal. Additionally, if you have a vehicle (which I'm assuming you do) you can get to downtown Port Hardy in 5-10 minutes, or travel South and take in some amazing sights at Storeys Beach,. You can also experience a bit of north island Indigenous culture at the famous site of Fort Rupert (Tsaxis), which I highly recommend paying a visit to! All in all, you can't find a better place to call your home away from home than Bear Cove Cottages if you're considering a visit to Northern Vancouver Island. Shannon and Wade Daley are excellent hosts who respond promptly to questions and were always there when needed. I look forward to my next stay at Bear Cove Cottages - one which will hopefully include an epic fishing story and a day trip to Cape Scott, which I regret not taking the time to visit when I had the chance!
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Response from Wicked Salmon Sportsfishing, Owner at Bear Cove Cottages
Responded Jul. 4, 2021
Thanks so much Brendan! We enjoyed having you this winter,hoping to see you up here again in the summer season!
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Amy M wrote a review Sep. 2020
Vancouver, Canada13 contributions2 helpful votes
Pet friendly and bunk beds for our teenagers! Very quiet and private with an amazing view! Great place to relax after long days exploring the area. Unfortunately I’ve forgotten the ladies name who was taking care of the place but she was very kind and offered many suggestions for places to eat and adventures to take. Requests for more coffee and towels were accommodated immediately.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Pat D wrote a review Sep. 2020
Vancouver12 contributions6 helpful votes
I booked the cottage and 2 days of fishing for my husbands birthday. I know nothing about fishing and Shannon was very helpful in getting me familiar with what the cottages and Wicked Fishing charters had to offer. The cottages are lovely and have nice updated touches. Check in staff was inexperienced but suspect that is due to pandemic and challenging gets in even getting staff in move remote locations. She did check with owners when asked for info. Location is fabulous...good view and very quiet. Due to Covid we had preferred this to a fishing lodge but would do it this way again even without a pandemic as it suited us perfectly. Our Fishing guide Toby was awesome and really worked hard at making sure our Two days were successful. He was helpful and geared his conversation to both of us even though I was a ‘non fishing person’. The packing of the fish went smoothly and we had a very good experience. We will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Wicked Salmon Sportsfishing, Owner at Bear Cove Cottages
Responded Sep. 10, 2020
Thank you so much for choosing us for your husband's surprise trip! It was a great way to wrap up our fishing season. It is always great to have new guests try our cabins, if they have previously done other styles of trips. We look forward to hosting you again one day!Take care, Shannon
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Jocelyne wrote a review Aug. 2020
Victoria, Canada1 contribution
Like everyone, stuck at home with Covid and going stir crazy in Victoria! So we decided to plan a fishing trip. and get some R&R as well. We booked two cottages (#7 and #8) and arrived mid afternoon on Sunday. Very surprised to see how beautifully appointed each cottage was. Great views of the bay; jacuzzi tub; fireplace and a king size bed that was super comfortable. We enjoyed our meals on the deck and even though there are 8 cottages side by side, it felt very private. And the fishing?!?!? Wow - went out with Wade (owner of Wicked Salmon) and for 2 novice women that have never fished, we had the time of our lives! Caught 2 Chinooks each, plus 4 black seabass each - fun fun fun!!! We are coming back!!
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Wicked Salmon Sportsfishing, Owner at Bear Cove Cottages
Responded Aug. 24, 2020
Thanks so much for coming Jocelyn! It is so awesome for us to take out new fisherwomen! Glad you chose us and that you will be back, Take care and enjoy your catch!
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GrantG wrote a review Aug. 2020
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This was my fourth stay here, and I will back again next year. Another fantastic stay @ Bear Cove. Amazing fishing with Wicked Salmon Fishing Charters. Beautiful views, sparkling clean, and great hosts. Lots of big fish caught with the pro Wade Dayley. Highly recommend!!
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Wicked Salmon Sportsfishing, Owner at Bear Cove Cottages
Responded Aug. 21, 2020
Thanks so much for coming up again! We always enjoy your group! We look forward to next summer, Take Care,Shannon
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fishtom08 wrote a review Aug. 2020
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stayed as a getaway for 3 nights but with a 2 nite min. had to stay anyway, had to clean coffee maker for quite a while till usable, window above bed handle broken so could only open then had to go outside to close by pushing it. window in kitchen needs new blind, for cleaning would give 2/5 stars view of ocean is wonderful and seemed to be very quiet at nite. if you sleep in forget it no way to block skylight so up early no matter what. seems catered to the fishing charter, even chatted to neighbor and they also agreed 3/5 stars. won’t return.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Wicked Salmon Sportsfishing, Owner at Bear Cove Cottages
Responded Aug. 19, 2020
We are sorry you left feeling this way Michael.My cleaning staff had told me you thought the window was broken. It actually has a lever that needs to be in the upward position to open the seal.We installed all high-end Loewen windows when building 20 years ago.You are one of very few who didn't notice this.We have since replaced the uneven blind, these things happen and we appreciate that you let us know.Most people really enjoy the skylight, or perhaps we do have mostly early risers at our resort. We are generally marketing to fishermen, you're right. After having 85% of our pre-booked clients ripped out from under us this year, we had to use creative and last minute advertising to attract a new client. This summer has been challenging to say the least, but we are grateful to have stayed very busy. Staffing has been a huge issue also, this may explain why your coffee pot was not perfect, for that I apologize.If you had come to our office, called, emailed about your dissatisfaction, we would have likely rectified this and come to a financial understanding.So thanks for the 3/5, this really helps! Best,Shannon
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bear Cove Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to Bear Cove Cottages?
Nearby attractions include Quatse Salmon Stewardship Centre (4.3 km), Port Hardy Museum & Archives (2.6 km), and Port Hardy Visitor Centre (2.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bear Cove Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
Is parking available at Bear Cove Cottages?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bear Cove Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Guido, The Sporty Bar & Grill, and Karai Sushi & Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bear Cove Cottages?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Does Bear Cove Cottages have airport transportation?
Yes, Bear Cove Cottages offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Bear Cove Cottages?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Bear Cove Cottages have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Bear Cove Cottages accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.