Dec 1, 2004 | Marmot, Winter 2004

Bear Lodge Set to Open

It’s been a bear of a project, but Bear Lodge is almost complete. And it's already half sold, says Rick Gibson of Royal LePage.

The foundation for Bear Lodge was poured in 1995, at the same time as Deer Lodge, but then the building market went soft and Appia Developments decided to put the lodge on hold. It was eight long years before Appia picked up the project again.

Bear Lodge features 59 fully-furnished condo units in one, two and three bedroom configurations. People have been clamoring for units for the past two years, but it was only this fall that Gibson got the go-ahead to start selling.

We’ve got purchasers from the States, from Great Britain and the Lower Mainland, but primarily Vancouver Island,” he said.

Bear Lodge will be very similar to its sister development, Deer Lodge. Some of the floor plans are slightly different, and the exterior has been built with rain-screen technology to prevent leaky condo syndrome, Gibson said. Bear Lodge should be finished this ski season.

For more information about the lodge phone Gibson at (250) 334-3124 or e-mail him at Visit his web site at

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