Grizzly bear in the Great Bear Rainforest
Be in awe of the world’s largest intact temperate rainforest and one of the most pristine natural environments in the world. A wild and remote area with unique wildlife viewing opportunities. This is the only place on the planet to see a Kermode (Spirit) bear, a sub-species of the black bear distinct because of its white fur. In the Great Bear Rainforest, untamed forests border pristine ocean waters teeming with wildlife.
The only place in the world where you can see the elusive Kermode (Spirit) bear, a black bear with white fur. Several operators offer bear watching tours of remote valleys, islands and estuaries, including trips to the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Sanctuary. Here one of the largest concentrations of grizzly bears on the planet live amongst rugged mountain peaks and old-growth rainforest.
One of the best places in the world to see grizzly bears in their natural habitat is this seaside sanctuary northeast of Prince Rupert. The first area in Canada to be protected specifically for grizzly bears, Khutzeymateen is accessible only by boat (or boat and floatplane). Home to about 50 bears, it is best visited between May and July (especially in May) when the bears can be seen roaming the shore. There is no land access in the Sanctuary, and the river estuary is only accessible with a licensed tour operator.
We're a one hour flight from Vancouver: fly in the morning, then view bears that afternoon. Join a private or semi-priva...
Cruise alongside 1,220-m (4,000-ft) fjords that rise out of an ocean teeming with whales, dolphins and other marine life. As eagles soar above, walk ashore to visit a First Nations village, immerse yourself in a natural hot spring and enjoy a gourmet lunch on a remote, sandy beach.
Learn about centuries of local First Nations culture as you discover the history of this majestic place. Take an interpretive tour, view petroglyphs and hear stories that have been passed down for generations.
Experience the tranquility of the Great Bear Rainforest as you meander through a series of channels, coves and sprawling archipelagos. Get up close to whales, dolphins and sea lions as you paddle past white sand beaches, unblemished rainforest and ancient First Nations villages.
Visit the waters off the Great Bear Rainforest for the fishing trip of a lifetime. The ocean here is filled with halibut and a variety of salmon, including Coho that regulary weigh in over 14kg/30pds. For the ultimate fishing experience, have a helicopter take you to a remote stream or lake where nobody has fished in weeks, and catch your limit of trout, char and steelhead. A variety of fishing lodges will cater to your every need.
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The majority of Great Bear Rainforest consists of roadless wilderness, making transportation... Read more very limited. Most accommodation and tour operators provide instructions on how to reach their location. You can fly into Klemtu, Ocean Falls, Bella Bella and Bella Coola. Bella Coola is also accessible by car; a 6.5 hour drive from Williams Lake. BC Ferries offers scheduled car and passenger service to the area via the Inside Passage route and the Discovery Coast Connector route.
Take a ferry ride on British Columbia’s Inside Passage. BC Ferries’ Northern... Read more Adventure sails among the islands and fjords of BC’s remote mid-coast, home to mountain peaks, tall stands of fir and cedar, driftwood-strewn coves, remote First Nations communities, and the Great Bear Rainforest. Watch for seals, eagles, dolphins and even whales en route. The Northern Adventure sails year-round from Port Hardy to Prince Rupert; summer sailings are all in daylight, so you won’t miss a moment. From Prince Rupert, you can continue by ferry to Haida Gwaii, or follow the Yellowhead Highway east.
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