Kermode bear in the Great Bear Rainforest
(Steve Herington/All Canada Photos)


Things to Do

Sailboat (Canadian Tourism Commission photo)

Sailboat (Canadian Tourism Commission photo)

Quiet, pristine, sensitive, fragile – attributes that perfectly describe the area in and around the small village of Klemtu, on Swindle Island.

These attributes make visiting Klemtu, located in BC's Great Bear Rainforest, both exciting and sometimes challenging.

Kayak through the surrounding labyrinth of inland fjords, view the elusive Kermode bear and other wildlife, or fish local waterways for three species of salmon. This abundant wilderness is accompanied by a fascinating culture and history of First Nations tradition.


Klemtu features excellent coastal kayaking, and equipment rentals are available at Spirit Bear Adventures in the community. Several cabins, located on the waters edge throughout the area, offer restful pit stops for multi-day paddlers. As well, there are several designated coastal campsites. Check with the Tourism Office for more information about these cabins and sites. Paddlers can also combine kayaking with wildlife viewing at nearby Princess Royal Island and Fjordland Recreation Area.

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