Great Bear Rainforest Film

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What’s so great about the Great Bear Rainforest? A new documentary for IMAX and giant screen theatres that premieres on February 15 offers armchair travellers a giant window into this pristine British Columbia wilderness. Narrated by BC’s own Ryan Reynolds, the film showcases the only corner of the planet where you can spot the elusive white Spirit bear.

Directed by award-winning storyteller Ian McAllister, Great Bear Rainforest goes way off the beaten path to reveal a land of grizzlies, coastal wolves, sea otters, and more. Found on Canada’s remote Pacific coast, it encompasses a quarter of the world’s coastal temperate rainforest. The area has been home to Indigenous peoples for thousands of years.


Header image: Great Bear Rainforest | Ian McAllister/

Kermode Bear (spirit bear) | Getty Images
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British Columbia’s wilderness inspired the Great Bear Rainforest film. Find out how the big screen can lead to real-life adventure in BC with these travel ideas.


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