Rainforest

Wander through ancient groves

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Spirit Bear in the Great Bear Rainforest. Photo: Stephen Harrington

From Haida Gwaii to Stanley Park, British Columbia’s rainforests overflow with raw wilderness. Wildlife calls the rainforest home, sheltering among old-growth giants nearing 2000 years in age. Explore the stories below to see the wild that awaits in BC’s rainforests.

Discover the East Coast of Vancouver Island

5 to 7 Days / 500 km (311 mi)

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Hiking, Wildlife Tours

How to Visit the Great Bear Rainforest in BC: Where to Go and What to Do

Here's what you need to know before you go, including a map of the location, wildlife viewing, and where to see a Kermode (Spirit) bear.

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Nature & Wildlife Events, Nature & Wildlife

Great Bear Rainforest Film

Narrated by BC’s own Ryan Reynolds, offers travellers a giant window into this pristine British Columbia wilderness

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Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing the Ancient Forest in Northern BC

Old cedars are part of what makes snowshoeing the Ancient Forest in Northern British Columbia special.

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Adventure & Outdoors, Nature & Wildlife

Top 5 Places to Experience the Rainforest in BC

We asked our Facebook fans for their top places in BC to experience the rainforest. Sooke, Bella Coola, Cathedral Grove, Terrace and Pacific Rim...

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Wildlife Tours

Bear Watching in the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary

The Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary is the first area in Canada to be protected and has the highest concentrations of grizzly bears in North...

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Adventure & Outdoors, Parks & Wilderness Areas

North Tweedsmuir Provincial Park

A City Girl's Take on Going Remote in Northern BC

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Spas & Wellness, Hot Springs, Parks & Wilderness Areas

Psst—This Spa is Free

Discover the Healing Benefits of Nature in British Columbia

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Discover the East Coast of Vancouver Island

5 to 7 Days / 500 km (311 mi)

Explore Road Trip

Hiking, Wildlife Tours

How to Visit the Great Bear Rainforest in BC: Where to Go and What to Do

Here's what you need to know before you go, including a map of the location, wildlife viewing, and where to see a Kermode (Spirit) bear.

Read the Article

Nature & Wildlife Events, Nature & Wildlife

Great Bear Rainforest Film

Narrated by BC’s own Ryan Reynolds, offers travellers a giant window into this pristine British Columbia wilderness

Read the Article

Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing the Ancient Forest in Northern BC

Old cedars are part of what makes snowshoeing the Ancient Forest in Northern British Columbia special.

Read the Article

Adventure & Outdoors, Nature & Wildlife

Top 5 Places to Experience the Rainforest in BC

We asked our Facebook fans for their top places in BC to experience the rainforest. Sooke, Bella Coola, Cathedral Grove, Terrace and Pacific Rim...

Read the Article

Wildlife Tours

Bear Watching in the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary

The Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary is the first area in Canada to be protected and has the highest concentrations of grizzly bears in North...

Read the Article

Adventure & Outdoors, Parks & Wilderness Areas

North Tweedsmuir Provincial Park

A City Girl's Take on Going Remote in Northern BC

Read the Article

Spas & Wellness, Hot Springs, Parks & Wilderness Areas

Psst—This Spa is Free

Discover the Healing Benefits of Nature in British Columbia

Read the Article

Sunshine Coast Trail | Andrew Strain

Respect the Terrain: Be AdventureSmart

Enjoy what BC has to offer by hiking with friends, paddling with family, or heading into the back country for some camping. But always be prepared before you go outdoors.

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Experience Providers

Paddling, Sightseeing, Whale Watching, Wildlife Tours, Resorts & Wilderness Lodges

Khutzeymateen Wilderness Lodge

Located within this unique Conservancy and Grizzly Bear Sanctuary, the Khutzeymateen Wilderness Lodge is your home and gateway to view these...

Phone: (250) 641-0957

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Indigenous Culture, Hotels, Resorts & Wilderness Lodges

Ocean House at Stads K’uns GawGa

The Ocean House is a 12-room fly-in lodge located on the west coast of Haida Gwaii in a protected area called Stads K'uns GawGa [Peel Inlet]....

Phone: (800) 605-3785

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Hiking, Paddling, Sightseeing, Indigenous Culture

Talaysay Tours

Talaysay Tours has been providing tours and authentic cultural experiences since 2002. We have activities, tours and experiences for all ages and...

Phone: (604) 628-8555

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Hiking, Backcountry Skiing, Cabins & Cottages

Wells Gray Adventures

Simple, comfortable accommodation used to access spectacular alpine hiking in Wells Gray Park. Composting toilets, solar power and hike in access...

Phone: (888) 754-8735

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Indigenous Culture, Campgrounds & RV Parks

Lakeshore Resort and Campground

In operation for more than 30 years, we are the largest campground located on the pristine shores of Lake Windermere, BC and is owned and operated...

Phone: (250) 342-6352

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Wildlife Tours, Resorts & Wilderness Lodges

Great Bear Lodge

Great Bear Lodge is located 50 air miles from Port Hardy, British Columbia. The fully self-contained floating lodge is situated at an outstanding...

Phone: (250) 949-9496

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Indigenous Culture, Wildlife Tours, Resorts & Wilderness Lodges

Spirit Bear Lodge

Experience an ancient culture, spectacular wildlife viewing, stunning landscapes and reconnect with nature. Immerse yourself in true wilderness on...

Phone: (250) 339-5644

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Cabins & Cottages, Resorts & Wilderness Lodges

Cabana Desolation Eco Resort

Cabana Desolation Eco Resort is a comfortably designed, exclusive eco resort located on an uninhabited island in the heart of Desolation Sound,...

Phone: (604) 483-2160

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