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.

Spas & Wellness, Parks & Wilderness Areas

What the Heck is Forest Bathing? 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Shinrin-Yoku in BC

Forest bathing, or shinrin-yoku, is the latest health trend for good reason.

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Bird Watching, Camping, Parks & Wilderness Areas, Whale Watching, Wildlife Tours

Essential Things to Know Before Entering BC’s Bear Country

Follow these best practices to ensure any future encounters with BC's great wildlife is respectful, safe, and sustainable.

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Hiking, Parks & Wilderness Areas

On the Edge of Wilderness: 6 Soothing Forest Walks near Vancouver

Experience the British Columbia Effect by leaving the urban hub and retreating into nature. Our top spots to experience forest bathing near...

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Parks & Wilderness Areas

5 Facts About BC’s Unique Temperate Rainforest

Everything in the rainforest is connected, a cycle of life in perfect balance. Check out 5 facts you may not know about BC's temperate...

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Parks & Wilderness Areas

Top Ways to Experience BC’s Wild Landscapes

Explore BC from arid desert and lichen-draped rainforest to glaciated peaks and wide-open grassland.

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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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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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Discover the East Coast of Vancouver Island

5 to 7 Days / 500 km (311 mi)

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Spas & Wellness, Parks & Wilderness Areas

What the Heck is Forest Bathing? 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Shinrin-Yoku in BC

Forest bathing, or shinrin-yoku, is the latest health trend for good reason.

Read the Article

Bird Watching, Camping, Parks & Wilderness Areas, Whale Watching, Wildlife Tours

Essential Things to Know Before Entering BC’s Bear Country

Follow these best practices to ensure any future encounters with BC's great wildlife is respectful, safe, and sustainable.

Read the Article

Hiking, Parks & Wilderness Areas

On the Edge of Wilderness: 6 Soothing Forest Walks near Vancouver

Experience the British Columbia Effect by leaving the urban hub and retreating into nature. Our top spots to experience forest bathing near...

Read the Article

Parks & Wilderness Areas

5 Facts About BC’s Unique Temperate Rainforest

Everything in the rainforest is connected, a cycle of life in perfect balance. Check out 5 facts you may not know about BC's temperate...

Read the Article

Parks & Wilderness Areas

Top Ways to Experience BC’s Wild Landscapes

Explore BC from arid desert and lichen-draped rainforest to glaciated peaks and wide-open grassland.

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

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

Discover the East Coast of Vancouver Island

5 to 7 Days / 500 km (311 mi)

Explore Road Trip

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

Come to the northern edge of the Great Bear Rainforest on British Columbia's north coast, to the K'tzim-a-deen (Khutzeymateen). Here, within the...

Phone: (250) 641-0957

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Indigenous Culture, Hotels, Resorts & Wilderness Lodges

Ocean House at Tlaga Gawtlaas

Escape to the northern edge of Haida Gwaii and experience the charm of nearby Old Massett, North Beach and Naikoon Provincial Park. Relax in Ocean...

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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