This protected, coastal temperate rainforest is home to the infamous cream-coloured Spirit Bear.
Take shelter under thousand-year-old ancient cedar and spruce as you travel into this global treasure. The Kitasoo/Xai’xais people guide you through the delicate ecosystem, straight to the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest.
The Great Bear Rainforest is one of the largest temperate rainforests remaining in the world, a sublime and protected ecological wonder. Located on the Central and North Coasts and including the archipelago of Haida Gwaii, the GBR is a vast network of deep and lesser valleys, crystal clear lakes and streams, and fjords and inlets that host one of the densest and most diverse arrays of plant and animal life on Earth.
Home to 1000-year old trees and more than 20 First Nations, the beauty of the Great Bear Rainforest has inspired many preservation efforts. More than 70% of its old-growth forest is now protected from logging. Local Indigenous cultures and allies have succeeded in preserving this global treasure and welcome you to seek thrill and transformation as a witness to the dazzling abundance that has sustained their communities for countless generations.