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Read about what's going on at Spirit Bear Lodge, the Great Bear Rainforest and West Coast Wildlife. Bears, Whales and Salmon, Oh My!

Shop “Indigenous Made” this Christmas

Are you passionate about shopping local, supporting smaller businesses and artists?  We are! So this year we searched for Indigenous owned shopping opportunities and wanted to share some of our favourites with you. 

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Boat anchored on Rocky shore

Sustainable Tourism In the Great Bear Rainforest

Kitasoo/Xai’xais people have always been stewards of this land we now call The Great Bear Rainforest, they learned long ago that if you take care of the biosphere it will take care of you.

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Boy holds up plastic bottle collected from the shoreline.

Pacific Ocean Garbage Clean up in the Great Bear Rainforest

When tour operations went on hold due to Covid-19, Spirit Bear Lodge along with nine other wilderness tourism operators that work in the Great Bear Rainforest were part of a large coastal clean up effort.

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Herring spawn

Coastal Herring and a Balanced Ecosystem

The herring and their eggs are so important to the Great Bear Rainforest ecosystem, feeding not only the giants of the sea, but also the small animals and birds along the shore.

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White bear eating grass

Spirit Bear Perfection

Captain John Lapp talks about his experience seeing a Spirit Bear for the First time.

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White Spirit Bear Photography

Wildlife Photography – Transforming Ordinary into Extraordinary

Guide Jack Plant talks about finding stories and meaning behind the photos he takes.

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Guide Sierra speaks to group of guests in Disju a historical cultural site of an ancient Big House begin overtaken by the forest.

Know Before you Go: Ethical Wildlife Viewing

A great guide is not one that gets you the closest to the wildlife, it is someone who can read wildlife behaviour and not comprise the animals well being.

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Happy Humpback Whale

The Comeback of the Humpbacks!

Humpbacks in this area were whaled intensely until the 1960’s. Over 40 harvested in 1965 alone. Hunted to near extinction.

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Exploring The Great Bear Rainforest

The Great Bear Rainforest: Last of its kind

The Great Bear Rainforest is the largest intact temperate rainforest on the planet. But what does that mean? Or look like?

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Spirit bear Mother and Cub

Great Bear Rainforest IMAX

Watch the trailer to the Great Bear Rainforest IMAX film.

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