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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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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