Coastal British Columbia Wildlife


As the largest temperate rainforest in the world, the Great Bear Rainforest is home to hundreds of species of animals that make up one of the most bio-diverse areas on the planet.

Best Times to See Wildlife

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Spirit Bear


Grizzly Bear


Black Bear


Whales


Marine Mammals


Salmon


Spirit Bear

The Spirit Bear is one of the rarest animals in the world, it is truly a transformative experience to spend time in one’s presence.

Spirit Bear

Black Bear

Black bears are quiet, shy animals that thrive on the coast of B.C.

Black Bear

Grizzly Bear

The coastal grizzly bear is found throughout Kitasoo/Xai’xais territory, protected for generations to come.

Grizzly Bear

Coastal Wolves

Though sightings are rare and often fleeting, they are not something you will forget.

Coastal Wolves

Marine Mammals

The Great Bear Sea has an abundance of marine life, including whales, porpoises, seals, sea lions, otters, and much more.

Marine Mammals

Pacific Salmon

Salmon are the backbone of the magnificent coastal temperate rainforest ecosystem of The Great Bear Rainforest.

Salmon

Rainforest Animals

The Great Bear Rainforest is home to much more than the iconic bears found here, all creatures big and small play an important role in this interconnected ecosystem.

Rainforest Animals