Coastal British Columbia Wildlife

We employ ethical viewing practices ensuring we have as little impact as possible on wildlife. Though we have a focus on connecting people with wildlife, the nature of wildlife viewing is inherently unpredictable. The guest experience is meant to be about more than close encounters with animals, it is to immerse yourself in the magnificent Great Bear Rainforest and connect with the Kitasoo Xai'xais People. Part of the beauty of spending time in a truly intact ecosystem is that wildlife can move freely throughout the landscape, which also means they can be less predictable than wildlife restricted by human activities.

Spirit Bear - Mooksgm'ol - Hásl̩x̌λi ƛ́á

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 - Kxsam'ol - Cúltu̓ λá

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

Black Bear

Grizzly Bear - Medi'ik - Na̓n

The coastal Grizzly Bear is found throughout Kitasoo Xai’xais Traditional Territory, and protected for generations to come.

Grizzly Bear

Coastal Wolves - Gyibaaw - ḱvsls

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 - Ye'e - Miá

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


Rainforest Animals - Sísáḱvimas

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