GREAT BEAR RAINFOREST
BRITISH COLUMBIA'S WEST COAST
The Great Bear Rainforest is British Columbia's greatest marine treasure and one of the last great untouched ecosystems on Earth. Comprising 6.4 million hectares of coastline, fjords, archipelagos, mountains and ocean, the Great Bear Rainforest is traditional territory of the Coastal First Nations, who have lived in harmony with what is now the GBR for more than 10,000 years.
The GBR stretches from Stewart, BC at the head of Portland Canal North of Prince Rupert southbound to Knight Inlet on BC's mainland due East of Campbell River. Home to some of the largest and oldest trees on Earth, the true heart of the GBR lay between Hartley Bay, Klemtu, Bella Bella, Bella Coola and Rivers Inlet.
A magical place where oceans meet the sky, Great Bear Rainforest is a breathtaking coastal wildlife sanctuary. Nourished by annual runs of five species of Pacific Salmon, GBR is home to orca, humpback and grey whales, sea lions, seals, grizzly bears, spirit bears and sea wolves.