How to Get to Great Bear Rainforest
After watching a documentary on television about the Great Bear Rainforest, situated on the north and central coast of British Columbia, I started to look into how I could get there. I wanted to view the grizzlies in their natural habitat, along with all of the other amazing ecology in this spectacular region of Canada.
In the last few years, I have become very interested in wildlife photography and figured this would be an adventure that would allow us to see this coastal rainforest and maybe even the elusive kermode bear. Otherwise known as the “spirit” bear, this unique black bear has a recessive gene that gives it a white-coloured coat.
In preparation and planning for our trip, my research led me to a company based in Telegraph Cove, B.C., on the northeast corner of Vancouver Island, called Tide Rip Grizzly Tours. This company has been exploring the Knight Inlet and observing coastal grizzly bears for the past 16 years.