Search for Spirit Bears in the Great Bear Rainforest

The Great Bear Rainforest is the largest intact temperate rainforest on Earth, where the ocean, mountains and ancient forests come together to create unique landscapes teeming with wildlife, from Whales to Wolves and Bald Eagles to Bears – it is here that you will be searching for the Spirit Bears.  With an estimated 200 – 400 Spirit Bears in existence, these extremely rare white bears are restricted to a few small, mossy, rainforest-covered islands in British Columbia.

Using zodiacs, you will spend six days exploring the small river channels to secluded locations, known only by the local guides, where you have the best chance to see and photograph Spirit Bears. Keep your eyes peeled throughout the safari, because the forest is so rich in wildlife that you are sure to see and photograph several other species as you go. Wildlife highlights on this safari include Spirit Bears and Black Bears, as well as Grizzly Bears, Wolves, Wolverines, Bald Eagles, Humpback Whales, Orcas and Sea Lions, amongst others.

When you are not out searching for bears, you can relax in the warm rustic comforts of your lodge which is perfectly set in Hartley Bay, giving you the ideal base to explore the Great Bear Rainforest. Owned and operated by a local Gitga’at guide, this Inn has been designed specifically for guests who have come to see and photograph Spirit Bears.

The Great Bear Rainforest is rich in biodiversity, and has a character all of its own, providing a wonderfully holistic safari! The misty mountains, whale-filled oceans and close encounters with one of the world’s rarest animals will certainly leave you in awe. Contact our safari specialists to help you plan your dream safari!