Highlights and main attractions of Great Bear Rainforest
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Coast Mountain Range on the west coast of British Columbia, the ancient Great Bear Rainforest is one of the largest tracts of temperate rainforest left in the world. At a massive 21 million acres, it stretches over 250 miles up the mainland coast of B.C. and fjords stretch all the way into the ice-capped Coastal Range. A remote land of archipelagos and 1000 year old cedars, its unique position has allowed it to stay relatively isolated from the rest of North America.
Here the possibilities of adventure are limitless, with mist-shrouded valleys and tall waterfalls pouring down the granite walls of deep glacier-cut fjords and fertile river valleys mixed with old growth forests. The powerful, overwhelmingly green landscape sets the tone, with forests of spruce and cedar trees and the brackish waters and meadows, where land meets ocean, form fecund estuaries of prime importance to the wildlife of the area.
It is home to many subspecies and unique populations such as the majestic and mythical white spirit bear.