Bear Watching in British Columbia, Canada. Viewing Grizzly Bears and Black Bears in BC






Grizzly & Black Bear Watching in British Columbia

Bear Watching in British Columbia, Canada
Grizzly Bears & Black Bears

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Visitors to British Columbia appreciate the diversity of wildlife found in the forests, coastal regions, and wilderness waterways of Canada's western most provinces. There are several types of Bears that you can see when visiting British Columbia.

Black Bears inhabit heavily forested areas, dense bush and wooded mountains throughout most of British Columbia. They tend to wander a great distance, some male adults having lifetime ranges of 500 to 620 square miles. On Gribble Island and the neighboring mainland of British Columbia individuals are nearly white.

The Kermode Bear, or "Spirit Bear", lives in the central coast of British Columbia, and is a unique subspecies of the North American black bear. Approximately one in every 10 bears is white or cream-coloured. Because of their ghost-like appearance, "spirit bears" hold an important place with Canada's First Nations people in the area.

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Grizzly Bears inhabit most of the province except Vancouver Island and the lower mainland. Nearly half of Canada's grizzly population - about 13 000 - live here. They prefer semi-open country usually in mountainous areas such as the Cariboo and Chilcotin, the West Coast including the Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlottes) Northern BC, and the Great Bear Rainforest.

The Great Bear Forest is a region with grizzly bears, black bears, and the mysterious Kermode bear, a white variety of the black bear that is rarely seen, but often sought. This coastal area is located between Butte Inlet on the South Coast of BC … and then North to the Alaskan border. The Great Bear Rainforest is more diverse than most forests and ecosystems in the world.

On your Bear Watching experience in the BC's wilderness, please remember, these are wild animals and you should observe all appropriate safety precautions. It's always a good idea to hire the services of a professional guide or participate in an organized, professionally licensed wilderness tour or wildlife expedition when considering your Bear Watching experience in British Columbia.


Bear Watching in British Columbia, Canada
Grizzly Bears & Black Bears

BC Rockies
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Cariboo Chilcotin Coast
Bear Camp at Chilko Lake: Chilko Lake is a jewel set amongst the breath-taking Coast Mountain Range and Tsylos Provincial Park. We offer many outdoor / indoor / multi-sport adventures, and a luxurious stay in this truly healing blend of wilderness and comfort. more
Bella Coola Grizzly Tours: We’re home to some of the worlds largest Grizzlies & Mountain Goats. Summer and Fall spawning Salmon, a natural food source for Grizzlies & other wildlife, return to the Bella Coola River. We offer Grizzly & Wildlife viewing, Eco Tours, Hiking Fishing, and m... more
Cariboo Rivers Fishing: We specialize in fly-fishing, wilderness and cultural tours, and jet boat adventures from the Chilcotin plateau, to the interior rain forests of the Quesnel Lake watershed. We offer you luxury in a wilderness setting at our private lodge on the Fraser River ... more
Chilcotin Holidays Ltd: Wilderness guest ranch and backcountry adventures in BC’s true wilderness. Enjoy horseback riding, guided multi-day hiking trip or wilderness trekking, wildlife viewing, fishing and more. more
Pathways Canada Tour Company: Experience Bowron Lakes Canoe Circuit, a uniquely Canadian wilderness adventure, with the original and most experienced Bowron Lakes Canoe Guides. 9 lakes, each with a distinct personality, linked by 100kms of lazy rivers, towering peaks, rapids and cascading ... more
ROAM (Rivers Oceans and Mountains): Experience the most unique vacations with whitewater rafting, sea kayaking, whale watching, heli-hiking and multi-sport activities. We offer unprecedented access to pristine wilderness environments and places no other adventure companies dare to venture. more

Northern BC
Ecosummer Expeditions: Have a whale of a time at Orca Camp! Sea kayak with Orcas and Humpback whales along BC's Johnstone Strait. Join an intimate group of travelers, paddling out on three, four, or six-day kayaking adventures with expert guides. more
ROAM (Rivers Oceans and Mountains): Experience the most unique vacations with whitewater rafting, sea kayaking, whale watching, heli-hiking and multi-sport activities. We offer unprecedented access to pristine wilderness environments and places no other adventure companies dare to venture. more
XWA Hot Springs Retreat: Remote summer and winter adventures in the British Columbia wilderness. Plus, a unique and unspoiled natural hot springs. All inclusive packages. more

Vancouver Island
Blind Channel Resort: Unique BC Coastal Vacations, oceanfront cottages, fine dining, coastal tours, marina and store. A convenient destination for coastal mariners just three nautical miles off Johnstone Strait. more
Ecosummer Expeditions: Have a whale of a time at Orca Camp! Sea kayak with Orcas and Humpback whales along BC's Johnstone Strait. Join an intimate group of travelers, paddling out on three, four, or six-day kayaking adventures with expert guides. more
Mothership Adventures: Join us for a luxury, multiday, sea kayaking experience using the elegant mothership, “Columbia III” as our travelling home. We’ll kayak through pristine, coastal wilderness, paddling glacier-fed waters amongst lushly forested islands while observing abundant ... more
ROAM (Rivers Oceans and Mountains): Experience the most unique vacations with whitewater rafting, sea kayaking, whale watching, heli-hiking and multi-sport activities. We offer unprecedented access to pristine wilderness environments and places no other adventure companies dare to venture. more
Spirit of the West Adventures: We offer sea kayaking tours to the Johnstone Strait & the largest pods of killer whales on the BC coast – Desolation Sound, Quadra Island, & Campbell River - & guided excursions to explore ancient native villages. Set a course for a one of a kind wilderness a... more

Vancouver, Coast & Mountains
Blind Channel Resort: Unique BC Coastal Vacations, oceanfront cottages, fine dining, coastal tours, marina and store. A convenient destination for coastal mariners just three nautical miles off Johnstone Strait. more
Chilcotin Holidays Ltd: Wilderness guest ranch and backcountry adventures in BC’s true wilderness. Enjoy horseback riding, guided multi-day hiking trip or wilderness trekking, wildlife viewing, fishing and more. more
Ecosummer Expeditions: Have a whale of a time at Orca Camp! Sea kayak with Orcas and Humpback whales along BC's Johnstone Strait. Join an intimate group of travelers, paddling out on three, four, or six-day kayaking adventures with expert guides. more
ROAM (Rivers Oceans and Mountains): Experience the most unique vacations with whitewater rafting, sea kayaking, whale watching, heli-hiking and multi-sport activities. We offer unprecedented access to pristine wilderness environments and places no other adventure companies dare to venture. more

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