Great Bear Rainforest Kayak Tours

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Great Bear Rainforest Expedition Kayak Tour (25.118)
14 days /13 nights
$4400.00CAD

The Great Bear Rainforest

The area dubbed the Great Bear Rainforest is one of the largest remaining tracts of unspoiled temperate rainforest left in the world. It’s 64,000 sq kilometers encompass BC’s coastline north from the tip of Vancouver Island to the BC/Alaska border. Within the Great Bear Rainforest lie some of the world's last untouched old growth hemlock and cedar forests. Over eighty river systems encompass rich salmon streams that weave through valley bottoms.

We journey to this area by kayak or by our motherhip. These waters provide food for orcas, eagles and wolves. Black bears, grizzlies, and the rare and reclusive white Kermode (Spirit) bear feed from these streams as well as in tidewater estuaries thick with grasses, roots and berries. In this rainforest, wild salmon are foundational to its ecosystem: kayakers may see grizzlies dragging salmon into the forest – the left over carcasses facilitate a nitrogen transfer to the soil. Salmon DNA is prevalent in many old growth trees in the rainforest.

Long the target of environmentalist groups that fought to change logging practices in the area, a large portion of the rainforests was set aside by the BC Government on March 31, 2009. 

One-third of the region, 2.1 million hectares, is protected:
• Eco-system based management, a system that balances ecological values with resource use and community needs, will be in practice.
• A $120 million economic fund, half of which was raised by eco-groups, has been established to ease the transition to new practices.
• First Nations will be involved in governance along with the BC Government.
North America: 1.800.255.5057 - UK: 0.800.051.6364 - Australia: 1.800.143.454

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From Our Blog

"One of the Best Holidays of My Life"

Tuesday, February 9 2016

Here's a fantastic comment we received from Ann after her kayak vacation last August, her second Vancouver Island Kayak tour.

Scott, As we spoke earlier I can't thank you enough for being the facilitator in what truly has to be the best or at at least one of the best holidays of my life.  I only say one as my husband is not here and I wish he could have experienced the wonders of British Columbia nature first hand.

I had two wonderful but very different kayak trips.  The first to the Broken Island Group and the second up here in Port Mc Neil.  I enjoyed both for different reasons.  Different geographies. Wildlife and also fellow travellers on the trip but both wonderfully well organised and the natural beauty of this place speaks for itself.

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