The Great Bear Rainforest
Plus 5% GST
Starting in Prince Rupert, Ending in Bella Bella, British Columbia
October 5 - 12, 2024
The Great Bear Rainforest Workshop is an expedition into one of the world's last unspoiled wildernesses. This workshop is tailored for those who are intrigued by natural beauty and yearn to understand the incredible biodiversity of the Great Bear Rainforest and photography. Tucked away in British Columbia's heart, this awe-inspiring rainforest is a sanctuary for a myriad of wildlife, including the elusive white Kermode bear, fondly known as the Spirit Bear.
During this trip, we will explore the unique ecosystems of the Great Bear Rainforest, unravel its complex environmental intricacies, and dive into the conservation initiatives crucial for its preservation. Our expert guides will navigate you through captivating sessions, unfolding the diverse flora, fauna, and indigenous significance of this extraordinary realm.
Whether you're a nature enthusiast, a photographer, or an adventure-lover, this workshop presents a unique opportunity to deepen your understanding and admiration for one of nature's most awe-inspiring wonders. Join me on this enlightening journey as we uncover the hidden treasures of the Great Bear Rainforest together.
Your Journey At A Glance
Arrive in Prince Rupert October 4th
Early morning pick up in Prince Rupert by water taxi to meet Afterglow in Hartley Bay.
We will explore the Great Bear Rainforest and witness stunning imagery of the local wildlife and scenery. We have 2 stand days for the Spirit Bears.
After breakfast, you will be driven to the Bella Bella airport for your departure home.
About The Great Bear Rainforest
The Great Bear Rainforest is a world-renowned natural treasure, spanning 6.4 million hectares along British Columbia's northern and central coast. It is the largest intact coastal temperate rainforest remaining on Earth. In this mystical place, ancient trees tower above while lush, green foliage teems with life below. Rivers run through the landscape, teeming with salmon, and the air is alive with the calls of countless bird species.
The Great Bear Rainforest is also home to a variety of wildlife, including grizzly bears, black bears, and the iconic Spirit Bear, a unique subspecies of black bear with white fur. This region is not just a wilderness; it's a vibrant, living entity, a testament to the enduring power of nature.
Jenn and Chris
Meet Jenn and Chris, the dynamic duo at the core of Ocean Light Adventures. Jenn has served in many roles since 1991, including first mate, cook, and guide, ensuring each journey is comfortable and memorable. Off duty, she enjoys kayaking and cycling on deck, while also managing company operations year-round.
Chris, with over 30 years in the charter industry, is a certified master bear guide and marine mammal expert. His meticulous attention to detail and knowledge of BC's diverse wildlife make him an invaluable asset to the team. Recently, Chris led the impressive refit of their newest vessel, the Afterglow I.
While Jenn and Chris are the heart of Ocean Light Adventures, they are backed by a team of experienced guides who may lead your trip. Regardless, you're guaranteed an expertly guided, unforgettable journey through the Great Bear Rainforest.
Fully qualified skipper/bear guide and crew/cook.
Use of all gear available on board.
All meals from Lunch Day 1 to Breakfast Day 8.
Water Taxi from Prince Rupert to the Afterglow and return to Bella Bella airport.
$25 Bear Sustainability fee for research and conservation.
$25 BC Bear Viewing License fee.
2 full days at First Nations viewing platform for Spirit Bears.
All FN protocol fees, return transport between Prince Rupert to Hartley Bay and Bella Bella airport.
Gratuities for the crew.
Transportation between your home and trip start and endpoint.
Personal belongings and equipment as per provided list.
Accommodation in Terrace on the night prior to the trip.
Excess baggage charges.
Any extra personal expenses due to weather, logistical delays, missed flights or delayed departures of scheduled aircraft.