Great Bear Rainforest

The Great Bear Rainforest is a global treasure that covers 6.4 million hectares on British Columbia’s north and central coast. In 2016, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (better known as Prince William and Kate Middleton), visited Bella Bella to dedicate the Great Bear Rainforest to the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy initiative, a “global network of forests that will benefit indigenous communities, wildlife and tourism”.

The Great Bear Rainforest is one of the largest intact tracts of coastal temperate rainforest left in the world, and British Columbia will preserve it. The Great Bear Rainforest agreement creates a gift to the world and ensures that 85 percent of the forested area is permanently protected from industrial logging.

Take a visual tour, read stories as told by Indigenous people that call this region home, watch videos that shoot from impossible proximity to these great, reclusive kings of the forests and discover what sets this area apart from anywhere else in the world. Visit for an up-close and intimate experience.