“Hunt” grizzlies in the Great Bear Rainforest with Raincoast in 2017

What is it like to go on a “grizzly hunt” in the Great Bear Rainforest aboard Raincoast’s 70ft research vessel the Achiever? This year, why not join us and find out.

Having now acquired three commercial hunting tenures in the Great Bear Rainforest that cover 30,000 km2, we need to conduct annual “hunts” within these areas. But the only trophies you’ll return with are fantastic memories and photos. We shoot only with cameras.

Aerial view of the Achiever departing on the BC coast.
“Hunt” grizzlies in the Great Bear Rainforest with Raincoast in 2017

Your days will be spent hunting for grizzly bears in coastal estuaries and rainforest river valleys, while travelling through the region’s remote and magnificent landscapes. You’ll be guided by Raincoast’s crew and be introduced to our large carnivore conservation efforts in the Great Bear Rainforest. You will also visit Raincoast scientists who work in partnership with various First Nations communities, in whose territories we are guests.

All proceeds directly support our work to end the trophy hunting of bears and wolves on this magnificent coast. You can have the experience of a lifetime and leave knowing your visit will directly help protect the region’s namesake species – the grizzly bear.

Spring/Summer dates 2017:, May 14 – 22, May 26 – June 3

Fall dates 2017: Sept 5 – 13, Sept 15 – 23, Sept 25 – Oct 3

To book a place or for further enquiries email

Subadult grizzlies feeding together on the BC coast.
Achiever in GBR – photo by John Gussman, Grizzly subadults feeding – photo by Mike Hoekendijk

We are so excited to share our annual report – Tracking Raincoast Into 2023 – with you! Tracking gives you highlights from the year, our science, flagship projects, as well as a peek at what’s in store for the coming year.

Dive into Tracking and learn more about our work safeguarding coastal carnivores in the Southern Great Bear Rainforest tenure. We are currently raising funds to stop commercial trophy hunting in more than a quarter of the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia. Now is a good time to sign up and stay connected to our community of researchers and change-makers.