“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 nick [at] raincoast [dot] org

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

You can help

Raincoast’s in-house scientists, collaborating graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and professors make us unique among conservation groups. We work with First Nations, academic institutions, government, and other NGOs to build support and inform decisions that protect aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, and the wildlife that depend on them. We conduct ethically applied, process-oriented, and hypothesis-driven research that has immediate and relevant utility for conservation deliberations and the collective body of scientific knowledge.

We investigate to understand coastal species and processes. We inform by bringing science to decision-makers and communities. We inspire action to protect wildlife and wildlife habitats.

Coastal wolf with a salmon in its month.
Photo by Dene Rossouw.