What does it mean to win a trip in the Great Bear Rainforest?

Win a trip throughout deep coastal fjords of the BC coast while searching for grizzly and black bears.

Even when we aren’t having a contest for a free trip in the Great Bear Rainforest, we get questions about journeys in the Great Bear Rainforest.

Thank you to everyone who is supporting our efforts to save the great bears. And thank you to Denman Island Chocolate for making this once in a lifetime trip a possibility for a lucky contest participant.

Join us on the research vessel Achiever on a “bear hunt”

The contest winner will be joining Raincoast and a small group of guests to the remote reaches of the Great Bear Rainforest. We will “hunt bears”. This, of course, translates to being armed with cameras. So, make sure your camera gear is loaded.

The trip is a nine day all-inclusive voyage. We will be visiting partnering First Nations territories during our hunt to end the Trophy Hunt of large carnivores. The trip starts and ends in Bella Bella BC, home of the Heiltsuk.

You’ll need to arrange travel to and from Bella Bella. There is an airport with service from Vancouver through Pacific Coastal Airlines. BC Ferries also provides service along the inside Passage from Port Hardy and Prince Rupert. Taxi service is available with a short ride from the airport or the ferry terminal to the dock, where you will meet the boat and its crew.

We’ll spend time visiting rivers and estuaries during the fall salmon spawn in hopes of finding Grizzly Bears and Black Bears feeding on this rich diet.

They’re beautiful.

Whenever we find them we’re in awe; newcomers, guests and grizzled scientists alike.

They’re majestic. And alive. And we leave them that way.

Trip date, September 15-23, 2017

We’ll take a zodiac cruise along pristine coastal shorelines. We’ll walk throughout rich and lush river estuaries where salt water mixes with fresh. Our sailing vessel is comfortable and you can relax as we gently cruise to the next destination.

Achiever has a fully certified crew and we’ll be your guides during the voyage. Meals will be prepared by our expert chef. Guests can relax as the professional crew navigate the vessel throughout the coastal rainforest. Jump in and help out raising sails and enjoy a peaceful afternoon sail up one of the many coastal fjords.

Since 2005, Raincoast Conservation Foundation and partnering First Nations have been collaborating to buy out commercial guide outfit tenures. As a commercial hunting tenure owner, our obligation is to demonstrate the usage of these tenures for the purpose of hunting.

See our Achiever page for trip dates.

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Research scientist, Adam Warner conducting genetics research in our genetics lab.
Photo by Alex Harris / Raincoast Conservation Foundation.