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Whether you're preparing for your upcoming British Columbia adventure or just want to learn more about Canada's Inside Passage and the Great Bear Rainforest, we've got you covered. We've rounded up an array of helpful resources, from wildlife guides and packing tips, to nature trivia and thrilling travel stories to fuel your excitement.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about British Columbia? We've got answers! We've compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions about spirit bears, accommodations, transportation, weather and more.
Wildlife Guide

Wildlife Guide

As you enter the realm of the spirit bear, you'll encounter an astounding array of wildlife by land and sea. Learn more about British Columbia's creamy-white Kermode bears, grizzlies, whales and eagles!
Spirit Bear Park & The Kitasoo People

Spirit Bear Park & The Kitasoo People

Spirit Bear Park protects far more than an amazing wilderness. It also secures the ancestral homeland and traditional hunting grounds of the Kitasoo people.
Weather & Climate

Weather & Climate

Find out the typical weather conditions in British Columbia in this month by month breakdown of average temperatures and rainfall.
Packing List

Packing List

Peruse our useful packing guidelines containing gear and clothing recommendations for a spirit bear adventure in British Columbia. 
Travel Stories & Articles
Finding Magic in the Great Bear Rainforest: A Photo Journal

Finding Magic in the Great Bear Rainforest: A Photo Journal

—By Megan Koelemay
 Truly, nothing else describes my spirit bear trip with Natural Habitat Adventures better than this singular word: magical. And it was absolutely a photographer’s paradise at every turn! I’ve never experienced more joy...
Majestic Spirit Bears of British Columbia

Majestic Spirit Bears of British Columbia

—By Nat Hab Traveler Steven Clevidence
I can not adequately express how emotionally touched I was so many times to be near these majestic animals during this voyage. Thank you, Nat Hab, for providing an experience of a lifetime...
White, Wild Animals and Why Difference Shouldn’t Be Wrong

White, Wild Animals and Why Difference Shouldn’t Be Wrong

—By Candice Gaukel Andrews
The spirit bears of British Columbia, Canada, represent a white animal that has great cultural meaning and is thought to be sacred. A subspecies of the American black bear (Ursus americanus), the spirit bear...
Model Management in the Great Bear Rain Forest

Model Management in the Great Bear Rain Forest

—By Candice Gaukel Andrews
The Great Bear Rain Forest in British Columbia, Canada, has often been described as a “bastion of biodiversity.” Not only is it home to grizzly bears, black bears and spirit bears, it has a human history...
Spirit Bear Videos: A Look into Lives of Peace and Harmony

Spirit Bear Videos: A Look into Lives of Peace and Harmony

—By Candice Gaukel Andrews
According to legend, Raven went among the black bears and promised that every 10th bear cub would be born white as a reminder of the time when the world was pure and clean and covered with snowdrifts...
Rare and Adorable Spirit Bear Cub Spotted

Rare and Adorable Spirit Bear Cub Spotted

—By Derek Ward
The timid eight-month old cub followed her mother around closely, and observed while her mother demonstrated her expert fishing skills. While the cub attempted to catch fish, she lacked beginner's luck...
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