Great Bear Rainforest, BC

Floating RockLate in the DayGreat Bear Rainforest Anchorage Great Bear Rainforest Anchorage 2Foggy Hillside, Great Bear RainforestGreat Bear Rainforest Shoreside TreeMid Tide with VisitorMid Tide, Great Bear RainforestCalvert Island Rocky BeachWater Study 1Water Study 2

The Great Bear Rainforest is just above Vancouver Island, BC on the Mainland. The fjords that extend into the mountainous mainland remind me of what Yosemite would look like if it were flooded. Unlike Yosemite, though, the Great Bear Rainforest is wild and seemingly empty. There are populations of bear and wolves, mink and river otters, eagles and migratory seabirds. When we were there for a month it rained almost every day, nurturing the rainforest namesake. There are a handful of Indian towns and a couple of floating general stores. Each anchorage has its own personality and resident bird population. In the near future I will add more scenes to this page to better share the beauty of this wild and wooly sailing destination.