Great Bear Rainforest – Khutzeymateen and Smith Inlet
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The Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia is known for his unique wildlife, especially grizzly bears, black bears, Kermode bears (spirit bear), wolves, whales, eagles, …. A very special place in the Great Bear Rainforest is the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Sanctuary in the east of Prince Rupert, accessible only by boat or float plane.
Only 200 guest per year have access to this estuary for watching and photographing grizzly bears and other wildlife. The estuary is only accessible at high tides by boat and in companion of a licenced bear guide. All images from the Khutzeymateen wildlife were taken on a trip organized by Brad Hill, a well known and award winning Canadian wildlife photographer. Another great place for watching grizzlies ist the estuary of the Nekite River in the Smith Inlet (NE of Port Hardy, Vancouver Island). Access to this place is organized by “Great Bear Nature Tours”, which offer a very comfortable lodge for staying (links below)