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10 Reasons why June is the Best time to Visit The Great Bear Rainforest

The Great Bear Rainforest in June has some pretty spectacular features.

We have a secret and we can't bear to keep it from you any longer...

June is one of the best months to explore the Great Bear Rainforest.

That's it, that's the secret, we've been keeping it from you for years and now we are ready to share!

First things first, we're sorry...well... just a little bit, it has been nice not having to share. Share what you ask?

Here are the top 10 things to enjoy during a June Visit to the Great Bear Rainforest:

1. Mating Grizzlies

Bears generally live solitary lives, but can be found together during mating season (June/July). Seeing two snugly Grizzlies will melt your heart.


2. Migrating Whales

Catch a glimpse of Resident Orcas migrating through the Great Bear Sea.


3. Visits to Sacred Cultural Sites

Explore ancient village sites of the Kitasoo/Xai'xais people that are being reclaimed by the forests. Many of these sites are very remote and can be weather dependent in order to reach by boat, making June and July the ideal time to add this to your itinerary.


4. Long, sunny days

The Great Bear Rainforests temperate climate sees June, July and August as its warmest months. Summer highs around 17C is perfect to enjoy your days out comfortably exploring the territory.

5. Kayaking among Petroglyphs

Paddle in a protected bay and watch the petroglyphs that surround you come to life. (See the Owl below)

6. The many shades of Green

Described as the ‘lungs of the Earth’ the Great Bear Rainforest produces more coniferous trees that generate more oxygen than other temperate rainforests. This rainforest has some of the world’s largest stores of carbon and ranks as one of the wettest non-tropical areas in the world, making the forest very dense and GREEN!

7. Cubs of the Year!

See the Grizzly cubs of the year at their smallest. Soooo Cute!

8. Breathtaking Waterfalls

Waterfalls pepper the landscape at every turn, spouting off the sides of moss covered mountains and emptying into the Great Bears seas dark water below.

9. Hiking in the Rainforest

Feel the magic of the rainforest as you hike through the the largest intact temperate rainforest in the world.


10. Fresh Guides!

Since the tour season begins for us June 1st our guides are keen and eager to share all their knowledge and share their passion with the first guests of the season.

Now that you know...Shhhhhh don't tell anyone!

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