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Touching Spirit Bear: Kermode Bears


Spirit Bear Lodge

Wildlife, Bear Watching Tours and Native Culture in BC's Great Bear Rainforest

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Visit the Great Bear Rainforest, the largest intact temperate rainforest in the world. Explore the natural habitat of the Spirit Bear and home of the world’s only Kitasoo Spirit Bear Conservancy. Unique tours in the ancestral lands and traditional territory of the Kitasoo/Xai’xais First Nation.

Spirit Bears - National Wildlife Federation
National Wildlife Federation

Spirit Bears from the September 2014 issue of Ranger Rick magazine.Screenshot of



Spirit Bear Research Foundation




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Spirit Bear Research Foundation is a collaboration between the Kitasoo/Xai’xais First Nation and conservation scientists conducting locally relevant, ecosystem-based wildlife research to address pressing conservation concerns in British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest.

The Legend

Published on Apr 2, 2013 Animated legend of the Ghostbear creation story from the Tsimshian peoples of the Northern BC coast. These bears really exist and the lands they live in are pristine and unbelievably beautiful. For a great documentary about the threat to these bears and islands in Canada, check this out:


Jump to 2:50 for discussion of Spirit Bears!
Published on Oct 26, 2013 In the Great Bear Rainforest - on the central and north coast of British Columbia -- 36 remote cameras have been rolling for two years now - capturing bears -- as you've never seen them before. And what it's telling us about how these animals migrate, and why could have far reaching implications. For more info, please go to