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Grizzly Bear in Kwatna Bay

Kwatna Bay

Welcome to Kwatna Bay, the heart of grizzly bear country and a place where ancient village sites tell stories of the past. Enjoy breathtaking mountain views at every turn along a 2 hour boat ride to this incredible bay in one of the most remote areas of the Great Bear Rainforest. 

Info & Itinerary

Kwalhna is the home territory of the Kwalhnamc families of the Nuxalk First Nation who still talk today about their dreams to return home. The evidence of their long history of use of the area is scattered all around the bay and include a landslide-buried archaeological site, culturally modified trees and burial boxes. Listen to stories about the Nuxalk people, ancient village sites and how Kwalhna was integral in the success of ending the trophy bear hunt in the Great Bear Rainforest.


$1200 - 6 hours, up to 4 people

Your day will look something like this:

7AM - Depart from the Bella Coola wharf for a scenic ocean ride through steep fjords with the chance to see dolphins, porpoises, seals, eagles, ravens and whales

9AM - Arrive Kwatna Bay, tender to shore for a nice hike, or stay on the boat and keep your eyes peeled for bears in the estuary

11AM - Journey back towards Bella Coola, stopping along the way as time allows to view wildlife and fully appreciate the landscapes

1PM - Arrive back to the Bella Coola wharf

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