Explore the Inside Passage and the coast of the Great Bear Rainforest on these small group cruises in northern British Columbia. June is spring in the Great Bear Rainforest and the best time of year to view grizzly and black bears. In the spring, you can sit on the riverbank with your guide and watch the bears as they feast on the protein rich sedge grasses amidst meadows carpeted in wildflowers. As you slowly float back down the river, past riverbanks lined with wild lupines, you may even witness the tenderness of a mother Grizzly with her new cubs.
As you explore the magnificent inlets off the Inside Passage in June, you will be traveling through the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest. Powerful landscapes, spectacular wildlife viewing, whale watching, and the unique cultures of the Kitasoo/Xai'xais and Gitga'at Aboriginal Peoples, will be the focus of these cruises in June.
The mountain peaks of the coastal range are still blanketed in snow. Waterfalls fed by spring's melt, seem to fall from the sky over thousands of feet of polished granite and into the sea or into streams on the estuaries. The new lush, protein rich sedge grasses of the estuaries draw the bears here, just out of hibernation. The estuaries are carpeted in wildflowers and teeming with life. Many species of birds, some of which come here only at this time of year, to nest and raise their young.