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Kayaking off Great Bear Rainforest and Goose Island

Listed under Kayaking in British Columbia, Canada.

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Off the coast of British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest are waters full of wildlife while on shore are forests full of wildlife. The kelp forests plugged in to the rocky shore and proximity to the salmon spawning grounds upstream attract Gray Whales, dolphins, sea otters, seals and porpoises some who will come up beside paddlers. Black and grizzly bears, wolves and eagles are also drawn by the fish. The scenery has been shaped over the eons by glacial movement and features low estuaries and high fjords on the rainforest side and small rocky islands on the Pacific Ocean side. This is a great place to get back to the peace of nature and the advantage of paddling is of course you feel like part of it and your silent approach won‘t startle the wildlife. Camp site choices are numerous, with lots of secluded bays, including lovely Burnett Bay and pale sandy beaches, many near snow fed fresh water sources and it is worth bringing a fishing rod if you’re here in season. The major issue here is unpredictable weather so it’s advisable to keep your route flexible.

Written by  Tim Cullen.

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“Bear Thrills”

By Patrick Barkham for The Guardian. First published 22nd November 2008. ..."For years before I visited the district I had heard wonderful stories of the grizzlies of the Selkirks," wrote William H Wright, a North American "hunter-natura… Read more...

Written by press. See the full article in The Guardian, 22nd November 2008

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