That isn't a polar bear. These ultra-rare white animals can only be found in one place in the globe — here in Canada. "Spirit Bears" are a wondrous sight to behold and they look like they are straight out of a magical fantasy world.

Our province is home to so many incredible sights, but did you know that Spirit Bears can only be found here? Otherwise known as a white Kermode bear, they are a subspecies of the North American black bear.

These creatures get their eye-catching naturally white or cream fur, not because they are an albino. But because of a rare recessive gene that only around 10% of black bears in the area have.

People travel across the world just for the chance to spot one. But, not everyone is so lucky.

Just think about how many times you've gone to the forest and not seen a bear. 

To see one, you'll need to head to the Great Bear Rainforest, home to a diverse range of creatures like cougars, wolves, whales and deer.

Sadly, it isn't as simple as taking a stroll in the forest. Not only are Kermode bears very uncommon, but they also reside in a sprawling area. 

They live in the colossal temperate rainforest that spans 400 kilometres from the central and northern coast of B.C.

Ultimately, seeing one just comes down to luck and being at the right place and right time.

For your safety and to respect the environment, it is a good idea to go with a tour as it could be hazardous to cross paths with these beasts on your own.

One option is Spirit Bear Lodge that has offer cozy waterfront places to stay. Their experts know the best places to see the famous bears and will take you on a guided tour.

It is an all-inclusive trip that includes all your meals, wine, wild-life view tours, and transportation, including return airfare to Vancouver.

Prices start at $2830 per person for three nights and it's worth it for a glimpse at these magical bears.

Spirit Bear Lodge

Price: $2830.00+ per person

Address: 300 Spirit Bear Dr., Klemtu, BC

Why You Need To Go: You might be lucky enough to see these gorgeous white bears.


We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.



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