Black Bears of Vancouver Island
Bears present a growing concern in most places in the world. Campbell River is no exception to that rule, with a growing number of people interested in bear viewing it is no wonder that our bear watching tours are a growing attraction. Positioned on the east Coast of Vancouver Island and being surrounded by thousands of miles of wilderness with quick access to the coast of British Columbia ranks Campbell River as one of the best places to come to view these magnificent creatures.
The BC coastline’s population of resident black, brown, cinnamon and grizzly bears is grown to legendary significance the world over. After their long winter hibernation, these magnificent creatures descend from their winter ranges in the mountains to the beaches where they feed on salmon, eat fresh grasses, pick mussels and clams and lick the salt off the rocky shorelines. They can be viewed foraging from a safe distance in a boat in practically every estuary on the mainland coast; specifically in the salmon bearing streams and rivers. Professional operators facilitate fascinating full day grizzly and black bear watching tours in fast boats such as Zodiacs, or with covered boats with comfortable amenities, all with expert interpretations.
Photo Gallery: Black Bears
Photo Gallery: Grizzly Bears