Fishing & Whale Watching

Orca © Alison Ogilvie


The waters surrounding the Great Bear Rainforest offer some of the most productive sport fishing on the coast. There are a variety of full-service fishing lodges for anglers and boaters. Fly-in fishing lodges, often right on the doorstep of prime fishing grounds, are found in Hakai Pass, Rivers Inlet, and Millbanke Sound. Fishing is also bountiful in Bella Coola and Prince Rupert.

Did you know?

Up to 80% of the yearly nitrogen in the ancient trees that grow along salmon rivers is derived from salmon nutrients.

Whale Watching

Marine life is abundant and varied in the coastal waters of the Great Bear Rainforest. Here, the waters teem with whales, dolphins, sea otters, porpoises, sea lions, salmon and other creatures. While marine wildlife is often seen on bear viewing trips, dedicated whale watching and wildlife tours can be taken from:

  • Alert Bay
  • Bella Coola
  • Campbell River
  • Port McNeill
  • Prince Rupert
  • Shearwater
  • Telegraph Cove

Find details and tour operators at Hello BC.

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