Great Bear Rainforest

An intimate and rare connection to one of the world’s most remote ecosystems.

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Great Bear Rainforest

An intimate and rare connection to one of the world’s most remote ecosystems.

Browse Experiences

Great Bear Rainforest

An intimate and rare connection to one of the world’s most remote ecosystems.

Browse Experiences

Transform in the wild

The Great Bear Rainforest a magical destination of breathtaking beauty, powerful culture and wildlife unlike anything you have ever seen. Join us for a tour of this coastal, temperate rainforest on the Pacific coast of BC.

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Visit the Great Bear Rainforest

  • Journey to a land of grizzlies, coastal wolves, humpback whales, sea otters, bald eagles and Pacific Salmon – and the only corner of earth where you can spot the elusive Spirit Bear.
  • Explore the spectacular rugged coastline, the quiet ocean and the protected old-growth forests that will inspire feelings of seclusion and connectedness.
  • Enjoy activities such as standup paddleboarding, saltwater fishing, hiking and more.
  • Stay with a local coastal First Nations family in the Gitga’at Territory and share their traditional foods, local knowledge, and deep and ancient connection with the land.

Our small group sizes give you greater access to your local guide for a more intimate, personalized experience. Each tour is bound to be a transformative journey of discovery, reflection and enlightenment.

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Visit the Great Bear Rainforest

  • Journey to a land of grizzlies, coastal wolves, humpback whales, sea otters, bald eagles and Pacific Salmon – and the only corner of earth where you can spot the elusive Spirit Bear.
  • Explore the spectacular rugged coastline, the quiet ocean and the protected old-growth forests that will inspire feelings of seclusion and connectedness.
  • Enjoy activities such as standup paddleboarding, saltwater fishing, hiking and more.
  • Stay with a local coastal First Nations family in the Gitga’at Territory and share their traditional foods, local knowledge, and deep and ancient connection with the land.

Each tour is bound to be a transformative journey of discovery, reflection and enlightenment.

Ask About Great Bear Trips

Visit the Great Bear Rainforest

  • Journey to a land of grizzlies, coastal wolves, humpback whales, sea otters, bald eagles and Pacific Salmon – and the only corner of earth where you can spot the elusive Spirit Bear.
  • Explore the spectacular rugged coastline, the quiet ocean and the protected old-growth forests that will inspire feelings of seclusion and connectedness.
  • Enjoy activities such as standup paddleboarding, saltwater fishing, hiking and more.
  • Stay with a local coastal First Nations family in the Gitga’at Territory and share their traditional foods, local knowledge, and deep and ancient connection with the land.

Each tour is bound to be a transformative journey of discovery, reflection and enlightenment.

Ask About Great Bear Trips

Great Bear Rainforest Tours

Norm Hann Expeditions is the only tour operator where you can explore the Great Bear Rainforest by day and stay in on-land accommodations at night, versus heading back to a ship. Each tour is uniquely different.

Great Bear Stand

A transformative standup paddleboard journey through the Great Bear Rainforest.

7 days, 6 nights

Now booking

August 28 – September 3, 2020

$3600

Great Bear Wild

An intimate wilderness, wildlife, and cultural experience in the Great Bear Rainforest.

5 days, 4 nights

Now booking

September 13-17, 2020 | September 17-21, 2020

$3650

Great Bear Outer Islands

Explore a remote coastal ecosystem on the outer edges of the Great Bear Rainforest and Gitga’at Territory.

5 days, 4 nights

Now booking

July 23 – 27, 2020

$3200

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We know a SUP expedition is not the kind of decision you make everyday. Norm is here to help answer any questions you have.

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No pitch, no pressure. We can help match you to a trip that fits, so you can soak it all in once you get here.

Meet Norm Hann

 

Norm Hann started working as an adventure guide in the Great Bear Rainforest over 20 years ago. His passion for the people and the place grew quickly since then. In 2006 he was given the ultimate coastal honour of being adopted into the Raven Clan, and named T’aam Laan meaning “Steersman of the Canoe.”

In 2010, Norm decided to paddle the proposed Enbridge tanker route on an expedition called Standup4Greatbear, to bring awareness to the threat of these tankers to the coastal First Nations and the pristine ecosystems of the Great Bear. This experience deepened Norm’s passion for promoting education and protection of the Great Bear Rainforest – and also caught the attention of acclaimed filmmaker Anthony Bonello. In 2013, the award-winning documentary film STAND was released, through which Norm’s paddleboarding expedition along the BC coastline is highlighted.

“The Great Bear Rainforest is a spectacular and mesmerizing place. Sharing the beauty and secrets of the temperate rainforest with guests from around the world is an honor for me.”

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You’re in good company

“You can read about this stuff, or you can go and do it.”

 

–Kathleen McCormick, 2019

“Guiding is top notch as Norm’s knowledge of the area and experience on the ocean is very evident.”

–Nix, 2017

“Norm’s passion for the Great Bear Rainforest and his connection to the people of Hartley Bay are the foundation for an exceptional stand up paddleboard adventure.”

–Courtney Sinclar, 2018

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