As with most things, it is the sum of all the parts that truly matters.
Despite the name, in the Great Bear Rainforest, the bears are simply a part of the grandeur of this special place. Even where there are no bears around, just having one’s boots on the ground here is a privilege in and of itself. Some of the best days start out waking up on a boat anchored in a coastal fjord. Heading up on deck with a hot cup of coffee, one is confronted by some of Mother Nature’s finest work. Perhaps there are mountain peaks, a waterfall, mist in the trees, and reflections in the calm water. Maybe an eagle is calling. And, if you are lucky, you spot a grizzly standing on a log when you scan the estuary with binoculars. The bear is a wonderful thing. But it is also just icing on an already magnificent cake.