The final day of our Great Bear Rainforest adventure was spent in yet another splendidly scenic fjord that juts into the mainland of Canada’s coastal British Columbia. This region has an abundance of fresh water, allowing for more biomass here than in a tropical rainforest. Rain was interspersed with moments of sunshine throughout the day. With our persistent sense of curiosity, desire for exploration, and hope for spotting wildlife, we ventured out for hikes and Zodiac tours.

The rewards were many, as we observed a black bear fishing in a waterfall, a ratfish washed up on shore, huckleberries galore, sandhill cranes, harbor seals, and Steller sea lions.