Welcome to Rivers Inlet, nestled within the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest on Canada's Pacific Coast. Here, at Finn Bay Lodge, you're not merely a visitor. Instead, you become part of a thriving ecosystem that's as richly diverse as it is unique. Spanning millions of acres, this awe-inspiring temperate rainforest teems with life both above and below the waterline, providing a spectacle of nature at its most potent and beautiful.
Exploring the Enormous Expanse
Imagine a place twice the size of the world-renowned Serengeti, or five times larger than the beloved Banff National Park. The Great Bear Rainforest extends over 8 million acres, dwarfing many famed nature reserves globally. Its sheer scale is one of the many factors that contribute to its unsurpassed biodiversity, creating a haven for countless species.
Life in Abundance
The Great Bear Rainforest, of which Rivers Inlet is an integral part, exceeds even the biological productivity of tropical rainforests. Its lush environment yields an impressive 500 tons per acre, outperforming the tropics by a staggering 40%. This bounty of biological output sustains a thriving community of plant and animal life, creating a delicate but dynamic balance.
The Bear Haven
Rivers Inlet stands out even in this rich environment as home to Canada's densest population of brown bears. Observing these majestic creatures in their natural habitat is a testament to the fertile environment and the symbiotic relationship between the different species. This region also provides a sanctuary for the elusive Kermode bears, adding a layer of wonder to your exploration.
The Role of Salmon
The life cycle of salmon plays an integral part in this ecosystem. These silvery swimmers, from Chinooks to Cohos, not only make Rivers Inlet a prime location for angling but also fuel the ecosystem. Their life journey contributes to the rainforest's vitality, making it a hotbed of biological diversity.
A Sky Full of Wings
Look up, and you might see eagles soaring high, their keen eyes watching the ground below. The rainforest is home to an array of bird species, creating a melody of calls and songs that forms the forest's heartbeat. From the mighty Bald Eagles to the elegant Blue Herons, the birdlife here is as diverse as it is captivating.
From the playful seals in the waters to the stately wolves in the woods, Rivers Inlet within the Great Bear Rainforest showcases the incredible diversity and balance of nature. It's here that you truly understand the magic of the natural world. And at Finn Bay Lodge, we invite you to immerse yourself in this wonder, to explore, and to discover. So, why not join us for the adventure of a lifetime?