Welcome to the Commercial Bear Viewing Association of British Columbia

The Commercial Bear Viewing Association of BC (CBVA) was formed to promote sustainable bear viewing in British Columbia and aid in the protection of wild bears and their ecosystems. The association is comprised of 24 member companies and their guides. For a list of member companies visit our Who Are We page and for a list of certified guides visit our Guide page. 

Before you book your next BC bear watching adventure tour, ensure that the tour company you choose is a member of the CBVA. Be sure to visit our member page to see what the possibilities might be for your next adventure in the company of wild bears!


Sam McKoy - Tweedsmuir Park Lodge

Brian Collen - Knight Inlet

Moira Le Patourel - Only One Wild

Greg Shea - Maple Leaf Adventures


Best Practices for Bear Viewing

Industry Development

The CBVA is committed to continuing to evolve and develop our industry by updating our viewing... more

Best Management Practices

CBVA members have established a set of Best Management Practices and Code of Conduct for the bear watching... more

Guide Certification

The CBVA has developed a bear viewing guide certification system. There are two levels to the guide... more

Land Access and Management

The CBVA undertakes advocacy on behalf of it member companies in the areas of land access and... more

Bear Management

Wild bears face many threats to their long-term survival. One of the biggest threats to survival of... more

Donate to our cause

If you'd like to do more, consider donating money to the Commercial Bear Viewing Association. Contact us for more info



A Sample of Our Leaders in the Bear Viewing Industry