British Columbia's Commercial Bear Viewing Association, which represents the leading bear-viewing operators in the province, announced yesterday that, in the second year since grizzly bear hunting was banned in the province, it has raised more than $114,000 for bear conservation.

17th December 2019  

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The first-ever CBVA Instructor Course is now complete.  

On November 25, 2019, we held our first-ever CBVA Instructor course. 

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Update from the Ministry of Forest Lands and Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. 


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You can now register for our CBVA Level #1 Guide course through North Island College. CLICK HERE for more information and a direct link to the College website. 

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A list of our Level #1 guide courses that are available this spring. For more information or to register for a course please contact Kathy, Executive Director at





April 20 & 21

Nimmo Bay Resort

Nimmo Bay Resort

May 2 & 3

Bluewater Adventures

North Vancouver

May 4 & 5

Tide Rip Tours

Telegraph Cove

May 11 & 12

Solstice Recreation Group

Bella Coola Valley

May 15 & 16

Knight Inlet Lodge

Knight Inlet Lodge

Dates Organization

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New tourism council will work with government on sustainable growth

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A B.C. camper woke up to a bear sniffing him inside his tent. TOBY TALBOT / AP

There are a few things to be said about human and bear interactions.  First and foremost, the media will be highlighting these interactions more this season with the closure of the grizzly hunt

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If you'd like to do more, consider donating money to the Commercial Bear Viewing Association.
You can earmark your donation specifically for research or conservation and you can be assured that
we will make your donation make a difference for bears in British Columbia.

Please contact us for more information