Three Bear With A 50 km Swim

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

“The Great Bear Rainforest, along British Columbia’s north and central coast, is a Canadian treasure, and without question one that also holds immense global significance. The nutrient rich waters of the Great Bear Sea support a thriving abundance that sustains an equally diverse terrestrial ecosystem.”

So describes Dale Robinson who completed the 50 km Great Bear Swim with Susan Simmons and Jill Yoneda from Ocean Falls to Bella Bella on July 12th-13th.

Robinson’s full first-person account of the Great Bear Swim is here.

Simmons reported later, “I am sad to report that two months after the swim a ship ran aground not far from Bella Bella in the traditional territory of the Heiltsuk First Nation. Much of their traditional fishing grounds were destroyed [see here].”

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