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 2-stage 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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Steven Munatones