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Narrated by Ryan Reynolds

Executive Producers Kyle Washington and Byron Horner
Directed by Ian McAllister, Produced by Jeff Turner

Now Playing in IMAX® and Giant Screen Theatres

A Magical Environment. Unchanged for 10,000 years.

Journey to a land of grizzlies, coastal wolves, sea otters and the all-white spirit bear — the rarest bear on earth — in the film Great Bear Rainforest. Hidden from the outside world, the Great Bear Rainforest is one of the wildest places left on earth. Found on Canada’s remote Pacific coast, it is the last intact temperate rainforest in the world—a place protected by the region’s indigenous people for millennia. Now, for the first time ever, experience this magical world in IMAX and giant screen theatres, and discover the land of the spirit bear.

VIDEOS

Getting the Shots

Fun Fact Videos

WHAT IS A SPIRIT BEAR?

The spirit bear is a subspecies of the North American black bear that has white fur due to a rare genetic trait. Spirit bears are only found in the Great Bear Rainforest. No one knows exactly how many spirit bears there are, but estimates range from 50 to 100. They truly are the rarest bears on earth!

GUARDIANS OF THE FOREST

Since the last Ice Age, First Nations people have lived among the bears in the Great Bear Rainforest. Their living history is inseparably connected to the vibrancy of the rainforest, which they have protected for thousands of years. Today, indigenous youth are coming together and taking responsibility for this place they call home. Learn more about their work in Great Bear Rainforest.

Photo from Great Bear Rainforest

FOR EDUCATORS

Invite your students to have a learning experience they won’t forget! Book a field trip to see Great Bear Rainforest and become immersed in the biology, geography, environmental sciences and other key school curriculum. Download the Educator Guide for hands-on activities aligned with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Common Core ELA and Social Studies. Schedule your field trip now by contacting your local IMAX theatre for information about special group programs.

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Photo by Devin Card

FIND A THEATRE

Please check back for updates. We are still adding theatres.

USA

State City Theatre Open Date
California San Diego Fleet Science Center Spring 2020
Florida Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Discovery and Science Now Playing
Florida Orlando Orlando Science Center Now Playing
Florida St. Augustine World Golf Hall of Fame Now Playing
Georgia Atlanta Fernbank Museum of Natural History Now Playing
Massachusetts Boston Museum of Science July 5, 2019
Montana Yellowstone Yellowstone Giant Screen Theatre Now Playing
New Jersey Jersey City Liberty Science Center Now Playing
North Carolina Charlotte Discovery Place TBD
North Carolina Raleigh Marbles Kids Museum Now Playing
Pennsylvania Harrisburg Whitaker Center for Science & the Arts Now Playing
Texas Galveston Moody Gardens August 19, 2019
Texas Lubbock Science Spectrum October 18, 2019
Washington Seattle Pacific Science Center Now Playing
Wisconsin Milwaukee Milwaukee Public Museum September 1, 2019

International

Country City Theatre Open Date
Canada Edmonton TELUS World of Science September 15, 2019
Canada Gatineau Canadian Museum of History July 2, 2019
Canada Sudbury Science North Now Playing
Canada Toronto Ontario Science Centre Now Playing
Canada Vancouver Science World Now Playing
Canada Victoria IMAX Victoria Now Playing
China Beijing China Science and Technology Museum Now Playing
Mexico Tijuana Centro Cultural Tijuana Now Playing
Singapore Singapore Science Centre Singapore Now Playing
The Netherlands The Hague Omniversum October 15, 2019

FILMING IN THE RAINFOREST

Filming in the remote Great Bear Rainforest presented a unique set of challenges for filmmakers Ian McAllister and Jeff Turner. Over the three years it took to make this film, the crew faced everything from extreme weather, unpredictable wildlife, and the daily rigors of being in a rugged environment far removed from modern conveniences. But this also pushed the filmmakers into fresh creative territory where every shot was carefully planned out and new filmmaking techniques were deployed. Learn more in this interview with director Ian McAllister, who has worked and lived in the rainforest for 30 years.

Photo by Deirdre Leowinata / PacificWild.org

LEARN MORE

To learn more about the Great Bear Rainforest and how you can help protect the spirit bears and their ancient forest home, visit PacificWild.org.  Each of us can make a difference in helping preserve this unique environment, one of the last truly wild places on earth.

Get the companion book! Go behind the scenes and immerse yourself in the making of this epic film. Discover fascinating facts and crew insights, learn about the people who make their home in the rainforest and are committed to its protection, and find out about the incredible challenges of filming in this remote area.

PRESENTED BY

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Great Bear Rainforest is a Spirit Bear Entertainment film presented by Seaspan in association with Destination BC and distributed by MacGillivray Freeman Films.

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