Are you interested in training to become a bear viewing guide? We have a host of flexible dates over this winter (2021/2022) for our CBVA Level #1 Guide Course. See below for more details or click HERE

We will be offering the CBVA Level #1 Guide Course training Live Interactive sessions using Zoom on the following dates (time: 9am - 2pm): Session 1 - 18 to 20 January 2022

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This election, we have joined a diverse coalition of fish, wildlife, recreation and conservation organizations representing more than 180,000 members, 54,000 supporters and over 700 businesses across British Columbia.

This election, we have joined a diverse coalition of fish, wildlife, recreation and conservation organizations 

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COVID-19 Updates & Recommendations

The CBVA has been monitoring industry and government recommendations of the evolving impact of COVID-19.

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A list of our Level #1 Guide Courses that are available for Spring 2020. For more information or to register please contact Kathy, Executive Director at

Dates Organization Location Instructor
March 14 & 15 Delbrook Community Centre North Vancouver Ellie Lamb
May 3 & 4 Bluewater Adventures North Vancouver Grant MacHutchon
May 9 & 10 North Island College Courtenay Campus Grant MacHutchon
May 13 - 15 Knight Inlet Lodge Knight Inlet Lodge Grant MacHutchon


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Thinking of becoming a bear viewing guide? Our Level #1 Guide Training Courses will be taking place throughout the province. Please see below for updates and contact for more information.


Bluewater Adventures 

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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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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