Welcome to the Commercial Bear Viewing Association of British Columbia
The Commercial Bear Viewing Association of BC (CBVA) was formed to promote sustainable bear viewing in British Columbia and aid in the protection of wild bears and their ecosystems.
Find a certified tour
Before you book your next BC bear viewing adventure tour, ensure that the tour company you choose is a member of the CBVA. Be sure to visit our member page to see what the possibilities might be for your next adventure in the company of wild bears!
Bear Viewing Industry
Operators can purchase licenses, pay membership dues, and post job listings.
Guides can obtain documents for certification, as well as view job postings, and purchase logbooks and membership.
Development and Best Practices
The Commercial Bear Viewing Association of British Columbia has produced a series of Best Practices for how the bear-viewing industry can respond to the challenges of COVID-19.
Guide Certification and Courses
The CBVA has developed a bear viewing guide certification system. Member companies will endeavour to hire only certified guides possessing certification from the Commercial Bear Viewing Association of British Columbia.
Advocacy and Bear Management
We are actively working with conservation groups, scientists, and government to come up with solutions that will allow us to live in better harmony with these magnificent creatures.
List of Certified Guides
We maintain a list of CBVA certified bear-viewing guides. They are knowledgeable and trusted to respect the safety and habitat of their local bear population while providing tours.
Find the latest news from the Commercial Bear Viewing Association.
Donate to the Commercial Bear Viewing Association
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.