All members must adhere to the CBVA Best Practices, the CBVA Code of Conduct, the Society’s Constitution and the Bylaws.
Membership with the CBVA is important for our industry to show a united business sector in bear viewing and bear stewardship. Working together for wild bears and their habitat is always essential; that is where the CBVA works for you.
Below are the Corporate membership fees that all CBVA members are responsible for on a yearly basis.
Members must pay to the Society annual membership dues in each calendar year, in accordance with the Bylaws, in the amount that follows:
Base Membership (all fees are subject to GST)
Bear viewing focused – $1000
Bear viewing ancillary – $500
Note: the Guest Fee and Conservation Licence Fee are both waived in the first year of membership
Members must remit to the Society an annual Guest Fee, payable by the member each calendar year after its first year of membership in the Society, in accordance with the Bylaws, and calculated as follows:
Guest Fee (all fees are subject to GST)
Overnight Guest > $400 night – $10 / person
Overnight Guest < $400 night – $5 / person
Day Tripper > $250 day – $5 / person
Day Tripper < $250 day – $2.50 / person
Members must allocate a conservation license fee for each guest that it hosts on a Bear Viewing Specific Trip. The amount of the conservation license fee is:
Conservation Licence Fee/Bear Viewing Licence (all fees are subject to GST)
Single-day licence – $10
Mutli-day license – $25
If members are part of 1% For the Planet, members may remit to the Designated Recipient Organization.
Please see our Conservation page for more information on our Conservation Licence Fee and where the funds go.
Guide memberships are valid for two years. The first year of membership is included in the CBVA Level #1 Guide Course
Guide Membership – $50 + GST and includes two logbooks
Associate membership is for partners, DMO’s, associations, and other organizations that would like to support 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.