Become a COMMERCIAL BEAR VIEWING ASSOCIATION Member today
All Commercial Bear Viewing Association (CBVA) members must adhere to the CBVA Best Practices, the CBVA Code of Conduct, the Society’s Constitution and the Bylaws.
Membership with the Commercial Bear Viewing Association 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 Commercial Bear Viewing Association 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
Conservation Licence Fee
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
Per our conservation initiatives, members must remit to the Society an annual Conservation Licence 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:
Conservation Licence Fee (all fees are subject to GST)
Single-day licence – $10 / person
Multi-day licence – $25 / person
The Conservation Licence Fee is a Bear Viewing Licence, and proceeds go to bear conservation
Note: the Guest Fee and Conservation Licence Fee are both waived in the first year of membership
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.
Below are the CBVA Guide fees that are due every two years on the calendar year. CBVA Guide membership renews on January 1st of the year your dues are to be renewed.
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
Operators value and hire CBVA trained and certified guides, and our certification levels are respected province-wide. You can learn more about CBVA Guide Membership and our CBVA Certifications on our Certification page.
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.