In a world full of green, the spirit bear stands out immediately. When we first saw one walking towards us, we were in complete awe. Spirit bears are a rare sub-species of black bear present in British Columbia. 1/10 of the bears have white-coloured coats. There are estimated to be about 400 spirit bears in the world, 40 of which are white. We feel so fortunate to have been able to meet two white spirit bears and three black ones. We have the Gitga'at Nation to thank for this experience.