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Princess Royal Island is located among the isolated inlets and islands of Canada’s west coast, in the heart of the world-famous Great Bear Rainforest.

This is an extremely remote area of British Columbia, accessible only by boat or air.

Tsimshiam culture

Apart from the native Tsimshiam, who once inhabited a coastal village on the island but now no longer live there, almost no people have entered the inland rainforest of Princess Royal Island.

Kermode (or spirit) bear

The island is best known as being home to the legendary white Kermode or spirit bear which can't be found anywhere else in the world. A unique double recessive gene required by both parents produces these extremely rare white bears.

This beautiful island has a diverse habitat, ranging from sandy beaches, lowland old-growth rainforest, sub-alpine parklands, and alpine tundra; all interspersed with fiords, estuaries, and lakes.

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Map of Princess Royal Island

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