The vast temperate rainforests of coastal British Columbia are world renowned. Often marketed as the ‘Great Bear Rainforest’, it draws thousands of tourists each year to view grizzly and black bears, wolves, and whales.
However, 700 km inland there is another rainforest that few know about. It is the ‘Ancient Forest’, an inland rainforest that is unique to the planet. It is globally significant with western red cedars up to 2,000 years of age. Led by researchers at UNBC, it is being recommended as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.