Great Bear Rainforest, Canada
With mountain ranges on one side, the Pacific Ocean on the other, and 8.5 million hectares of lush, green wilderness filling the space between, the Great Bear Rainforest has no trouble attracting adventurers from all over. But just to sweeten the deal, it has a pretty impressive collection of wildlife too. The rainforest is home to gorgeous birds, wild salmon, cougars, wolves, and — of course — bears. The area gets its name from the high population of the furry creatures: black bears and grizzlies live side by side, and the forest is the only place one will find the Kermode or 'spirit' bear — a special sight, and significant player in First Nations culture.