Last week I had the amazing opportunity to go out with The Whale Centre from Tofino for a 2 hr morning bear watching tour.

The sky was clear, water was calm and the skipper and passengers were high energy!  It wasn’t long before we were silently drifting alongside a 250lb male black bear who was nonchalantly turning over 40lb rocks and feeling for crabs in the pools of water below them.

I nicknamed this large male “Scarface” because of the scarring on his snout and around his eye. He is 5-8 years old and has clearly had some adventures in that time!