The Power of the Great Bear Rainforest

A reflection on what draws this travel writer back time and time again...

Words and photos by John Zada

“The relatively untouched nature of the Great Bear Rainforest lends it a power, perfection and magic that I have yet to experience in any other place. The area is unbelievably alive. It pulsates with the complex and dramatic interactions of all the layers of life found within it. If you look closely enough, you can actually see those dynamics at work. And yet, within that astonishing intricacy is also a brutal simplicity: one that runs counter to the afflictions of modern life, which can often tear us away from ourselves. That, more than anything, is what keeps drawing me back.”