Great Bear Wild

Dispatches from a Northern Rainforest by Ian McAllister

Conservationist, photographer, and longtime Great Bear Rainforest resident Ian McAllister, takes us on a deeply personal journey from the headwaters of the region’s unexplored river valleys down to the hidden depths of the offshore world. Globally renowned for its astonishing biodiversity, the Great Bear Rainforest is also one of the most endangered landscapes on the planet, where First Nations people fight for their way of life as massive energy projects threaten entire ecosystems.

McAllister’s new book Great Bear Wild, a stunning collection of photographs and personal narrative, is the product of twenty five years of McAllister’s research, exploration, and campaigning for the spectacular area he calls home.

Purchase the ebook - Great Bear Wild is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device, and with iTunes on your computer. Books can be read with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.

Watch this short documentary on the making of Great Bear Wild.


“A place that haunts my dreams. Ian McAllister takes us through one of the planets most precious and sacred rain forests, a threatened landscape of spirit bears and sea wolves, whales and traditional cultures." - Dr. Jane Goodall, UN Messenger of Peace

"Great Bear Wild is an urgent, eloquent call-to-arms from the heart of the BC coast that pays tribute to the staggering beauty and diversity of this unique region." —John Vaillant

"McAllister's breathtaking photographs from months spent deep in the Great Bear Rainforest give unprecedented access to one of the planet's wildest, most remote places." —Paul Nicklen, National Geographic photographer