About the Great Bear Swim

Great Bear Swim 2017
There is no doubt that one of the best ways to understand our world is to immerse ourselves in it. And what better way to do that than an open water swim through a waterway that connects two communities.

This year, mid June, Susan will continue the journey that was started last year in Ocean Falls in the Great Bear Rainforest and swim from Bella Bella to Namu. Along the way she will share stories about the unique environment that connects the two communities.

Follow Susan on Facebook as we prepare for and make this incredible journey.

Great Bear Swim 2016

Mid July 2016, three Canadian swimmers attempted a 50 kilometre staged open water swim in the Great Bear Sea. Through their journey they shared stories about the rich history of the two communities they swim between and the unique environment that connects them.


The swim expedition began on the shores of Ocean Falls, British Columbia and end on the shores of Bella Bella.

Here’s the video: