Humpbacks of the North Coast: Chatham Sound and Surrounding Areas Catalogue

Medium Type: Virtual Catalogue

Identification catalogue for the different whales encountered in the area compiled by the North Coast Cetacean Research Initiative (a program of the Coastal Research Institute, an initiative of Ocean Wise Conservation Association)

Sm'algyax Living Legacy Talking Dictionary

Medium Type: Online Dictionary

Compiled language information to learn Sm'algyax and its proper pronunciation (including ecological terms)

E-Fauna of BC

Medium Type: Electronic Atlas of the wildlife of British Columbia

Complied information and search engine for BC's wildlife, created by the Lab for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver (edited by Brian Klinkenberg)

The Flora and Fauna of Coastal British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest

Medium Type: Book

Author: Collin Varner Published: 2018

Easy to follow full-colour resource guide for the plants and animals within the diverse bioregion from Juneau Alaska, south to coastal BC, Washington, Oregon, down to California's San Fransisco Bay

One of Us: A Biologist's Walk Among Bears

Medium Type: Book

Author: Barrie Gilbert Published: 2019

Findings based on decades of research about grizzly bears and how they respond to people and each other, the role of bears in their ecosystems, threats to bear conservation, and debunking myths of grizzlies as killer beasts

The Sibley Guide to Birds (2nd Ed.) 
and the Sibley Birds West

Medium Type: Book (and purchasable app)

Author: David Sibley Published: 2014 (2nd Ed.), 2016 (West)

Widely used bird guide book for novice to expert birders, regarded as one of the best bird guides for identifying North American birds

Photography & Informative Books About the Great Bear Rainforest by Ian McAllister & Nicholas Read

Medium Type: Multiple Books

Check out the multiple books produced by McAllister & Read that highlight the ecology of the North Coast and the importance of protecting the Great Bear Rainforest such as:

-The Sea Wolves: Living in the Great Bear Rainforest (McAllister & Read, 2010)

-The Great Bear Sea: Exploring the Marine Life of a Pacific Paradise (McAllister & Read, 2013)

-The Salmon Bears: Giants of the Great Bear Rainforest (McAllister & Read, 2010)

Plants of Coastal British Columbia

Medium Type: Book

Author: Jim Pojar & Andy MacKinnon Published: 2016

Easy to use field guide that covers shoreline to alpine plants along the coast from Alaska to Oregon. Includes to photographs and clear species descriptions and habitat range


The North Coast Ecology Centre Society aims to create a permanent education centre in Prince Rupert that highlights the region’s ecological richness.

Website photos by Megan Baker, Brandon Broderick, Caitlin Birdsall, Chloe Hahn.

North Coast Ecology Centre Society. 2103 Seal Cove Circle, Prince Rupert, BC.