The Kermode bear, also known as the spirit bear, is a subspecies of North American black bear that is native to the northwest coast of British Columbia in Canada. What sets it apart from other black bears is its white or cream coat color, which is caused by a recessive gene.
The Kermode Bear is considered sacred by the indigenous peoples of the region and is also an important symbol of British Columbia. It is threatened by habitat loss, hunting and population fragmentation. British Columbia designated the Kermode Bear as its emblem in 2018 to raise awareness of its protection.
Henry Brousmiche was lucky enough to be able to meet this emblematic animal and spend some time in this forest where bears, wolves, bald eagles rub shoulders…

  • Name of exhibition The spirit of the forest
  • Nationality belgian
  • Exhibition site La Bourse