Celebrating Canada’s grandeur
A grizzly rests on a bed of sedge in the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary, B.C. From the Coast Tsimshian peoples’ word K’tzim-a-deen, Khutzeymateen translates to “sheltered place of fish and bears.” Founded in 1994, the refuge is comanaged by the province and local First Nations.
This picture appears on a coin in the Royal Canadian Mint’s Celebrating Canada’s 150th series. In collaboration with the Mint, Canadian Geographic sourced images for the 13-coin set. For more information, visit mint.ca/canadiangeographic.