Broken Group Islands, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve (JF Bergeron photo)
British Columbia has more than 1,100 different wildlife species and some of the most diverse ecosystems in the world.
Spotting wildlife in BC can take place at unexpected times and places. Hiking, boating and even driving BC’s highways present opportunities for wildlife viewing. Bighorn sheep, moose, mountain goats, bears, whales, and sea lions are a few of the wildlife species that can be seen here.
For the best experience, consider a professionally guided wildlife tour. Trained guides and naturalists take visitors into natural environments safely, informatively and in comfort.
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1500 Kicking Horse Trail
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, British Columbia
Kicking Horse is known for spectacular summer adventure and kids under 12 are free. Visit our Grizzly Bear Refuge, home to Boo, our resident grizzly - a conservation, education and research centre, and Canada's largest enclosed and protected grizzly habitat. Challenge the downhill mountain bike trails in the bike park and hike the alpine mountain paths on weekly Rambler's Hikes. Enjoy lunch with a one of a kind view at Eagle's Eye Restaurant. Mountain biking, horseback riding, river rafting, hiking, dining, sightseeing, interpretive bear programs, - it's not 'what to do?', it's 'what to do first!'
1790A Campbell Way
Port McNeill, British Columbia
Guided sea kayaking tours of northern Vancouver Island, The Great Bear Rainforest & Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands). Base camp & expedition-style tours ranging from 4 to 15 days. Join us at our Orca Waters Base Camp for the best in wildlife & whale viewing or an expedition to Gwaii Haanas National Park for the ultimate in wilderness adventures. Family specific departures are available. All tours are fully inclusive & no experience is needed for most tours.
Kootenay National Park
Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia
Kootenay National Park is a land of startling contrasts. From glaciers to grasslands, broad vistas to narrow canyons, icy rivers to steamy hot springs - this place has it all!
Every twist and turn of the historic Banff-Windermere highway reveals something interesting to explore: Camp in comfort in one of Kootenay's new oTENTik tent-cabins. Relax and soak in some history at the famous Radium Hot Springs Pools. Marvel at the dramatic colours and sounds of Marble Canyon as you crisscross a narrow gorge and wander into the heart of a recent wildfire. Grab your backpack and lace up your hiking boots for an epic multi-day adventure on the Rockwall Trail or watch the 'slow fireworks' of colourful wildflowers along the Stanley Glacier Trail.
4983 Hwy 93
Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia
The originals since 1976! Kootenay River Runners has been introducing adventurous travellers to the delights of river rafting in British Columbia. We've guided thousands down the Kicking Horse River, Kootenay, Columbia Rivers & Toby Creek. These rivers carve their way through some of the most impressive mountain landscapes in the Canadian Rockies. Whether your interests are challenging white water, wilderness & family rafting, or Voyageur Canoe Trips, each river offers a unique experience. Based in the Village of Radium Hot Springs, we also have facilities on the Kicking Horse River & Toby Creek. All trips are an easy drive from Calgary, Lake Louise, Golden, Fairmont Hot Springs, Panorama & Radium Hot Springs.
359 Meadow Creek Rd
Meadow Creek, British Columbia
Offering an unparalleled whitewater rafting experience in the heart of the Kootenay Rockies. Suitable for all abilities, these crystal waters wind through the breathtaking scenery of Goat Range Provincial Park, home to an abundance of wildlife.
We provide an expedition-quality experience in an accessible and affordable day trip. All trips include a riverside picnic lunch crafted with care from fresh local ingredients. Our office in Meadow Creek is an easy and scenic drive to the north end of Kootenay Lake. Here the Selkirk and Purcell Mountains come together to create the backdrop to your Lardeau River adventure. Meadow Creek is an easy day-trip from Kaslo, Nelson and Nakusp.
Join us and discover why we are the Kootenay Rockies Premier Adventure!
209-1110 Government St.
Victoria, British Columbia
Rated "Trip of a Lifetime" by Frommer's (2000-2013) & a "Tour of a Lifetime" by National Geographic Traveler (2011). Take a multi-day adventure cruise on the 28 m (92 ft) schooner Maple Leaf to really experience BC's wildlife, landscape & culture. Cruise islands & fjords, explore ancient rainforests. A-list naturalists & guides lead you to special bear, whale & seabird viewing & First Nations sites that are not accessible to the general public. Frequent shore trips, gourmet cuisine, friendly crew & comfy accommodations aboard a beautiful ship.
Destinations: Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands), Great Bear Rainforest, Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands. Operated by a leader in sustainable tourism since 1986, these trips are for people who enjoy the path less travelled. We welcome you to contact us or visit our website for information.
405 Seymour River Pl
North Vancouver, British Columbia
Maplewood is a municipal park/farm operated by the Parks Department of the District of North Vancouver; located on 2.5 beautiful pastoral ha, mins from downtown Vancouver. Specializing in the display & care of domestic farm animals & birds, the Farm offers three areas where folks can go inside & visit with the animals: Rabbitat where the bunnies reside; Goathill where the goat kids & their moms play; & the Duck Yard where the ducks & geese hang out. A milking demonstration is conducted daily at 1:15 pm featuring the Jersey cow, Lima. Pony rides are available seasonally. Admission is $7.75 per adult /$4.75 per child & senior.
Meadow Lake Fishing Camp offers fantastic fishing of the famous Kamloops trout known for its incredible strength & tasty red meat. We provide you with everything for a one per person/per day price: accommodation, boats, fish cleaning, smoking & freezing, breakfast, packed lunch, gourmet dinner, shower, firewood, free internet & transportation. Hike through beautiful forests and meadows full of wildflowers to the lakes and be the only ones there. Catch trout up to 20 lbs and after a great day of fishing, relax in our lounge or on our huge deck overlooking Meadow Lake. Our guests come here in the 3rd & 4th generation.
2179 W Island Hwy
Qualicum Beach, British Columbia
Escape back in time and experience a retreat once reserved for Royalty
Discover Milner Gardens, a one-of-a kind woodland estate and gardens nestled in the peace that only an old-growth forest can provide; an oasis that rejuvenates the soul.
Stroll the winding pathways and magical surroundings of an ancient coastal Douglas fir forest.
Find peace and tranquility as you meander through the woodland gardens lined with rhododendrons, cyclamen and trilliums.
Indulge in afternoon tea in the historic house overlooking the Strait of Georgia.
"One of the ten best public gardens in Canada"(Canadian Geographic Travel, 2008).
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Cortes Island, British Columbia
Cortes Island's only sea kayaking outfitter & Transport Canada certified sailing charter vessel. Kayak rentals, instruction & guided day trips. Experience paddling with the seals, visit a historic pictograph site or a night paddle with bioluminescence illuminating every stroke. Cruise Desolation Sound or Mitlenatch Island on-board the 13 m (43 ft) schooner Misty Isles. Multi-day kayak mothership trips explore remote areas of the Discovery Islands, Toba & Bute Inlets. Nestled at the entrance to enchanting Desolation Sound & located between Campbell River & the mainland coast of BC, the Discovery Islands dot the intricate waterways in some of the most spectacular scenery in the world.