Bald Eagles in a tree
The wildlife in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast is as varied and diverse as the landscape.
From lush coastal forests to the interior grasslands and mountain ranges, a wide variety of wildlife viewing opportunites can be experienced in this region.
Take a wildlife tour to the Great Bear Rainforest - one of National Geographic Traveler's 2013 "World's Best Trips" - and the only area in the world where the rare white Kermode (Spirit) bear is found. Marine life thrives here – a BC Ferries Discovery Coast ferry trip or one of many cruising adventures can provide memorable wildlife sightings.
The interior grasslands, plains and mountain ranges provide ideal habitat for bears, moose, bighorn sheep, mountain goats and bird life. A guided tour from Whitegold Adventures in Wells is an excellent introduction to the wildlife, history and scenery for which the area is famous. It’s even possible to snorkel with salmon with Kynoch Adventure Tours near Bella Coola.
Learn more about bear watching and bird watching or visit any of the region's parks and for the chance to see the wildlife, sights and landscapes that make the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast unique.
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Bluewater Adventures offers 'once in a lifetime' wilderness expeditions along the north coast of BC and Southeast Alaska. Our multi-day, live aboard trips explore the remote wilderness of coastal British Columbia and Southeast Alaska. Travelling with renowned naturalists and our skilled crew aboard 68' expedition yachts we keep watch for whales and other marine mammals, coastal birds and bears, old-growth forests and ancient native villages. We focus on animal behaviour, ecology, sustainability and local history. Small groups of 12-14 guests ensure quality, informality and a 'hands-on' experience for all aboard.
Bluewater Adventures adheres to the principals of ecotourism by supporting local communities, promoting conservation, ensuring our practices are low impact, and by providing guests with world-class knowledge about the coast.
Between Barkerville & Wells
Wells, British Columbia
Join us on this uniquely Canadian wilderness experience. The Bowron Lakes is a circuit 110 km long with interconnecting lakes & rivers. Offering a variety of landscapes with breathtaking snow-capped mountains, azure lakes, sandy beaches & marsh lands. Great fishing, unlimited photographic opportunities, & wildlife viewing (black bears, grizzly bears, wolves, moose, hawks, eagles, various other birdlife & otters. All canoe instruction is provided - no experience is required. The Bowron Lakes expedition has much to offer to both the experienced & the inexperienced outdoor enthusiast. Outdoor Magazine rates Bowron as one of the top ten canoe trips in the world. Truly the vacation of a lifetime - we supply all group gear & do all the cooking. Let us spoil you on this classic 8 day Canadian outdoor experience.
Gun Creek Rd
Gold Bridge, British Columbia
Chilcotin Holidays offers 4 seasons of customized wilderness adventures. The 5,000 sq km guide territory, located in the south Chilcotin Mountains is known for its sunny skies & dry climate. Dedicated to providing quality wilderness experiences to both the novice & advanced you may choose between 4 & 7 day adventures. Enjoy guest ranch stays, wildlife viewing, registered guide training programs, ESL fishing, hiking, mountain biking, snowmobile & ski adventures. Trips are all-inclusive with accommodation, meals, lessons, equipment, guides from dawn to dusk & much more included. Meals consist of unlimited fresh fruits & vegetables, lots of homemade baking & delicious & hearty main courses.
Bella Coola Harbour
Bella Coola, British Columbia
Inner Coast Inlet Tours invites you to come explore the wild and rugged beauty of the BC coast. Fish canneries, giant cedar trees, natural hot springs and wildlife such as eagles, harbour seals, and pacific white sided dolphins are just a few of the highlights to expect to see on one of our customized charter trips.
Inner Coast Inlet Tours offers a variety of personalized tours and water taxi service to remote locations along the coastal fjords of the central coast. Leave your troubles and cares behind and step aboard the M.V. "Slim Jim", our 27 ft (8.1 m) welded aluminium life timer cabin cruiser.
Various Areas On The BC Coast
Victoria, British Columbia
Rated "Trip of a Lifetime" by Frommer's (2000-2014) & a "Tour of a Lifetime" by National Geographic Traveler (2011). Take a boutique expedition cruise by classic, small ship to 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 beautiful ships. Private ensuite staterooms available.
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.
360 B Harbour Rd
Victoria, British Columbia
Outer Shores offers multi-day wildlife, wilderness & cultural expeditions throughout Canada's Pacific Coast. Explore, experience & learn about stunning wildlife & ancient cultures while living & travelling in comfort aboard our 70' classic wooden schooner "Passing Cloud". Coastal cruising, sailing, sea kayaking & frequent shore excursions provide amazing opportunities to encounter whales, wolves, grizzly bears, Spirit bears, sea otters, seabirds & visit First Nations cultural heritage sites. Expedition destinations include Haida Gwaii, the Great Bear Rainforest, Johnstone Strait, Pacific Rim National Park & the Southern Gulf Islands Archipelago. Join our crew of expert mariners & naturalists on an adventure of a lifetime!
8380 St. George St
Vancouver, British Columbia
The Pacific Yellowfin is not only a unique historic vessel in the Pacific Northwest with an incredible history, it also boasts unique features that differentiate us from other operators on the British Columbia coastline. Available for per cabin trips during June and September, or full boat charter anytime during our season. Off-season day cruises also available, please inquire.
Full boat charters are 100% custom and tailor made just for your group! We offer everything from gourmet dining, to truly wild bear and whale watching, to awesome water sports for all ages. There is something for everyone onboard the Pacific Yellowfin.
Shearwater, British Columbia
Shearwater Fishing Resort is a sport fishing fixture on the Central Coast of BC for almost 60 years. We didn't choose our location by accident - we centred ourselves in arguably one of the hottest Salmon fishing areas in the world. First Nations know this, commercial fishermen know this & sport fishermen are now learning this too! We truly do offer something for everyone's taste & budget.
Our inclusive fly-in packages offer the ultimate in first-class fishing getaways where everything is taken care of for you. Or choose to arrive by BC Ferries on a 'do-it-yourself' style package & take a more hands on approach.
Wells, British Columbia
The Cariboo Mountains offer spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife & a fascinating gold rush history. Whitegold Adventures combines it all, from multi-day wilderness cross-country ski tours, high alpine hikes, fascinating moose viewing, wildlife, and history tours. Wells is the gateway to this rich, wild country. Our base, The Bear's Paw Café is more than a café, it's an experience. Our affiliate the Frog On The Bog Gifts is one of the most talked about stores in the Cariboo. From Gold Nuggets, books, art, pottery, clothing, local artists, souvenirs of your visit, ice cream & great coffee. Mountain Thyme Getaway is our accommodation of choice. 1940's styling for the romantic or a reunion.