Bald Eagles in a tree
Wildlife thrives in the unique and varied ecosystems of the Vancouver, Coast & Mountains region. The mild climate provides ideal year-round viewing areas to see animals in their natural surroundings.
Guided whale-watching, bear-watching and bird-watching tours are popular activities. Spot wildlife in large parks, see salmon spawning in numerous rivers and spawning channels, and look for an amazing variety of birds and marine life are seen along the estuaries, wetlands and coastline.
The best wildlife watching experience often occurs when taking part in other outdoor activities like hiking, biking, canoeing or kayaking.
Abundant Wildlife in Provincial Parks
BC’s provincial and regional parks are an excellent place to view a wide range of wildlife. Animals to see include bears, moose, mountain goat, deer, elk, bighorn sheep, and various birds and fish species.
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Vancouver's waters are home to some of the most prolific salmon runs in the world. With populations of up to 30 million salmon or more annually, you can catch salmon here almost any day of the year. Our flexible packages, convenient pick up locations and guiding expertise ensure you will have the most exciting and successful trip possible!
We provide everything you need so you can relax and enjoy the spectacular scenery as well as great fishing. Everyone will benefit from host and guide Warren Barker's 11 years of guiding experience.
Our trips are perfect for visitors from out of town, business entertaining or anyone looking for a quality experience. Your world class salmon fishing adventure begins with First Fish Charters.
33428 Harbour Ave
Mission, British Columbia
Join the adventure and discover the 'wild side' of BC with Fraser River Safari. View amazing scenery & diverse wildlife. Guests travel in comfort & style on board a heated, fully enclosed 'Safari Craft,' which is equipped for exploring the shallow braided river & sensitive ecosystem. Your guide & pilot will keep guests entertained along the way. Also enjoy our Winter Eagle Expeditions & experience the third largest wintering population of bald eagles in the unspoiled Harrison River and Chehalis Estuary. Perfect for couples, families & groups of friends or co-workers; groups of all sizes welcome; great photo opportunities.
9839 Candow St
Chilliwack, British Columbia
Great River Fishing Adventures offers professional guided fishing charters on the Fraser River and many of its surrounding tributaries. Whether you are seeking an individual, group or corporate fishing trip, we recognize the need for you to experience one of the world's top sport fishing destinations with a proven & reliable team of expert guides.
Battle the mighty white sturgeon of the Fraser River where guests have caught record catches up to 3.8 m and 500 kg (12 ft 4" and 1100 lbs). Travel into the Upper Pitt River to chase sea-run bull trout and wild Pacific salmon. The options are endless and when booking we custom design each adventure to meet your needs.
6804 SW Marine Dr
Vancouver, British Columbia
Experience Vancouver's coastal forest from exciting new heights at the Greenheart Canopy Walkway, located at the UBC Botanical Garden. This 308 m (1010 ft) aerial trail system offers a rare perspective of the natural beauty of the West Coast forest canopy eco-system & provides visitors with an outstanding & unique educational opportunity. Admission includes access to the beautiful UBC Botanical Garden with over 10,000 species of rare plants from around the world.
6400 Nancy Greene Way
North Vancouver, British Columbia
Located 15 minutes from downtown Vancouver, Grouse Mountain's Super Skyride whisks you high above the city to a mountaintop of adventure including hiking trails, ziplining, helicopter tours, paragliding, live entertainment, lumberjack shows, a wildlife refuge, The Eye of the Wind - Vancouver's iconic wind turbine & much more. In winter, enjoy snowshoeing, outdoor mountaintop ice skating, sleigh rides & some of the best in local skiing & snowboarding. Ideally situated overlooking the city, Grouse Mountain's restaurants showcase some of the best of BC, from fine dining at The Observatory to flavourful après in Altitudes Bistro.
1 Burrard Landing 1055 Canada Place
Vancouver, British Columbia
Experience Vancouver from a new point of view with a breathtaking seaplane adventure. Enjoy a 20 minute Vancouver panorama flight featuring spectacular aerial views of the city & surrounding mountains or take part in a Fly 'N Dine tour including a seaplane flight to Horseshoe Bay, 3-course dinner & limousine back to downtown Vancouver. Whale watching & flight packages to Victoria are also available.
Harbour Air provides a reliable & convenient link to Vancouver Island, offering daily scheduled flights to Victoria, Nanaimo, Comox, the Gulf Islands, the Sunshine Coast and Whistler. Proud to be North America's first carbon neutral airline.
2706 Spring St
Port Moody, British Columbia
Custom made boat tours of scenic Indian Arm & Vancouver Harbour as well as marine education programs for groups of up to 40 persons. Transport Canada certified vessels. Perfect for corporate team building, family celebrations, tour groups, social groups that want to experience a West Coast marine adventure!
Get up close & personal with nature & wildlife. See seals, eagles, waterfalls, First Nations pictographs & historic sites.
Tours are a variety of lengths & depart from locations in Vancouver Harbour or within 20 minutes of downtown Vancouver, including Deep Cove & Port Moody.
1251 Cardero St
Vancouver, British Columbia
Experience the nature around Vancouver on a guided kayak excursion and beach BBQ in Indian Arm Provincial Park. This fjord-like glacial inlet with magnificent scenery is only a short drive away from downtown. Discover seals, sea stars, blue herons and a myriad of other shore birds. Qualified guides accompany you at all times, ensure your comfort and explain the nature around you.
Highlight of the trip is a salmon BBQ picnic served on a small, uninhabited island with breathtaking views. Pick-up from your residence in Vancouver is included.
We also offer a number of different day trips including Whale Watching to Victoria with Butchart Gardens, Grouse Mountain & Capilano Suspension Bridge, Whistler & more.
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.
Natural West Coast Adventures offers sea kayak tours & instruction for the novice to experienced paddler. Located in White Rock, BC & servicing the Sunshine Coast region, we provide a variety of paddling programs. Our approachable safety conscious partners are hooked on kayaking & enjoy the outdoors. Join one of our courses or tours for safe, informative & attentive service. We also cater to groups so please feel free to contact us for group pricing on many of our programs.
New to NWCA - See our new kayak fishing website.