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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1327 Beach Dr
Victoria, British Columbia
We offer both day sailing and overnight cruises from Oak Bay, the 'wild' side of Victoria - only minutes from downtown Victoria. This area and surrounding Gulf Islands are a boater's dream, featuring wild islands, diverse marine life, and tranquil anchorages, against a background of snow-capped mountains.
Ours is a 'hands-on' experience where you will have the opportunity to learn how to sail or gain more experience. Your Captain is a CYA certified instructor, and our vessel is a 35 foot Beneteau sloop.
On our exploratory cruises up the coast we can take along kayaks as well as our inflatable. This spring we are organizing cruises to magnificent Princess Louisa Inlet and Desolation Sound from Nanaimo and Comox, harbours convenient to these world famous cruising destinations.
Explore the Pacific Northwest on your own private yacht charter.
It's a stunning & magical region where in a day you can experience pristine forests, abundant wildlife, calm secluded bays & vibrant culture.
Cruise around Vancouver & sail up to an excellent waterfront restaurant. Venture to the Sunshine Coast to visit picturesque harbours with ocean view restaurants, then anchor in a peaceful cove. Or head out to the Gulf of San Juan Islands to explore tranquil bays & safe harbours with resorts, shopping, markets & galleries.
Contact us to help find the perfect yacht to give you the vacation of a lifetime.
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 offers professional guided fishing charters on the Fraser River & 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 last year guests caught a record 12 ft 4" 1100 lb monster or travel into the Upper Pitt River to chase Sea-Run Bulltrout & Wild Pacific Salmon. The options are endless & when booking we custom design your adventure.
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, live entertainment, a wildlife refuge & much more. In winter, enjoy snowshoeing, outdoor mountaintop ice skating, sleigh rides & 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. Visit our newest attraction, The Eye of the Wind, Vancouver's iconic wind turbine.
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 min 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.
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.
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.
Join us to experience unparallelled wildlife viewing, whale watching & awe-inspiring First Nations culture, amidst BC's most spectacular landscapes. Our small group sizes mean our guests enjoy the most intimate experiences with nature & our photographers the best opportunities... our guests are never just part of a crowd. With our small groups (maximum 6 guests per trip), our fully certified professional guides can better ensure the safety of the group while having the least impact on the lands we visit & the wildlife we view. Join our scheduled trips or design your own custom (private) charter & experience the Wild in Wilderness!