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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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!
7425 Sechelt Inlet Road
Sechelt, British Columbia
Come to Pedals & Paddles, one of BC's original kayak outfitters serving paddlers with exceptional service & equipment since 1991. Relocated in 2012 to a spectacular waterfront location with private beach on the shore of Sechelt Inlet, we offer rentals & tours from hourly to multi-day. Sechelt Inlet is a paddlers paradise where the mountains meet the ocean & where you can see eagles & heron flying above & seals & dolphins playing in the ocean...really! A safe & protected waterway, we are located at the end of the road, the adventure starts here!
Our guided kayak tours are rated #1 in Trip Advisor. New for 2014 Sechelt Inlet Zodiac tours! Come see spectacular scenery & wildlife from the comfort of our fast & fun Zodiac!
10676 Crowther Rd
Powell River, British Columbia
Desolation Sound Marine Park is one of BC's most beautiful & largest marine parks. Unusually warm Pacific waters, prolific marine wildlife & towering mountains highlight this beautiful region. Since 1995, Powell River Sea Kayak has been providing high quality guided tours as well as instruction & rentals.
Join us in 2014 for an all-inclusive multi-day tour - including great foods, high-end kayaks & equipment & a total immersion into the beauty of Desolation! Day tours also available.
2014 will begin a new level of comfort, quality & experience. Desolation's Island Cabana Experience! Handcrafted eco-cabins on an island in the middle of Desolation.
And for those looking for comfort & adventures beyond, our new Mothership tours will explore key areas of the BC coast, including prime orca waters.
401-37989 Cleveland Ave
Squamish, British Columbia
The Sea to Sky Gondola experience, scheduled to open in May 2014, weaves together the very essence of coastal BC-mountains, oceans, rivers, forests, culture & year round recreation.
The 8-minute gondola ride to over 2,800 feet above sea level will provide sweeping views of Howe Sound, the forest & surrounding mountains. Once at the top, many adventures await. Guests will have access to a wide array of outdoor experiences including two interpretive loop trails with cantilevered viewing platforms, a spectacular suspension bridge, access trails to backcountry routes & much more.
In addition to the outdoor experiences, the lodge at the top will provide an opportunity for cultural exhibits, events, dining or a chance for friends to share a beer after a day of adventure in nature.
6409 Bay St
West Vancouver, British Columbia
Take a 2 hr boat ride on Vancouver's wild side. In Howe Sound you'll find yourself racing beside steep cliffs, watching seals at play, exploring sea caves & witnessing a variety of marine birds, including the majestic bald eagle. With an experienced guide you won't miss a thing on this ecological tour. Or join a guide on a salmon trip or rent your own self-drive boat. Located in West Vancouver beside BC Ferries in Horseshoe Bay at the start of Sea To Sky Country (highway to Whistler) & on the North Shore just 15 minutes from Grouse Mountain & Capilano Suspension Bridge.
70002 Squamish Valley Rd
Brackendale, British Columbia
Owned by husband & wife rafting team, Jake & Jess Freese, Sunwolf is the only owner-operated rafting company in Sea-to-Sky country. We are a small company, committed to a more personal experience & we will only work alongside the best guides - professional raft guides with above industry standard certifications who are also the most fun on the river!
Throughout the summer, we offer spectacular whitewater rafting on class 1-4 rapids. In the winter, we offer Eagle Viewing Floats. Don't miss the opportunity to view Brackendale's bald eagles from a remarkable vantage point - the river.
Your rafting adventure will start & finish at our beautiful 5-acre riverside property with hot showers, a fully licensed cafe & a hot tub with awesome views of the Tantalus Mountains!
5987 Sechelt Inlet Rd
Sechelt, British Columbia
Tofino Air, a locally owned & operated float plane company servicing the Sunshine Coast of BC for the past 20 years, will take you on a wild West Coast BC adventure! Soar in a Canadian classic the de Havilland Beaver over snowcapped mountains, glacier lakes & rugged coastlines in search of marine life & coastal creatures that inhabit the West Coast.
Scenic Tours starting at $69 per person. Fly in search of killer whales, porpoises & other magnificent wildlife. Picnic at Phantom Lake, view Chatterbox Falls or witness Skookumchuck rapids. Charters available from Vancouver To Tofino.
We offer Fly-In & Sail Trips with local sailing operators starting at $99 per person. Customized packages available.
Tofino Air...we'll take you there!
110-736 Granville St
Vancouver, British Columbia
West Trek Tours is one of Vancouver's top budget tour providers, servicing the international student community, backpackers & locals since 1998! Whether it's to Whistler, Seattle, Victoria, Tofino, Portland or the Rocky Mountains, West Trek tours are fun, high energy & affordable. We strive to give visitors of Vancouver a uniquely Canadian experience while helping to create memories & friendships that last a lifetime. West Trek - you have to be there!
4282 Mountain Square
Whistler, British Columbia
Spanning the distance between Whistler & Blackcomb Mountains, the world record-breaking PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola is breathtaking. The journey between the two mountains provides a 360-degree window into Whistler Blackcomb's alpine environment, its surrounding peaks, changing seasons & wildlife habitat. Looking for an epic hike to an ancient glacier? A gentle stroll on an alpine walking trail? A tour of black bear habitat? High tea at an alpine hut? Wine tasting on a mountaintop patio? The choice is yours with the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola. From easy to epic, there's something for everyone.
** BEAR VIEWING** 'Exclusive Land Rover Excursions'. Our year-round scenic private/semi-private eco-tours will take you to areas rarely seen by most Whistler visitors: Morning/Evening with the Bears, Ancient Rainforest/Eagle Viewing Experience, Hidden Glacier Lake Hike/Snowshoe. Travel throughout the Coast Mountain Range to rarely seen scenic destinations in one of our rugged, well-appointed Land Rover LR3 to the most remote locations in the Whistler region. Take in the year-round amazing beauty of the area on several of our exclusive private/semi-private tours. Allow Whistler Discovery Tours to guide you on your unique adventure.