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The Vancouver Island region’s diverse ecosystems make for some of the best wildlife viewing in British Columbia.
Popular wildlife activities on Vancouver Island include guided whale-watching and bear-watching tours, but there are many self-guided wildlife viewing opportunities as well.
Watch grizzly bears in Knight Inlet, view Roosevelt elk (found only on Vancouver Island), check out one of many bird watching areas or look for the Vancouver Island marmot, an incredibly rare mammal.
Enjoy seeing prolific marine life in Barkley Sound and Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, snorkel with salmon and seals, watch sea otters play in kelp beds or spot wildlife from the deck of a working coastal freighter as it plies the waters of remote West Coast inlets.
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1380 Hooley Rd
Heriot Bay, British Columbia
Come kayak British Columbia's coastal paradise!
We want you to fall in love with kayaking and our coast, and our passion shows in everything we do. Our adventures are safe, fun, educational and of course environmentally friendly!
Choose among several professionally guided 4-6 day trips in Johnstone Strait ('glamping' or expedition-style), the Broughton Archipelago, the Nuchatlitz (west coast Vancouver Island) or Desolation Sound. Imagine savouring a fresh salmon BBQ in the open air, glorious sunset and scrumptious home-made desserts, surrounded by nature.
Explore BC's fascinating marine wildlife and wilderness and wake up on remote islands with the sound of the whales. We love it here, and it shows in the way we run our trips.
Come enjoy one of our authentic kayaking journeys.
505 Quayle Rd
Victoria, British Columbia
The Gardens at HCP has 4 ha (10 ac) of spectacular demonstration gardens with over 10,000 varieties of plants. Thirty-four different areas are designed and planted to demonstrate landscaping techniques suitable for the Pacific Northwest. The gardens also include the second largest Bonsai Garden in North America.
Walk or cycle the 37.2 ha (93 ac) Conservation Park, through wetlands, forest and fields. Second growth Douglas fir surrounds the wetlands, providing a feeding area for over 35 varieties of birds which you can view from several bird watching platforms.
These gardens are a perfect example of what can be achieved in the Pacific Northwest.
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!
Kyuquot, British Columbia
Savour a diverse west coast sea kayaking adventure that allows you to connect, experience & refresh. Options for families & individual adventurers of all ages. Truly get away and journey off the beaten path by sea kayak in the marine wilderness of Kyuquot Sound & Checleset Bay. With the unmatched camping luxuries of our Wilderness Retreat on Spring Island, learn about local Aboriginal culture, colourful marine wildlife & the mysteries of the coast's old-growth forests on multi-day, all-inclusive, professionally-guided tours with delicious wholesome meals, comfy beds & a team that cares. Guest feedback is that we're in a league on our own - we think that's because of the great people who join us!
1100 Comox Lake Rd
Cumberland, British Columbia
Looking for a fun and exciting way to explore Comox Lake during the Summer? Come to West Coast Water Sports Ltd, we offer a wide selection of water sports from jet ski rentals to kayaks and canoes. There is something fun for the whole family to enjoy. With our professional staff and safety standards we promise to provide you with a fun filled afternoon that make you want to come back for more!
200 Hemlock St
Ucluelet, British Columbia
If you're looking for fast paced, exciting action in a safe & comfortable atmosphere, then this is the charter for you! Your friendly, professional guide has over a decade of experience & is service oriented. We take pride in showing our guests the experience of world-class sport fishing with a Grady White fishing vessel, top quality gear & safety equipment.
We will tailor the trip to suit your preferences & ensure a memorable West Coast experience. West Edge is Coast Guard approved, fully insured & Transport Canada certified. Care of the catch is a priority & credit card payments are accepted.
1185 W Georgia St
Vancouver, British Columbia
Visit Whistler or Victoria & Butchart Gardens - amazing all year round! Travel to the Rocky Mountains to see Banff, Jasper & the Glacier on the Columbia Ice Fields. Private small group sightseeing tours of British Columbia, whale watching on the far west coast, cruise the Inside Passage on the same route as the Alaska Cruise ships. Bear watching, wine tasting, spa & golf tours. And now you can go Segway riding at the UBC Botanical Gardens.
Single & multi-day itineraries for groups as small as two. Treat yourself to a private tour. Pickup/drop-off at ship/hotel/airport. Talented professional guides & competitive pricing.
685 Heriot Bay Rd
Heriot Bay, British Columbia
Kayak with Killer Whales at our Orca base camp in Johnstone Strait or take one of our kayak expedition vacations to Desolation Sound, Discovery Islands or the Fjordlands. Trips range from 4 to 7 days. We provide memorable outdoor experiences for adventure travellers that combine spectacular scenery, scrumptious food & abundant wildlife encounters including whales, dolphins, bears & eagles. Our top-rated service caters to both local & international clientele. All tours are fully inclusive & no kayaking experience is required. Only have a day? Visit our storefront for paddleboard & kayak rentals or day tours in the stunning vistas surrounding Quadra Island.