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Horseback Riding & Ranches, Spas & Wellness, Bird Watching, Wildlife Tours, Resorts & Wilderness Lodges
Located in ‘cowboy country’ above the Fraser River in BC’s scenic Cariboo Region, Echo Valley Ranch & Spa entices those seeking a restorative sojourn, as well as those looking for a higher-octane activity. Whether your idea of heaven is a trail ride through rolling hills, a 4×4 wildlife safari, or a day at the spa, at Echo Valley guests find harmony and rejuvenation. The fusion of eastern and western influences is best seen at the spa, where both western massage and Thai treatments soothe muscles and mind; while dining options encompass dishes from east and west, fuelled by produce from the ranch livestock and kitchen garden. Activities also include hiking, bird watching and fly-fishing. Echo Valley is an idyllic spot for weddings and elopements, and caters to meetings and retreats for corporate groups. Flying into the ranch’s private runway is one way to arrive; the ranch is also accessible with a scenic five hour drive from Vancouver.
Sightseeing, Bird Watching
Rainbird Excursions offers expertly guided nature tours that will get you off the beaten track to see spectacular waterfalls, huge rainforest trees, bears, salmon, incomparable views and more. Our van will get you there and back safely. Tours are day trips or half day trips and generally include some hiking. A hearty lunch is supplied for full day tours. See Rainbird’s website for a selection of easy to strenuous tours.
Sightseeing, Bird Watching, Whale Watching, Wildlife Tours
Sea otter Enhydra Lutris and whale watching tours in Esperanza Inlet on the west coast of north Vancouver Island. Boat tours last about 5 hours with shore break. The price of $600 is per boat charter; there is a 12 person limit. Accommodation & meal packages available. Sea otters can be viewed year round, Humpback whales usually show up late spring to fall. Black bears can be spotted after April.
Bird Watching, Hot Springs, Whale Watching, Wildlife Tours
The Whale Centre invites you to join us for an exciting sea adventure in pristine coastal ecosystems! Celebrating over 33 years of operation on the west coast of Vancouver Island, The Whale Centre continues to venture out into Clayoquot Sound, off the coast of Tofino, BC, taking passengers on Whale Watching Tours, Bear Watching Tours, Hot Springs Cove Tours, Bird Watching Tours, Pelagic Birding Expeditions and water taxis to Meares Island on open and covered vessels. We specialize in the natural history and marine wildlife of the Clayoquot Sound area. Located in the heart of town in Tofino, we offer free parking, complimentary dogsitting and a gift shop complete with a full gray whale skeleton! The Whale Centre is a member of the Pacific Rim Association of Tour Operators. We support and abide by the guidelines for responsible whale watching and safety. A portion of proceeds supports local wildlife research and marine wildlife rescue programs. Book online for discounted rates!
Hiking, Sightseeing, Wineries & Wine Tours, Indigenous Culture, Bird Watching
Established in 1999, Pacific Rainforest Adventure Tours offers a variety of unique tours on Vancouver Island BC Canada, providing outstanding quality tours. Our tours are year-round, fully narrated, easy walking half day and full day Vancouver Island excursions for forest bathing, nature, sightseeing, rainforest, big trees, wildlife viewing, tide pool, cultural, eco tours and very special wine tours with experienced knowledgeable guides. Shuttle service, charters, wedding shuttles and large group excursions are also available.
Attractions, Bird Watching
VanDusen Botanical Garden is a 55-acre oasis in the heart of Vancouver with over 7,500 plant species and varieties from around the world! Spot and photograph local wildlife, find your way through an Elizabethan hedge maze, unwind in a serene setting, dine on the patios of Truffles Cafe or Shaughnessy Restaurant, or browse the garden-themed gift shop. VanDusen has something for everyone to enjoy! The Garden’s multi-award winning LEED Platinum Visitor Centre was named Most Sustainable Building of the Year in 2014. Shaped like an orchid when viewed from above, its organic lines echo the way nature and conservation have been considered at every turn.
Sightseeing, Bird Watching, Hot Springs, Whale Watching, Wildlife Tours, Accessibility
Tour Tofino’s wild side with West Coast Aquatic Safaris! Enjoy the West Coast’s premiere wildlife and sightseeing tours aboard our All Weather Boats, WASCO and NANUQ, both Transport Canada safety certified. Our professional and knowledgeable staff will make your Tofino experience one to remember. Get off the beaten path and experience ecotourism that is environmentally responsible, safe, and fun for the whole family! West Coast Aquatic Safaris is accessible for all. We look forward to welcoming you aboard!
Paddling, Spas & Wellness, Bird Watching, Resorts & Wilderness Lodges
Hollyhock exists to inspire, nourish and support people making the world better. Powerful experiential learning happens in a magnificent setting on British Columbia’s wilderness coast. Enjoy cozy accommodations in hand-crafted wooden buildings and gourmet organic vegetarian cuisine.
Bird Watching, Whale Watching
Vancouver’s Best Whale Watching experience! Seasonal, guided tours led by professional naturalists. Whale watching trips, sea lion and birding tours, and nature and historical tours.
Experience Bloedel Conservatory, a fun, family-friendly indoor attraction located at the peak of Vancouver in Queen Elizabeth Park. Discover 120 exotic birds and over 500 kinds of tropical plants inside the dome and then explore the fountains, gardens and sculptures around Queen Elizabeth Park.
Bird Watching, Whale Watching, Wildlife Tours
Eagle Eye Adventures The First in the World Certified Responsible Whale Watching Company The Eagle Eye Adventures team welcomes you. Our team is proud to show you around the beautiful Discovery Islands. Our team is knowledgeable, well-trained, and we are all Transport Canada Approved guides. All our guides are Naturalists! We do our best to help you enjoy every minute as we help you explore the beauty of the Discovery Islands, Desolation Sound and so much more. We try to help you understand what you are seeing as we talk about our wildlife, our history, and the role of our First Nations. We work with scientists and researchers from all over the world and contribute data to publications throughout the year. We provide Whale and Grizzly Bear Tours, and our tours and listed as best adventure tours in Canada. Eagle Eye Adventures is the first in the world accredited responsible whale watch company.
Museums & Heritage Sites, Attractions, Bird Watching
Vancouver Island University’s Milner Gardens & Woodland is a magical seaside retreat once reserved for royalty. Sheltered on three sides by old-growth forest, this one-of-a kind woodland estate rejuvenates the soul with its gardens and magnificent coastal views. Enjoy the charming Camellia Tea Room after strolling the grounds and contemplate the history of the Gardens or fantasize about having them all to yourself.
Bird Watching, Bed & Breakfasts
Retreat into serene, peaceful 340 acres of natural habitat. Enjoy walking trails or hiking mountain animal trails, this is a bird-watchers paradise.Sit and contemplate at the waterfall or the marsh.Appreciate the surrounding Wine Country. Located 20 minutes from Penticton, minutes from a golf course, 45 minutes from Apex Mountain.