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Indigenous Culture, Hotels
The Kwalilas Hotel (meaning a place to sleep) is a premier First Nations four-star destination hotel located on the North Island. The hotel features 85 guestrooms plus meeting space to accommodate up to 150 people. A curated selection of authentic local Aboriginal art can be found throughout the hotel celebrating local traditions, stories and culture. Hotel guests can also choose to participate in a selection of eco-adventure tours and cultural experiences guided by community members and local experts.
Paddling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Tours
Pre-booking is required. Day Trips for 2018 are available in two options: (pre-booking is required) Option #1 is to take our transport out to South Broughton and experience the wildlife and whales here for $325 pp. Pre-booking is required. Option #2 is to take our transport out to the core area where Orcas and Humpbacks feed and stay the night in our basecamp for $499 pp. Or take our 3 or 4 day basecamp trips with more time to spend with wildlife in the core area. We maintain set base camps to provide safe accommodations and great wildlife viewing. We maintain family and group rates. Departures are available from Telegraph Cove or Port McNeill based on your stay the night before the trip.
Fishing, Resorts & Wilderness Lodges
We have a very unique fishing lodge, our lodge is located on the northern tip of Vancouver Island on the inside.WE fish for salmon five minutes away from the lodge,With some of the best fishing ground’s on Vancouver Island. With halibut, ling cod , yellow eye and rock not even 15 to 20 minutes away. With out the big swells you will find on the west coast of Vancouver Island.
The MV Uchuck III, a 136-foot passenger and freight vessel providing service through Vancouver Island’s historic Nootka Sound, Esperanza Inlet and Kyuquot Sound. Relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Wild West Coast as you tour its inlets, witness the MV Uchuck III deliver freight to remote fish farms, logging camps and remote resorts. Our schedule provides day cruises through some of Vancouver Island’s most spectacular scenery, perfect for a short adventure or family vacation. Explore the shores and waterways of isolated inlets, and see a variety of wildlife – black bears, eagles, sea otters, Pacific dolphins, gray and killer whales. Like to get adventurous? Take advantage of the Uchuck’s route to wet launch your kayak or be dropped off at the Nootka trailhead for a four to five day hiking trip along Vancouver Island’s most remote and pristine coastal trail – without the long wait list of the famed West Coast Trail.
Hiking, Wildlife Tours
Cove Adventure Tours offers regularly scheduled day trips to San Josef Bay in Cape Scott Provincial Park. The tours offer guests an opportunity to safely experience the rugged and pristine west coast in a fun and eco-friendly way. Our van and guides are also available for private excursions to wherever your adventure is calling! Check out our website for trip descriptions and to book online.
Boating, Sightseeing, Dining & Culinary Tours, Indigenous Culture, Wildlife Tours
Cruise the Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands area aboard Canada’s classic, 92-foot schooner Maple Leaf, 88-foot tugboat Swell, or 134-foot catamaran Cascadia. Learn about the maritime, natural and cultural history of this area by cruising the coastline with your expert guides in the months of spring or autumn.
Boating, Wildlife Tours
We offer zodiac adventure tours, leaving Port McNeill twice daily in the summer months to explore the place where waters meet, currents blend and animals thrive. You can expect to see Humpback Whales, Orcas, Dolphins, Sea Lions, Seals, Bald Eagles, Minke Whales, Porpoise, and many other types of wildlife. You never know what a day will hold. Join us in exploring the best of B.C.!
Hiking, Sightseeing, Airlines
Providing quality guided kayak tours from Quadra Island, BC. Join our comfortable Orca Base Camp tour in Johnstone Strait, next to Robson Bight Michael Biggs Ecological Reserve. Kayak in waters where Killer Whales play! Spacious Safari tents & cots, close enough to hear the blows of the Orca! Or experience the un-ending channels and wilderness of Desolation Sound, the Discovery Islands, or the Coastal Inlets on an expedition! Rentals and day tours also available daily at our location
Fishing, Bed & Breakfasts
Museums & Heritage Sites, Attractions
Leap in to Salmon’s World at the Quatse Salmon Stewardship Centre! Explore, play and learn in our unique interpretive gallery featuring interactive exhibits and live aquaria. Take a guided tour of a working salmon hatchery and talk to knowledgeable staff about this amazing, iconic creature. Learn what makes wild salmon the lifeblood of the BC Coast. A visit to the Salmon Centre is a fun and educational experience for all ages!The Quatse Salmon Stewardship Centre, Quatse River Hatchery, and Quatse River Campground are operated by the Northern Vancouver Island Salmonid Enhancement Association. All proceeds fund salmon conservation efforts on Northern Vancouver Island.
Fish and relax at Rugged Point Lodge! Located on the North West Coast of Vancouver Island. Comfortably accommodating 15 guests, we are the perfect place for your family or corporate fishing trip. Enjoy fresh baked goods daily and gourmet meals. Fish for Salmon and Halibut in one of our fully guided 23ft and 28ft Grady White Boats. Rugged Point Lodge is close to the fishing grounds and has some of the most consistent Salmon and Halibut fishing around. June, July and August are the best months to fish for Salmon and Halibut. Late September and October we change gears and head up our local rivers for some fly fishing! Fly fish for chrome bright coho! THE BEST FISHING BC HAS TO OFFER!
Boating, Paddling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Tours
Spirit of the West kayaking Adventures has been offering sea kayaking tours and trips around Vancouver Island, BC, Canada, since 1996. Our most popular tours travel to the orca waters of Johnstone Strait, British Columbia to kayak in the realm of the whales. We also offer trips to Desolation Sound, the Broughton Archipelago, Nuchatlitz Marine Park on the west coast of Vancouver Island and the Great Bear Rainforest on the Central Coast. We also offer tours to the Exuma Cays in the Bahamas and Chilean Patagonia during the North American winter.
Hiking, Paddling, Sightseeing, Whale Watching
Coastal Bliss Adventures Ltd. is an Wilderness Adventure company, based on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. We specialize in multi-day and day hiking, backpacking, kayaking and canoeing adventure tours. Our signature hiking tour is The West Coast Trail, located in “our backyard”.