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Sightseeing, Bird Watching, Whale Watching
Established in 1985, Five Star Whale Watching is Victoria’s longest running and most respected Whale Watching company. We are a family business offering unparalleled service and location. Five Star Whale Watching has been a key player in establishing Victoria British Columbia as a world famous whale watching destination. Our high speed expedition catamarans are the perfect vessels for environmentally friendly and responsible whale watching without sacrificing comfort!With over 80 Resident Orcas (Salmon Eating Killer Whales) and numerous Transient Orcas (Marine Mammal eating Killer Whales), discover why Whale Watching in Victoria B.C is a must for any visitor. Our marine life also includes Humpback Whales, Migrating Gray Whales, Minke Whales, Porpoise, Seals, Sea Lions and numerous Marine Birds. We live in one of the best places in the world to enjoy whale watching – let our expert staff and crew educate and inspire you with the wonders of the Salish Sea!We take our marine environment seriously, and strive to implement the Ã¢ÂÂReduce, reuse, recycleÃ¢ÂÂ philosophy in all we do.
Attractions, Whale Watching
Our whale watching tours off the West Coast of Ucluelet, British Columbia consist of viewing migrating Humpback Whales, Grey Whales, and the residential/transients Orca pods that circulate Vancouver Island, as well as a variety of other marine animals. Join us for a tour today and not only catch a glimpse of all the coastal wildlife, but learn about the history of Barkley Sound and the Pacific West Coast.
Enjoy paddling with otters and seals while eagles soar overhead. SUP (stand up paddleboarding) is a great way to experience the beauty of Victoria and southern Vancouver Island. SUP is easy to learn and suitable for people of all ages. Participants are able to quickly progress and develop the skills necessary to improve fitness or simply enjoy the experience. SUP is a great full body workout. Sign up for a lesson, tour, event or rental and get out on the water!
Spas & Wellness
Our intimate spa setting is sure to help you abandon your cares. If your personal goal is relaxation, beautification or wellness, our highly trained staff can help. The combination of comfort and personalized attention will be sure to fulfill your vision of the perfect day spa experience. Whether you’re a visitor to Parksville, or a local resident, we welcome you for a special day of pampering.
At WESTSIDE SURF, we are at the cutting edge of surf teaching. Utilizing the most advanced techniques developed by over two decades of teaching by director SEPP BRUHWILER Canada’s Internationally Known Professional Surfer. We are one of the only family run and family oriented surf school’s in Canada; specializing in Family Lessons that are geared towards kids under the age of 13. Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Surf lessons, Progressive 2 Day Surf Camps, Private Group Lessons, as well as Private One on One Coaching. You can find all of your surf lesson and rental needs under one roof. This allows you to find the best surf lesson/rental packages in town. We stock some of the highest quality surf gear for rent and for our students on all our lessons. Our staff adheres to strict quality standards of “if we wouldn’t wear it, we don’t rent it”. Our stock of suits will make sure you stay warm while having fun on our fleet of surfboards, from 5’0″ to 10′, plus a great selection of boogies and skim boards. There is something for everyone at Westside Surf.Westside Surf is situated in the beautiful village of Tofino, on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. Consistent waves, clear water and spectacular scenery all add to the experience of learning how to surf in a safe and friendly environment. Located at the first four way stop in Tofino, at Cedar Corner.
Sightseeing Victoria Gray Line Tours, operated by The Wilson’s Group, allow visitors to explore Victoria BC aboard an Open Top Double Decker bus! Whether you choose a Hop-On Hop-Off tour, day, night or a City Sightseeing tour, you are assured a memorable experience. Sightseeing Victoria tours are designed to give visitors complete flexibility to explore the many points of interest Victoria has to offer at their own pace. With over 15 stops, the tour provides the best of Victoria. For over 100 years, Gray Line’s world-famous Blue Diamond logo has been synonymous with sightseeing and local experiences. In addition to the exclusive Reasons to Go , our comfortable transport, and experienced guides always make for a personal, informative, and entertaining adventure.
Hiking, Sightseeing, Indigenous Culture
KiixÃÂ£in, Huu-ay-aht First Nations 5000-year-old Village, commemorated as a National Historic Site is located on the west coast of Vancouver Island, BC. It’s the only known remaining First Nations village with standing remains. Each culturally guided hiking tour lasts approximately 3.5 hours guided by Huu-ay-aht Traditional Knowledge Holders. Opening Spring 2020(date posted soon) Book now!
Indigenous Culture, Hotels
The Kwa’lilas 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.
In 1994, our second location was opened in the heart of downtown Victoria, British Columbia, on the corner of Broad and View. Although the majority of our artists’ works are presented in both galleries, the expansion has allowed the West End Gallery to cater to the specific art needs of its clients in both western provinces. . The West End Gallery entertains an educated and discerning clientele, hosting two monthly solo exhibitions of artists supplemented by special evening previews, as well as hosting group and themed shows for veterans and newcomers alike to the Canadian art scene. It is our mandate to continue to provide an exceptional selection of Canadian painters and glass artists in the West End Gallery. Our collectors will always find works of lasting value and receive the very best in professional service from our dedicated staff.
We provide a world class fishing experience, that departs down town Campbell River. With the highest quality boats, equipment and service, We are the “Go To” charter service in the Campbell River area. We cant wait to welcome you aboard, At Campbell River Sport Fishing !
Experience BC’s most sustainable whale watching on an unforgettable day at sea aboard our open zodiac-style boat or our semi-covered boat. Our coastal wilderness is home to killer whales, humpback whales, sea lions, porpoises, seals, eagles, and more! Our 3-4 hour whale watching tours depart daily from downtown Nanaimo BC, April-October. We guarantee you’ll see a whale, or your next trip is on us!
BCgolfguide.com is deeply rooted in all destinations within British Columbia that offer stay and play and custom golf packages. We are a full service tour operator / travel agency providing personalized customer service with real agents that know and have played all the courses. We provide assistance for Vancouver Island, Whistler, Vancouver area, Okanagan, Kamloops, Shuswap, Osoyoos, the Kootenays and the Columbia Valley. From 3 to 5 star hotels, resorts, and post golf excursions – One call does it all. We can even assist with some of your Alberta golf needs too!
North 48 Bicycles offers unforgettable guided bicycle tours in the Victoria BC region. Our rides range from Easy to Epic, and we cater to all manner of road cyclists from beginner to expert. Our groups are small (8-10 riders), and are led by experienced, knowledgeable guides. Our daily tours are all-inclusive, including bike, helmet, pre-ride coffee and snacks. Our bike fleet is from the world
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.