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Sightseeing, Whale Watching, Wildlife Tours
Orca Spirit Adventures is Victoria’s premier whale watching company, offering carbon neutral tours led by captains and naturalists whose knowledge and passion for Vancouver Islands marine wildlife is unequaled in the industry. April through October are the peak whale watching months and during this time we boast a greater than 95% success rate of spotting whales, including humpback whales, transient & resident orcas, minke, & gray whales! Other wildlife you may encounter include Dalls and harbour porpoises, harbour and elephant seals, otters & marine birds such as cormorants and bald eagles. Unlucky tour? Join us again using our WHALE GUARANTEE for a complimentary tour to bring your dreams of seeing these magnificent animals to life. Choose between a covered vessel with indoor and outdoor viewing areas and the 12-passenger zodiac vessel, for the more wild at heart. For all guests we offer complimentary shuttle pick up from all hotels in downtown Victoria. Tour length is 3-hours.
Golf, Hotels, Resorts & Wilderness Lodges
The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa, Victoria hotel features 36 holes of Nicklaus Design golf. Indulge in a beauty or wellness treatment at the accredited Sante Spa.
Parks & Wilderness Areas, Campgrounds & RV Parks
Miracle Beach Provincial Park is a popular oceanside family campground with a popular day-use and beach, conveniently located 22 km north of Courtenay and 22 km south of Campbell River off Hwy 19a. It makes a great home-base while visiting the popular Comox Valley, Campbell River, or for those looking to ferry to nearby islands. Visitors can also find horseback riding, golf, fishing and many other recreational activities in the area. The large family campground is world-renowned and offers 201 non-serviced campsites located under a dense forest canopy. Campers have three flush washroom buildings in the campground as well as a large shower building. Water taps and pit toilets are located throughout the campground. There is also an RV sani-station available to empty waste tanks and to refill water tanks. Campsite reservations are accepted and some first-come first-serve sites are also available.
Storm Watching, Cabins & Cottages, Campgrounds & RV Parks
Nestled among ancient cedars at the edge of the Pacific Ocean, enjoy our 34 modern chic log cabins with spectacular views and all the amenities. Our well appointed, self contained cabins complement the incredible surroundings making Crystal Cove Beach Resort “Your Happy Place”. From Oceanfront Cabins with private hot tubs, to secluded Cabins set in the Rainforest, you will be immersed in the beauty that is Clayoquot Sound. Our family oriented, pet friendly resort is located on Mackenzie Beach 5 minutes from the town of Tofino and 15 minutes from the Pacific Rim National Park and famous Long Beach. For those who prefer to rough it in style, we also offer 60 well treed, private RV sites only a short walk from the beach. Don’t have your own RV? No problem – try our Tofino Glamping Experience, 9 large 5th wheel units offering the feel of camping but with all the comforts of a cabin.
Biking, Paddling, Sightseeing, Whale Watching
YOUR ONE STOP SHOP FOR EVERYTHING ADVENTURE ON SALT SPRING ISLAND. We offer kayaking, whale watching & sightseeing tours, paddle boarding & bike rentals! The Salt Spring Adventure Co. Ltd. is less about making a living and more about living the dream! We put all our energy into making our tours as fulfilling and rewarding as possible. Whether it’s whale watching in our top-of-the-line 12-passenger Zodiac, kayaking through beautiful marine reserves, paddle boarding on a placid lake or harbour, or an epic bike ride around the island, everyone is sure to have a fun and memorable outdoor experience. We create custom Group Adventures,Corporate Retreats and School Group Programs. Come Adventure With Us!
Salt Spring Island
Spas & Wellness, Hotels
The Parkside Hotel & Spa features some of the largest guest rooms in Victoria. Conveniently located two blocks from the world famous Inner Harbour, The Parkside Hotel & Spa is the ideal choice whether you’re traveling on business or pleasure. The Parkside’s spacious one and two bedroom suites feature kitchenettes or full kitchens, separate living/dining areas and bedrooms. All suites have furnished balconies and operable windows. Enjoy LCD TV’s in bedrooms and living areas, electric fireplaces to create cozy ambiance and spa-inspired bathrooms. Guests can rest easy from touring the city and wakeup to enjoy a cup of full-leaf tea or Italian coffee with a breath of fresh air.
Whale Watching, Wildlife Tours
YOUR ADVENTURE IS OUR PASSION! Join us on an educational wilderness adventure. View the iconic Killer Whale and the giant Humpback on our Whale Watching Safaris or see come along on an awe-inspiring Grizzly Bear Excursion! Discover in Comfort with Campbell Rivers premier tour operator! Our onboard Marine Naturalists deliver an unparalleled experience that showcases our connection to wildlife and the world in which we all depend. WIR SPRECHEN DEUTSCH!
Boating, Fishing, Sightseeing
Salmon Halibut and Tuna sports fishing on Vancouver Island. Come enjoy spectacular British Columbia coastal fishing and scenery with a professional fully certified guide.
All of our candles are 100% handmade with high-quality raw materials. We craft custom candles that are durable, long lasting and have brilliant colour finishes, resulting in long burning candles. Our mission is to supply superb quality handmade candles. We hand pour, finish and produce candles of all shapes, scents and sizes. Our cotton lead-free wicks, quality scents, custom colours and superior Canadian wax, produce a candle that customers can be proud to buy and FBCC is proud to sell. The shop will be temporarily closed from Oct. 29 – Nov. 2nd. Regular hours begin again on Nov. 3rd.
Golden Otter Gallery features a curated collection of art that reflects our shared Island values of conservation and respect for nature. Here one can find a place where they can support local artists in the acquisition of original, locally made artwork for their homes. The owners love and respect for nature comes across in their pieces, designed to be appealing to all manner of animal enthusiasts, from hikers to hunters to conservationists. Featured artists Nicholas McMaster and Kara Dee Harrison both enjoy painting animals, and recently completed a series of 1.5 by 8 feet tall pieces that greet visitors as they enter the gallery. Nicks paintings are complimented by three dimensional busts of land and aquatic animals, some with their habitats sculpted right into the piece. Kara explores the third dimension with collage pieces featuring hand cut wooden figures, and enjoys using thick glossy finishes. She is currently preparing a series of pieces featuring sharks, fish, and other marine animals. Agnes Gnutek’s insect and bone displays capture natural scenes in glass frames and globes. Watching her meticulously prepare and present her pieces is unlike anything youve seen.
Paddling, Wildlife Tours
Come paddle with Adventuress Sea Kayaking! The scenery is spectacular here with mountain vistas, old growth rainforests, expansive wilderness and our amazing wildlife. What better way to see all of this than to paddle the shores of beautiful Vancouver Island, Canada in a kayak. Rentals, lessons, tours, and multi-day adventures are available from March to September. Tours start as low as $52/person and include instruction, kayak and gear, dry bags and a certified guide; no experience necessary. Double kayaks are available to paddle with a friend or a younger family member. Jan Kretz, the owner, is a certified kayak guide and Paddle Canada instructor and has a Passion for Paddling. Come join us!
Spas & Wellness
The Spa Magnolia is Victoria’s chic urban spa located in the heart of downtown Victoria. Merging luxury with certified organic products we offer the very best in massage, facials, body treatments and pedicures!