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Museums & Heritage Sites, Indigenous Culture
Warrior Fishing Charters, Guided Salmon and Halibut fishing adventures out of Sooke, British Columbia, Canada. Our Boat, Tyee Warrior; is one of the largest (28 ft ) and best equipped in the local fleet including a fully enclosed, heated cabin, with big windows on all sides, private washroom, twin 300 HP main motors. Our Guide, Mike Pashniak; has over 25 years of Salmon and Halibut fishing experience on Canadas west coast, accumulated on his home waters around Sooke and Victoria on southern Vancouver Island to many points north such as; Tofino, Ucluelet, Campbell River, Rivers Inlet, Hakai Pass, and Haida Gwaii. Mike is capable, calm, patient, positive, and encouraging in his guiding approach and loves hosting guests of all experience levels. Our Company, Boat and Guide are all fully commercially registered, certified and insured. Please see website for addition details. Tight Lines! Warrior Fishing Charters
We provide tours and transportation on Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands. Tours offering schedule departures and custom design for the individual or group traveller. Day trips to Multi day trips local and beyond. Transportation offered from Vans, school busses to luxury highway coaches. We specialize in conferences and convention groups working with budgets and time frames. Our customer service skills are well known in the industry.We are the local experts! Lets Go!
With up to 20 daily departures, you can fly between Nanaimo Harbour and downtown Vancouver, South Vancouver (YVR) or Sechelt on a scheduled service flight. Want to try flying on floats? Join us for a scenic panorama tour and experience Nanaimo from above! Founded in 1982 with two small seaplanes, Harbour Air is North Americas largest and first fully carbon neutral airline. The companys international seaplane service, which originally began as a service for the forestry industry in B.C., is now a quintessential west coast experience. With a showcase fleet of more than 40 aircraft, Harbour Air offers up to 200 daily scheduled flights, scenic tours, adventure packages, and private flights. With 12 scheduled destinations connecting downtown Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle (WA), Nanaimo, Tofino, Whistler, South Vancouver (YVR), Sechelt, Salt Spring Island, Pitt Meadows, Maple Bay and Comox, B.C. born Harbour Air welcomes 450,000 passengers every year.
Boating, Sightseeing, Whale Watching, Wildlife Tours
Jamie’s is the West Coast’s Original Whale & Wildlife Adventure Centre, navigating the waters of Clayoquot and Barkley Sound since 1982. We are thrilled to be celebrating over 30 years on the water! We have the largest fleet in the area, offering whale watching & bear watching on larger covered cruisers or zodiacs! Join our experienced and knowledgeable crew as we help you discover this beautiful destination. We also offer tours to Hot Springs Cove (by boat or seaplane), kayaking, water taxi service to Meares Island, scenic flights, and much more. Visit us at our Tofino and Ucluelet locations, where we have gift shops and lots of FREE parking (including RV parking in Tofino). Please note that all Jamie’s tours are subject to a $3 research fee, which goes directly to benefit local, non-profit groups involved with wildlife research, rescue and education. We also have complimentary kennels in Tofino for your dogs while you’re out exploring with us!
Whale Watching, Wildlife Tours
Closed in January 2019 British Columbias first whale watching company was established in 1980. Orca (killer whales) and many other marine mammals frequent the Johnstone Strait and Robson Bight area. Telegraph Cove is located on Northern Vancouver Island.We invite you to join us for an exciting sea adventure from Telegraph Cove, the Whale Watching Capital of British Columbia! Youll love our island, the magnificent mammals, the rare bird species youll see, and the friendly people youll meet. Depending on the time of year in British Columbia, you may see, Humpback whales, Dalls or Harbour porpoises, Minke Whales, Pacific White-sided dolphins, Harbour seals, Stellar sea lions, bears, various birds and of course our famous Orca (killer whales).
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.
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!
2 World Class 18 Hole Mini Golf Courses with spectacular fantasy scenes, lush colorful flowers, waterfalls & fountains. Castle Amusement Centre, Bumper Boats, Ice-Cream Parlour, Gift Shop & Snack Bar, Waterfront RV Park with full hook-ups. Paradise is the place to go for Fun. We are situated overlooking beautiful, sandy Parksville Beach. Fun For the Entire Family!
Boating, Sightseeing, Bird Watching, Whale Watching, Wildlife Tours
For an unforgettable West Coast experience, step aboard our spacious 53 foot luxury motor yacht for a tour unlike any other to look for whales, bears, sea lions, sea otters and other wildlife in comfort. More than just wildlife viewing, our interpretive tours include a scenic cruise through the sheltered waters of the Broken Group islands section of Pacific Rim National Park and a gourmet meal while at anchor. Romantic evening wildlife cruises and private charters are also available.
Breweries, Distilleries & Cideries
The only craft brewery on the Saanich Peninsula, Category 12 offers tasting flights and tours (by appointment) in addition to growler fills and merchandise sales. Enjoy our taproom while dodging ferry traffic or on a hydration break to Butchart Gardens! Children welcome.
Step off the beaten path on a Canadian wilderness tour with Fresh Adventures. Try our guided comfort camping tours in the Rockies and Vancouver Island, or our guided ski safaris along BC’s famous Powder Highway. Try surfing on our weekend Tofino tours, or rafting on one of Canada’s best rivers on our rafting and camping packages. Whatever your adventure- our genuine Canadian guides have you covered.
Art Galleries, Attractions, Shopping
Legendary Canadian artist and naturalist Robert Bateman has spent a lifetime painting the natural world and the fascinating animals that inhabit it. Formerly known as the Robert Bateman Centre, the Gallery of Nature houses the largest permanent collection of his work, as well as a rotation of nature-inspired exhibitions. The Gallery of Nature inspires people of all ages to connect with the natural world through exciting exhibits, kids’ activities and guided tours, along with interactive installations, including a Birdsong Gallery and multi-media video. Come and enjoy the vivid colours, textures and stories of the artwork in a peaceful gallery setting overlooking Victoria’s inner harbour, with a Gallery Shop on the ground floor that offers exclusive signed Robert Bateman prints and merchandise, hand-picked crafts by local artisans and unique, nature-inspired souvenirs.