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“I know the cure for everything: Salt water…in one form or another: Sweat, tears or the sea.” ~Karen Blixen

Hidden inlets. Sandy beaches. Rocky shores.

Within the 3,340km (2,137 mile) coastline of Vancouver Island, you’ll find countless spaces to escape and places to connect. As waves crash upon the pebbles of French Beach, the power of the surf merges with the deeper serenity of the changing tide. Watch closely as children explore the secret world of tidal pools in Cape Scott Provincial Park, and you just might glimpse the people they will become.

And there’s so much more than ocean. Almost 10,000 lakes fed by springs, streams, rivers, and aquifers mean you could spend lifetimes here and still not see it all. Trout fishing, canoeing, and paddle boarding are just a few ways to let the cool, clear water – natural and pure – touch your own wild heart.

If water is your true element, you’ll find the connection you need on Vancouver Island.

Dive in. The water’s perfect.


Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa

4330 Island Highway South, Courtenay, BC V9N 9R9 • North Central Island
1-800-663-7929 or 250-338-1323
Nestled in a coastal forest on the eastern shore of Vancouver Island, the Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa offers breathtaking ocean and mountain views. Pamper yourself in our luxury Pacific Mist Spa where our spa therapies focus on the rich ingredients of the sea – leaving you feeling completely relaxed and renewed. Experience our signature spa service, the Pacific Mist Hydropath, a re-created West Coast shoreline featuring sandstone sculpted caves and pools. Enjoy the serenity of yoga by the sea at the beautiful Starfish Studio. Indulge in succulent contemporary West Coast cuisine at our Ocean7 Restaurant and shared plates at AQUA Bistro and Wine Bar, while taking in natural island views. At the Kingfisher – it’s all about you!!
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Nestled in a coastal forest on the eastern shore of Vancouver Island, the Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa offers breathtaking ocean and mountain views. Pamper yourself in our luxury Pacific… [+]

Long Beach Lodge Resort

1441 Pacific Rim Hwy Box 897 Tofino BC V0R 2Z0 • Pacific Rim
250-725-2442
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TOFINO'S LUXURY ADVENTURE RESORT! Come experience the natural beauty, exceptional amenities & handcrafted cuisine at Long Beach Lodge Resort. The Resort is set amongst the native coastal vegetation and takes full advantage of the expansive sandy beach and the open ocean with wild west coast surf...in fact it is one of the few Tofino hotels that can claim such a spectacular locale. All visitors to Tofino can come view Tofino's biggest waves from the comfort of our iconic Great Room and partake in some of our award-winning cuisine! Long Beach Lodge is the only Tofino accommodation that offers an on-site surf school with full equipment rentals, luxurious apres surf facilities including showers, change rooms, lockers, hot tub & sauna, and Marine Adventure charter service. Everyone is welcome!
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TOFINO'S LUXURY ADVENTURE RESORT! Come experience the natural beauty, exceptional amenities & handcrafted cuisine at Long Beach Lodge Resort. The Resort is set amongst the native coastal vegetation and takes… [+]

Nootka Marine Adventures

Nootka Sound, BC • North Central Island
1-877-337-5464
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Nootka Marine Adventures operates three resorts on Vancouver Island’s West Coast. A variety of activities and custom packages are available ranging from: chartered salmon, halibut, and tuna fishing, historic and wildlife tours, ocean kayaking, and more. Guests may take advantage of boat rentals, fuel sales, moorage, marina services, launch ramp, fish processing, our fully licensed restaurant, and many other visitor conveniences. From suites to self- contained yurts and chalets, tent sites to our full service RV park, we offer a variety of accommodations to suit each customer’s unique travel plans. Create lasting memories, celebrate special occasions, or just come drop a line on a misty morning. Book your luxury wilderness adventure today!
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Nootka Marine Adventures operates three resorts on Vancouver Island’s West Coast. A variety of activities and custom packages are available ranging from: chartered salmon, halibut, and tuna fishing, historic and… [+]

Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures

1790A Campbell Way, Port McNeill. BC, V0N 2R0 • North Island Region
1-866-546-4647
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Imagine waking one morning to the sound of a humpback whale's blow as it swims past your ocean side tent. Later that same day watch in awe as a pod of orcas swim past your kayak as a bald eagles swoops down to catch a salmon. This can all happen on a four day and three night "Kayak With Whales & Whales and Grizzly Bears" tour at Kingfisher's Orca Waters Base Camps, located on an island covered in old growth rainforest in the wildlife rich waters of Johnstone Strait. With roomy tents outfitted with wooden beds, thick mattresses, sheets, fleece blankets, sleeping bags, and full size pillows the base camps offer a very comfortable wilderness camping experience for adventurous travellers even if they have little or no kayaking experience. Adult and family friendly departures available.
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Imagine waking one morning to the sound of a humpback whale's blow as it swims past your ocean side tent. Later that same day watch in awe as a pod… [+]

Sea Wolf Adventures

24 Boardwalk, Telegraph Cove, BC V0N 3J0 • North Island Region
250-902-9653
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Departing from Telegraph Cove, combine cultural discoveries with world-class wildlife viewing on a zodiac adventure into the heart of First Nations’ territory of the Kwakwaka’wakw: Vancouver Island North. Share our love of the local landscape and learn more about our 13000+ year old history! Our adventure begins in Alert Bay at the U’mista Cultural Centre – a museum dedicated to telling the story of the people of the Kwakwaka’wakw First Nation. Your tour guides, members of one of the 19 tribes of Kwakwaka’wakw, will interpret the exhibitions to delve deeper into the history of the artifacts. See the ancestral masks that were confiscated during the Potlatch Ban between 1884 and 1951, which outlawed traditional ceremonial feasts and potlatches and had a huge impact on indigenous people.
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Departing from Telegraph Cove, combine cultural discoveries with world-class wildlife viewing on a zodiac adventure into the heart of First Nations’ territory of the Kwakwaka’wakw: Vancouver Island North. Share our… [+]

Prince of Whales Whale Watching

812 Wharf Street · Victoria BC V8W 1T3 • South Island
1-250-383-4884
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Prince of Whales Whale Watching has been sharing premiere whale-watching & marine-wildlife experiences with guests from around the world for more than 20 years! With locations in both Victoria & Vancouver, we offer a wide variety of marine wildlife experiences that range from three hours long to a half-day. We also offer whale watching connections between the two cities and exclusive full-day packages including private entrance to The Butchart Gardens. Our floating classrooms serve as a premium platform for provoking thought & educating guests who are naturally curious about killer whales & the other wild creatures that call the Salish Sea home. Our goal is to introduce you to as many marine species as possible on each tour and to leave you feeling inspired after every encounter.
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Prince of Whales Whale Watching has been sharing premiere whale-watching & marine-wildlife experiences with guests from around the world for more than 20 years! With locations in both Victoria &… [+]

Strathcona Park Lodge & Outdoor Education Centre

41040 Gold River Highway, Campbell River, BC V9W 5C5 • North Central Island
250-286-3122
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Living on the edge since 1959, Strathcona Park Lodge (SPL) pioneered self propelled and off the grid wilderness experiences on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. From the lake side cabins, chalets and rooms experience wilderness inspired summer holidays, guided trips and group gatherings. Home base for Wilderness Youth Leadership Development (WYLD) youth summer camps, the Canadian Outdoor Leadership Training (COLT) leadership training program and outdoor education programming, SPL is a leader in experiential education and wilderness vacations. The Lodge invites you to escape to Vancouver Island's wilderness of lakes, mountains, rivers and more.
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Living on the edge since 1959, Strathcona Park Lodge (SPL) pioneered self propelled and off the grid wilderness experiences on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. From the lake side cabins,… [+]

Horne Lake Caves and Outdoor Centre

3905 Horne Lk. Caves Rd. Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 2L7 • Central Island
250-248-7829
Don't miss a visit to one of Vancouver Island's most impressive natural wonders; winner of the “BC’s Remarkable Experience Award”! This unique park offers something for everyone, both above and BELOW ground. Discover underground waterfalls, fossils and amazing crystal formations. The easiest and most popular cave experience is the Riverbend Explorer Tour. Looking for more adventure? Try the Multi Cave Spelunking which adds extra caves that feature rock climbing and scrambling along with an underground slide! For maximum thrills, get on rope with the Vertical Challenge or Extreme Rappel tours and rappel a waterfall! If you prefer your adventures above-ground, the Cave Theatre and Fossil Trail will reveal the park’s mysteries without having to venture inside the caves. Open year-round.
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Don't miss a visit to one of Vancouver Island's most impressive natural wonders; winner of the “BC’s Remarkable Experience Award”! This unique park offers something for everyone, both above and… [+]

Jamie’s Whaling Station and Adventure Centres

606 Campbell Street, PO Box 129 • Pacific Rim
250-725-3919
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We are your one stop for adventure in Tofino and Ucluelet. Operating since 1982, we are the original Whale Tour company and offer whale watching, bear watching and Hot Springs Cove tours aboard high speed open zodiac-style vessels or larger, covered cruiser vessels. Offering several departures, seven days a week, we can accommodate just about any schedule! Other adventures include kayaking, cultural canoeing, water taxis to Meares Island, sunset and harbour cruises, float plane flights and more! Gift shops and lots of free parking (including RV parking) available at both Tofino and Ucluelet locations. Complimentary dog kennels available in Tofino! We guarantee our whale and bear sightings, ask us for details! Multi-tour discounts available. Book your west coast adventure today!
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We are your one stop for adventure in Tofino and Ucluelet. Operating since 1982, we are the original Whale Tour company and offer whale watching, bear watching and Hot Springs… [+]

Prestige Oceanfront Resort Sooke

6929 West Coast Road Sooke, BC V9Z 0V1 • South Island
250-642-0805
The Prestige Oceanfront Resort is your ideal haven for relaxation and rejuvenation. Our full service resort features luxurious guest rooms, exceptional dining experiences, a world-class spa, large banquet rooms, and extraordinary hospitality. Rising above the Pacific Ocean, our waterfront resort offers breathtaking views of Sooke Harbour, Sooke Basin, the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic Mountains. Conveniently located near local attractions, including the Sooke Pot Holes, French Beach, and the West Coast Trail, the resort is perfectly situated to inspire a truly West Coast experience. Nearby activities include hiking, cycling, fishing, kayaking, whale watching, zip lining and much more, Sooke is a scenic destination that you will find to be Greater Victoria’s best kept secret.
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The Prestige Oceanfront Resort is your ideal haven for relaxation and rejuvenation. Our full service resort features luxurious guest rooms, exceptional dining experiences, a world-class spa, large banquet rooms, and… [+]

Ecosummer Expeditions

Trips begin and end from 1817 Campbell Way, Port McNeill, BC V0N 2R0 • North Island Region
250-674-0102
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Launch off our beach on North Vancouver Island to kayak with whales. Untamed, inspiring, remote and magical, Orca Camp is where we've staged wild and mild adventures for over 40 years. The heart of Orca territory, our indulgently comfortable wilderness camp sits next to the world’s only designated Killer Whale habitat at Robson Bight (Michael Bigg) Ecological Reserve. You’ll find pure Canadian wilderness here exploring the natural and cultural attractions of the Johnstone Strait with our expert guides. Every detail, right down to the meals, snacks and camping accommodations is taken care of for you, so you're free to relax and unwind. Fuel your passion for adventure. Unleash your wild side. Join us for a 3, 4, or 6-day Orca Camp adventure — in the best place to see Orcas in the wild.
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Launch off our beach on North Vancouver Island to kayak with whales. Untamed, inspiring, remote and magical, Orca Camp is where we've staged wild and mild adventures for over… [+]

Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina

6971 West Coast Road, Sooke, BC, V9Z0V1 • South Island
1-866-616-3236
Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina is the perfect year-round getaway, located oceanfront on Sooke Harbour. Just a short 35 minute drive from downtown Victoria, Sooke is a wonderful vacation destination with an abundance of outdoor adventures to suit the needs of many. Fishing, kilometers of scenic coastal hikes, whale watching, beautiful beaches, sightseeing, parks, biking and so much more await in this untouched natural gem. Each beautifully fully furnished 2, 3 or 4 bedroom unit at our Resort offers spectacular ocean views, fully equipped gourmet kitchens, BBQs, in-suite laundry, and all the comforts of home. Our private marina can accommodate vessels of various sizes, ranging from small crafts to those of up to 50ft. Call today to book your vacation at this beautiful oceanside Resort!
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Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina is the perfect year-round getaway, located oceanfront on Sooke Harbour. Just a short 35 minute drive from downtown Victoria, Sooke is a wonderful vacation destination… [+]

Cape Lazo RV & Campground

685 Lazo Road, Comox, BC V9M 3X2 • Central Island, Cowichan, Gulf Islands, North Central Island, North Island Region, Pacific Rim, South Island
250-339-3946
Located on the beautiful Comox Peninsula, Cape Lazo RV & Campground is under new ownership and management. We are newly renovated and close to the beach. Our sites are family friendly with a fire pit and picnic table. Each site has full hook ups including 30 or 50amp service. We offer ocean view sites, group pavilion with a fire place, new play structure (2017), very clean & updated washrooms, laundry facilities, kayak/SUP and bike rentals.
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Located on the beautiful Comox Peninsula, Cape Lazo RV & Campground is under new ownership and management. We are newly renovated and close to the beach. Our sites… [+]

Tourism Nanaimo

2450 Northfield Road Nanaimo, BC V9S0B2 • Central Island
250-751-1556
#ExploreNanaimo, the place to find natural wonders, festivals, culinary joys and so much more. Visit our historic sites, experience authentic farm-to-table cuisine and craft beer, hike our world class trails and stay in the heart of Vancouver Island with affordable and comfortable accommodations. Nanaimo is your access point to the raw beauty of the west coast and all that Island living offers, within just a short drive from this harbour city. Photos by Tom Parker.
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#ExploreNanaimo, the place to find natural wonders, festivals, culinary joys and so much more. Visit our historic sites, experience authentic farm-to-table cuisine and craft beer, hike our world class trails… [+]

k’awat’si Tours

8600 Granville St. • North Island Region
250-230-3574
Eco Tours & Aboriginal Cultural Experiences Experience the wild beauty of British Columbia’s coastal rainforests through the eyes of your First Nations guide as they share their culture, history and traditions. Get out on the water to view wildlife, roam remote beaches, or listen to stories and learn how to weave cedar or make drums. k’awat’si Tours is your connection to Indigenous culture in Port Hardy on Vancouver Island.
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Eco Tours & Aboriginal Cultural Experiences Experience the wild beauty of British Columbia’s coastal rainforests through the eyes of your First Nations guide as they share their culture, history and traditions.… [+]

North Island Kayak

Lagoon Rd, Telegraph Cove, BC V0N 3J0 • North Island Region
250-928-3114
Guided kayaking tours focused on low impact viewing of the spectacular Northern Vancouver Island wildlife and fun for all. Frequent sightings of Orcas, Humpback Whales, Sea Lions, Seals, Dolphins, Porpoises, Bears and Eagles. We have trips suitable for everyone. No experience necessary. Day tours of 2 to 7 hours; Multi-day, all inclusive guided tours using our 6 base camps of between 2-4 days and expedition tours of 5-8 days. Daily departures June to September. Look for us on Tripadvisor
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Guided kayaking tours focused on low impact viewing of the spectacular Northern Vancouver Island wildlife and fun for all. Frequent sightings of Orcas, Humpback Whales, Sea Lions, Seals, Dolphins, Porpoises,… [+]

Coastal Bliss Adventures

4865 Bench Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia, V0R 1N1 • Cowichan, Gulf Islands, North Island Region, Pacific Rim, South Island
1 800 896 9525
Immerse yourself! Hike in lush ancient forests, along scenic coastal trails, watch whales and sea lions, relax on beaches. Enjoy scrumptious, locally sourced food, hear stories of shipwrecks, and early settlers. Wake up to the sound of waves lapping on the shore, paddle remote coast-lines, hear the blow of whales approaching out of the mist. Enjoy the evening sunset, as you relax to the sounds of nature. Relax! Let us take care of the logistics. CONTACT us TODAY for Tours and BOOKING!
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Immerse yourself! Hike in lush ancient forests, along scenic coastal trails, watch whales and sea lions, relax on beaches. Enjoy scrumptious, locally sourced food, hear stories of shipwrecks, and early settlers. Wake… [+]

Pacifica Paddle Sports

789 Saunders Lane, Brentwood Bay, BC V8M 1C5 • South Island
250-665-7411
With two great locations on the Saanich Peninsula (just outside Victoria, BC and Sidney, BC) we maintain the largest fleet of rental kayaks, canoes and stand up paddle boards on the West Coast of British Columbia. We also offer daily tours, kayak & paddle board lessons (including Paddle Canada Courses), tours & tour packages, corporate programs & summer camps. We are open year-round and can accommodate individual paddlers and larger groups. Call or email today and start planning your next trip!
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With two great locations on the Saanich Peninsula (just outside Victoria, BC and Sidney, BC) we maintain the largest fleet of rental kayaks, canoes and stand up paddle boards on… [+]

Spirit of the West Adventures

1313 Cramer Road, Heriot Bay, BC, V0P 1H0 • North Central Island, North Island Region
250-285-2121, 800-307-3982
Explore the realm of the killer & humpback whales. We want you to fall in love with kayaking and our coast, and it shows in the way we run our trips. Our tours are authentic, safe, fun, educational, environmentally friendly and for all levels of experience! Choose among professionally guided 4-8 day adventures all around Vancouver Island and in the Great Bear Rainforest. Camping on remote islands often to the sound of whales passing by can only be described as unique & breathtaking. Come paddle!
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Explore the realm of the killer & humpback whales. We want you to fall in love with kayaking and our coast, and it shows in the way we run our… [+]

living forest oceanside campground and rv park

6 Maki Road, Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 6N7 • Central Island
250 755 1755
Come see why Living Forest was recently awarded Top Tourism Business on Vancouver Island! 53 acres, 305 groomed camping and RV sites with water on three sides. 5 minute drive to downtown and walking distance to shopping, buses and restaurants- yet it feels like you're a million miles away. Treed or sunny sites, WiFi, premium facilities, summer oceanview cafe, kayaking, trails, river swimming plus adult and kids games room. Online park map with photos of every site and vacancy calendar.
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Come see why Living Forest was recently awarded Top Tourism Business on Vancouver Island! 53 acres, 305 groomed camping and RV sites with water on three sides. 5 minute drive… [+]

West Coast Expeditions

PO Box 3537, Courtenay, BC, V9N 6Z8 • North Central Island, North Island Region
1-250-338-2511
CONNECT. EXPERIENCE. REFRESH. Join us on remote Spring Island in Kyuquot for personalized adventures on the western edge of Canada, Vancouver Island, BC. Trips start in Courtenay or Campbell River, then we take you truly off the beaten track, with outings led by professional sea kayaking guides, introducing you to sea otters, coastal wolves, ancient forests, remote beaches, Aboriginal culture, diverse birds and marine wildlife, and delicious food. Savour a flexible, fun, and refreshing getaway.
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CONNECT. EXPERIENCE. REFRESH. Join us on remote Spring Island in Kyuquot for personalized adventures on the western edge of Canada, Vancouver Island, BC. Trips start in Courtenay or Campbell… [+]

Pender Island Kayak Adventures

4605 Oak Road, North Pender Island, BC, V0N 2M1 • Gulf Islands, South Island
250-629-6939
We are your gateway to Eco Adventures in the Southern Gulf Islands of BC. We offer Kayak and Paddleboard Tours from 2hr to 7 days, Rentals of Kayaks, Paddleboards, Canoes, Bicycles, E-bikes, Disc Golf (rentals and retail), and Paddle Canada Skills Courses in Sea Kayak and Stand Up Paddleboarding.
Categories:  Kayaking Marine Activities
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We are your gateway to Eco Adventures in the Southern Gulf Islands of BC. We offer Kayak and Paddleboard Tours from 2hr to 7 days, Rentals of Kayaks, Paddleboards,… [+]

Salt Spring Adventure Co Ltd

7-126 Upper Ganges Rd Salt Spring Island British Columbia • Gulf Islands
250-537-2764
Come Adventure With us!! Whether it's whale watching in our top-of-the-line Zodiac, kayaking through beautiful marine reserves, paddle boarding on a placid lake or harbour, an epic bike ride around the island, or a Youth Summer Camp everyone is sure to have a fun and memorable outdoor experience.
Categories:  Kayaking Marine Activities
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Come Adventure With us!! Whether it's whale watching in our top-of-the-line Zodiac, kayaking through beautiful marine reserves, paddle boarding on a placid lake or harbour, an epic bike ride… [+]