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As part of a temperate rainforest, Vancouver Island is the ideal nesting place for over 440 different species of rare and native birds, including swans, geese, ducks, teals, quails, eagles, and more, as well as visiting species that enjoy the local climate.

Watch the eagles soar above the annual salmon run in Goldstream Park, just outside of Victoria. Learn about the local birds of prey with flying demonstrations and hands-on encounters in the Cowichan Valley, or listen to the soulful songs in a bird sanctuary in Nanaimo. From north to south and east to west, you’ll find spectacular opportunities to see birds in their natural habitats.


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… [+]

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,… [+]

North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre

1240 Leffler Road, Errington, BC • Central Island
250-248-8534
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We are a non-profit organization that cares for the well-being of Vancouver Island wildlife and strives to educate the public. Overseen by a Board of Directors and co-founder, Robin Campbell, NIWRA continues because of amazing volunteers and incredible community support. Nestled in the district of Errington on Vancouver Island, NIWRA is a park like setting with a peaceful atmosphere. When visiting the Centre you will be able to view eagles, several species of owls, falcons, hawks, ravens, and black bears. During the summer months, live raptor presentations are available. The Centre is a world class wildlife rehabilitation facility specializing in raptors and black bear. Magnificent eagles can be viewed through one way glass in the largest flight cage of its kind in Canada.
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We are a non-profit organization that cares for the well-being of Vancouver Island wildlife and strives to educate the public. Overseen by a Board of Directors and co-founder, Robin… [+]

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 &… [+]

Victoria Butterfly Gardens

1461 Benvenuto Avenue Brentwood Bay, BC V8M 1R3 • South Island
250.652.3822
“A Vibrant Jungle Experience” A unique opportunity for all ages to take a mini tropical vacation in our beautiful jungle-like eco-system, home to a wide variety of butterflies, rescued tropical birds, animals, insects, fish and amphibians. Conveniently located just five minutes from the world-famous Butchart Gardens, Victoria Butterfly Gardens offers a fun and educational experience for the whole family. With our ever-changing tropical rain forest environment, there is always something new.
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“A Vibrant Jungle Experience” A unique opportunity for all ages to take a mini tropical vacation in our beautiful jungle-like eco-system, home to a wide variety of butterflies, rescued tropical… [+]