Hidden inlets. Sandy beaches. Rocky shores.
With 3,340km (2,137 miles) of coastline and thousands of lakes and rivers, Vancouver Island offers no end of water activities. Snorkeling, diving, sailing. Kayaking, whale watching, or just soaking in a natural hot spring. Whether you crave a fresh or saltwater adventure, you’ll find it here on Vancouver Island.
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.
Black Ball Ferry Line operates the M.V. Coho passenger and vehicle ferry linking Victoria, B.C. on Vancouver Island with Port Angeles, WA on the scenic Olympic Peninsula. During the 90 minute crossing, enjoy the ship’s many amenities including the cafeteria, gift shop, duty free store, comfortable interior lounges, solarium and pet-friendly areas.…Read More
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,…Read More
Immerse yourself! Hike in lush ancient forests, along scenic coastal trails, watch birds and marine-life, explore beaches. Enjoy scrumptious, locally sourced food, hear stories of shipwrecks, and early settlers.Wake up to the sound of waves lapping on the shore, kayak estuaries and islands, hear the blow of whales approaching out of the…Read More
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…Read More
Eagle Wing Tours is Victoria, BC's 1st multiple award winning whale watching tour company. We’ve achieved this in part through our support for 1% For the Planet, $2 Wildlife Fee & for being Canada’s first 100% carbon neutral whale watching company.When you ride with us you are guaranteed to see whales…Read More
Wild Renfrew is welcoming, affordable, and as wild as you like. Retreat to our Seaside Cottages for a luxury waterfront vacation or the comfortable wilderness views of our West Coast Trail Lodge. Take in the stunning view from The Renfrew Pub's patio along with local craft brews, tasty fare and nautical…Read More
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.…Read More
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…Read More
Located in the quaint fishing village of Ucluelet, close to Barkley Sound, the Broken Group Islands, and the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, our kayaking and hiking tours range from short half-day tours to week-long adventures. Whether you are an experienced or novice sea kayaker and/or hiker looking for a new and…Read More
Ocean Ecoventures Whale Watching was established in 2003 and has been creating life long memories ever since. We offer a very unique experience compared to other companies that operate in this area. Our central, quaint location offers a relaxing experience and, more importantly, being central allows us to access many different areas…Read More
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…Read More
Adventure Seekers and Nature Lovers, Ocean Outfitters is the perfect place to kick off all of your Tofino activities! We're a carbon neutral adventure business that cares about science and education. Our programs are not only a ton of fun, but they also encourage stewardship. Join us for whale and bear watching…Read More
Located in Victoria, British Columbia on beautiful Vancouver Island, Ocean River is one of the premier speciality kayak and adventure companies in North America. With over 35 years in the business, Ocean River includes an outstanding retail store, kayaking school, and kayak/SUP tours and rentals. Ocean River offers half, full and multi-day…Read More
Get up close and personal with British Columbia’s grizzly bears on an intimate and immersive wildlife watching experience. Join First Nation guides on a tour through the awe-inspiring waterways of their people’s traditional territories in the Great Bear Rainforest. Reconnect with nature and learn about First Nations culture in an all-in-one experience…Read More
We welcome you aboard the V2V Family. Together we will create memorable experiences through an inspiring connection of people, places and moments. V2V is a premium cruise service connecting downtown Vancouver and downtown Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. V2V provides a uniquely beautiful, comfortable and convenient journey for travelers seeking a highly personalized…Read More
Kayak in killer whale territory at our glamping basecamp in Johnstone Strait or join an kayaking expedition through the world renown waters of Desolation Sound & Discovery Islands. Whales, bears, wilderness camping and starry nights all await you. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Canada’s remote wilderness. No previous kayaking experience required.…Read More
Majestic Ocean Kayaking guests venture here from around the world to take part in experiencing this haven and see what British Columbia kayaking is all about. We are a first class kayaking destination for international nature lovers. Majestic Ocean Kayaking programs range from short harbour explorations to multi day adventures catered with…Read More
#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…Read More
Explore beyond the end of the road. Hop aboard our MOT certified vessel and get ready for the experience of a lifetime as we explore the Broughton Archipelago. Wake up in the comfort of a hand-crafted float-house or sea-side cabin, listening to the heartbeat of nature. Explore secluded shorelines by kayak, charter-boat…Read More
Enjoy the incredible scenery, marine and wildlife that abounds in the waters surrounding the historic Nootka Island, with Black Bears feeding on the beach, Sea Otters frolicking in the Kelp beds and Humpback Whales feeding in the waters of Esperanza Inlet. A real west coast adventureRead More
The best thing about our Vancouver Island Kayak Tours is that they are suitable for everyone. Kayaking is a fun, rewarding and environmentally responsible activity. Best of all, when you go on a tour with Sealegs, our guides will make sure you have the training you need to stay safe…Read More