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Near the old lighthouse at Cape Scott Provincial Park, the wind threatens to steal your hat. Out on the water, a bald eagle swoops down, brushes the ocean’s surface and returns to its nest. The sun glints off the salmon in its talons. Your first instinct isn’t to take a selfie. Instead, entranced by this raw glimpse of nature, you register it in a deeper, more lasting way.

No matter where you go on Vancouver Island, you’re mere steps from nature. Whether you’re feeding the seals on the docks in Victoria, watching Roosevelt elk from atop Nanaimo’s Green Mountain, learning about the habits of the Island’s black and grizzly bear populations in Port Hardy, or enjoying the solitude of Cathedral Grove, you’ll connect to a place in yourself; a place beyond words, where reverence and awe forge life-long memories.

Your natural element is wildlife. On Vancouver Island, you’ll find your spirit animal and discover the meaningful connections we have with nature.

Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort is the perfect place to start your Vancouver Island vacation. Located just 37 km north of Nanaimo, our Resort is situated on 10.2 beautiful acres of property with peaceful surroundings and incredible landscapes. A short walk will take you to the endless beaches that Parksville is…

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Tourism Tofino

1426 Pacific Rim Highway, Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 • Pacific Rim
250-725-3414

Tofino is located on the remote west coast of Vancouver Island, within the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Clayoquot Sound. Surfable throughout the year for beginners and veterans alike and home to competitions such as the Rip Curl Pro Tofino / Canadian Surf Championships and Queen of the Peak women’s surf…

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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…

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Sea Wolf Adventures

24 Boardwalk, Telegraph Cove, BC V0N 3J0 • North Island Region
250-902-9653

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…

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Ocean Ecoventures

1721 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, BC V0R 1N0 • Central Island, Cowichan, South Island
(250) 748-3800

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…

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Wild Renfrew

17310 Parkinson Road, Port Renfrew, BC V0S 1K0 • South Island
250-647-5541

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…

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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…

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Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures

1790A Campbell Way, Port McNeill. BC, V0N 2R0 • North Island Region
1-866-546-4647

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…

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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…

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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 with an abundance of outdoor adventures to suit the needs of many. Fishing, kilometres of scenic coastal hikes, whale watching, beautiful…

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Get up close and personal to raptors, bears, songbirds and turtles at North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre. Located 10 minutes west of Parksville, this world-class centre rescues and rehabilitates ill, injured and orphaned wildlife. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the museum of nature, visitl native wildlife gardens, meet our…

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Coastal Bliss Adventures and Cowichan Bay Kayaking

Office: 4865 Bench Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia, V0R 1N1 Kayak Dock: 1796 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, V0R 1N1 • Cowichan, Gulf Islands, North Island Region, Pacific Rim, South Island
Office: 1 800 896 9525; Dock: 1 250 597 3031

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…

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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,…

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Ocean River Sports

1630 Store Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1V3 • South Island
2503814233

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…

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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…

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Eagle Eye Adventures

1340 Island Highway Campbell River • North Central Island

Don’t miss this unforgettable experience to witness the wildlife of Vancouver Island along some of the most majestic coastlines in the world! Your friendly and experienced guides of Eagle Eye Adventures will show you some magnificent encounters with wildlife which may include transient Orcas, minke whales, pacific white-sided dolphins, porpoises,…

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Vancouver Island Photo Tours

1003 Ocean Place, Port McNeill, BC, V0N 2R0 • North Island Region

Rolf Hicker’s Vancouver Island Photo Tours will expose you to some of the most beautiful nature and scenery seen anywhere off northern Vancouver Island. We have a chance to watch black and grizzly bears, orcas, humpbacks, dolphins, sea otters, seals and sea lions, bald eagles and other wildlife. We…

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Vancouver Island North Tourism

7250 Market Street, Port Hardy, BC V0N 2P0 • North Island Region
250-902-8281

On Vancouver Island North, it’s about an experience – It’s immersing yourself in a landscape with wilderness roots centuries old. A diverse environment made for adventurers, explorers and for the truly wild at heart. It’s rich with wild things in their native habitat, and it’s more than just wildlife viewing,…

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Whale Watching, Grizzly Bears, Wildlife and Ocean Rapids. Join us in Campbell River and experience the life of the Northern Resident Orca Killer Whales. Or travel with us to the Orford River to see some of the best Grizzly Bear viewing the west coast has to offer.

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Destination Campbell River

Campbell River Visitor Centre: Tyee Plaza, 1235 Shoppers Row, Campbell River, BC V9W 2C7 • North Central Island

Nestled along the wild shores of Vancouver Island, Campbell River has been shaped by the landscape and culture that has surrounded us for thousands of years. Discover BC’s iconic wildlife, gather with friends and family, and experience how the nature here can transform us all. Follow #DiscoverCampbellRiver to get inspired…

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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…

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Discovery Marine Safaris

760 Island Hwy Campbell River, BC, V2W 2C3 • North Central Island

Make your Canadian Dream come true! Our covered vessels depart daily from Campbell River, the gateway to the Island’s unique wildlife sightings: watch awe-inspiring, giant killer whales breach high out of the water, follow playful dolphins and swift porpoises or observe majestic grizzly bears hunt for salmon. We are passionate…

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Wildcoast Adventures

685 Heriot Bay Road, Quathiaski Cove, British Columbia Canada V0P 1N0 • North Central Island

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…

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SookePoint Ocean Cottage Resort

1000 SookePoint Place, Sooke, BC V9Z 1L8 • South Island
1-844-642-2635

SookePoint Ocean Cottage Resort is set away from the village of Sooke on Possession Point, the most southwest tip of Vancouver Island. Away from the bustle of Victoria and tucked away from the centre of Sooke (approximately 45 minutes) you’ll feel like you’re in a world unto your own. This…

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