Take the Traveller Quiz Super, Natural British Columbia

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.


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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 new and…

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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…

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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…

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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, sea lions,…

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Homalco Wildlife & Cultural Tours provides indigenous experiences from Campbell River on north central Vancouver Island and in the Homalco First Nation traditional territory of Bute Inlet. Join us for immersive tours enhanced by an indigenous perspective that include bear and marine wildlife viewing with First Nations culture and history.

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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…

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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 competition each…

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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 see whales…

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Adrena LINE Zipline Adventure Tours is your adventure destination on southern Vancouver Island. Experience an exhilarating outdoor adventure that takes place on 100 acres of coastal temperate rainforest with magnificent mountain and ocean views. All tours are fully guided by our professionally trained staff who make the experience carefree and comfortable,…

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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 bear watching…

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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…

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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,…

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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 trips. Our tours are authentic, safe, fun, educational, environmentally friendly and for all levels of experience! Choose among professionally guided 4-8 day…

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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…

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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…

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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 non-releasable resident…

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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, it’s about…

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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 by stories…

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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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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.…

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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 about ethical…

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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 might be…

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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 premium resort…

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