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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.

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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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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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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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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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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Milner Gardens and Woodland

2179 Island Highway West, Qualicum Beach BC, V9K 1G1 • Central Island
250-752-6153

Vancouver Island University’s Milner Gardens and Woodland is a magical seaside retreat once reserved for royalty. Sheltered by an old-growth forest and the Strait of Georgia, this one-of-a kind woodland estate rejuvenates the soul with its gardens and magnificent coastal views.Enjoy a leisurely pot of tea while taking in the…

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Ocean River Sports

1630 Store Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1V3 • Gulf Islands, 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. Experience the best of Island…

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Perched above the Strait of Juan de Fuca, with views of the Pacific Ocean and Olympic Mountains, the resort offers an unparalleled experience to its guests. Newly-added fire pits in the tropical-inspired terrace add an element of casual luxury as visitors are encouraged to enjoy a glass of wine or…

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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,…

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The Robert Bateman Centre, showcases over 80 works of Robert Bateman spanning his seven decades as one of Canada’s premier wildlife artists. Located in Victoria's inner harbour within the historic Steamship Terminal, the Centre houses a gallery and gift shop, and hosts a rotation of exhibits and a full schedule of educational…

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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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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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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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Victoria Butterfly Gardens

1461 Benvenuto Avenue Brentwood Bay, BC V8M 1R3 • South Island

“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…

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Stubbs Island Whale Watching

24 Boardwalk Place, P.O. Box 2-2, Telegraph Cove, BC V0N 3J0 • North Central Island
1-800-665-3066

Join us for an exciting sea adventure from historic Telegraph Cove, Whale Watching Capital of British Columbia! We think this is the best place in the world to see the incredible Orcas (Killer Whales)! You’ll love our location, the magnificent mammals and bird species you’ll see, and the friendly people…

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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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North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre

1240 Leffler Road, Errington, BC • Central Island
250-248-8534

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. NIWRA is a park like setting with a peaceful…

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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,…

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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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Sea Wolf Adventures

1514 Broughton Boulevard Port McNeill, BC V0N 2R0 • North Island Region
250-902-9653

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…

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Port Hardy Tourism

7250 Market Street Port Hardy BC V0N 2P0 • North Island Region
1.866.427.3901

Rich. Rugged. Resilient. From remarkable coastal shorelines to the vast watery depths of the Pacific, Port Hardy has all the ingredients for the perfect wilderness adventure. Whether you come to hike the Cape Scott Trail, paddle along the shores of Hardy Bay, or catch a salmon of a lifetime, discovering…

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Sidney Whale Watching

105-2537 Beacon Avenue, Sidney, BC V8L 1Y3 • Gulf Islands, South Island

With Sidney’s moderate climate, protected harbour, calm seas, and beautiful gulf islands right off shore it’s no wonder why Sidney is one of the best places in the world to depart for a whale watching adventure. Sidney is located in the middle of orca whale foraging grounds and is an…

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Tide Rip Grizzly Tours

12, TELEGRAPH COVE, BC, V0N 3J0 • North Island Region
Toll Free: 1.888.643.9319

Explore the hidden reaches of Knight Inlet to seek out grizzly bears in their natural habitat. We depart from the end of the boardwalk in Telegraph Cove and navigate through the islands of the Broughton Archipelago. Enjoy our amazing scenery and wildlife you might see along the way such…

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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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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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The Raptors

1877 Herd Road, Duncan, BC, V9L 5W4 • Cowichan
250-746-0378

The Raptors offer compelling and interactive experiences with a variety of birds of prey species. Get closer than you ever imagined to these majestic and intelligent predators of the sky. Flying demonstrations, hands-on encounters and educational talks offered daily (May - September).

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Archipelago Wildlife Cruises

Whiskey Landing Marina, 1634 Cedar Rd, Ucluelet, BC, V0R 3A0 • Pacific Rim

Step aboard our spacious 53 foot motor yacht to view whales, bears, sea lions and other wildlife in comfort. Our interpretive tours include a cruise through the breathtaking scenery of the Broken Group Islands and a gourmet meal while at anchor. We also offer evening cruises and private charters.

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