Take the Traveller Quiz Super, Natural British Columbia

Vancouver Island is home to a temperate rainforest in the Pacific Ocean; a biodiverse ecosystem that includes thousands of species of flora and fauna. Whales, bears, marmots, eagles, salmon, trout, and so much more thrive and survive on this island paradise.

If Wildlife is your natural element, you’ll be right at home on Vancouver Island.

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.

Embark On A Responsible Marine Tour With Prince Of Whales

Whale Watching

Vancouver Island plays host to many exhilarating experiences, but few compare to the thrill of seeing whales in the wild. Visitors with the right plans and a dash of luck can see several whale species, including orca, humpback, grey, and… Learn More

Responsible Wildlife Viewing on Northern Vancouver Island

Kayaking

For many, the allure of visiting Northern Vancouver Island rests on its incredible wildlife viewing opportunities. And it’s true there are many.

Tours take you into remote and wildlife-rich areas, like the Broughton Archipelago, and Knight Inlet, where grizzly and black… Learn More

5 Must-See Nature & Wildlife Tours On Vancouver Island

Wildlife

On Vancouver Island, we’re always talking about exploring, seeing, doing, and experiencing. Because of the region’s profound natural beauty and hearty outdoor culture, almost any outdoor activity can be considered a nature tour, whether it’s a road trip up the… Learn More

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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…

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Experience Grizzly Bears up close and personal with our tours to Toba Inlet! Aboard our covered vessels, we will embark along British Columbia coastline towards Toba. Keep your eyes open…

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Nootka Marine Adventures operates three resorts on Vancouver Island’s West Coast: Moutcha Bay Resort, Nootka Sound Resort and Newton Cove Resort. A variety of activities and custom packages are available…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 &…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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