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Watch orcas (killer whales) and Pacific gray, minke, and humpback whales spyhop, breach, and slap the water with their powerful fins to get your attention, as an experienced, responsible whale watching crew navigates the coastal waters on a high speed zodiac or heated cabin cruiser. Whale watching tours are available from the inner harbour of Victoria, Sidney, Tofino, Campbell River, and Port Hardy, as well as most of the communities on the Island.

On Vancouver Island, you’ll find reputable whale watching providers to bring you close to the action while respecting the boundaries of these magnificent animals.

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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Crystal Cove Beach Resort

1165 Cedarwood Place, Tofino, British Columbia • Pacific Rim
1 877 725 4213

Nestled among ancient cedars at the edge of the Pacific Ocean in Tofino, enjoy genuine log cabins with spectacular views and all the amenities, including hot tubs and wood burning fireplaces, or choose to rough it style' in our RV park and glamping accommodation. Our family oriented, pet friendly…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Stubbs Island Whale Watching

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

You have to see this for yourself! Join BC’s 1st whale watching company (est. in 1980) for a fun & educational adventure departing from historic Telegraph Cove one of the best places in the world to see Orca (Killer Whales). At one with nature there will be time…

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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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Archipelago Wildlife Cruises

Canadian Princess Marina, 1943 Peninsula Rd, Ucluelet, BC, V0R 3A0 • Pacific Rim

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

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