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Beginning just past Campbell River, the North Island region extends north to the windswept tip at Cape Scott, west to the jagged Pacific coast and east across whale-rich waters to include the Great Bear Rainforest and sections of the BC mainland. Whale and bear sightings top everyone’s wish list. Group outings in comfortable cabin cruisers depart in search of orcas, humpback whales, porpoises, Steller sea lions, Minke whales and harbour seals. The May to October season is also primetime for nautical trips from Northern Vancouver Island to the mainland’s grizzly bear habitats

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Explore the realm of the killer and 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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Our mission at Farewell Harbour Lodge is simple, to enable our guests to experience the profound beauty of the Broughton Archipelago and Great Bear Rainforest. We do that by…

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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…

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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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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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Journeys Begin at Comox Valley Airport - YQQ. Daily direct flights from Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton on Air Canada, WestJet and Pacific Coastal Airlines provide quick and convenient access to…

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Rolf Hicker’s Vancouver Island Photo Tours offers private tours with up to 4 guests only. Tours are bear watching in Knight Inlet, whale watching around the Broughton Archoipelago and sea…

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Great Bear Lodge is a bear viewing lodge and wilderness retreat located in the sublime Great Bear Rainforest. The floating lodge hosts 16 guests, and is reached by seaplane from…

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For over 30 years Alder Bay has been a hidden gem on Northern Vancouver Island offering a relaxed and friendly RV Park and camping destination. Our marina has over 40…

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AWE Adventures offers multi-day kayaking tours and kayak rentals for Johnstone Strait and the Broughton Archipelago from our base in Telegraph Cove. Experience the majesty of kayaking with whales. Our…

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The North Coast Trail is one of the most challenging and rugged multi day hiking trails in British Columbia. Spanning the northern tip of Vancouver Island, spend 4-7 days hiking…

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Over one hundred kilometres of rugged hiking trails, with many spots to camp. Home to the iconic North Coast Trail. Venture into the wild to explore pristine rainforests, majestic remote…

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A visit to Vancouver Island isn’t complete without going on a local food, craft beverage & estate winery tour that will excite your senses and leave you longing to return!…

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Guided kayaking tours focused on low impact viewing of spectacular North Vancouver Island wildlife. Day tours of 2 to 7 hours; Multi-day, all inclusive guided tours using our 6 base…

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Vancouver Island Hiking Guide. Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG) certified guiding company located in Victoria, British Columbia. West Coast Trail, North Coast Trail, Nootka Trail, Cape Scott Provincial Park,…

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From the countless inlets of the Southern Gulf Islands to the untamed wilderness of the rugged North, BC Ferries is the gateway to your next coastal BC journey. Sail through…

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CONNECT~EXPERIENCE~ REFRESH. From June to September, join us to savour the best of remote base camp sea kayaking, professionally guided expeditions, and personalized family kayaking experiences that feature rich wildlife…

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Malcolm Island was listed in Canadian Geographic Travel magazine- Summer 2017, as one of Canada's best island getaways . Pet friendly rooms. Hike lovely trails, relax in the…

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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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Enjoy the incredible scenery, marine and wildlife that abounds in the waters surrounding the historic Nootka Island, with Black Bears feeding on the beach, Sea Otters frolicking in the…

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Explore beyond the end of the road. Hop aboard our MOT certified vessel and get ready for the experience of a lifetime as we explore the Broughton Archipelago. Wake up…

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Based in the Comox Valley, on the edge of Strathcona Provincial Park, IAG is Vancouver Island’s premier Alpine Guiding outfit, and your ticket to exploring the spectacular alpine and coastal…

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Join us in our 31st year as we explore the pristine waters of Vancouver Island. We offer expeditions paddling with Orcas in Johnstone Strait, ancient rain forests with towering Cedars…

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SKILS, Canada's leading paddle sports training and sea kayak expedition business. We offer a wide range of sea kayak expeditions for intermediate to advanced paddlers. If kayaking remote, beautiful…

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Outer Shores Expeditions is an award-winning, small-ship niche adventure travel company based on Southern Vancouver Island specializing in wildlife and cultural sailing expeditions to Vancouver Island, Haida Gwaii, and the…

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