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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 watching seals on the docks in Victoria, gazing at 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.

Curious About Bird Watching?

Vancouver Island is one of the best places in Canada to find seasonal fliers and seabirds that are totally unique to our coastal environment. Learn more about Bird Watching on Vancouver Island by visiting the BC Bird Trail website.

Book Your Wildlife Experience

Ocean Ecoventures (Cowichan Bay)
West Coast Grizzly Bear Tours
Discovery Passage Aquarium
Tide Rip Grizzly Bear Tours
Campbell River Whale Watching & Adventure Tours
Klahoose Coastal Adventures
Wild Waterways Adventures
Sea Wolf Adventures
Wild Root Journeys
Discovery West Adventures
Eagle Eye Adventures
Fun Ship
The Raptors
Knight Inlet Lodge & Grizzly Tours
Alert Bay Lodge
Outer Shores Expeditions & Outer Shores Lodge
Great Bear Lodge & Nature Tours
Archipelago Wildlife Cruises
Vancouver Island Photo Tours
Bluewater Adventures
Ocean Ecoventures (Parksville)
Pacific Pro Dive & Marine Adventures
Vancouver Island Photo Tours with Catherine Babault
Mayne Haven
Telegraph Cove Resort
Homalco Wildlife & Cultural Tours
SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters
Access Point Marine Transportation & Tours
Maple Leaf Adventures
Sointula Lodge
Coastal Bliss Adventures Ltd.

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