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Tide Rip Grizzly Tours

Knight Inlet • North Island
1-888-643-9319
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Day trips to view grizzly bears in majestic Knight Inlet.  Departs early each day May 15 to Sept 30 via covered tour boat with onboard washroom.  Often we see dolphins, black bears, seals and eagles.  Lunch included.

See grizzly bears in the wild.

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Day trips to view grizzly bears in majestic Knight Inlet.  Departs early each day May 15 to Sept 30 via covered tour boat with onboard washroom.  Often we see dolphins,…
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Tourism Mount Washington

Mount Washington • North Central Island
1-877-754-4661
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Imagine a place where you can make sweeping turns in fresh powder, while a maze of islands dot the sea far below. Hike scenic alpine trails just steps from your cabin, where curious whiskey jacks pop down to say hello and you might spot a Vancouver Island marmot on the rocky mountain slopes. Laugh with the whole family while snow tubing in the winter, or taking turns on the bungee trampoline in the summer. Mount Washington is a year round destination for family fun, adventure seekers and romantic getaways.

With the rugged peaks of Strathcona Provincial Park and the Beaufort Range rising around you, and the Strait of Georgia stretching out at your feet, when you are at Mount Washington you know you are somewhere special.
Mount Washington Alpine Resort boasts one of the most spectacular coastal alpine settings in North America. The Resort is a family friendly destination that has summer and winter facilities and activities for adventurers and outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and abilities.

Tourism Mount Washington’s interactive online Visitors Guide helps you discover Mount Washington Accommodations & seasonal facilities. Featuring cultural attractions, activities, shopping and dining options within 45 minutes drive of the mountain, you’ll be well on your way to planning your entire trip to the Central Vancouver Island region.

Whether looking for an active family getaway, a reunion, wedding location or company retreat Mount Washington, Vancouver Island’s all-season alpine to surf destination, offers you the perfect combination of rugged west coast beauty and outdoor adventure. Your spirit will soar as high as the local bald eagles as you take in the 360° panoramic view of mountain, ocean, islands and lakes 1,000 metres above sea level. Make your dreams of outdoor recreation become reality!
In the winter, discover vast depths of all-natural snow and a unique Canadian destination where you can enjoy an island getaway that offers some of BC’s best skiing, snowboarding and nordic sports and a breath taking ocean view with the added value of all that the Comox Valley and surrounding area have to offer.

In the summer season, Mount Washington’s alpine playground is at your doorstep, with scenic chairlift rides, hiking, mountain biking, mini golf, disc golf, bungee trampoline, hiking and wildlife viewing all waiting for you. Mount Washington is also the gateway to Strathcona Provincial Park, BC’s oldest, with access to both family friendly nature trails and backcountry peaks.

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Imagine a place where you can make sweeping turns in fresh powder, while a maze of islands dot the sea far below. Hike scenic alpine trails just steps from your…
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Tourism Campbell River & Region

Campbell River & Region • North Central Island
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Welcome to the North Central Island -a spectacular region so full of outdoor recreational adventures that the hardest decision you’ll have to make is what activity to enjoy next. World renowned fishing, whale watching, canoeing, kayaking, rafting, deep sea diving, surfing, caving, golfing, hiking, mountain biking, and skiing – challenge yourself a little or a lot.  Campbell River & Region has an irresistible lure to visitors from around the world in search of great outdoor experiences, tranquil beauty, spectacular scenery, and traditional First Nations heritage and culture. Journey through Discovery Passage and Desolation Sound to Quadra and Cortes Islands then west to the salmon fishing capital of the world Campbell River, and inland to magnificent Strathcona Park – BC’s oldest and largest provincial park. Take time to explore Gold River and the preserved gold rush town Zeballos enroute to the rugged West Coast of BC. There are remote fishing lodges, resorts, marinas and campgrounds throughout the region and each community offers friendly hospitably along the way. Accommodations range from charming bed and breakfasts, comfortable hotels and inns, to RV parks, campgrounds and oceanside cabins. Unique shops, artists’ studios and museums provide you with a fascinating array of things to explore and the lush rainforest habitat of north central Vancouver Island is also home many species of wildlife including black bears, bald eagles, Orca killer whales, dolphins, grey whales, great blue herons, sea lions, deer and elk.

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Welcome to the North Central Island -a spectacular region so full of outdoor recreational adventures that the hardest decision you’ll have to make is what activity to enjoy next. World…
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Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community

Courtenay • North Central Island
250-703-5050
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Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community located in the heart of the Comox Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia.  Full Resort including 2 restaurants, 90 Guest Rooms, Car Museum, Pro Shop, Conference facilities and of course our Master Planned golf course. Come for a tee time, stay for a lifetime.

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Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community located in the heart of the Comox Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia.  Full Resort including 2 restaurants, 90 Guest Rooms, Car Museum, Pro Shop,…
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Mount Washington Alpine Resort

Mount Washington • North Central Island
250-338-1386
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Mount Washington Alpine Resort boasts an incredible view of the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver Island and the Coast Mountain Range. Add to this an incredibly high annual snowfall (11m/36ft), excellent powder conditions and surprisingly mild winter temperatures (-2°C/28°F), and a winter activity mecca is inevitable. Choose from downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. However, summer also thrives with alpine hiking, mile-high chairlift rides and mountain biking. On mountain accommodation, dining and shopping is also available.

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Mount Washington Alpine Resort boasts an incredible view of the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver Island and the Coast Mountain Range. Add to this an incredibly high annual snowfall (11m/36ft), excellent powder…
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Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Comox Valley

Courtenay • North Central Island
1 877 660 8550
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Welcome to Courtenay, home of the 100% smoke-free Holiday Inn Express & Suites.  Combining the best of business and leisure world, our hotel stands out from the crowd.  Opening in 2009, your stay offers complimentary amenities such as hot breakfast, swimming pool, hot tub and the Valley’s only in-hotel waterslide.

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Welcome to Courtenay, home of the 100% smoke-free Holiday Inn Express & Suites.  Combining the best of business and leisure world, our hotel stands out from the crowd.  Opening in…
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Strathcona Park Lodge & Outdoor Education Centre

Campbell River • North Central Island
250-286-3122
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Spread through the forest and along the shore of Upper Campbell Lake the accommodation options at Strathcona Park Lodge are eclectic, varied and perfectly poised for exploring our property, Strathcona Provincial Park and central Vancouver Island.

Couples, individuals and families will find what they need at Strathcona Park Lodge. Our comfortable hotel-style rooms and fully contained cottages, are great for small and large groups. Waterfront cottages are ideal for families and friends, while smaller secluded cottages are perfect for a romantic weekend. Most rooms have a lake view and most cottages are waterfront. Almost every room has a deck, the perfect spot to watch the sun set across Upper Campbell Lake and behind snowcapped peaks.

We also have a chalet at Mount Washington Alpine Resort that sleeps up to 24 people in two units.

Because of our unique construction history we have a wide range of rooms to accommodate a variety of budgets and needs. All rooms are inviting and comfortable. There are no TVs or telephones within the rooms. Refer to our Amenities page to find out more.

Cottages are available year round. Hotel-style accommodation is available from March until November, when our dining room is open

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Spread through the forest and along the shore of Upper Campbell Lake the accommodation options at Strathcona Park Lodge are eclectic, varied and perfectly poised for exploring our property, Strathcona…
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Discovery Marine Safaris, Ltd

760 Island Highway • Campbell River • North Central Island
1-866-501-6722
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Escape into a true Canadian wilderness adventure with Discovery Marine Safaris!

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 & swift porpoises or observe majestic grizzly bears hunt for salmon in their natural habitat far from human civilization.

Our comfortable 30 and 12 passenger vessels feature multiple viewing decks, heated cabins and full washrooms, and are equipped with hydrophones (underwater microphones) and allow you to listen to the vocalization of the orcas over the vessels’ speaker systems.

We operate our tours with respect to the pristine coastal environment & its animals & our passionate guides will add the icing to your experience of a life time!

WIR SPRECHEN DEUTSCH!

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Escape into a true Canadian wilderness adventure with Discovery Marine Safaris! Our covered vessels depart daily from Campbell River, the gateway to the Island’s unique wildlife sightings: watch awe-inspiring, giant…
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Live to Surf

Tofino • Pacific Rim
250-725-4464
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The Original Tofino Surf Shop. Family Owned & Operated for 30 Years. Sales Rental Lessons. Fun for Everyone!

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The Original Tofino Surf Shop. Family Owned & Operated for 30 Years. Sales Rental Lessons. Fun for Everyone!
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Best Western Plus The Westerly Hotel & Convention Centre

Courtenay • North Central Island
1-800-668-7797
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Courtenay’s only full-service hotel with convenient acces to downtown shopping, restaurants and attractions. Easy access to Mt. Washington Ski Resort, Strathcona Provincial Park and first class golfing. Our property features 140 guest rooms and suites, inclusive of our new 36-room Mountainside Living. We offer complimentary full hot buffet breakfast, wireless internet, local phone calls and parking. We have three on-site Food & beverage outlets including a pool lounge, pub & breakfast room. Additional hotel facilities include a heated indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, fitness facility, ski & bike storage, guest coin laundry, games room and sports team locker rooms.

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Courtenay’s only full-service hotel with convenient acces to downtown shopping, restaurants and attractions. Easy access to Mt. Washington Ski Resort, Strathcona Provincial Park and first class golfing. Our property features…
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Tourism Tofino

Tofino • Pacific Rim
250-725-3414
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Tofino is remarkable any time of year. Summer days are full of fishing and exploring; Autumn is a photographer and foodie paradise. Winter affords you a front-row seat to the edge of the world during powerful storms. And Tofino rejuvenates in Spring; celebrating the return of the grey whales, shorebirds, black bears, and the renewed vibrancy of the rainforest. Come create your own reality here. Come be awed by the force of nature in Tofino.

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Tofino is remarkable any time of year. Summer days are full of fishing and exploring; Autumn is a photographer and foodie paradise. Winter affords you a front-row seat to the…
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Grizzly Bear Lodge and Safari

Knight Inlet • North Island
250-334-8858 USA 1-877-764-4286
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Grizzly Bear Tours, Lodge and Safari offers grizzly tours and grizzly bear watching from viewing stands and wildlife tours for grizzly bears, killer whales (orca) humpback whales, dolphins, stellar seals, sea lions, black bears and eagles. Our grizzly bear tours are conducted on Canada’s famous natural fjord known as ‘Knight Inlet BC’ and on the salmon rivers that flow into Knight Inlet.  For more information about grizzly bear tours and viewing, how to see lots of bears, whales, dolphins, eagles and all the other animals of the GREAT BEAR RAINFOREST in British Columbia.

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Grizzly Bear Tours, Lodge and Safari offers grizzly tours and grizzly bear watching from viewing stands and wildlife tours for grizzly bears, killer whales (orca) humpback whales, dolphins, stellar seals,…
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Prince of Whales Whale Watching

Victoria • South Island
250-383-4884
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Come out whale watching with the resident experts by choosing Prince of Whales Whale Watching – locally owned and operated and the longest running whale watching company in Victoria.  With both zodiac style boats and expedition cruisers on offer, we have an optimally flexible schedule with hourly departures.  Our tours will take you out to search for Orcas, Humpbacks, and other marine wildlife while providing commentary on the natural history of our beautiful province along the way.

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Come out whale watching with the resident experts by choosing Prince of Whales Whale Watching – locally owned and operated and the longest running whale watching company in Victoria.  With…
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River Heights Motel

1820 Cliffe Avenue • Courtenay • North Central Island
250-338-8932
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Anco Motel (1998) Ltd.

Courtenay • North Central Island
1-877-393-2200
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The Anco Motel is a well established locally owned and operated company that has been in business for more than 10 years. We started out as a small property and in 2004 added 37 rooms by constructing a new build on the back of our building. This better than doubled our property’s size allowing us to accommodate a wider variety of clientele.

Our property is very clean, offers great customer service, has an outdoor, (heated) seasonal pool and we are conveniently located in the center of town. We are within walking distance of numerous parks, restaurants and shopping. We also offer team/group amenities such as meeting space and an equipment storage room. It has been our endeavor to provide high quality at very competent prices.

The front wing (Standard rooms) of the Motel faces the main thoroughfare of Courtenay off Cliffe Ave; with all rooms and suites overlooking the pool area. This wing consists of 29 Motel rooms (6 rooms are smoking rooms). These rooms are all equipped with a mini-fridge, color TV, telephone, wireless internet access and coffee maker with supplies. There are also 8 self catering kitchenettes; equipped with a 2 burner electric stove, mini-fridge and stainless steel sink units, microwaves, pots, pans, utensils and dishes.

The back wing (Deluxe rooms) consists of an additional 37 rooms. This wing faces 19th St. & England Ave. and is in a quiet, peaceful setting. These rooms are all equipped with a mini-fridge, microwave, color TV, telephone, wireless and hardwire internet access and coffee maker with supplies. There are also 13 self catering kitchenettes; equipped with a 2 burner electric stove, mini-fridge and stainless steel sink units, microwaves, pots, pans, utensils and dishes. This wing also has 2 ground floor wheelchair accessible rooms and 24 rooms with air-conditioning.

***Ask us about our group rates available when 5 or more rooms booked***

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The Anco Motel is a well established locally owned and operated company that has been in business for more than 10 years. We started out as a small property and…
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Inn On Long Lake

Nanaimo • Central Island
250-758-1144
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The Inn On Long Lake is your lakeside resort in the heart of North Nanaimo. All rooms feature lakeview patio or balconies, microwave, mini fridge, and coffeemaker. Complimentary enhanced Continental breakfast included. Free high speed wireless and parking. Pedal boat and kayak rentals in-season.

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The Inn On Long Lake is your lakeside resort in the heart of North Nanaimo. All rooms feature lakeview patio or balconies, microwave, mini fridge, and coffeemaker. Complimentary enhanced Continental…
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Vancouver Island North Tourism

Vancouver Island North • North Island
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Vancouver Island North exerts a magnetic pull on easygoing adventurers seeking authentic experiences in a spectacularly panoramic natural setting. Largely undiscovered yet just a day’s travel from Vancouver, Victoria and Seattle. The variety of things to do here is remarkably diverse.

View black and grizzly bears. Watch orcas and humpback whales. Kayak on a day trip, excursion or base camp adventure. Fish some of the richest waters around Vancouver Island. Take a day hike or a multi-day backcountry adventure on the North Coast Trail in Cape Scott Provincial Park. Shop local for smoked salmon, funky folk art, and exquisite First Nations masterpieces. Get to know some of the colorful individuals who call the area home at lively seasonal festivals, coffee shops, waterfront eateries and on the main streets of friendly north Island towns.

The region is a tempting retreat for independent travelers craving unstructured holidays that can be shaped according to their own passions, interests and energy levels. The people here are down-to-earth and rooted in a sense of place and you will find the businesses here providing a full range of creature comforts with a personal touch.

Natural beauty and cultural history can be found around every corner. Discover timeless First Nations traditions flourishing in Alert Bay and Fort Rupert as you meet artists, watch carvers in action, participate in guided canoe and marine expeditions, and step into a Big House to witness traditional dance performances. The region’s legacy of European settlement, logging, fishing and mining is well represented in local museums.

The towns and villages here are bastions of civilization in the midst of a wild landscape populated by bears, wolves, cougars and bald eagles. To the west is the open Pacific, with miles of ruggedly beautiful coastline and access to secluded wilderness beaches. To the east are the more protected waters around the islands of the Broughton Archipelago and Johnstone Strait, an area internationally renowned as one of the world’s very best whale-watching environments.

It’s easy to find yourself off the beaten track and immersed in the surrounding nature. Explore with friends and family while following your own internal compass and Visitor Centre maps and guidebooks.  Or enlist one of the area’s knowledgeable guides for direct access to the region’s very best fishing, diving and wildlife-watching spots.

Gaze in awe as black bears snack on roadside grass. Take road trips deep into the Island’s interior. Hike for as little or as long as you like on wilderness trails to lakes, mountain peaks and beach fronts unsullied by a single footprint. Chill out by swinging a golf club, getting pampered with a spa treatment or while wading in rivers, lakes and the ocean.

Plan ahead or write each day’s agenda hour-by-hour. The scenery is breathtaking and the picture-perfect moments seem endless. Welcome to Vancouver Island North. Your first trip here won’t be the last.

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Vancouver Island North exerts a magnetic pull on easygoing adventurers seeking authentic experiences in a spectacularly panoramic natural setting. Largely undiscovered yet just a day’s travel from Vancouver, Victoria and…
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Stubbs Island Whale Watching

Telegraph Cove • North Island
1-800-665-3066
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EXPERIENCE STUBBS ISLAND WHALE WATCHING ADVENTURE!
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 you’ll meet.

At Stubbs we are proud to be BC’s first whale watching company (est. in 1980) and we set the standard for marine adventures and ethical whale watching. Our trained marine naturalists share fascinating insights about Orca (Killer), Humpback Whales and many other marine mammals which frequent the Johnstone Strait and Robson Bight area.

Join us for an exciting sea adventure from Telegraph Cove, the Whale Watching Capital of British Columbia! Our 60 foot (17 metre) vessel MV Lukwa and the 40 foot (12 metre) MV Kuluta are comfortable and perfect to take fabulous pictures! Both have heated cabins with toilets and hydrophones (underwater microphone) so you can hear the Orca vocalizations throughout the vessel.

Historic Telegraph Cove is British Columbia’s last boardwalk community. Nature’s abundance is everywhere with eagles soaring overhead, river otters playing on the docks and deer and bears roaming nearby. The Johnstone Strait and Broughton Archipelago are home to a bounty of nature’s magnificence including Humpback Whales, Steller Sea Lions, Dolphins, Porpoises, Bald Eagles and so much more. Every trip from our base in Telegraph Cove on Vancouver Island, is an adventure of a lifetime.

Depending on the time of year in British Columbia, you may see Minke whales, Harbour Porpoises, Dall’s Porpoise, Humpback Whales, Bears, Steller Sea Lions, various birds, Pacific White-sided Dolphins, and of course, our famous Orca (killer whale).

Once you board our custom built whale watching boats we will guide you through the passages and around the islands that are teeming with wildlife in one of the most breathtakingly beautiful locations on British Columbia’s coast.

Our boats are equipped with underwater microphones (hydrophones) so we can listen in on the squeaks, whistles and echolocation that allow orcas and dolphins the ability to communicate and locate their food. Our captain and naturalists are always happy to answer your questions and we provide a short on-board presentation about the whales and other marine mammals.

At Stubbs Island Whale Watching, we are dedicated to ethical wildlife viewing, education and conservation. We are very concerned about the environment and do everything we can to reuse, recycle and reduce.

Join us for our 35th season in 2014 on one or more of our tours that run daily from early May to October.

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Salt Spring Visitor Centre

Ganges • The Gulf Islands
250.537.5252 • 1.866.216.2936
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Island Joy Rides

Island Joy Rides offers premium guided and self-guided single and multi-day bike tours that highlight the ocean, wineries, farms, spas, local food scene, culture and natural beauty of the Comox Valley, Campbell River, Quadra Island, and surrounding region.  Our commitment to small groups and personal attention to guests of all ages and fitness level, ensures an engaging and memorable Vancouver Island experience.  Season: mid-June to mid–Sept. Private bookings can be accommodated year-round.  The best way to see the island is from the seat of a bicylcle – give us a call!
Campbell River, Comox • North Central Island
1-855-830-8522
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Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures

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 eagle swoops down to catch a salmon. Join us at our Orca Waters Base Camp, located in the heart of northern Vancouver Island’s wildlife rich waters on an island covered in old growth rainforest, for a trip of a lifetime. Five to fifteen day expedition style kayak tours are also available to Vancouver Island, the Great Bear Rainforest, and Haida Gwaii.
Port McNeill • North Central Island
1-866-546-4347
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Nakwakto Rapids Tours

White water like nowhere else on Earth! Guided by storytellers and a seasoned skipper, visit fascinating traditional waters and listen to ancient tales on a native cultural tour in rugged and beautiful coastal wilderness. Leave behind anything that won’t survive a good soaking. Then pull on helmet and lifejacket for the whitewater ride of a lifetime. The Island’s rivers are at their most powerful when swollen with rain and snowmelt in the winter and spring – dream conditions for experienced kayakers testing their skill, courage and composure. The summer brings gentler flows (i.e. Class I and II conditions in kayaking lingo) suitable for […]
Port Hardy • North Island
250-230-5081
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Campbell River Whale Watching

Campbell River Whale Watching and Adventure Tours has the privilege to offer you the experience of one of the most spectacular whale watching and wildlife tours in the world.  Sit back and take in some of the West Coasts most beautiful scenery while listening to the conversations of the Orca Clan through specially designed underwater microphones or journey into Bute Inlet to watch the Grizzly Bears feed on the spawning salmon.  An experience you and your family will cherish for a lifetime.
Campbell River • North Central Island
250-287-2667
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Alberni Pacific “Steam” Railway

Board our 1929 Baldwin steam locomotive at the historic Port Alberni Railway Station and experience the romance of live steam on a 35 minute ride to the McLean Mill National Historic site.  The sound of steel wheels on rail serenades you as you pass through the town and its  friendly inhabitants, by fields and forest and along side a vineyard and winery.
Port Alberni • Pacific Rim
250-723-1376
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Pedder Bay RV Resort & Marina

Fully serviced RV Resort & Marina • Ocean View & pull-through sites • 30 & 50 amp power, cable, Wi-Fi • Boat rentals & fishing gear • Coffee House • 3 lane boat launch • Kayak and bicycle rentals
Victoria • South Island
1-877-478-1771
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Brown’s Bay Resort

Nestled in the Salmon Capital of the world known as Campbell River, Brown’s Bay Resort is just a short 5km drive off hwy 19.  This unspoiled resort includes new Rental Cabins, an oceanfront RV Park, full service Marina with fuel barge, tackle shop, restaurant and launch facilities. Please visit us at brownsbayresort.com for more information and reservation details.
Campbell River • North Central Island
250-286-3135
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Salt Spring Adventure Co.

Explore Salt Spring Island and the surrounding Gulf Islands on our professionally guided Kayak Day Tours or Multi-Day Kayak Expeditions. Or let someone else do all the work and enjoy our Sailing Charters! We also offer paddle board rentals, mountain bike rentals and private mobile yoga for private classes at your location. The Salt Spring Adventure Co is a dynamic and multi-faceted Adventure Company, we are less about making a living and more about living the dream! We put all our energy into making our programs as fulfilling and rewarding as possible, you will be assured a memorable fun adventure!
The Gulf Islands
1-877-537-2764
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Parksville and Qualicum Beach

Parksville and Qualicum Beach is Canada’s best family friendly beach destination according to Better Homes and Gardens. The Globe & Mail called these towns “Canada’s Riviera”. Relax by the sea, explore huge old-growth forests, or rappel down a 7-storey underground waterfall. Then pamper yourself with a spa experience, endless dining options, and a quiet sunset stroll along our famous beaches. Stay on the beach and save with seasonal Web Specials.
Coombs, Parksville, Qualicum Beach • Central Island
1-888-799-3222
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April Point Resort & Spa

A west coast paradise away from the crowds, April Point Resort & Spa combines natural beauty, serenity and adventure to create the ultimate vacation experience. Discover a thrilling whale watching adventure, rejuvenate with a massage at the Aveda spa, or simply relax and enjoy the best of Quadra Island, BC.
Quadra Island • North Central Island
1-800-663-7090
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The Westin Bear Mountain

Just 20 minutes from downtown Victoria you will discover The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa, Victoria.   Rugged yet pristine, The Westin Bear Mountain is one of Canada’s finest luxury golf resorts. As the only resort in Canada to feature 36 holes of Nicklaus Design golf, The Westin Bear Mountain is first and foremost a premiere golf experience.  Both the Mountain Course co-designed by Jack Nicklaus and his son Steve and the Valley Course a Nicklaus Design, strike the perfect balance between playability and a truly challenging year-round golf experience for golfers of all skill levels.  The Practice Facility […]
1999 Country Club Way • Victoria • South Island
250-391-7160
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Great Bear Nature Tours

From early May through October, Great Bear Nature Tours offers grizzly bear viewing tours from Port Hardy to our floating lodge in a remote wilderness valley. The ecotourism lodge is the ideal base for photography and wildlife viewing tours, nestled at the mouth of a pristine salmon river. Wilderness-gourmet meals await you upon your return from the two guided viewing sessions per day. Great Bear Nature Tours is rated by National Geographic Adventure as one of the Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth. With a maximum of ten guests, you are assured of a personalised wilderness adventure in this very […]
Port Hardy • North Island
1-888-221-8218
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Riding Fool Hostel

We are a Tourism BC Approved property that offers immaculate private and dorm style accommodation in a fully restored heritage building.  Amenities include a large lounge area, well equipped kitchen, BBQ, free pool table, wireless internet, computer terminal, and gear storage room.  We have a cafe on premise and the #1 apres ski pub in North America (Skiing Magazine) across the street. “Recommended Property” Trip Advisor “One of Vancouver Island’s Best Hostels.” Lonely Planet
Cumberland • North Central Island
1-888-313-3665
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All Fun Karts, Cages, Clubs & Camping @ Western Speedway

All Fun offers an exciting blend of activities and action that makes it the perfect place for a day of family fun! All Fun features the only go-kart raceway and batting cages on the Island , along with 18 holes of adventure mini golf a motocross track, an ice cream parlour, an RV Park and Western Canada’s longest operating auto racing facility, Western Speedway. Visit the track on Sunday mornings for the All Fun Swap & Shop, a great open air family shopping experience. Ask about our group rates, birthday parties and special event packages.
Victoria • South Island
250-474-3184
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Terrace Beach Resort Ucluelet

Jason Priestley & Family invite you to our beach front resort in Ucluelet, BC. Many units with private hot tubs. All with kitchenettes and fully equipped. Connected to the Wild Pacific Trail.  Open all year.
Ucluelet • Pacific Rim
1-866-726-2901
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Painter’s Lodge

Looking for a wild ride, or a wrestling match with a 30 pound salmon? We can get you closer to the adventure than any other resort on Vancouver Island. Spectacular ocean front properties, top-notch gear and over 50 years experience at getting people closer… to whatever their heart desires.
Campbell River • North Central Island
1-800-663-7090
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Port Hardy Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Centre

Port Hardy is located on the very northern tip of Vancouver Island. A natural paradise, Port Hardy offers activities for all ages and abilities. This is where the highway ends and the adventure begins! Choose from whale watching, hiking, beachcombing, bear watching, kayaking, diving, salt & fresh water fishing, watch the salmon spawning in the fall – truly an outdoor enthusiast’s playground.. First Nations history is abundant and proudly displayed with many totem poles around town. Museums, interpretive centres, galleries, restaurants, coffee houses and other facilities are waiting to be explored. Come and Live the Adventure!
Port Hardy • North Island
250-949-7622
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Mothership Adventures Inc.

Explore remote coastal British Columbia in luxury! Sea kayaking and cruising tours to Desolation Sound, Broughton Archipelago and the Great Bear Rainforest aboard the immaculate heritage vessel Columbia III. 3-10 day tours. Certified crew and ship. Spectacular wildlife viewing!
Heriot Bay • North Central Island
1-888-833-8887
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Best Western Tin Wis Resort

Located on beautiful Mackenzie Beach, the Best Western Tin Wis Resort features 185 oceanview rooms. Enjoy our sauna, hot tub or complimentary BBQ area. Proudly owned and operated by the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation.
Tofino • Pacific Rim
1-800-661-9995
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Quatse River Regional Park and Campground

62 tenting or RV sites situated within a richly forested regional park. All sites near  river, firewood, washrooms and host. Power, water, sani-dump, free showers, coin laundry, WIFI, firewood, wheelchair accessible, leashed pets welcome. Next to the Quatse Salmon Stewarship Centre. All proceeds fund salmon conservation on Northern Vancouver Island.
Port Hardy • North Island
1-866-949-2395
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North Island Wildlife Recovery

We are located on Vancouver Island in Canada. North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre is a non-profit, charitable organization which specializes in the rehabilitation of black bears and raptors. The mission of the North Island Recovery Centre is to partner with the citizens of Vancouver Island to establish a facility for the care of the ill, injured, or orphaned wildlife and to educate the public on wildlife and environmental issues. Our wildlife viewing area houses non-releasable wildlife, which is designed for the pleasure of the public to see these magnificent birds and animals at close proximity.
Errington • Central Island
250-248-8534
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Comox Valley Airport

Your Vancouver Island journey begins at the Comox Valley Airport.  At YQQ you get friendly, personalized service and daily direct flights to/from Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver, plus seasonal service to Mexico.  With stunning views, a gift shop, café and car rentals on site, YQQ has everything you need to start your vacation out right.  Skip the ferries, the traffic and the lineups! Fly direct to YQQ where journeys begin.
Comox • Comox • North Central Island
250-890-0829
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Tourism Cowichan

Taste what Cowichan is all about! Our 17 wineries, most of which are within 30 minutes of each other, produce classic reds, whites and sparkling wines. Cowichan’s climate and setting provide one of the best locales for growing Pinot grapes, and the resulting wines are gaining great respect on the world stage. Fruit wines, blackberry port-style wines, ciders, vodkas and brandies round out the list of delectable libations unique to the Cowichan Region.
Cobble Hill, Cowichan Bay, Duncan, Ladysmith, Lake Cowichan • Cowichan
1-888-303-3337
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Oak Bay Tourism

We are Oak Bay. We are the old, the new, the out there and the open air. Oak Bay is a pocket masterpiece, a beautiful corner of Vancouver Island that manages to pack in more of everything else than anywhere else. We’ve got sand, a cool ocean and hot shopping, so you’re spoilt for choice. What’s it to be? Beach or bruschetta, kayaking or crab cakes, haute couture or hot tea? It’s all here!
Victoria • South Island
250 886 4604
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Island Mountain Rides

Professionally guided mountain biking tours on the great trails of Cumberland, Forbidden Plateau, Hornby Island and Campbell River.  Tours to suit all ability levels from beginner to expert.  Excursions range from half day rides to multi day adventures.
Cumberland • North Central Island
250-702-3940
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Discovery Islands Lodge

Discover friendly accommodation and kayak adventures at our oceanfront B&B Inn close to Quadra Island lakes, forest trails and BC’s best kayaking! Guided marine park daytrips, kayak camping, skills instruction, local knowledge, kayak and canoe rentals. We offer affordable, comfortable, and memorable experiences in BC’s amazing natural environment. Since 1987.
Quadra Island • North Central Island
250-285-2823
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Alberni Valley Tourism

A steam engine train, coastal wineries, and an ancient rainforest—just a few reasons to visit the Alberni Valley. Located in the center of the Island, the Alberni Valley is filled with natural and historic wonders to discover. You can take a 1929 steam engine train from downtown to a coastal winery. Or explore the quiet paths of an 800-year old rainforest. Port Alberni also features 30 restaurants, a fudge shop, hiking, and an affordable day-cruise down the inlet.
Port Alberni • Pacific Rim
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Quarterdeck Inn & Marina Resort

Let us package your experience of a Lifetime! Sport fishing • Deluxe facilities 40 oceanview rooms• Full service marina Shower & laundry • Complete marine store Pub & restaurant • Liquor Store
Port Hardy • North Island
1-877-902-0459
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Majestic Ocean Kayaking

Hundreds of islands to explore with white sandy beaches and temperate rainforests.  Paddle through clear sparkling waters and photograph the abundant wildlife.  Tours include transportation, gourmet meals, certified guides, quality equipment and safety lessons.   An experience of a lifetime.
Ucluelet • Pacific Rim
1-800-889-7644
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Lady Rose Marine Services

Frances Barkley Cruise spectacular Barkley Sound on the Frances Barkley. Watch for eagles, cormorants and other seabirds. There may be sea lions or seals in sight or you may be lucky enough to see black bears or whales along the way. There are year-round sailings to Bamfield, and June-September sailings to Ucluelet and the Broken Group. You can also rent kayaks, book a stay at our scenic Sechart lodge in Barkley Sound, or make a reservation for our convenient Sechart-based connector water taxi. Visit our website for full schedule details.
Port Alberni • Pacific Rim
250-723-8318
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Coast Mountain Expeditions

Experience the wild coast, salt wind and island time on a kayak journey in BC’s outer Discovery Islands. Our well-organized trips include skills & safety instruction, quality equipment, expert guides, kayak lodge accommodation, and garden-fresh homemade meals. Enjoy friendly local knowledge on affordable wilderness adventures in a spectacular natural environment! Since 1987.
Quadra Island • North Central Island
250-285-2823
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Canadian Princess Resort

Located in Ucluelet on Vancouver Island’s west coast, Canadian Princess Resort offers a variety of accommodations: stay on the permanently moored 235’ ship or in traditional shoreside rooms. Savour the thrill of guided fishing trips targeting salmon, halibut and bottom fish and whale watching adventures through the Broken Group Islands.
Ucluelet • Pacific Rim
250-726-7771
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West Coast Expeditions

Truly get away, off the beaten path!  Experience the joy and wonder of personalized adventures rich in marine biology, Aboriginal culture, and space to explore.  Join us on Spring Island in remote Kyuquot for inspired sea kayaking, enchanting old-growth forest walks, and diverse wildlife.  Ocean kayak with sea otters and whales while eagles soar overhead.  Savour fully-catered outings from our base camp, multi-day expeditions, or family-focused adventures.  Have a uniquely flexible, fun, and refreshing vacation!  We’re celebrating over 40 years of connecting small groups with the west coast, including 25 years by sea kayak – we know you’ll love it.
Kyuquot • Pacific Rim
1-800-665-3040