Vancouver Island

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The Coast Salish, Nuu-chah-nulth and Kwakwakaw’akw people have long navigated the waters of the Pacific Ocean around Vancouver Island.

They share their deep, respectful relationship with the bountiful ocean and temperate rainforests. The abundance has sustained whale pods and allowed complex metal and wood art to flourish.

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Experience Providers on Vancouver Island

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The Cabins at Alert Bay

cabins & cottages

cabins & cottages

We offer one of Alert Bay's finest accommodation in 14 tastefully renovated cabins each with fresh paint, hardwood floors, electric fireplaces, new furniture,queen beds & cozy duvets. The cabins feature fully equipped kitchens, free high speed wireless internet access & cable television. Each cabin has a private veranda + BBQ facilities available for your use.

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Alert Bay

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k'awat'si Tours

sightseeing, hiking, boating, indigenous culture

sightseeing, hiking, boating, indigenous culture

kawatsi Tours Eco Tours and Aboriginal Cultural Experiences with First Nations guides let you see the wild beauty of North Vancouver Island. Hike in coastal rainforests, get out on the water to view wildlife, roam remote beaches, or listen to stories and learn how to weave cedar or make drums.

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Port Hardy

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Roy Henry Vickers Gallery

art galleries, indigenous culture

art galleries, indigenous culture

Eagle Aerie Gallery is Roy Henry Vickers' artist-owned gallery located in Tofino, British Columbia. This stunning traditional Northwest Coast longhouse with a carved and painted cedar plank exterior and doors of beaten copper, is a recognizable Tofino landmark. Inside discover Roy's artwork of paintings, original prints, calendars, art cards, and reproductions hanging on hand adzed cedar walls among totem poles and carvings. As you enter the large main hall, you'll notice the soft lighting and restful music that creates an atmosphere of harmony and peace. The gallery is open free to the public seven days a week throughout the year. Built in 1986 with the help of Roy's family and legendary carver Henry Nolla, this gallery welcomes more than 500,000 visitors a year from all around the world. Please check the events calendar page to see when Roy is scheduled to be storytelling at Eagle Aerie Gallery - this is a not to be missed attraction! Guests gather around the centre pit in the main hall to listen to stories of Roy's life and times as well as inspiration of his work. Afterwards Roy is available to meet guests and autograph his reproductions.

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Tofino

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Dog Mermaid Eco Excursions, Kayak Rentals & Retreats

sightseeing, spas & wellness, hiking, paddling, indigenous culture

sightseeing, spas & wellness, hiking, paddling, indigenous culture

Dog Mermaid Eco Excursions, Kayak Rentals & Retreats specializes in Eco and indigenous education and tours, by means of kayaking, paddle boarding, hiking, kids camps, yoga, retreats, and dog sledding (in winter months). Based on Pender Island, our head office is located at Otter Bay Marina, just off the ferry. Along with having the beauty of launching from the bay, mobile services are available to suit your adventure design, and so is our new location on Salt Spring Island! Our certified, professional guides would love to take you into the wild!

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Pender Island

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Aboriginal Journeys Wildlife and Adventure Tours

whale watching, indigenous culture, wildlife tours, sightseeing

whale watching, indigenous culture, wildlife tours, sightseeing

A local family owned tour company located in Campbell River, British Columbia. See Killer Whales (Orcas), Dolphins, Humpback Whales, Eagles, Black Bears and other Marine Wildlife in their natural environment on our Wildlife ,Whale Watching and Adventure Tours. See majestic fjords and enjoy breathtaking nature viewing boat tours throughout the Discovery Passage, Johnstone Strait and Mainland Inlet areas. We have a 28 foot covered vessel with a open viewing deck and onboard washroom and heater. Our experienced and locally born Transport Canada certified guides have a minimum 40 years experience working and traveling within these waters. We look forward in creating long lasting memories for you and your families. Our floating office is located at the Discovery Harbour Marina (G Dock)in Campbell River. Please use the South ramp. "A Spectacular Adventure Awaits!" CAMPBELL RIVER's longest running Whale Watching and Wildlife Adventure Tour company . Established in 2000.

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Campbell River

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Clayoquot Wild

hot springs, whale watching, indigenous culture, wildlife tours, fishing

hot springs, whale watching, indigenous culture, wildlife tours, fishing

Locally and family owned, we love sharing the fun and beauty of our home with your family! Our guides are all born and raised in the Clayoquot Sound area and all have a lifetime of training on the water. We can take you whale watching, bear watching, fishing or work with you to design a tour that suits your family's unique ideas of a fun day on the ocean!

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Tofino

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Where to Stay on Vancouver Island

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Puntledge Rv Park Campground

indigenous culture, campgrounds & rv parks

indigenous culture, campgrounds & rv parks

Camp in the perfect blend of a natural environment, with all the amenities of modern life. Close to superstore for shopping needs and on the highway to Forbidden Plateau. Well spaced camp sites with picnic tables, and fire rings. We offer Full RV hook ups with 50 amp and 30 amp hook ups, partial and un-serviced sites for tents, free WIFI, laundry facilities, showers on site, and a playground for kids. We acknowledge The Puntledge RV Campground is respectfully a beautiful place of the unceded traditional territory of the K'o'mok's First Nation. We take pride in being the official care takers of the land.

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Courtenay

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Knight Inlet Lodge

wildlife tours, paddling, hiking, resorts & wilderness lodges, indigenous culture

wildlife tours, paddling, hiking, resorts & wilderness lodges, indigenous culture

Knight Inlet Lodge is Canada's premier grizzly bear viewing destination. With over 25 years of experience and a world wide reputation for excellence we are the place to see grizzly bears in British Columbia. Our remote floating lodge has 18 guests rooms and offers a full range of activities for our guests including hiking,kayaking, marine wildlife tours, tracking and whale watching. Open from mid May until mid October with packages starting on any day of the week.

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Black Creek

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Wya Point Resort

indigenous culture, cabins & cottages, campgrounds & rv parks, storm watching

indigenous culture, cabins & cottages, campgrounds & rv parks, storm watching

Wya Point Resort is situated amongst old-growth forest and private, pristine beaches of the Yuu-thlu-ilth-aht (Ucluelet) First Nation peoples. Located on the rugged and remote west coast of Vancouver Island, we offer luxurious lodge accommodations, waterfront yurts and beachfront camping. We have nine timber lodges that were built to LEED Platinum standards using locally harvested red cedar. Each lodge is uniquely designed by a local carver and artist, and named for an animal of the Yuu-thlu-ilth-aht culture. The lodges come equipped with a full kitchenette, fireplace, bathroom, bedroom (1 or 2), cedar deck and chairs, and floor to ceiling windows that overlook Ucluth beach. Our beachfront yurts are open year-round and have private access to Wya beach. All come with a gas stove for heat, cedar deck and chairs, linens and basic kitchen essentials. While our yurts and lodges have daily housekeeping, guests are advised to bring their own potable drinking water and food.

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Ucluelet

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Snaw Naw As Campground

campgrounds & rv parks

campgrounds & rv parks

An RV and tent campground, north of Nanaimo. Water and power hookups with beautiful ocean views.

Vancouver Island

Lantzville

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