Bear Watching

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Spirit Bear Mother and Cub

Enter the sanctuaries of black and grizzly bears as they feed on salmon and play in pristine forests.

Join an autumn wildlife expedition and traverse life-sustaining waters with certified guides in safe vessels. Seek the famous cream-coloured grizzly, sometimes known as a Spirit Bear, in the heart of the temperate Great Bear Rainforest. Generations of cultural knowledge and experience sharing land with these creatures make Indigenous-guided bear watching expeditions safe and transformative wilderness experiences.

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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!

Vancouver Island

Tofino

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Homalco Wildlife & Cultural Tours

indigenous culture, hiking, wildlife tours, bird watching, whale watching

indigenous culture, hiking, wildlife tours, bird watching, whale watching

Homalco First Nation have been the stewards of their traditional territory of Bute Inlet for generations and the cultural and historical significance of this area spans thousands of years. Our guided tours take guests through the Salish Sea to Bute Inlet and along the Orford River, where grizzly bear populations thrive during the salmon run. We also offer marine wildlife and cultural tours all of which are interwoven with knowledge from our traditional way of life. Our commitment to guests is to share our traditional lands, the share stories of our people and to create a sense of connection with our indigenous culture. We welcome you join us and learn about the land, wildlife and people while becomming immersed in the beauty of this spectacular land. iymot kunome (It is good to see you).

Vancouver Island

Campbell River

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Klahoose Coastal Adventures

indigenous culture, boating, wildlife tours

indigenous culture, boating, wildlife tours

Grizzly Bears, return each August for the salmon run in Toba Inlet. A cycle that has taken place for a millennial on the traditional territory of the Klahoose First Nation. Against a breathtaking backdrop and from viewing platforms, we have optimal sight lines to view the bears in their natural habitat. Tours led by Klahoose guides and partners from Campbell River from late August to mid-October.

Vancouver Island

Campbell River

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West Coast Expeditions

wildlife tours, paddling, indigenous culture

wildlife tours, paddling, indigenous culture

Connect ~ Experience ~ Refresh. Savour the best of base camp sea kayaking, professionally guided kayak expeditions and family kayaking tours. Ocean kayak with sea otters while eagles soar overhead. Participate in local Indigenous culture. Located in Kyuquot, on the remote northwest coast of Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. Convenient transportation included from Courtenay, Comox, and Campbell River. We have been established leaders in marine education and sea kayaking tours since 1972, recognized by Destination Canada and Destination BC as offering a Canadian Signature Experience, and the first sea kayak tour company in Canada to be achieve the Green Tourism Gold Award.

Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island

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Coastal Rainforest Safaris

whale watching, wildlife tours, indigenous culture

whale watching, wildlife tours, indigenous culture

Coastal Rainforest Safaris delivers exciting wilderness experiences by Rigid Hull Inflatable boats amongst the diverse wildlife of British Columbias Great Bear Rainforest. Departing from Port Hardy, we offer guests an immersive nature experience told from a unique, Indigenous perspective that explores our connection to the land, sea, wildlife, and the history that makes the area what it is now.

Vancouver Island

Port Hardy

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Spirit Bear Lodge

wildlife tours, indigenous culture, resorts & wilderness lodges

wildlife tours, indigenous culture, resorts & wilderness lodges

Experience an ancient culture, spectacular wildlife viewing, stunning landscapes and reconnect with nature. Immerse yourself in true wilderness on a grand scale, deep in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest. Spirit Bear Lodge is Indigenous owned, offering exclusive access to wildlife viewing areas and cultural sites within the Kitasoo Xai'xais traditional territory.

Cariboo Chilcotin Coast

Klemtu

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