Grizzly bear in the Great Bear Rainforest near the Douglas Channel
BC’s wild and rugged coast is home to a variety of wildlife, in the ocean, on the land and in the skies. Go whale watching along the spectacular coast and keep watch for Orcas and humpback whales, dolphins and sea lions. Along the shore you may be lucky enough to spot black or grizzly bears, or perhaps a grazing deer. And the province is home to a wide range of coastal birds, from bald eagles to great blue herons. Keep your eyes peeled, and your camera close by.
Upon leaving the dock, passengers are surrounded by incredible coastal settings and have the... Read more opportunity to see Orcas (killer whales), grey whales, humpback whales, minke whales, and other marine life like porpoises, dolphins and seabirds. On some tours you can use onboard charts to identify individual whales, and even listen in through hydrophones to hear whales communicating underwater. Whale-watching tours depart from downtown Vancouver and from nearby Steveston, located at the mouth of the Fraser River in Richmond.
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See the ocean’s biggest attraction at Telegraph Cove. Whale watching boats and kayak tours... Read more leave from Telegraph Cove, as well as nearby Port McNeill and Alert Bay, to view some of the 200+ Orca (killer whales) in nearby Johnstone Strait. These magnificent creatures gather here, in one of Canada’s richest Orca habitats, to feed on the salmon runs and to rub their bodies on the area’s smooth stone beaches. Be sure to also look out for minke and humpback whales, porpoises, harbour seals and sea lions.
Up to 20,000 grey whales migrate along the coast here each spring. Join the people of Tofino and... Read more Ucluelet in welcoming them at the Pacific Rim Whale Festival held every March in both towns. Can't make it March? You can spot grey whales, humpbacks and Orcas (killer whales) in the area all summer long.
Catch a glimpse of the Spirit Bear, also known as the Kermode bear, a white-coated black bear... Read more found only in the BC’s Great Bear Rainforest. This area is home to not only some of the last intact temperate old-growth forest in the world, but also to Orcas, humpback whales, eagles, sea lions, otters, porpoises, grizzly bears and black bears. Take the Discovery Coast Connector route to explore BC’s remote and beautiful central coast. Disembark at the village of Klemtu and tour the area with Spirit Bear Lodge, run by the local Kitasoo/Xai’xais First Nation.
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