At the Water’s Edge Adventures was created from a love and passion for the Johnstone Strait, Broughton Archipelago and North Vancouver Island as a whole. We are the back-to-nature kayaking company, prioritizing adventure over luxury. AWE Adventures is excited to facilitate experiences in one of the most diverse and incredible kayaking destinations in the world. At The Water’s Edge Adventures operates in the traditional, unceeded territories of the ‘Namgis, Mamalilikulla, and Kwikwasut’inuxw Haxwa’mis First Nations.
We are a team of marine biologists and research technicians based out of Alert Bay (“Home of the Killer Whale” and unceded traditional territory of the ‘Namgis First Nation), British Columbia, Canada. We enable conservation and understanding of cetacean populations that are data deficient or threatened by climate change and human development by using various methodologies to conduct field studies, analyze data, and communicate findings.
Bluewater Adventures – operating three 70′ motor-sailors – Island Roamer / Island Odyssey – carrying 12-14 guests on 7-11 day nature cruises to Vancouver Island North, Haida Gwaii, Alaska, Great Bear Rainforest, and Khutzeymateen. Incredible experiences with incredible naturalists and guides. 40 years in business!
Toll Free: 1-888-877-1770
Broughton Archipelago Paddlers’ Inn – Explore beyond the end of the road. Hop aboard our MOT certified vessel and get ready for the experience of a lifetime as we explore the Broughton Archipelago. Wake up in the comfort of a hand-crafted float-house or sea-side cabin, listening to the heartbeat of nature & view Wildlife, wildlife, wildlife!
Campbell River Whale Watching – offering daily tours by Zodiac and Covered vessels departing from downtown Campbell River. We specialize in the viewing of Orca, Humpback Whales, Dolphin, Porpoise and Black Bears from March to October. During August, September and October we also conduct daily Grizzly Bear tours.
Toll Free: 1-877-909-2667
Discovery West Adventures – Campbell River is quickly becoming one of the biggest hot spots for Whale Watching on Vancouver Island! We are proud to be the only Whale Watching Tour and Adventure Tourism Company based out of beautiful Brown’s Bay Resort, just 19 km north of Campbell River.
Phone: 250 228-1307
Farwell Harbour Lodge – Our mission is simple: To help our guests experience the profound beauty of the Broughton Archipelago and the Great Bear Rainforest. We do that by offering inspiring west coast style ocean-side accommodations, sumptuous meals and engaging, passionate guides who will lead you on daily adventures deep into the heart of this wild and beautiful part of the planet.
Homalco Wildlife and Cultural Tours – Homalco Wildlife & Cultural Tours and its staff have been the stewards of the grizzly bear population in our traditional territory of Bute Inlet for over a decade. The site’s cultural and historical significance spans thousands of years, and today our community welcomes tours to view the bears, learn about our connection to the land and wildlife, and become immersed in the beauty of the inlet.
Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures has been running fully outfitted guided kayak tours on the coast of British Columbia since 1999. We are based in Port McNeill and run kayak tours here on northern Vancouver Island but also further north in the Great Bear Rainforest and Haida Gwaii.
Toll Free: 1-866-546-4347
Klahoose Wilderness Resort is 100% owned by the Klahoose First Nation and offers a wildlife viewing and Indigenous cultural experiences in Desolation Sound. We are an authentic all-inclusive eco-resort in the British Columbia coastal wilderness of the Klahoose people. A resort that reflects the Klahoose traditional values and offers an immersive exploration into this pristine region rich in diverse wilderness, cultural significance and wildlife including grizzly bear viewing tours in Toba Inlet.
Knight Inlet Lodge – Canada’s premier grizzly bear viewing and wildlife lodge. In season whale watching tours allow our guests to see both grizzlies and whales while staying at a remote, floating lodge. Tours depart from Campbell River on Vancouver Island with access to the lodge via seaplane.
Maple Leaf Adventures – offering natural and cultural history cruises aboard the classic schooner Maple Leaf since 1986. A trip on Maple Leaf has been named by Frommer’s travel guide as one of Canada’s 6 “Best Travel Experiences”. Our multi-day excursions offer guests the opportunity to experience intimately the most beautiful places on the B.C. coast.
Toll Free: 1-888-599-5323
The Marine Education and Research Society (MERS) is a registered Canadian charity dedicated to promoting conservation and understanding of marine ecosystems through scientific research, environmental education, and marine wildlife response. We are based on northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia and incorporated in 2010.
Mothership Adventures – Join us for the exhilarating and unforgettable BC adventure vacation of your dreams! Extraordinary wildlife viewing, breathtaking Canada landscapes and warm, hospitable crew combine to thoroughly satisfy and delight every guest!
Toll Free: 1-888-833-8887
Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort – an intimate family-owned and operated resort in the Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia on Canada’s rugged west coast, accessible by floatplane or helicopter. The remote location, tailored itineraries, and unparalleled hospitality offer guests extraordinary wilderness and wildlife experiences by land, water, and sky.
Toll Free: 1-800-837-4354
North Island Kayak specializes in Sea Kayaking Tours with Killer Whales, or Orcas and Humpback Whales from Telegraph Cove on Northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia (BC), Canada. The primary focus of our tours are to showcase the spectacular wildlife and scenery to be found in this remote pacific wilderness. Our sea kayak tours navigate the bodies of water known as Queen Charlotte Strait and Johnstone Strait which are internationally renowned as the best place in the world to see Orcas, or Killer Whales in their wild, natural habitat.
Toll Free: 1-877-949-7707
Ocean Light II Adventures – offering exciting trips on the BC Coast for over 30 years. Join us on our beautifully maintained 71′ ketch for a small group adventure focusing on wildlife viewing and photography in the Khutzeymateen, Great Bear Rainforest, Haida Gwaii & Northern Vancouver Island.
OrcaLab research is land based as a matter of philosophy… research without interference. The approach works well in our area, with its many waterways & relatively small distances. OrcaLab’s location on Hanson Island at Blackney Pass is perfect for reception of radio signals from Johnstone Strait & Blackfish Sound, two of the most important areas used by the whales.
Outer Shores Expeditions – Small-group expeditions exploring the ancient cultures and stunning wildlife of Vancouver Island North, Haida Gwaii Archipelago, and the Great Bear Rainforest aboard the classic schooner “Passing Cloud”.
Toll Free: 1-855-714-7233
Pacific Yellowfin – offering bespoke wildlife and culinary journeys into Canada’s beckoning Pacific Northwest. This 1943 historical vessel and her crew of 5, including Colin Griffinson, Captain and Owner, take you to the heart and soul of British Columbia’s coastline as an all-inclusive private charter.
Prince of Whales Whale & Marine Wildlife Adventures – Depart from Telegraph Cove & explore Johnstone Strait in search of the majestic wildlife that floods the local waters here in the summer months. Take advantage of the opportunity to view killer whales and humpback whales in the wild as well as an assortment of seabirds and other species of marine wildlife.
Toll Free: 1-888-383-4884
Fishing from a stable 21 foot Boston Whaler Revenge we will explore the Discovery Islands ranging from Johnstone Strait to Quadra Island and the Outer Islands and Bute Inlet. Wherever the Salmon fishing is great the waters calm the weather the best you’ll find Protected Waters Charters.
Quadra Island Boat Tours – Explore the wonders of Quadra and Cortes Islands, their amazing landscapes, and diverse wildlife. Our vision is to foster awareness, preservation, and restoration of our Coastal waters by connecting people and nature. We would like to give our deepest gratitude to the traditional and unceded territories of the Laichwiltach People; the We Wai Kai, Wei Wai Kum, and Kwiakah, and to the Klahoose, Tli’amon and Homalco. We live, operate, and play in these territories and are guests on this land.
Sailcone’s Grizzly Bear Safari – Our lodge is located in a prime location in Knight Inlet allowing us easy access to world class Grizzly Bear watching up Knight Inlet and excellent whale watching near the mouth of the inlet and into Johnstone Strait.
Toll Free: 1-877-764-4286
Salmon Coast is a charitable, non-profit conservation organization and a hub for coastal research. Located in Kwikwasut’inuxw Haxwa’mis territory, we can be found deep in the Broughton Archipelago, near Echo Bay, British Columbia. Salmon Coast supports innovative research, public education, community outreach, and ecosystem awareness to achieve lasting conservation measures for the lands and waters of the Broughton Archipelago and surrounding areas.
Sea Kayak Adventures – founded in 1993, Sea Kayak Adventures was born out of a passion for whale watching, sea kayaking, and a desire to share these experience with fellow nature-lovers. For over 20 years now, Sea Kayak Adventures has been inspiring adventure across the globe.
Toll Free: 1-800-616-1943
Silver King Ventures – providing access to the remote and beautiful wilderness of British Columbia’s coast and the wildlife that lives here. Charter one of our boats and enjoy private time with Mother Nature!
Sonora Resort Canada – 88 Room Luxury Resort situated on Sonora Island. Open May-October offering our guests a 5 star experience in a wilderness experience. Island Currents Spa, hiking, fresh and saltwater fishing, eco tours, Grizzly Bear Tours, etc., are just a few of the activities we offer to our guests along with superb cuisine
Toll Free: 1-866-576-6672
Spirit of the West Adventures – Witness majestic killer whales from a kayak or hearing their blow from the comfort of your tent is truly a unique and special way to enjoy the beauty and wilds of Vancouver Island. Spirit of the West Adventures prides itself on providing environmentally sound, educational, safe and fun adventures for people of all ages and experience levels.
Toll Free: 1-800-307-3982
Vancouver Island Photo Tours – photo tours visiting the most beautiful scenic places around Northern Vancouver Island while having a chance to photograph and watch grizzly bears, black bears, killer whales, humpback whales, dolphins, bald eagles and other wildlife.
Wild Waterways Adventures (WWA) is a unique carbon neutral Adventure Tourism company based off of Quadra Island & Campbell River in British Columbia, Canada. The Discovery Islands are immersed in one of the most unique and thriving ecosystems on the planet. Exploring with us you will deep dive into Mother Nature’s natural processes.
The Salish Sea echo’s a rich history of ancient civilization’s past and present as we travel through the Unceded Lands and Territories of the Liǧʷiłdax̌ʷ First Nations.
Wildcoast Adventures – Wildcoast’s Orca Camp is located next to the Robson Bight Ecological Reserve in Johnstone Strait. This amazing location is a prime spot for adventure travellers from around the world to go kayaking in Orca and Humpback whale territory. Expert guides provide a respectful and memorable experience.
Toll Free: 1-855-485-9453