• Off Season Camping Adventures

    Some folks are inclined to hibernate when the temperatures start to dip. And then there are those hardier souls who refuse to let a bit… Read more »

  • Whales & Bears

    Vancouver Island North is home to two of our favourite wildlife celebrities and whether your adventure takes place from the deck of a boat, drifting… Read more »

  • A to Z – All Things Fish

    A         Adventure awaits.  Vancouver Island North is a fishing paradise where pristine rivers, sparkling lakes, tidal inlets and the Pacific Ocean offer up of opportunities… Read more »

  • North Island Festival Guide

    Ah, summer.  Time to celebrate outdoors.  Longer, warmer days and starry nights.  Our love of the outdoors is equaled only by that of a good… Read more »

  • Great Big Outside

    Step by step by glorious step.  Hiking on Vancouver Island North is where all paths lead to open air adventure.  All skill levels are welcome. … Read more »

  • 12 Days of Christmas

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    There are many ways to experience Vancouver Island North. We put together a pretty terrific Twelve Days of Christmas from the North Island to inspire… Read more »

  • Kayaking the North Island

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    Sit yourself in a kayak, surround yourself with water and prepare to be dazzled. Paddlers looking to experience the area around North Vancouver Island from… Read more »

  • From Undersea to Mountaintop

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    On Highway 19 heading north to Cape Scott Provincial Park, at Vancouver Island’s northern tip, it’s astounding to see the jagged peaks of the Vancouver… Read more »

  • Eco Adventure in Orca Country

    There’s no carbon footprint left by the human steam powering a kayak paddle through the clean, calm waters of the Johnstone Strait. Port McNeill, in… Read more »

  • Rich First Nations Culture

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    Part of the North Island’s Artistic Wealth Some call Alert Bay on Cormorant Island the last authentic fishing village on BC’s coast. It’s definitely the… Read more »

  • Visiting the Great Bear

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    With a name like the Great Bear Rainforest you just know it’s going to be good. The Great Bear Rainforest lies just off the northern… Read more »

  • Secrets of September

    Vancouver Island North offers visitors many secrets to discover and September is the optimum time to explore as it offers the most diverse and active… Read more »

  • Meet Mike Willie

    Mike Willie of Sea Wolf Adventures

    Meet Mike Willie, owner of Sea Wolf Adventures, an aboriginal tourism and water taxi business located in Port McNeill, British Columbia. Mike is a member… Read more »

  • Go Fishing: a Tasty Souvenir

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    Fishing is as much a part of Vancouver Island North as the sun and the moon. The waters surrounding the northern tip of Vancouver Island,… Read more »

  • Bere Point Orca Rubbing Beach

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    A rare and wonderful sight to experience! Friends of the Wild Side have been researching orca rubbing behaviour for nearly twenty years. When orcas approach… Read more »