Wilderness Destinations – Vancouver Island, BC

Float House. Photo: Boomer JerrittAlong with covering the northern third of the Island, the Vancouver Island North region also includes the pristine islands of the Broughton Archipelago and large portions of the adjacent coastal mainland wilderness. Much of this land is within the Great Bear Rainforest and offers several remote wilderness adventure resorts.

You can learn to kayak on a fully catered holiday, visit charming resorts accessible only by plane or boat and explore colourful villages of private floating homes. A popular destination for boaters, the region’s remote islands and inlets offer stable moorage. Wilderness enthusiasts looking for eco-friendly adventures will find luxuriously remote floating lodges and resorts offering backcountry catch-and-release fly fishing, heli-ventures, grizzly bear viewing tours and so much more. These experiences are capped by gourmet food and wine served amid spectacular wilderness scenery.

Sights to See

  • Billy Proctor’s Museum in Echo Bay
  • Sea Rose Studio in Simoom Sound
  • Multi-Day Grizzly Bear Veiwing Tours in the Great Bear Rainforest
  • Expedition and Base Camp Kayak Trips
  • Heli-Adventure Lodge
  • God’s Pocket Resort

Accommodations

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Hook’n Them Up Fishing Charters

Hook’n Them Up Fishing Charters is located in the beautiful and remote Port McNeill. Port McNeill truly is the place to get hooked up by Hook’n ... Read More

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God's Pocket Resort - Diving Vancouver Island North
God’s Pocket Resort

GOD'S POCKET RESORT operating for over 25 years, is a land-based diving location for cold water divers of all levels. Accessible only by boat, it i ... Read More

San Josef Heritage Park

SAN JOSEF HERITAGE PARK A little oasis at the end of the road, Cape Scott Heritage Park is a little park-like camping area with grassy swaths throu ... Read More

Sailcone Grizzly Bear Lodge

Sailcone Grizzly Tours is a small and comfortable resort, with lodge or cottage accommodation and friendly people to look after you. The lodge is loca ... Read More

Broughton Archipelago Paddler’s Inn

BROUGHTON ARCHIPELAGO PADDLER'S INN Experience the Wilderness of British Columbia and the Broughton Archipelago Marine Park The Paddler's Inn of ... Read More

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Knight Inlet Lodge

KNIGHT INLET LODGE Knight Inlet Grizzly Bear Viewing Tours operating out of Knight Inlet Lodge in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Enjoy one of ... Read More

Coastal Springs Float Lodge
Coastal Springs Lodge

COASTAL SPRINGS LODGE This full service lodge has been in operation for over three decades and is located on the central British Columbia coast ami ... Read More

Great Bear Lodge

Grizzly bear viewing tours from early May through October, Great Bear Nature Tours offers grizzly bear viewing excursions from Port Hardy to a beautif ... Read More

250-949-9496

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Mount Cain Ski Area

Mount Cain Ski Area is Vancouver Island North’s downhill riding destination. A local treasure for skiers and boarders, glitz-free riding at Mount C ... Read More

Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort

Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort is an intimate family owned and operated resort located in the middle of the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia. Gu ... Read More

800-837-4354

Activities

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Kayak tours viewing humpback whales
Spirit of the West Adventures

Kayak the realm of the orcas and humpback whales. Enjoy our eco-friendly ‘glamping’ style tour- The Johnstone Strait Ultimate. This tour is bas ... Read More

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Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures

Imagine waking one morning to the sound of a humpback whale's blow as it swims past your ocean side tent. Later that same day watch in awe as a pod of ... Read More

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Hook’n Them Up Fishing Charters

Hook’n Them Up Fishing Charters is located in the beautiful and remote Port McNeill. Port McNeill truly is the place to get hooked up by Hook’n ... Read More

855-805-3474

Broughton Archipelago Paddler’s Inn

BROUGHTON ARCHIPELAGO PADDLER'S INN Experience the Wilderness of British Columbia and the Broughton Archipelago Marine Park The Paddler's Inn of ... Read More

250-230-0088

Ecosummer Expeditions

ECOSUMMER EXPEDITIONS Feed your passion for adventure. Unleash your wild side. Have a whale of a time! Kayak with Orcas and Humpback whales in thei ... Read More

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Great Bear Lodge

Grizzly bear viewing tours from early May through October, Great Bear Nature Tours offers grizzly bear viewing excursions from Port Hardy to a beautif ... Read More

250-949-9496

Ecosummer Expeditions – Marine

ECOSUMMER EXPEDITIONS Feed your passion for adventure. Unleash your wild side. Have a whale of a time! Kayak with Orcas and Humpback whales in thei ... Read More

250-674-0102

God's Pocket Resort - Diving Vancouver Island North
God’s Pocket Resort

GOD'S POCKET RESORT operating for over 25 years, is a land-based diving location for cold water divers of all levels. Accessible only by boat, it i ... Read More

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North Island Daytrippers

North Island Daytrippers Wild, rugged and beautiful, northern Vancouver Island is the perfect location to experience the rain forests and remote co ... Read More

North Island Kayak

We are North Island Kayak. For the best in wilderness kayaking - from 2 hours to 8 days - Specializing in North Vancouver Island Killer whales or Orca ... Read More

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Ecosummer Expeditions – Nature

ECOSUMMER EXPEDITIONS Feed your passion for adventure. Unleash your wild side. Have a whale of a time! Kayak with Orcas and Humpback whales in thei ... Read More

250-674-0102

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Canada Sea Kayak

Kayak with orcas in the BEST spot on the planet! Over 220 fish-eating killer whales congregate in this part of Vancouver Island’s Inside Passage eac ... Read More

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SeaRose Studio

Artist/author Yvonne Maximchuk offers original watercolor and acrylic paintings, porcelain ceramic tableware and art pottery at SeaRose Studio. Visito ... Read More

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North Coast Trail Shuttle

The North Coast Trail Shuttle is a service taking hikers to or from the trail head of the new North Coast Trail and the existing Cape Scott Trail. Hik ... Read More

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Leisure Suit Charters

Leisure Suit Charters is a professional fish guiding service which specializes in Steelhead, Salmon and Halibut fishing trips. Operating on Vancouver ... Read More

250-902-9493

Sailcone Grizzly Bear Lodge

Sailcone Grizzly Tours is a small and comfortable resort, with lodge or cottage accommodation and friendly people to look after you. The lodge is loca ... Read More

Mount Cain Skier Smile
Mount Cain Ski Area

Mount Cain Ski Area is Vancouver Island North’s downhill riding destination. A local treasure for skiers and boarders, glitz-free riding at Mount C ... Read More

Orca Dreams

Orca Dreams offers Canada’s first whale watching camp, with packages that include 4 days of luxury camping on a remote Island. Orca Dreams has twent ... Read More

Knight Inlet Lodge

KNIGHT INLET LODGE Knight Inlet Grizzly Bear Viewing Tours operating out of Knight Inlet Lodge in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Enjoy one of ... Read More

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Maple Leaf Adventures

Join us to experience the amazing natural world of the B.C. and Alaska coast. Relax, rejuvenate and learn as you cruise by classic schooner, with expe ... Read More

250-386-7245

Coastal Springs Float Lodge
Coastal Springs Lodge

COASTAL SPRINGS LODGE This full service lodge has been in operation for over three decades and is located on the central British Columbia coast ami ... Read More

Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort

Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort is an intimate family owned and operated resort located in the middle of the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia. Gu ... Read More

800-837-4354

Getting Here

Drive BC – Provincial Highway Information
www.drivebc.com
Toll-Free: 1-800-550-4997

Pacific Coastal
www.pacificcoastal.com
Toll-Free: 1 800 663 2872