Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

Giants roam on Vancouver Island North and remote sections of neighboring mainland coast. Grizzly and black bears to be precise.

Black bears are remarkable roadside attractions along Highway 19 during the spring and summer and can be spotted fishing for salmon in local rivers in the fall. Mammoth grizzly bears, meanwhile, thrive not far from the north island in the Great Bear Rainforest, the largest intact coastal temperate rainforest in the world.  Cute cubs and towering adult bears spend the May to October season feeding on sedge grasses, seaweed, shellfish and salmon at the edges of Smith, Seymour and Knight Inlets on the BC mainland. Embark on the trip of a lifetime from Port Hardy and Telegraph Cove by air in a floatplane or helicopter or by water in a modern cabin cruiser accompanied by naturalist guides. Cameras and binoculars are essential at sea or when travelling in safari-style overland rides to foraging grounds.


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Outer Shores Expeditions

Outer Shores’ small-ship expeditions provide extraordinary and intimate opportunities for being immersed in the ancient cultures and stunning wildli ... Read More


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


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


EcoScape Cabins

Situated on 15 acres on the northern end of Vancouver Island, Ecoscape Cabins provides a truly unique nature-based holiday experience. Close to pristi ... Read More


Sea Wolf Adventures

Sea Wolf Adventures connects travellers to destinations in the Great Bear Rain Forest and Broughton Archipelago for grizzly bear viewing day tours, wh ... Read More


Pete’s Salmon Charters

Pete provides sport fishing excursions. wildlife viewing and nature tours. Pete Rice, owner of Pete's Salmon Charters, has been fishing for over fifty ... Read More

Midnight Sun Adventure Travel

We offer two trips of northern Vancouver Island. One is our "Orcas & Grizzlies Wildlife Tour," a five day trip with air and ground transportation from ... Read More

Vancouver Island Photo Tours

Rolf Hicker's Vancouver Island Photo Tours offer private, adventure photo tours, but they are not only for photographers. All individual tours are tai ... Join professional travel, nature and wildlife photographer Rolf Hicker on a photo tour to visit the most amazing scenic places around Northern Vancouv ... Read More


Farewell Harbour Lodge

Owned and operated by the Brockway and McGrady families, our mission at Farewell Harbour Lodge is simple: To help our guests experience the profound ... 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

Tide Rip Grizzly Tours

Day long grizzly bear watching tours by covered boat with comfortable onboard washroom. For 15 years we have explored the hidden habitat of the Knight ... Read More

Broughton Archipelago Paddler’s Inn

BROUGHTON ARCHIPELAGO PADDLER'S INN Awaken in Nature, in the comfort of a ocean-front wilderness cabin, one step from spectacular kayaking and fore ... 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


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