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Whale watching on North Vancouver Island, BC


A journey to the end of the road

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Explore the rugged wilderness, abounding wildlife, and rich cultures of the North Island.

Self-Guided Road Trips + Scheduled Group Tours Available.

Featured Trips

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9 days / 8 nights

North Island In-Depth


Starts/Ends: Campbell River, BC

Destinations: Telegraph Cove, Alert Bay, Port Hardy, San Josef Bay

Focus: Wildlife, Light adventure, Sightseeing, Indigenous culture.

Enjoy the comfort and ease of a guided tour to explore this beautiful region of rural BC. All the activities of our self-guided tour - from sea kayaking and whale watching to Indigenous cultural activities - plus a dedicated guide and transportation throughout.

July 15-23, 2024

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9 days / 8 nights

North Island In-Depth


Starts/Ends: Campbell River, BC

Destinations: Telegraph Cove, Alert Bay, Port Hardy, San Josef Bay

Focus: Wildlife, Light adventure, Sightseeing, Indigenous culture.

Experience the road less travelled on northern Vancouver Island with this 8-day self-guided tour from Campbell River to Telegraph Cove, Alert Bay, and Port Hardy. Witness BC's iconic wildlife and natural beauty while connecting to the unique Indigenous cultures and history of the region.

Available June to September

Highlights of the Region

  • Embrace the cultural mecca of Alert Bay with a visit to U'Mista Cultural Centre and the renowned potlatch collection; Enjoy a performance by the T'sasala Cultural Group Dancers in the 'Namgis Traditional Big House.

  • Spend an afternoon strolling the boardwalks of Telegraph Cove, a former fishing and cannery village.

  • Embark on a full-day kayak excursion in the hands of expert guides; As we paddle through ocean coves and channels, embracing the quiet of our surroundings, we look out for nearby orca, humpback whales, sea lions, and other wildlife.

  • Enjoy fresh, local seafood and cuisine, from the first night at a picturesque waterfront bistro, to freshly caught salmon on the BBQ.

  • Join local guides on a tour of the West Queen Charlotte Strait in search of whales and grizzly bears, learning the ancient stories behind the scenery and the sustainable approach to wildlife viewing.

  • Experience the comfort and welcoming hospitality of our accommodation partners, including Indigenous-owned Kwa'Lilas Hotel.

  • Journey to the north-western shores of Cape Scott Provincial Park to discover the expansive beaches, sea stacks and caves of San Josef Bay.

  • Learn the art of cedar weaving or drum making in an engaging workshop, and watch local artists in their craft.

  • Unwind and relax with morning yoga, walks on the beach, free time to explore town, and evening campfires.

Custom Adventures

Looking for something different?


Our trip designers are here to help craft the perfect itinerary for your group.


Custom trips are great for groups of 2+ people looking to explore off-the-beaten-path.​ Combine your favourite activities with the unique offerings of the North Island - from hiking and whale watching to Indigenous cultural tours and workshopsWeave in your preferred accommodation style - whether it be hotels and B&Bs or a few nights of kayak camping or 'glamping'.


Our trips to the North Island are typically 6-10 days in length, and start and end in Campbell River.


Visit our trip pages above for inspiration.

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Reach out to our team for more information
and to start planning your trip.


Phone: (778) 400-5299

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