Discovery West Adventures

Discovery West Adventures is proud to be the only Whale Watching Tour and Adventure Tourism Company based out of beautiful Brown’s Bay Resort, just 19km north of Campbell River. Campbell River is quickly becoming one of the biggest hot spots for Whale Watching on Vancouver Island! Discovery West Adventures specializes in small group adventure tours including Whale Watching, Waterfall Tours, Coastal Wildlife Adventures, Sunset Tours, Water Taxi, and even Private Adventures! Your friendly and professional captain is ready to welcome you onboard the partially covered 30′ aluminum boat, no crowded zodiacs! Your Adventure Awaits!

Strathcona Motorcycle Adventures

We are the only guided motorcycle tours and motorcycle rentals provider on Central and North Vancouver Island. After exploring this area for many years, we have an extensive knowledge of the area. On our guided tours we take you to white sandy beaches, waterfalls, caves, gorgeous nearby islands, twisty roads, less travelled off road routes and many more. You may get a chance to see wildlife like bears, cougars, elk, eagles, whales and many more on our trips.

Full Scale Fishing Adventures

Charters operating out of Campbell River, the salmon capital of the world, that will best suit you and your group. Our professional guides will provide you with the fishing experience of a lifetime, as you fish some of the most productive fishing waters located between Vancouver Island and the mainland.  We operate a fleet of five boats, ranging from our 25′ Grady White Sailfish, three 2350 Pursuits, and a 21′ Pursuit Centre Console to provide you with a comfortable charter. All of our boats are equipped with marine heads, down-riggers, fly fishing equipment and safety equipment. We’ll provide all the gear to make sure your trip is the experience of a lifetime.

Homalco Wildlife & Cultural Tours

Homalco Wildlife & Cultural Tours is an award-winning Indigenous tour company on Vancouver Island. Our immersive experiences include grizzly bear viewing, whale watching & First Nations culture tours. Guests journey aboard custom tour boats from Campbell River around the Discovery Islands and into the Homalco First Nation traditional territory of Bute Inlet. On each tour we share our stories, insights and language. We welcome inquisitive explorers who desire a deeper connection with culture and nature. Whether you’d like to observe a fishing grizzly bear, watch humpbacks and orcas, or get hands-on weaving cedar, our adventures bring you into a region rich with Northern Coast Salish culture.

Sealand Flight

Above the coastal rainforests, the air is fresh, and the views are spectacular. View some of the highest mountains on Vancouver Island, surrounded by craggy peaks, turquoise pocket lakes and ancient ever-moving glaciers. Soar over Mt Washington then circle out over the northern gulf islands for an awe-inspiring view of Discovery Passage.

Air Nootka

Air Nootka offers scheduled and chartered seaplane transportation to BC’s wonderful west coast. Serving all Vancouver Island and other major centers on the mainland. Their fleetĀ of floatplanesĀ make it easy to get to the most remote of locations. Whether you are hiking, fishing, surfing, on business or just in search of an adventure, Air Nootka can accommodate.

Island Life Expeditions

Island Life Expeditions provides guided tours throughout Discovery Passage, Desolation Sound and the Strathcona area.  We offer Heli and Boat supported adventures and much more!

Our tours are tailored to your interests. Instead of sitting all day watching the scenery go by, you will get off the boat and into the environment. 

Would you like to paddleboard with seals? Sail to a waterfall? see whales/dolphins? Explore surrounding tidal areas?  Heli to a mountain top?  We can give you the opportunity to do all of the above.  Book your Adventure now!

49 North Helicopters

Unique, fun and flexible helicopter tours across the Discovery Passage and the snow-capped mountains.  From 20 minutes to 4 hour tours are available.  See the whales, bears and marine life from the air.  Land on a snow-capped mountain and try our paddle boarding on glacier lake. 50 years of combined flying experience.  

Big Animal Encounters

Nestled between the snow-capped mainland mountains and rugged British Columbia coastline is the friendly community of Campbell River. Steeped with Canadian culture and indigenous history, this region offers endless opportunities for outdoor exploration and is home to wild animals like Orca, Humpback Whales, Dolphins, Bears, Seals and much more. For 27 years, Big Animal Encounters has been sharing our piece of paradise with guests from around the world.

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