Wildlife Wonders of Vancouver Island - Bears, Birds, and Whales

vancouver island

Aug 12 - 18, 2023
Group size: 6 - 6
Wildlife Wonders of Vancouver Island - Bears, Birds, and Whales
vancouver island

Aug 12 - 18, 2023
Group size: 6 - 6

About this trip

Vancouver Island in British Columbia (BC), Canada is one of the richest wildlife viewing areas in the country, with diverse and extraordinary species ranging from grizzly bears and humpback whales to eagles and swans. BC is home to the richest diversity of mammals, butterflies, and breeding birds in all of Canada and this trip is scheduled for prime time viewing. Join Reefs to Rockies for this one-of-a-kind summer wildlife expedition to Vancouver Island.

What’s included

  • Accommodations
    2 nights in Campbell River, 2 nights in Alert Bay, and 2 nights in Port Hardy. Double occupancy, standard room.
  • Airport transfers
    On arrival and departure day
  • Private transportation
    Days 2-6
  • Expedition Leaders
    Sheridan Samano & Pamela Duynstee
  • Additional guides
    Whales & Wildlife Tour, Elk Falls Provincial Park, Grizzly Bears & more Wildlife Tour, Alert Bay Cultural Center, Whale Watching – Queen Charlotte Strait
  • Activities as listed
  • Entrance fees
  • Meals as listed
    6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 3 dinners
  • GST tax
  • Conservation Donation
  • Flights
    Vancouver Island and Campbell River domestic flight
  • Passport fees
  • 3 dinners
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional gratuities
    Housekeeping and additional guides

Available options


Day 1 (Sat, Aug 12)
Arrival in Campbell River

Your journey begins in Campbell River, a small town on the central east coast of Vancouver Island known as the Salmon Capital of World. Your guides will arrange pick-up from the nearby airport and check-in to our comfortable oceanfront accommodation for the night – an historic salmon fishing lodge once popular amongst celebrities in the 1940s and 50s. Depending on time of arrival, the afternoon can be spent strolling the waterfront trail and fishing pier, or joining an optional whale-watching tour. Dinner is at leisure, either at the on-site restaurant or at one of the many seafood restaurants in town.

Accommodations: Painters Lodge

Meals: None

Your Organizer

Reefs to Rockies
Our specialty is nature and wildlife travel. We know when and where to go for the best experiences. Travel time is limited. It’s important to choose a travel company that knows how to personalize a trip just for you. Our travel specialists will help you plan a custom trip that matches your travel style, budget, interests, and ideal dates.