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Credit: Coastal Rainforest Safaris

High Adventure, Small Groups

As the autumn rain and chill set in, all creatures prepare to decrease activity for the winter months. The berries are picked or wither on the vine. Mushrooms are ready to harvest and most salmon prepare to migrate to sea. Fall salmon migration attracts wildlife looking for an end-of-season feed and it is a fantastic time for wildlife viewing on the west coast of British Columbia. Get closer to the wild than ever before with Indigenous hosts who always prioritize community and guest safety.

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Credit: Coastal Rainforest Safaris

Sea Wolf Adventures combines cultural teachings with world-class wildlife view opportunities in the traditional Kwakwaka’wakw territory. The company designs custom tours with opportunities to see pictographs, clam gardens, and culturally modified trees and hear traditional place names, songs, and stories. Sidney Whale Watching boasts a 95% sighting rate throughout the year. They are equipped with hydrophones so you can hear the whales’ thwops and songs. Sidney is strategically located in the middle of resident orca feeding grounds.

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Credit: Sea Wolf Adventures

Aboriginal Journeys specializes in grizzly bear tours that leave from Campbell River on Vancouver Island. You’ll be safe from the rain in a high-speed, covered vessel on your two-hour ride to Toba Inlet--a fjord located on the coastal mainland. You will be met by your guides from Klahoose Coastal Adventures and may see humpbacks, which have returned to the area in the last six years and orcas who come for the returning salmon.

 

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Credit: Klahoose Coastal Adventures

This autumn explore precious animal habitats responsibly and see the flora and fauna of British Columbia with your own exclusive pod on state-of-the-art vessels that allow small groups to adventure with minimal contact and safe social distancing.

You can learn about more Indigenous experiences open for business in 2020 here. Indigenous Tourism BC encourages responsible travel for all visitors to Indigenous communities.

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Credit: Sea Wolf Adventures

Fall Wildlife Viewing Experiences Outside of BC

Join us on a journey through the lands and across the seas that have influenced our ancestors, cultures and traditions. All across Canada, Indigenous guides offer unique insights based on a deep connection to the land and lessons passed down through generations. Find Indigenous wildlife viewing experiences open in 2020 from across Canada here.

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