British Columbia is one of the richest wildlife viewing areas in Canada, with diverse and extraordinary creatures ranging from Aise Swallowtails, and Green Herons, to Trumpeter Swans. British Columbia is a birder’s haven. More than a million birds migrate on the Pacific flyway, and thousands stop over or stay through the year.

Twice every year, virtually the entire global population of Pacific Gray Whales migrates along the British Columbia Coast. All five Pacific salmon species migrate far into the province’s interior. The Fraser River, with its many tributaries, boasts the largest salmon run in the world. Mountain Goats, Moose, Caribou, and Bighorn Sheep can be seen browsing by the highway’s edge. Cougar, Black Bear, Grizzly Bear and the Kermode Bear grab even more attention.

Wildlife Viewing Tours on Vancouver Island

Wildlife Viewing Tour Operators on Vancouver Island and BC Islands

Wildlife Viewing Information for Vancouver Island

Marine Mammals

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