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Aveley Heritage Sheep Ranch

Box 10
Vavenby, BC V0E 3A0
Canada
(T): 
250.676.9574
(F): 
250.676.9575

Ranch Tours: catered to each season. People of all ages are engaged for hours: cookouts, hayrides, feeding newborn lambs, hikes with spectacular views. Teahouse & museum, gift shop, history tours, family activities. Year-round accommodation in our beautiful, private B&B cottage. With the only Canadian Alpine Sheep Camp left, Aveley Ranch Tours offers a once in a lifetime experience: alpine walks/hiking, in-camp naturally-raised lamb lunch, personal guide and time with the shepherd.

Blue Planet Kayaking Adventures

PO Box 23023 #4-313 Cook St.
Victoria, BC V8V 3X5
Canada
(T): 
866.595.7856

Set amongst the backdrop of world class sea kayaking destinations, our culinary focus on locally sourced regional cuisine & expertly matched BC wine pairings showcase the best that Vancouver Island & British Columbia have to offer. The only company to offer high quality gourmet kayak adventure vacations on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. We run lodge based & camping sea kayaking expeditions. We aim to provide the best in professional guides, equipment, itineraries & of course, meals. A highly enjoyable & memorable sea kayaking experience.

Bold Point Farmstay

Box 348
Heriot Bay, BC V0P 1H0
Canada
(T): 
250.285.2272
(F): 
250.285.2272

1. Wild crafting and processing training workshops, mushrooms, berries, herbs for teas, juice, jellies, dried marinades, pickling; 2. Accommodations available; 3. Certified Educator, Certified Professional Interpreter.

Coast Mountain Expeditions

Box 25 Read Island
Surge Narrows, BC V0P 1W0
Canada
(T): 
250.285.2823

Kayak tours from Quadra Island explore coastal forest and marine ecosystems. View wildlife in nature and experience BC's wilderness on multiday expeditions and marine park daytrips. Our remote waterfront lodge runs on renewable energy systems. We serve slow food made with our own organic produce and local seafoods, enhanced in-season with chanterelle mushrooms, indigenous plants and wild berries.

Coastal Revelations Nature Tours

Box 445
Errington, BC V0R 1V0
Canada
(T): 
250.954.0110
(T): 
866.954.0110
(F): 
250.954.0110

Personal nature tours of Vancouver Island's old growth rainforest of giant trees, mountain meadows, marine life, wildlife and bird watching areas with a biologist trained by Interpretation Canada.

Damali Lavender Farm and B&B

3500 Telegraph Rd.
Cobble Hill, BC V0R 1L4
Canada
(T): 
250.743.4100
(T): 
877.743.5170
(F): 
250.743.4170

Damali is a Provènce-themed farm where you can take a walk among rows of lavender, vineyard, herb gardens, greenhouse and artisan vinegary. Stroll away the stresses of the day and rejuvenate your soul in the sanctuary of the labyrinth. Browse in the Shoppe for all natural, handmade household and body products as well as dried flowers, conifer oil distillations, essential oils, & lavender arts & crafts. Take time out to Indulge your Senses & Savour the Lifestyle with a day trip or a luxurious stay at this working farm and B&B.

Fairburn Farm Culinary Retreat & Guesthouse

3310 Jackson Rd.
Duncan, BC V9L 6N7
Canada
(T): 
250.746.4637
(F): 
250.746.4317

Agritourism in the Cowichan Valley since 1955. Farmstays, culinary programs, and cooking classes featuring seasonal, local and wild food.

Great Bear Nature Tours

PO Box 1168
Port Hardy, BC V0N 2P0
Canada
(T): 
250.949.9496
(F): 
250.949.9467

Great Bear Nature Tours offers grizzly bear viewing tours from Port Hardy to the central coast of BC. Our charming floating lodge accommodates 10 guests. As the only company operating in our river system, we offer an unparalleled wilderness experience. The all-inclusive tours include of accommodation, transfers from Port Hardy by seaplane, gourmet meals, two wildlife viewing sessions per day and other activities such as interpretive rainforest hikes and inlet cruises.

Grizzly Bear Safari

c/o #10 - 3100 Kensington Cr.
Courtenay, BC V9N 8Z9
Canada
(T): 
877.764.4286
(F): 
250.334.8858

Knight Inlet's most complete grizzly bear and orca safari. Small, friendly lodge, experienced guides (averaging 25 years in Knight Inlet) and great scenery and wildlife: grizzly bears, orcas, humpbacks, dolphins, bald eagles and many more.

Heart of the Mountain Outdoor Adventures

Box 275
Cranbrook, BC V1C 4H8
Canada
(T): 
250.426.5789
(F): 
250.426.5789

Come join us with your family and friends in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in the country they call the Nyahe-Ya-Nibi. The upper Elk Valley is some of the most wild and beautiful country in the Canadian Rockies. The scenery is spectacular, the fishing excellent, the wildlife viewing opportunities unique and exciting. And the mode of travel— by mountain packhorse— adventurous.

Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures

PO Box 1318 1790 A Campbell Way
Port McNeill, BC V0N 2R0
Canada
(T): 
250.956.4617
(T): 
866.546.4347

Guided sea kayaking tours of Vancouver Island, the Great Bear Rainforest, and the Queen Charlotte Islands. We offer day trips, multi-day base camp, and multi-day expedition style kayaking tours. Join us to kayak with orcas, humpback whales and sea otters. No experience is necessary for most trips. Great food and all equipment is provided. Family friendly departures are available.

Kynoch West Coast Adventures

1900 Highway 20
Bella Coola, BC V0T 1H0
Canada
(T): 
250.982.2298
(T): 
866.982.2298
(F): 
250.982.2145

We offer a variety of exciting wilderness trips, including some of the finest guided grizzly bear watching and wildlife viewing in Canada, eco tours with professional biologists as guides. See ancient rain forests on Canada's West Coast, exciting snorkeling trips with Pacific salmon, wildlife and grizzly bear viewing opportunities and mountain biking the Coastal Range of British Columbia. Based in the Bella Coola Valley in the Great Bear Rainforest.

Majestic Ocean Kayaking

PO Box 287 Booking office: 167 Helen Rd.
Ucluelet, BC V0R 3A0
Canada
(T): 
250.726.2868
(T): 
800.889.7644
(F): 
250.726.2860

Guided kayaking tours, in the Broken Group Islands, Pacific Rim National Park, Barkley Sound and Clayquot Sound. Lessons from certified and knowledgeable guides. Gourmet food, quality equipment and fun for all ability levels. Half day tours, full day tours and multi-day tours. Sea Kayak guide certification courses offered by Dan Lewis and Bonny Glambeck.

Maple Leaf Adventures

PO Box 8845 28 Bastion Sq.
Victoria, BC V8W 3Z1
Canada
(T): 
888.599.5323

Tour the spectacular BC wilderness on a classic tall ship. Watch grizzly bears and spirit bears. Spend time with whales, dolphins and sea otters. Learn about the rainforests and sea life from top BC naturalists. Visit First Nations cultural sites with First Nations guides. Destinations include Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands), Great Bear Rainforest, southeast Alaska, Gulf Islands and Broughton Archipelago. These exceptional small-group trips, accompanied by a chef, are listed as one of Canada's 6 "Best Travel Experiences" by Frommer's Canada. Ranked the #3 adventure cruise company on Earth by the editors of National Geographic Adventure.

Outa-the-woods Treehouse and Wildwood Cabin

6047 Lang Rd.
Wardner, BC V0B 2J0
Canada
(T): 
250.429.3050

Ecotourism adventure. Experience the magic of living in the trees. Wilderness accommodation in a tree house built on a large platform between 7 trees. Has rustic furniture and furnishings carved from burls and windfall. Enviro friendly - solar power, composting toilet. Fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, loft bedroom, large deck. Pictures available on website. Also, a secluded log cabin on a private trout stocked lake with beach, canoe and Rocky Mountain view - www.wildwoodcabin.ca.

Outdoor Discoveries

Silver Star Mountain & Vernon, BC
Silver Star Mountain, BC V1B 3X6
Canada
(T): 
250.545.7446

Fun and adventurous Mountain Wildflower Tours, Bears & Berries Tours, and Snowshoe Tours on Silver Star Mountain. Mushroom Safaris in the Fall. Park Discoveries for spectacular views of the best natural places in the North Okanagan. Prescheduled and custom tours for individuals, couples, families, friends, tour groups, schools and clubs. Always fun and informative! Bring a camera!

Pacific Rainforest Adventure Tours Inc.

215 Chestnut Street
Parksville, BC V9P 2P7
Canada
(T): 
250.248.3667
(F): 
250.248.3667

Operating since 1999, our specialty is ancient old growth forest eco-tours. We provide exceptional rainforest, nature, wildlife viewing eco-tours as well as sightseeing, artisan studio and wine tours on Vancouver Island. We cater to those who are looking for an alternative to hiking, but who desire the adventure of visiting new places while learning about the natural and human history of the area. Guides are experienced naturalists and are first aid certified.

Pemberton Gateway Village Suites

7330 Arbutus
Pemberton, BC V0N 2L0
Canada
(T): 
877.894.5929
(T): 
604.894.8888

Lat & Long: 50° 19' 4.6915", -122° 47' 54.8019" Stay with us for Slow Food Events Like: Visits to Agro-tourism Farms, organic Pemberton Distillery, Pemberton's Farmers Market Wed, Whistler Farmers Market Wed & Sun, & Cornucopia Whistler. We're a proud sponsor of Pemberton's Slow Food Cycle Sunday. In House restaurant Mile One features local produce. Many other great local restraunts with in walking distance. Closest Hotel to the back country. Stay with us when you come up to pick berries or mushrooms. We're the closest Hotel to the Duffy Lake Ski areas, only 15 min from Joffre Lakes. Come relax & escape in the Western themed valley of Pemberton, BC. daily, weekly & monthly rental options, sleep well knowing that you are in a newly eco-friendly green built boutique hotel! Each room has spacious interiors with 9' ceilings. HRV's provide superior air quality to each room and I'm sure you'll feel good knowing that you can reduce your carbon footprint by sleeping here!All our windows open for Natural Breezes. Only 20 min. North of Whistler, enjoy all that Pemberton & Whistler have to offer while staying in comfort & relaxation in the Pemberton Gateway Village Suites Hotel. Free secure underground parking with free bike/ski lockers.

Qqs (Eyes) Projects Society

Box 786
Bella Bella, BC V0T 1Z0
Canada
(T): 
250.957.2917
(F): 
250.957.2947

Numas Native Toys is a community project started with the intention of using 'waste wood' from the Great Bear Rainforest to create something of value. We make unique wooden toys with a First Nations twist; every toy features a design by Heiltsuk artist Nusi (Ian Reid). We also run the Keoeye Lodge, an eco-tourism retreat. The lodge is located on the beautiful Koeye River, on BC's Central Coast. Check out our website for details!

Saturna Sea Kayaking

PO Box 81
Saturna Island, BC V0N 2Y0
Canada
(T): 
250.539.5553
(F): 
250.539.5548

Saturna Sea Kayaking offers kayak rentals, guided tours and lessons from our location in Boot Cove

Sea Otter Kayaking & Sailing Charters

131 Brookwood Pl.
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1W4
Canada
(T): 
877.537.5678

The Southern Gulf Islands has some of the best sailing and kayaking and wildlife viewing available in the world. Wildlife encounters include Orcas, Minke and Gray whales, Porpoise, Otters, Seals, Sea lions, and a vast array of local and migrating marine bird life. We will explore new areas and each night will find us in a new anchorage. One of the greatest advantages of Kayaking from a mother ship is being able to reach secluded spots away from the reach of other kayakers.

Sooke Harbour House Hotel, Restaurant, Art Gallery and Spa

1528 Whiffen Spit Rd.
Sooke, BC V0S 1N0
Canada
(T): 
250.642.3421
(F): 
250.642.6988

Regional, seasonal and certified organic products can be found throughout our hotel, from the restaurant to the spa. We serve a wide selection of wild mushrooms, berries, indigenous plants and local seaweed, fresh from the forest and the sea. Good things come in Sooke Harbour House packages.

Talking Rock Resort and Quaaout Lodge

Box 1215
Chase, BC V0E 1M0
Canada
(T): 
250.679.3090
(F): 
250.679.3039

Talking Rock Resort, the pride of the Little Shuswap Indian Band, is situated on the south shore of Little Shuswap Lake. You will be treated to an experience that is rich in native history, culture and tradition, all set amidst an abundance of natural beauty. The resort offers the uniquely designed Quaaout Lodge and Conference Center, including 66 lake view guest rooms and 6 jacuzzi suites. Our executive chef welcomes you to experience traditional native cuisine in the newly renovated Jack Sam's Restaurant. Talking Rock Golf Course opened in August 2007 and meanders through a mature sandy forest finishing with a breathtaking 18th hole along the shorelines of Little Shuswap Lake. A 16 acre driving range academy completes this resort experience for golfers of all skills and abilities.

Talking Totem Tours

812 Marine Drive
Gibsons, BC V0N 1V1
Canada
(T): 
604.886.0166

Talking Totem Tours has put together a collection of cultural tours and high-calibre sporting event packages that offer 1-10 day escorted ecotours in British Columbia. Our cultural tour packages work with tour suppliers that respect both the preservation of the First Nations' culture and the environment. The people accompanying our tours are expert interpreters and guides of their history, traditions and culture. We provide earth-friendly eco-supplies to our suppliers to host green events with products made from recycled, biodegradable, or compostable materials to ensure our tours are eco-friendly.

Tlaook Cultural Adventures

Box 899
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0
Canada
(T): 
250.725.2656
(T): 
877.942.2663
(F): 
250.725.2658

Tlaook Cultural Adventures offers day trips in traditional First Nations dugout cedar canoes. These fun and educational trips focus on First Nations culture and the environment. Canoe tours available March to October in Tofino, BC, Clayoquot Sound. Guided cultural walks available in winter season.

Tofino Botanical Gardens

PO Box 886 1084 Pacific Rim Hwy.
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0
Canada
(T): 
250.725.1220
(F): 
250.725.2435

Tofino Botanical Gardens is a twelve acre haven of natural forest with a pond and planted flower, herb and kitchen gardens surrounding a café. Visitors love to discover the creative and quirky sculptures and garden structures found along the paths. The Clayoquot Field Station has dorm style and private rooms with a big kitchen, shared bathrooms and a comfortable lounge and dining area and a large sunny classroom.

Trek & Treats

4077 Monarch Place
Victoria, BC V8N 4B7
Canada
(T): 
778.433.9255
(T): 
250.415.2852

Trek & Treats is a Canadian travel consulting business located in Victoria, British Columbia. We are dedicated to creating self-propelled travel experiences for active people. We deeply appreciate the region we live in, the breathtaking natural beauty right on our doorstep. Trek & Treats is our way to share what we love about Vancouver Island and to help you discover this island’s unparalleled natural beauty, its people and their hospitality. Trek & Treats invites active travellers to experience Canada's West Coast on the Salish Shores Discovery Trail, an 80 km route across the southern tip of Vancouver Island. 

Trek & Treats’ tours are a new way to explore this intensely scenic region on a self-guided or partially guided walking or multi-sport tour.   Along the way, hikers enjoy nature, culture and hospitality. The trail crosses provincial and regional parks and old agricultural areas as well as quirky and enchanting gardens and historic sites, including Hatley Gardens National Historic site. Hikers stop at local eateries and stay in rural B&Bs and lodges as they travel at their own pace, with your own company. Trek & Treats provides route support, including maps and directions, luggage transfer and accommodation arrangements. Walking is the main mode of transport along the route, and many forested and beach sections can only be travelled on foot. Other sections can be cycled, kayaked or explored on horseback. Trek & Treat partners with experienced and knowledgeable guides and offers flexible, personalized trips year-round.

Trek & Treats

4077 Monarch Place
Victoria, BC V8N 4B7
Canada
(T): 
778.433.9255
(T): 
855.455.5355

Trek & Treats invites you to experience Canada's West Coast on the Salish Shores Discovery Trail, a multi-day hiking route across the southern tip of Vancouver Island. Explore this intensely scenic region during a 3-6 day self-guided or partially guided walking or multi-sport tour. Along the way, discover the region's rich history, its diverse natural environment and its vibrant coastal communities. Enjoy local eateries, stay in rural B&Bs. Travel at your own pace, with your own company. Trek & Treats provides detailed maps and route information, accommodations, luggage transport and route support. To cycle, kayak and horseback ride part of the 85 km route, count on us to make the arrangements.

Vancouver Island ELES ESCAPE B&B by the SEA

Jacks Rd.
Lantzville, BC T6W1J2
Canada
(T): 
250.933.4837

UPSCALE*AFFORDABLE*PET FRIENDLY Wander 3 minutes to the ocean, snuggle into robes, or curl up in the hammock and watch eagles soar overhead. We welcome you with tapas, and offer sumptuous breakfasts that cater to your dietary needs. Enjoy radiant heated bathroom floors, private entrances and sitting areas, 3 decks and exceptional hospitality. Find us by the sea, 5 minutes N. Of Nanaimo, 1+ hour from Victoria. It is our intent to exceed your expectations.

Warm Rapids Inn and Kayak School

6633 Cowichan Lake Road Box 636
Lake Cowichan, BC V0R 2G0
Canada
(T): 
250.709.5543
(F): 
250.749.6649

In the business of helping people experience the natural beauty of the Cowichan Valley: B &; B, river kayak school and west coast ocean kayak guiding. Guides are trained naturalists and emphasize low footprint activities.

Wickaninnish Inn

PO Box 250 500 Osprey Lane
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0
Canada
(T): 
250.725.3100

Vancouver Island's Pointe Restaurant at The Wickaninnish Inn has become a culinary cornerstone of Canada's west coast: innovative Pacific Northwest cuisine by Chefs John Waller and Nicholas Nutting showcases local seafood and the organic bounty of Vancouver Island's mild climate. Many return for the stunning 240° ocean views, hand-carved cedar beam architecture, and uncompromising service, complemented by the Wine Spectator-lauded list focusing on BC wines. Voted "Best Resort Dining in BC" by Vancouver Magazine.

XÁ:YTEM Longhouse Interpretive Centre

35087 Lougheed Hwy
Mission, BC V2V 6T1
Canada
(T): 
604.820.9725
(F): 
604.820.9735

XÁ:YTEM is a 9,000 year-old Aboriginal village site that features a sacred transformer stone and "B.C.'s Oldest House" at 6,000 years old. A place of culture and sharing welcomes visitors to learn, interact and experience Sto:lo history, culture, archaeology and spirituality year round. XÁ:YTEM has a gift gallery that features local artists, carvers and silversmiths.

Yohetta Wilderness Adventure

RR#5, Box 62, Tibbles Site
Quesnel, BC V2J 3H9
Canada
(T): 
250.249.5056
(T): 
877.482.8569
(F): 
250.249.5056

Remote mountain wilderness and pristine glacier lakes with lots of wildlife and fish. Stay at the lodge or at the cabins on a lake. Horseback riding by the day or week trips. Fishing and game viewing or just relax and breathe the mountain air and listen to the loons.

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