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Parksville Qualicum Beach's central location makes it the perfect base for whale watching in Vancouver Island.
Many of the whale watching tour companies also offer Black Bear and Grizzly Bear excursions. In just over an hour's drive, you can hop on a Killer Whale watching tour at Campbell River. Campbell River whale watching tours let visitors see watching Killer Whales feeding, breaching, hunting, beach rubbing, or playing with each other. You also have the opportunity to see Humpback Whales, Pacific White-Sided Dolphins, and porpoises.
Whale Watching in Tofino & Ucluelet
In a couple of hours, you can see Gray and Humpback whales in Tofino and Ucluelet. Ucluelet and Tofino whale watching tours explore both the sheltered waters of Clayoquot and Barkley Sounds as well as the open ocean with Jamie's Whaling Station & Adventure Centres.
No matter what outdoor activity you are planning, be prepared. Follow the three Ts—trip planning, training, and taking the essentials. AdventureSmart is a great resource to help you get informed before heading outdoors.Learn More
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