Outdoor activities in Vancouver Island

Top Outdoor Activities in Vancouver Island, British Columbia

Outdoor Activities in Vancouver Island

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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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4 hours
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Shore Excursions
3–4 hours
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$119.63
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Air Tours
1 day
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3 hours
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$108.76
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3 hours
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$91.00
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4 hours
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Private Sightseeing Tours
1–2 hours
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$233.05
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Adventure Tours
3 hours
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Walking Tours
1–2 hours
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$39.95
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What travelers are saying

  • Suzanne B
    4 contributions
    Amazing garden. Victoria is beautiful. Our your guy Ed was very knowledgeable however was a bit abrupt sometimes
    Written October 3, 2022
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  • BeeSummers
    London, UK29 contributions
    Seeing the humpback whales was amazing. Something I've had on my bucket list for years! Having the marine biologists on board was also amazing because they were so knowledgeable. It can be quite cold when the boats moving so wrap up warm! In particular, Scott's energy and work ethic was really impressive!
    Written October 3, 2022
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  • Bonnie M
    1 contribution
    Well run.. we had perfect weather! Saw orcas and humpback! Beautiful trip!. Guide was knowledgeable and had great respect for
    The environment and doing the least to disturb the whales, quietly veiwing without disturbing them. As it should be
    Written October 1, 2022
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  • BCBandit
    4 contributions
    The boat was excellent at providing a mix of both adventure and comfort. Our guide, Derek, was very knowledgeable and friendly. Very impressed with the company's emphasis on education and sustainability. They definitely emphasized giving back to the community and working to save the animals and the environment.
    Written October 3, 2022
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  • Joan B
    5 contributions
    We had one day to travel from Vancouver, do 2 high teas and tour the Butchart Gardens. This was THE way to go. They were so helpful when we made reservations on the phone and so helpful when we checked in. They got us on an earlier plane back that night. Their scheduling of plane, bus transport and garden tickets was so dependable and made it so easy to do. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
    Written September 15, 2022
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  • Cindy R
    1 contribution
    We had a spectacular day to head out on the Zodiac for an incredible experience. George, our guide had great tidbits of info along the way about anything related to the activity in the harbour as well as what to expect on the trip. After a speedy trek along the coast we found a pod of Orca’s! Amazing!!! George maneuvered us around the pod and we were lucky to watch some incredible activity! We went into a quiet bay to see some Kelp and other vegetation, to the lighthouse island to see the raucous sea lions and then out to chase down some humpbacks!!! A wonderful experience. Also the staff at the ticket and info centre were lovely and helpful! Would recommend this company to anyone!
    Written October 3, 2022
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  • DarlaN
    Regina, Canada4 contributions
    Our party of four was very pleased with our whale watching tour. Our guide provided a great deal of knowledge of the wildlife we saw throughout the entire tour. We were able to see seals, sea lions and humpback whales. We were even able to identify one of the whales that we saw from his/her tail markings. That was exciting!
    Written September 23, 2022
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  • Joseph See
    15 contributions
    The boat captain and the guide are well informed and provided some very interesting information. We had a fun trip and saw what we came to see. Strong recommendation.
    Written September 9, 2022
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  • flanagr1
    County Dublin, Ireland2 contributions
    Great day. Very spacious boat, saw lots of animals and Ryan and Bill, our guide and captain, were excellent and very knowledgeable.
    Written October 2, 2022
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  • Deb and Brad S
    Kitchener, Canada85 contributions
    Very informative and flexible with what we needed. Very friendly and knowledgeable, on time for pick up and greatly enjoyed this.
    Written September 12, 2022
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  • Escape305053
    Atlanta, GA3 contributions
    Richard was great and very knowledgeable!! We added an extra hour and went to the top of the mountain! Learned a lot about the whole island, not just the tourist spots!
    Written August 30, 2022
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  • MBain
    South Queensferry11 contributions
    We had an excellent trip with Ocean Ecoventures. We had Tax as our captain, who was brilliant. The information she was able to give us really enhanced our trip and her ability to identify each whale activity was amazing. We were fortunate enough to see 8 humpbacks on our trip and being able to spend time watching them, listening to them and even smelling their breath is a memory that will last. Would thoroughly recommend this trip.
    Written September 29, 2022
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  • Mei Y
    1 contribution
    Very organized trip. Our guide/driver was awesome, very informative and considerate. One day may be too short for Victoria, but we didn't waste any minutes on the way. I would definitely recommend this one day trip to my friends if they don't have much time to stay. Our driver played the Buthchart Gardens video on the way back, so no need to buy it in the gift store. He also dropped us off to a location closer to our hotel. We really appreciate that especially when we traveled with a kid after a tiring long day. Thank you so much!
    Written September 28, 2022
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  • Cathy C
    5 contributions
    It was an enjoyable and informative tour of older Victoria. Our guide was able to answer all of our questions and when she didn’t know she said we’ll have to look that one up. Chuck was an easy going and obedient horse. Love that he joined the dialogue at times.
    Written September 23, 2022
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  • cstarnes2017
    Nanaimo, Canada13 contributions
    Great beautiful views of the coast and strait of Georgia. It is pretty much a return flight from Nanaimo but really cool especially if you have never experienced this before.Sechelt is a cute little town with a great swimable beach.
    Written July 29, 2021
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