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Nahatlatch River Rafting - 24 Amazing Rapids

Nahatlatch River Rafting - 24 Amazing Rapids

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Paddle two dozen Class III and IV rapids on the Nahatlatch River during this half-day excursion. With a guide for every 4- to 8-passenger boat, this river rafting is suitable for both thrill-seekers and novices. Enjoy some of British Columbia’s best white-water action while surrounded by forests and mountains. Full-body wetsuit, booties, helmet and lifejacket are provided for safety and comfort.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$148.50
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$148.50

2-Day Fantasy Island Getaway

2-Day Fantasy Island Getaway

Immerse yourself in British Columbia’s great outdoors on this 2-day adventure from Lytton. Set up overnight camp on Fantasy Island, located in the middle of the Thompson River, and admire the majestic Black Canyon. Dig into delicious barbecue fare and share stories around a campfire under the stars. Then, spot bighorn sheep in the town of Spences Bridge, before you paddle aboard a raft back to base in Lytton. Trips depart every weekend from mid-July through Labour Day weekend in September.
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  • 2 days
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$381.32
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Fraser River Scenic Rafting Trip

Fraser River Scenic Rafting Trip

REO Rafting Resort offers a Fraser River rafting adventure for all ages with gentle rapids and great scenery. Features include several bouncy wave trains, spinning whirlpools and a hot canyon climate (30-35 C in the summer). You can cool off with a "cold shower" when your guide takes you underneath the pouring waterfall. Paddling is optional, if you want you can just sit back and enjoy the views of the Fraser Canyon's steep walls and surrounding forest. Wildlife you may see are eagles, osprey, black bear, marmots and river otters. As an added bonus you can enjoy floating in the warm Fraser River - just jump in and hold on to a rope tethered to the raft as it carries you down stream!
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$134.17
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$134.17
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Family Friendly Cheakamus Splash Rafting- Squamish

Family Friendly Cheakamus Splash Rafting- Squamish

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Experience the best of the rugged Canadian wilderness and indulge your sense of adventure on this 3-hour Squamish and Cheakamus River white-water rafting trip. Following a full safety briefing, pull on your helmet and safety gear, grab your paddle and hop aboard your raft. Then, challenge yourself against the swirling rapids of the mighty Cheakamus River with your guide. During your 1.5-hour descent, paddle hard through the winding turns of the class I and II rapids, and keep an eye on the riverbanks for native bears, beavers, deer and eagles.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$103.41
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$103.41
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Seymour Narrows 2 Hour Tour

Seymour Narrows 2 Hour Tour

Come and experience the power and beauty of Seymour Narrows, one of Vancouver Island’s natural wonders. Watch the whirl pools form and feel the power of the water as your trusted and experienced skipper gets you up close and personal to some of the most powerful, turbulent tidal waters in North America.Your skipper will discuss the history of the Narrows and explain why the water is so turbulent.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$78.60
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$78.60

3-Hour Afternoon Coastal Adventure

3-Hour Afternoon Coastal Adventure

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Tour the through the beautiful Discovery Passage and Seymour Narrows, and witness the history and beauty the coast has to offer. Common visitors on these tours are the friendly harbour seals, shy Harbour Porpoises, and the Mighty Bald Eagle. If we're lucky we will be greeted by our larger friends, such as humpbacks, orca's and pacific white-sided dolphins!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$139.82
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$139.82

Victoria Harbour Stand-Up Paddleboard Tour

Victoria Harbour Stand-Up Paddleboard Tour

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Discover the craze of SUP and enjoy fine views over Victoria’s famous skyline on this 3-hour Victoria Harbour stand-up paddleboard tour. Explore the channels of Victoria Harbour, where ferries, seaplanes, whale-watching boats and fishing vessels come and go daily. Delve into the Inner Harbour and the Gorge Waterway with your guide. Watch the waves for native otters and seals, and keep your eyes on the skies for soaring eagles and cormorants. Admire local attractions including the Fairmont Empress Hotel, the BC Parliament Buildings and Tillicum Bridge from the water.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.43
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$66.43
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Port Renfrew Whale & Wildlife Watching

Port Renfrew Whale & Wildlife Watching

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Join Orca Spirit for an unhurried adventure along the glacier-carved shoreline of the Juan de Fuca Strait, BC. In addition to whale and wildlife watching, we’ll cruise by the Lighthouse at Carmanah, Sea Lion Rock, and the West Coast & Juan de Fuca Trails. Keep your eyes peeled for telltale blows off in the distance and black bears, deer, bald eagles and other wildlife playing hide and seek in the majestic old growth forests nearby.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$134.65
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Zodiac Marine Wildlife Excursion from Victoria

Zodiac Marine Wildlife Excursion from Victoria

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Get up close and personal with the ocean and its incredible marine wildlife during this whale watching excursion from Victoria. Climb onboard a Zodiac boat equipped with padded bench seats and cruise the sea at up to 35-knots while your marine naturalist explains the area and animals around you. Head for the Juan de Fuca and Haro Strait and lookout for humpback whales, otters, seals sealions, and birds.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$92.95
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$92.95
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Granite Falls Zodiac Tour

Granite Falls Zodiac Tour

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Experience Vancouver sights by water on this 3-hour zodiac-boat tour from Granville Island. Cross False Creek and admire Siwash Rock, an iconic stone spire located near the Lion’s Gate Bridge. In Vancouver Harbour, learn about the waterfront landmarks. Venture into Deep Cove and the glacial fjord of the Indian Arm, for incredible views of granite cliffs that you can only see by boat. Capture the beauty of Granite Falls and Silver Falls before heading back.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$98.78
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$98.78
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Bowen Island Dinner and Zodiac Tour

Bowen Island Dinner and Zodiac Tour

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Make your meal an adventure on a 3-hour zodiac tour from Vancouver to Bowen Island at the mouth of Howe Sound. In addition to dinner and a drink at Doc Morgan’s, this tour includes a high-speed boat ride, ocean-ready gear, and sightseeing along the Vancouver waterfront.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$121.15
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$121.15
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Vancouver City and Seals Scenic Boat Tour

Vancouver City and Seals Scenic Boat Tour

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Discover the sights and sounds around Vancouver, British Columbia, on this scenic, 90-minute boat tour. Led by a knowledgeable local guide, travel along the coastline of English Bay, west of the downtown peninsula, to popular Lighthouse Park, the Seal Colony and centrally located False Creek, which separates downtown Vancouver from the rest of the city. Along the way, see a plethora of attractions, like Stanley Park, English Bay Beach, the Lions Gate Bridge, plus offshore freighters, the beautiful homes of West Vancouver and much more.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$54.90
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$54.90
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The Ultimate Day Tour!

The Ultimate Day Tour!

The ultimate day out on the water. This 7 hour tour includes lunch at the famous town of Gibson on the Sunshine Coast. Travel through the Howe Islands and visit amazing locations. You will travel by 2 different Seal Colonies, Bald Eagle habitats, Horseshoe Bay and to the Old Growth Temperate Rain Forest beyond Gambier Island. This is without a doubt our best tour and an experience you will never forget.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$733.17
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Victoria Marine Wildlife Tour

Victoria Marine Wildlife Tour

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Discover why British Columbia is one of the best places in the world to see whales and other marine wildlife on this 3-hour tour with Eagle Wing Tours at Victoria’s Fisherman’s Wharf. Hop aboard a comfortable semi-covered or open boat and help support Eagle Wing’s many conservation, education and research activities! Let certified and knowledgeable naturalists be your guides to the stunning wildlife and natural history of the Salish Sea. Watch for seals, sea lions, otters and porpoises as well as bald eagles and a mind-boggling assortment of marine birds. Hoping for something bigger? There’s always a chance to see humpback, killer, minke or grey whales!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$104.24
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$104.24
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Sport Fishing Adventure on the Rugged West Coast of Vancouver Island

Sport Fishing Adventure on the Rugged West Coast of Vancouver Island

Reel in halibut, salmon, and much more on an 8-hour chartered fishing tour from Vancouver. You can leave your tackle box at home, as all necessary gear and bait is offered at no additional cost. Allow your captain to navigate the coastal waters of the Barkley Sound to find the prime fishing spots. While waiting for a tug on the line, keep your eyes peeled for eagles, sea lions, whales, and other local wildlife.
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  • 8 hours
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$499.50
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$499.50
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Wilderness & Eagle Viewing Float

Wilderness & Eagle Viewing Float

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From October through April join a small group, limited to 15, for a half-day wildlife excursion and scenic float on the Squamish River. Prime eagle-viewing season runs November–February, while shoulder seasons offer sightings of elk, bear, deer, waterfowl, and the occasional cougar. Marvel at snow-dusted Stawamus Chief Mountain, spring-melt waterfalls, the old-growth forests. Lunch, warm beverages, and a professional photographer make it a truly unique experience.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$107.54
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$107.54

Ultimate Vancouver Small-Group Tour with Capilano Suspension Bridge and Lunch

Ultimate Vancouver Small-Group Tour with Capilano Suspension Bridge and Lunch

This comprehensive small-group (6 guest limit) tour of the City of Vancouver and North Vancouver will guide you through all of the must-see spots in one adventure packed day! Enjoy the best the Vancouver area has to offer, including: the Vancouver Lookout Tower, a narrated drive through Downtown Vancouver (including Gastown & Chinatown), Stanley Park, the Capilano Suspension Bridge including Cliffwalk®, Skyride to the top of Grouse Mountain where you will experience a meal with the best views of the surrounding mountains and ocean waters.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$234.96
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$234.96
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Private Tour: Giant Sturgeon Fishing

Private Tour: Giant Sturgeon Fishing

The rivers of British Columbia are known for their excellent big-game fishing, but arranging a fishing trip takes a lot of planning. With this organized sturgeon fishing tour from Vancouver, all necessary equipment, licenses, and transport is provided—as well as a barbecue lunch and a guide—leaving you free to focus on hauling in your catch.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,698.49
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$1,698.49
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Sea Vancouver Waterfront Sightseeing

Sea Vancouver Waterfront Sightseeing

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See Vancouver's dramatic skyline from the water on a small-group cruise in an inflatable Zodiac boat that accommodates 12 passengers. You'll navigate Vancouver Harbour, Burrard Inlet, English Bay, and False Creek, spotting some of the city's top sites and landmarks along the way. And since Vancouver Harbour is home to bald eagles, harbor seals, and dolphins, keep your camera ready and watch for wildlife as you hit speeds up to 30 mph (48 kph).
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$46.02
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Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Telegraph Cove

Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Telegraph Cove

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Share the waters with whales, orcas, and more on a wildlife watching tour. In addition to animal sightings, the aquatic adventure also offers great views of the San Juan and Gulf Islands, plus the Howe Sound. Stay warm inside the cabin, where you can purchase snacks and drinks. Your ticket comes with a whale sighting guarantee, with a free tour should you not spot any whales.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$121.40
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Inside Passage & Rocky Mountain Tour

Inside Passage & Rocky Mountain Tour

This small intimate tour provides a journey of a lifetime through one of the wildest, diverse and unbelievably beautiful parts of the world. Starting and finishing in Vancouver, we explore some of the most scenic places in British Columbia & Alberta. We navigate routes that are embedded into Canadian History: cruising the The Salish Sea, the Pacific Ocean as you weave through Islands in the Pacific Northwest, follow the Skeena River as you make your way to the Continental Divide through the Rocky Mountains and finally follow the Fraser River back to Vancouver where the journey began. Along the way, you will experience distinctly Canadian activities that will deepen your understanding of Canadian culture, nature and landscape. Be sure to pack your binoculars for this tour!
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  • 11 days
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$2,885.73
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Victoria Day Tour from Vancouver

Victoria Day Tour from Vancouver

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A visit to Vancouver is not complete without a trip to Victoria, the capital of British Columbia. This 14-hour combo tour first takes you through the Gulf Islands aboard a BC Ferry and then back on land on a coastal drive through James Bay, the Trans Canada Highway and Fisherman’s Wharf. Wind through downtown Victoria aboard a comfy coach and admire top landmarks including the historic Empress Hotel, the Parliament buildings and the Inner Harbour. The tour includes free time in Victoria before you’re transported back to Vancouver.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$157.19
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Victoria Shore Excursion: Whale-Watching Cruise with Expert Naturalist Guides

Victoria Shore Excursion: Whale-Watching Cruise with Expert Naturalist Guides

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Trade your cruise ship for a whale-watching vessel on a 3-hour shore excursion from the port of Victoria. Travel into the open waters of the northern Pacific Ocean to spot native marine life including orcas, humpback whales, harbor seals and minke whales. Learn about British Columbia’s amazing aquatic ecosystems from onboard naturalist guides, who will help point out passing species along the way. It’s an exciting and educational voyage for the whole family!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$78.18
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Ultimate Marine Whale & Wildlife Tour

Ultimate Marine Whale & Wildlife Tour

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Go whale watching in Victoria on a 12-passenger boat that’s designed for seeking out whales and marine wildlife on Vancouver Island’s spectacular coast. With a heated cabin, onboard bathrooms, and outdoor viewing decks, this whale watching tour is a comfortable alternative to an open speedboat that still provides the maneuverability and personal experience of a small craft while searching for orcas, humpback whales, minke whales, seals, and more.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$99.28
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