1. Campbell River: Waterfall and Wildlife Guided Boat Tour
Visit different waterfalls and spot native wildlife as your cruise off the coast on a guided boat tour from Campbell River. Spot bears foraging for food on the beach after a long winter, keep an eye out for orcas and humpbacks, and marvel at breathtaking scenery as you explore. Head to the Brown's Bay Marina and board a custom-built vessel with bench-style seating and a heated cabin to help you stay warm. Then, set out to discover the natural wonders of this area from the water. Marvel at the springtime landscapes, with all the leaves beginning to turn green and the waterfalls roaring after the rainy season. Look forward to wildlife sightings, which are common this time of year. Catch a glimpse of a momma bear and her cubs wandering along a beach or see the orcas who frequent these waters in the springtime due to the annual herring spawn. Humpback whales also begin to make their return to their summer feeding grounds, meaning there's a good chance you may spot one of these gentle giants. Around halfway through your tour, make a land-based stop for lunch. Sit back and relax as you savor a fresh homemade lunch. This is also the perfect opportunity to use the restroom, as there isn't one aboard the boat. Then, hop back onto the boat and continue exploring before heading back to the marina where your tour began.