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View Wildlife in Vancouver and on the Sunshine Coast

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Learn more about the wild and winged creatures that call British Columbia home.

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Vancouver and the Sunshine Coast are home to many wild creatures. There are countless ways and see and learn about them from local guides.

location_onSewell's Marina, West Vancouver, BC
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Sewell's Marina

4.6 star(299 Google reviews)
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6409 Bay St
West Vancouver, BC

Open daily until 6:00 PMsee hourshide hours

Monday:

8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Tuesday:

8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Wednesday:

8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Thursday:

8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Friday:

8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Saturday:

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Sunday:

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Seawell's Marina offers sightseeing and wildlife tours of Howe Sound, departing from Horseshoe Bay.

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Join a tour to see marine life like dolphin, porpoise, orca, humpback, seal, sea lion, and more.

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Look up to see creatures of the sky like owl, eagle, heron, and geese.

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Vancouver

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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On land, spot deer, elk, and black bear in more remote areas outside Vancouver and on the Sunshine Coast.

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Halfmoon Bay

Halfmoon Bay, British Columbia, Canada

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Hop in a kayak (or paddleboard) and explore the inlets, waterways, and shoreline around Vancouver in search of birds and seals.

location_onFalse Creek, Vancouver, BC
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False Creek

4.7 star(104 Google reviews)
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Vancouver, BC

Learn more about the kayak and paddleboard rental options around Vancouver to get yourself on the water and closer to the local wildlife.

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Or wander Stanley Park in search of winged wonders hidden in the forest.

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Stanley Park

4.8 star(34.1K Google reviews)
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Vancouver, BC

Open daily until 5:00 PMsee hourshide hours

Monday:

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Tuesday:

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Wednesday:

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Thursday:

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Friday:

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturday:

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Sunday:

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Stanley Park is home to a variety of bird and plant species. Tour the inner trails and pathways, or walk the seawall in search of marine life.

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For a guaranteed wildlife sighting, join a Prince of Whales tour and spot orca, humpbacks, dolphins, and more in the Strait of Georgia.

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Prince of Whales - Whale Watching Adventures

4.5 star(193 Google reviews)
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1666 Duranleau St
Vancouver, BC

Open daily until 5:00 PMsee hourshide hours

Monday:

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Tuesday:

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Wednesday:

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Thursday:

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Friday:

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturday:

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Sunday:

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Book a half-day whale-watching tour to see marine life from the water.

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On Grouse Mountain, see birds of prey in action with daily shows by experienced trainers.

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Grouse Mountain

4.5 star(9.5K Google reviews)
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6400 Nancy Greene Way
North Vancouver, BC

Open daily until 9:30 PMsee hourshide hours

Monday:

9:00 AM – 9:30 PM

Tuesday:

9:00 AM – 9:30 PM

Wednesday:

9:00 AM – 9:30 PM

Thursday:

9:00 AM – 9:30 PM

Friday:

9:00 AM – 9:30 PM

Saturday:

9:00 AM – 9:30 PM

Sunday:

9:00 AM – 9:30 PM

Witness the hunting skills of the eagle, hawk, and falcon with demonstrations all summer long.

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Or gaze at Grinder and Coola, the two resident grizzly bears, at Grouse Mountain's Wildlife Refuge.

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Grouse Mountain

4.5 star(9.5K Google reviews)
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6400 Nancy Greene Way
North Vancouver, BC

Open daily until 9:30 PMsee hourshide hours

Monday:

9:00 AM – 9:30 PM

Tuesday:

9:00 AM – 9:30 PM

Wednesday:

9:00 AM – 9:30 PM

Thursday:

9:00 AM – 9:30 PM

Friday:

9:00 AM – 9:30 PM

Saturday:

9:00 AM – 9:30 PM

Sunday:

9:00 AM – 9:30 PM

Visit the Wildlife Refuge at Grouse Mountain. This research, education, and conservation centre offers interpretative programs to make learning about nature and wildlife fun.

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For bird-lovers, Richmond's George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary is the place to see thousands of thriving bird species.

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George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary

4.8 star(938 Google reviews)
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5191 Robertson Rd
Delta, BC

Open daily except Mondaysee hourshide hours

Monday:

Closed

Tuesday:

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Wednesday:

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Thursday:

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Friday:

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Saturday:

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Sunday:

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Tickets can be booked in advance online to visit the bird sanctuary.

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On the Sunshine Coast—just a quick 40-minute ferry from Horseshoe Bay—more wildlife sightings await.

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Desolation Sound

4.5 star(13 Google reviews)
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Strathcona, BC

Learn more about the sightseeing and wildlife experiences on the Sunshine Coast.

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Kayak operators on the Sunshine Coast offer day tours or multi-day excursions to see wildlife and explore the coastal marine environment.

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Desolation Sound

4.5 star(13 Google reviews)
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Strathcona, BC

Learn more about the sea kayak operators on the Sunshine Coast who can get you up close and personal with wildlife.

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Join a Sea Lion Boat Tour with Egmont Adventure Centre to get up close to these incredible creatures.

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Egmont Adventure Centre

4.1 star(11 Google reviews)
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6719 Maple Rd
Egmont, BC

Egmont Adventure Centre on the far tip of the Southern Sunshine Coast offers wildlife and sightseeing tours of this incredible area.

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Roam the many beaches in search of jellyfish, crabs, clams, and little marine creatures. Or look up, for eagles soaring overhead.

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Roberts Creek

Roberts Creek, British Columbia, Canada

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See a list of beaches on the Sunshine Coast—from Langdale to Lund—to explore.

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Check out WildSafeBC for more information on how to keep wildlife, communities, and yourself safe while you are exploring.

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