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From Victoria in the south of Vancouver Island to Tofino on the west coast and up to the northern part of the Island which is a paradise for whale watching freaks.



Vancouver Island Photos

Broughton Archipelago Sunset Northern Vancouver Island

The coast mountains of the British Columbia mainland is bathed in the soft hues of sunset as the scattered islands of the Broughton Archipelago and shores of the Northern Vancouver Island are silhouetted.

Sunset aerial view looking from Vancouver Island over the Broughton Archipelago towards the large British Columbia Coast Mountains, British Columbia, Canada.
Rugged West Coast Vancouver Island

Taking on the sometimes ferocious Pacific Ocean, the rugged west coast of Northern Vancouver is shaped by nature whether it be water or wind. Tide pools form in the rocks at low tide making it a treasure trove of discovery.

A hidden gem on the West Coast of Northern Vancouver Island, Cape Palmerston features a rugged coastline shaped by the action of the Pacific Ocean. Cape Palmerston on the West Coast of Northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
Bald Eagle Catching Prey

Flying bald eagle catching prey, Vancouver Island, Canada.

Bald Eagle catching a fish, in flight, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
Fishing Boat Sunset Vancouver Island

Returning home after a day of fishing, a commercial fishing boat is caught in the magical light of a beautiful sunset in the waters off Northern Vancouver Island.

The waters surrounding Northern Vancouver Island play host to many species of fish including salmon and halibut. Many commercial fishing boats leave the wharf of Port McNeill or Port Hardy in the early morning and often don't return until well af ...
Cougar Mountain Lion Vancouver Island

As this cougar or mountain lion peers from behind the trees on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada we get the ideal opportunity to snap his picture.

The cougar, also known as a mountain lion or puma, lives in the wild on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada and is the largest cat found in this Province. The cougar does not like being in contact with people and he was well aware of the fact that we were around the are ...
Colourful Murals Streetlife

Colourful murals in Chemainus on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Murals in Chemainus on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
Nature Path Bog Trail Pacific Rim National Park Vancouver Island

A walking path leading through the nature along the Shorepine Bog Trail in Pacific Rim National Park on Vancouver Island, Canada.

Nature walking path along the Shorepine Bog Trail, Pacific Rim National Park, Long Beach Unit, Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, West Coast, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
Whale Watching In BC Canada

A couple of surfing killer whales seen during a whale watching tour in BC, Canada.

Off of Northern Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada there are many whale watching tours available for people wanting to see these fascinating mammals in their natural environment. One of the behavioral traits that a Killer Whale does is surf in the wake of boats and seei ...
Pacific Rim National Park Sunset

The sun sets to the west and what better place to observe sunset when on the West Coast of Vancouver Island than from along the sandy shores of South Beach in the Pacific Rim National Park.

Water swirling around rocks along South Beach during sunset, Pacific Rim National Park, Long Beach Unit, Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, West Coast, Pacific Ocean, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
Clayoquot Sound Vancouver Island

An aerial view of Clayoquot Sound located near Tofino on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.

Clayoquot Sound near Tofino on Vancouver Island, British Columbia is a tranquil place where you are surrounded by small islands, lush green forest and many species of wildlife. An incredible place in the summer to enjoy nature boating and kayaking where you can explore the many i ...
Virgin Falls Waterfall Vancouver Island BC

A rugged back country road which fringes the Tofino Inlet and skirts Kennedy Lake, eventually leads the adventurous to Virgin Falls on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Forest fringed Virgin Falls is a gem in the rough. The waterfall is reached via a long, rugged road where a tough 4WD truck is recommended, but the reward is definitely worth it. Situated on Vancouver Island in beautiful BC, Canada, Virgin Fall ...
Clayoquot Sound Aerial Vancouver Island

An aerial nature view of Clayoquot Sound near Tofino on the West Coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.

Flying above the nature of Clayoquot Sound near Tofino on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, the aerial view is astounding as the fog begins to disperse. Clayoquot Sound is a spectacular nature area on the west coast of Vancouver Island that covers a vast amount of nature's most pict ...
Northern Vancouver Island Vacation Destination Telegraph Cove

A charming vacation destination on the northern end of Vancouver Island, Telegraph Cove is one of the last remaining boardwalk communities in British Columbia.

Accommodation, food, wildlife tours and much more are on offer in Telegraph Cove, a popular summertime vacation destination on Northern Vancouver Island. There is also substantial space for leisure boat moorage at Telegraph Cove, a great opportun ...
Evergreen Rain Forest Moss Nature British Columbia

Moss hanging down on branches in the evergreen rain forest on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.

Tree branches draped in moss along the evergreen rainforest trail to Hot Springs Cove, Openit Peninsula, Maquinna Marine Provincial Park, Clayoquot Sound, Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, West Coast, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
Main Block British Columbia Parliament Building Victoria

The Main Block of the British Columbia Parliament Buildings in Victoria has architectural Baroque details mixed with Romanesque revival, Victoria, Vancouver Island.

British Columbia Parliament building at the Inner Harbor in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
Totem Poles Thunderbird Park Royal BC Museum Victoria

A must see tourist attraction in Victoria on Vancouver Island is the Thunderbird Park which belongs to the Royal BC Museum.

Totem poles in Thunderbird Park, part of the Royal BC Museum Cultural Precinct, beside of the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
Illuminated Victoria Harbor Parliament Buildings

The main tourist attraction in the south of Vancouver Island is Victoria Harbor and the BC Parliament buildings, here illuminated at twilight.

Victoria's Inner Harbour illuminated at twilight with the BC parliament buildings in the background, Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
Empress Hotel Tour Bus Victoria Twilight

One of the main landmarks in Victoria on Vancouver Island, British Columbia is the famous Empress Hotel at the harbor.

The Empress Hotel, a famous landmark in the Inner Harbour in Victoria, illuminated at twilight with a red tourist attraction tour bus in front of it, Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
Parliament Building Victoria Harbor Twilight Photo

Photo of beautiful Victoria Harbor on southern Vancouver Island, with the illuminated British Columbia Parliament buildings at twilight.

Victoria's Inner Harbour illuminated at twilight with the BC parliament buildings in the background, Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
Pacific Ocean Coastal Scenery Sunset

A national park on Vancouver Island known for it's dramatic coastal scenery and beautiful sunsets, the Pacific Rim National Park is as the name suggests, the shores of the Pacific Ocean on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

The coastal shores of the Pacific Ocean are silhouetted by the after sunset light while the clouds and sky are still lit by the glow of the sun. Pacific Rim National Park is a park steeped in magnificent coastal scenery. Rocky shore of South Beach ...
Scenic Waterfall Couple Virgin Falls

A couple enjoy the serenity of the Virgin Falls on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. The Virgin Falls are a waterfall set in the scenic landscape of the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

Taking a moment to take in the scenic beauty of a waterfall, a couple sit on the banks of the small pool at the base of Virgin Falls on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Couple sitting on a log viewing the Virgin Falls which plunge 53 metres/174 ...
Scenic Pacific Rim National Park Coastline Sunset

A gem travel destination on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, Pacific Rim National Park offers both sandy and rocky beaches with scenic forested coastline which spark in the light of a sunset.

Glinting off the water surface the sun heads for the horizon along the scenic coastline of the Pacific Rim National Park on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Being the west coast, a view of a stunning sunset is almost always guaranteed! Driftwood strewn over a ...
Nimpkish Lake Scenic Campfire Sunset

A glorious sunset over a campfire on the shores of scenic Nimpkish Lake on Northern Vancouver Island, heralds the end of a beautiful summer day.

Embers glow in a campfire contained by a ring of rocks on the shores of Nimpkish Lake as the sunset lights the evening sky and the scenic mountains in the background. Camping with camp fire at Nimpkish Lake on Northern Vancouver Island near Port ...
Forest Fringed West Coast Northern Vancouver Island

A coastline fringed by lush forest while the waters of the Pacific Ocean lap at the rugged shores, the West Coast of Northern Vancouver Island in British Columbia, is a nature lovers paradise.

Rugged coastline and wave action along the West Coast at Cape Palmerston, Northern Vancouver Island, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
Douglas-fir Trees Cathedral Grove Rainforest Vancouver Island

A stand of douglas-fir trees reach skyward from Cathedral Grove, a protected rainforest in MacMillan Provincial Park on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Moss covered trunks give an indication of the damp environment these Douglas-fir trees live in. Cathedral Grove offers visitors a beautiful walk through a rainforest on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Tall, straight Douglas-fir trees, Pseudotsuga menziesii, ...
Scenic Inside Passage Cruise Liner BC Coast Mountains

Backdropped by the scenic waterways off Northern Vancouver Island and the Coast Mountains of BC, a cruise liner navigates the waters of the Inside Passage on a journey of adventure.

A popular route for a vacation on a cruise liner is the Inside Passage which is a scenic waterway which passes by the inside of Vancouver Island and offers magnificent vistas of the scenic coast mountains of British Columbia, Canada. Cruise ship, Inside Passage, ...
Seagulls Scenic Weyton Passage British Columbia Coast

A group of various seagulls gather on a rock in Weyton Passage with the scenic British Columbia Coast waterways in the background.

The Inside Passage is full of scenic waterways such as Weyton Passage just off the coast of Northern Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. Seagulls on a rock in Weyton Passage off Northern Vancouver Island, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
Night Sky Broughton Strait Northern Vancouver Island

Islands are silhouetted while the waterways known as the Broughton Strait and Queen Charlotte Strait shine like silver against the bright night sky seen off the coast of Northern Vancouver Island, Canada.

A clear night reveals views across the Broughton Strait and the larger Queen Charlotte Strait towards the coast mountains of British Columbia. The night sky is illuminated by the setting sun off on the horizon. View over Northern Vancouver Island with Alert Bay ...
Beautiful Victoria Harbour Reflections

A calm evening reveals reflections of the grand and elegant Empress Hotel, situated along the waterfront in the inner harbour of Victoria - the beautiful capital city of British Columbia, Canada.

Illuminated Empress Hotel (Fairmont Hotel), a famous landmark in the Inner Harbour in Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
Leisure Boats Telegraph Cove Vancouver Island

During the summer months the marina at Telegraph Cove on Northern Vancouver Island is full to the brim with leisure boats. Some boaters are passing through, only staying a night or two while others have a permanent place to moor their boats.

A forest fringed, boardwalk community on Northern Vancouver Island, Telegraph Cove is a popular spot for tourists. Whether arriving in their leisures boats or by other means, Telegraph Cove is often packed over the summer months. Harbor at Teleg ...
High Speed Zodiac Coast Guard Boat

Used to get somewhere fast, the Coast Guard 508 unit use a high speed zodiac boat in order to reach boats in distress quickly or to patrol Canada's coastline.

Not a ride for the faint hearted! The Coast Guard patrolling the waters off Northern Vancouver Island use this high speed zodiac boat, propelled by two powerful motors, to respond quickly to serious situations. Coast guard boat 508 , Vancouver I ...
Scenic Sailboat Broughton Archipelago

A sailboat under motor power on a calm, windless day in the scenic Broughton Archipelago off Northern Vancouver Island. The sailboat is backdropped by the beautiful scenery and the British Columbia Coast Mountains.

The beautiful and scenic Broughton Archipelago is a place of serenity on a calm day. Many sailboats ply these waters off Northern Vancouver Island on Canada's West Coast during the summer months, exploring the endless coves, bays and islands this ...
Cluxewe Sunset Northern Vancouver Island

A stupendous sunset lights up the dramatic clouds above the Cluxewe River Estuary on Northern Vancouver Island, Canada, and the long reed grass and channel of the Cluxewe River glint in the light of sunset.

Sunset and cloud formations over the Cluxewe River Estuary, Cluxewe (Provincial) Wildlife Management Area, Northern Vancouver Island, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
Victoria City Inner Harbour Parliament Buildings

A beautiful city both by day and night, the inner harbour of Victoria, the Capital City of British Columbia, is punctuated by the illuminated Parliament Buildings as a backdrop. Seasonal flowers also adorn the waterfront.

A graceful city and the capital of British Columbia in Canada, Victoria is always presented as clean and inviting. The inner harbour features a two level waterfront path which presents views of the marina and the Parliament Buildings which at night is illuminated ...
Wood Bridge Vancouver Island Sunset

An old wood bridge leads towards the tree lined shores of Kennedy Lake on Vancouver Island. The trees are silhouetted by the sunset on a beautiful calm evening.

Old wooden bridge spanning the entrance to Clayoquot Arm of Kennedy Lake at sunset, a transition area of the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
Kennedy Lake Bridge Vancouver Island

An old bridge is reflected on the surface of pristine Kennedy Lake on a clear Vancouver Island day.

Old wooden bridge spanning the entrance to Clayoquot Arm of Kennedy Lake, a transition area of the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
Old Lake Bridge Vancouver Island

Planks missing from this old de-activated bridge show the wear and tear from years of use. This old bridge is situated at the entrance to the Clayoquot Arm of Kennedy Lake on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

It's a scary thought to drive across this old bridge which spans the entrance of an arm of Kennedy Lake on Vancouver Island. Luckily the old bridge is now out of commission. Old wooden bridge spanning the entrance to Clayoquot Arm of Kennedy Lak ...
Vacation Tourist Tofino Inlet Sunset

The bright glowing sun hovers just above the horizon at sunset over the Tofino Inlet on Vancouver Island. A tourist enjoys the sight while on vacation in the region which is well known for its scenic beauty and stunning sunsets.

Woman looking out over Tofino Inlet with reflections of the sun on the water surface, a transition area of the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
Old Wooden Bridge Kennedy Lake

Leading towards a forest clad mountain, an old wooden bridge which has seen better days, spans an arm of Kennedy Lake on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Sunset is a beautiful time of day when photographing from the shores (or the old wooden bridge) of Kennedy Lake on Vancouver Island, Canada. Old wooden bridge spanning the entrance to Clayoquot Arm of Kennedy Lake at sunset, a transition area of ...
Scenic Tofino Inlet Vancouver Island

Taking the back roads near the tourist town of Tofino on Vancovuer Island, brings one to some very scenic locations such as this picture seen from along the shores of Tofino Inlet.

A rough back road barely travelled by tourists, brings the visitor to some scenic locations while exploring the landscape and waterways enroute to Kennedy Lake and beyond. Tofino Inlet at sunset is particularly serene with islands silhouetted by ...
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