The last frontier of Vancouver Island is a road less traveled, but those that make it this far north will be rewarded with some of the most pristine wilderness land in all of Canada.
Beginning just north of Campbell River, this region encompasses the farthest tip of the island and even extends east across the ocean to parts of mainland BC and home of the Great Bear Rainforest.
It’s a little more remote and a lot more rugged, but for what this region lacks in fine dining and luxury resorts it makes up for it in natural beauty.
While whale watching vessels cut through the ocean in every region on Vancouver Island, in the North Island you can also paddle right up to whales and view them up close at water level right from your own kayak! In fact, Lonely Planet rates a kayak encounter with whales in the Johnstone Strait #2 among Canada’s Top-10 Amazing Adventures.
If you love remote and rugged hiking, then this is the region not to be missed. Cape Scott Park with its dense coastal rainforest and rugged coastline offers some of the best and most challenging hikes in all of Canada.
Grizzly bear tours on Vancouver Island? Absolutely! Float plane into the fully self contained floating Great Bear Lodge on the shores of mainland BC where you will embark on daily tours to observe grizzly bears feasting on spawning salmon right before your eyes. If visiting the Great Bear Rainforest and one of the last strongholds of the grizzly bear wasn’t on your bucket list before, it should be now.
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