Scenic & Wildlife on Quadra Island
Quadra Island is located at the southern edge of the Great Bear Rainforest on the frontier between the towns and cities of British Columbia's south coast and the unspoilt wilderness of the Central Coast. It is surrounded by dramatic coastal scenery; snowcapped mountains rise from the emerald fjordal waters of the mainland inlets to the east and to the west the skyline of the Vancouver Island mountains completes the frame, around the island are rushing tidal rapids, calm channels numerous islets and beaches waiting to be discovered. The Discovery Islands region is one of the most spectacular landscapes in the world and one of the few true wilderness areas remaining.
A diverse array of wildlife make their homes among this striking landscape including: seals, sea lions, porpoise, salmon, bald eagles, osprey, great blue herons, black-tailed deer, wolf and black bears. Further off the Island in the deep wilderness of the Coast Range mountains opportunities exist to view grizzly bears (there are no grizzlies on Quadra Island!), passing orcas, dolphins, grey and humpback whales. The best whale watching in our area is in the Johnstone Strait. Some Quadra Island based sea kayak operators offer tours in this area.
Wildlife is best seen from the water by kayak or powercraft and numerous tour operators offer regular trips in the Quadra Island region to view wildlife.
Quadra Island Boat Tours offers guests a first-row seat to the incredible waters surrounding Quadra and Cortes Islands. From breathtaking scenery and views of unique marine wildlife to vital local history and important cultural landmarks, this stunning corner of the world truly has something for everyone. With so much to see and do, we also offer custom experiences for those who want to explore the paths less travelled. Let us take you there!
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Wild Waterways Adventures (WWA) is a unique carbon neutral Adventure Tourism company based off of Quadra Island in British Columbia, Canada. The Discovery Islands are immersed in one of the most unique and thriving ecosystems on the planet. Exploring with us you will deep dive into Mother Nature’s natural processes.
WWA offers a diverse array of adventures from whale watching, wildlife, and bear tours to forest bathing hikes. When booking with us you can customize your adventure and explore Coastal Temperate Rainforests and vast populations of wildlife thriving in the infamous tidal rapids of the islands and coastal mountain fjords.
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