The Canadian wilderness is home to some of the world’s most incredible wildlife. In a day, you can witness grizzlies fishing for salmon, come face to face with a majestic moose and watch a breaching humpback whale off the coast. For wildlife photographers, the dramatic landscapes of Canada provide the ultimate setting whilst nature lovers are bound to be blown away by the diverse flora and fauna that awaits around every corner.
Canada’s landscapes are primed for a hiking adventure and its many thousands of trails are fit for any age and ability. Whether it be heli-hiking in the mountains, or a gentle stroll around one of its many alpine lakes, no matter your fitness or walking preferences, there is bound to be something that appeals to everyone.
Canada’s formidable scenery is primed for discovery on four wheels. Roads skirt majestic mountain passes, shimmering blue lakes and endless wilderness making for a journey you and your loved ones will never forget. Whether its that of a sparkling ocean, a lush pine forest, a thundering waterfall, a craggy peak or a gurgling stream, there is a postcard perfect view awaiting at every turn in the road.
The soaring mountains and thick forests of inland British Columbia are a thrilling wilderness where hikers roam through flower-filled meadows and grizzly bears fish for salmon, but venturing to the coast provides just as much fun and adventure. Our specialists have handpicked their favourite ways to spend their days in Coastal BC.
A pristine wilderness on a scale difficult to imagine, Canada’s glaciated Rocky Mountains are a true adventure playground with a huge range of activities on offer. From hiking to horse-riding and of course wildlife spotting, there is no end of things to do. Here’s our lowdown on the top ten ways to spend your days in this grand region, which spans the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia...
Black Rock Oceanfront Resort
Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada
Best for: Family, Honeymoon
Set in a dramatic position on rocks looking out to the Pacific Ocean, Black Rock Ocean Resort is in the sleepy fishing village of Ucluelet around 30 minutes drive from it's busier neighbour of Tofino. An ideal quieter base for exploring this lovely area.
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Lesser known that it's busier and bustling neighbour, Ucluelet offers a quieter and more relaxed environment to enjoy this beautiful area of Vancouver Island. The Pacific Rim park is at your doorstep with scenic walking trails of the Wild Pacific Trail running straight through the property, perfect for hikes or for simply capturing stunning photographs.
Specially designed for its dramatic location, Black Rock Ocean Resort is built of black volcanic rock and glass giving it a contemporary look with plenty of light streaming in through the windows and affording spectacular views from it's common areas.
The coast here is rugged and jagged making it quite spectacular. Beautiful beaches can be found closer to Tofino, around 30 minutes drive away, where there is excellent surfing and beachcombing.
The hotel offers all suite accommodation making it perfect for families in particular. A superb base for exploring the area with its many walking trails, adventure activities, whale and beach watching. Guests can choose to self cater or dine with spectacular views at "Fetch" restaurant. Relax in the cosy ambience of Float bar and lounge whilst watching the ocean or indulge in a pampering treatment at the Drift Spa.
When to go
BC’s varied climate is influenced by latitude, elevation and ocean proximity but it’s generally warmer in the south and cooler in the north. Winters are mild in Vancouver and Victoria, with only brief snowfalls, while other regions – especially the north and the interior – are subject to freezing temperatures and heavy snow from November to March.
Spring and fall are often warm and pleasant but rainfall can be heavy, particularly on the coast. Summers (June to September) are mostly dry and sunny with warm temperatures, but the interior is hot in July and August, with temperatures surpassing 30°C.
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Things to do
Coastal Bear Watch
This tour features black bears and explores the fjord inlets of Clayoquot Sound. During the winter, local black bears are in semi-hibernation. Please note: departure times are based on daily tides and may vary slightly. The tour lasts 2.5 hours.
Whale Watching in Tofino
This tour takes you through the pristine waters of Clayoquot Sound to view beautiful scenery and wildlife. Depending on the time of year, you could encounter gray whales, humpback whales, sea lions, sea birds and resident bald eagles.