Not far from where we were staying in Ucluelet, British Columbia is a lovely trail called the Wild Pacific Trail. Not to be confused with the longer and more popular West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island.
About 50 minutes from Victoria, BC on Vancouver Island is the city of Duncan. I had researched the Pacific Northwest Raptors a while back and knew that this was something that I wanted to see. I mean, who doesn’t want to see birds of prey!!!
We were lucky that we went on a weekday in early September because I imagine it gets really busy in the summer. There were many exhibits around the site, but what I was really looking forward to was the bird show. I’ve never seen one and spend so much time watching nature shows, I was very excited.
Our kayak adventure started in the picturesque town of Tofino. The small town of Tofino is located on Vancouver Island in Clayoquot Sound. If you ever find yourself on Vancouver Island, make it a priority to visit Tofino. Tofino is a must. Even more make sure you take a kayak trip. We signed up for our tour with Black Bear Kayak. Our tour guide TJ was awesome. Kayaking and hiking with him felt like hanging out with an old friend. He was also very knowledgeable about the trees and plants on our hiking trip. We highly recommend this tour.
In British Columbia for one week and only a few days left. The best part about a road trip is the flexibility you have with your rental car. Our itinerary in British Columbia includes the following:
1. Stanley Park and the City of Vancouver
2. Peak to Peak (Whistler)
3. Victoria, Vancouver Island
4. The Raptors Birds of Prey attraction in Duncan
5. Whale & Bear watching in Ucluelet on the West Coast of Vancouver Island
7. North Vancouver
More details and pictures to follow about the specific areas we visited.
All I have to say is …. WOW!!!! It truly is beautiful in British Columbia.