Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations

Wildlife Viewing in the Vancouver Island Region

Environmental Stewardship Division

The Vancouver Island Region offers a wide range of viewing opportunities for both wildlife and fish. From marine waters to mountain peaks, there is something to experience in every season.

The Vancouver Island Region includes all of Vancouver Island from Victoria to Cape Scott, and all of the Gulf Islands.

Viewing highlights include whale watching, a large spring migration of Brant and wintering Trumpeter Swan. Vancouver Island is also home to the endangered Vancouver Island Marmot, with a population of less than 200. The marine waters offer excellent marine mammal viewing, especially for Orcas.

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