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Aboriginal Journeys Wildlife and Adventure Tours

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Address: 3 -1371 Island Highway 19A, Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 5T5, Canada
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+1 888-455-8101

A locally and family owned tour company located in Campbell River, British...

A locally and family owned tour company located in Campbell River, British Columbia. See Killer Whales, Dolphins, Eagles, Black Bears and other Marine Wildlife in their natural environment on our Marine Wildlife and Whale Watching Journeys. In late summer and early fall we offer Grizzly Bear Journeys. On our Grizzly Bear Journey in Campbell River, we travel aboard our high-speed, covered vessel to one of our mainland inlets in search of Grizzly Bears. You will see pristine river valleys which are home to these magnificent animals. Upon arrival we will board a tour bus and drive to specially designed bear viewing platform, which is situated along the river and ideal for viewing the mighty grizzlies. Here you’ll have the opportunity to witness firsthand the autumn ritual of bears feasting on spawning salmon in Canada´s true wilderness. Observation platforms offer great views and security so you can have a look into the lives of these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. Travel through some of the worlds strongest Ocean Rapids and learn a little about the local First Nations history and culture as well. Enjoy breathtaking Nature viewing boat tours throughout the Discovery Passage, Johnstone Straits and Mainland Inlet areas. We have a 27 foot covered vessel with a open viewing deck and onboard washroom and heater. Our experienced and locally born Transport Canada certified guides have a minimum 35 years experience working and traveling within these waters. We look forward in creating long lasting memories for you and your families. Our floating office is located at the Discovery Harbour Marina (G Dock)in Campbell River. Please use the South ramp. "A Spectacular Adventure Awaits!" CAMPBELL RIVER's longest running Whale Watching and Grizzly Bear tour company. Established in 2000.

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One of the coolest things I've ever done!!!

I'll start by saying that I'm a huge wildlife lover. With that said, I anticipated that the trip with Aboriginal Journeys would be the highlight of my trip to Vancouver Island... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 December 2016
Chad D
Williamsburg, Virginia, USA
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Williamsburg, Virginia, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

I'll start by saying that I'm a huge wildlife lover. With that said, I anticipated that the trip with Aboriginal Journeys would be the highlight of my trip to Vancouver Island. Boy was I right! I recall thinking on the long boat ride to the land of the bears that the beauty of the boat ride was well worth the... More 

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Gibsons, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Four of us, three from Scotland and one from Switzerland, joined Garry and Ken for a truly remarkable adventure. The day began in Campbell River, on Vancouver Island, and from there by fast boat through the islands in the Salish Sea and up Toba Inlet on the mainland. In total we saw nine grizzlies, several as near as twenty metres,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

A great adventure on a beautiful day. The Captain Knew his business as well as having lots of facts/information about tides, whales, Orcas, Eagles, migrating salmon, etc. We certainly found the Orcas, Eagles and enjoyed the ocean rapids. A perfect day with my adult son.

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Lantzville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

One absolutely perfect day! Garry kept us laughing and the Grizzlies kept us fascinated! All our questions were answered and this is an adventure I would repeat in a heartbeat! Thank you Aboriginal Journeys Tours!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

What. A. Day!! We spent about five hours at the viewing sites and had bears (and bald eagles) in sight for almost every minute. Garry's developed his operation in partnership with Native Canadians and goes to a quieter area than other tour companies, to avoid having an impact on the animals. The result is not just lower negative eco-impact but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Just returned from a wonderful trip with Gary. We travelled in a comfortable and warm undercover boat to the viewing areas. Saw a female bear with two cubs as well as a number of single bears. Mainly grizzly bears but also a black bear. Gary is very informative and it was a very enjoyable trip. We were close enough to... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent day with Garry. We ended up seeing around 18 bears in total with three sets of Cubs and two boars fighting. Garry was very knowledgable every step of the way and was able to answer all my questions on the wildlife front no problems at all. The aboriginal/native aspect of the tour was nice also and we a native... More 

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

From the moment Gary introduced himself until we docked on our return an unforgettable experience. Really enjoyed the boat trip out with great tales from Gary to entertain all, with lots of detailed information to boot. Visibility not great and rain teeming down but good covered accommodation, comfortable ride and only 65 miles each way! Thought we wouldn't see anything... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We were lucky enough to choose what must be best Grizzly viewing experience possible in Aboriginal Journeys Toba Inlet Day trip. The quality of bear encounters that occurred during day was quite amazing. The small size of the group that travelled from Campbell River to the Klahoose people's logging camp at the head of the Toba Inlet contributed to the... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We took a grizzly bear tour which also became a whale watching tour! We LOVED Captain Garry and his knowledge and his absolute commitment to the animals and the first people. We spent forever watching a mother grizzly and her two babies catch salmon and eat them. The cubs played in and out of the water of the river and... More 

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