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Nootka Island, Vancouver Island - Canada

Nootka Island is a large island located on the remote and rugged west coast of Vancouver Island, enveloped by Nootka Sound, Nuchatlitz Inlet, Esperanza Inlet, Tahsis Inlet, and the Pacific Ocean. Steeped in history and surrounded by the natural beauty of the west coast of Vancouver Island, Nootka Island and the surrounding sounds and inlets provide a paradise for sport anglers and outdoor adventurers seeking to explore and enjoy the magnificent wilderness surroundings. The mountain scenery is unsurpassed in beauty, and the area teems with wildlife.

One of the most amazing natural wonders of Nootka Island is a chance for the ecotourist to spend a day's whale watching. There is no seagoing experience quite like watching, close-up, a sleek whale weighing thousands of pounds frolic like a child in its natural habitat. Orcas (killer whales), Gray whales and Humpback whales ply the waves and perform their watery rituals. Whale watching at its best!

If you want to exert a bit of energy on the waves whilst watching these giants of nature gliding gracefully through the cold seas, then why not do it the green traveller way and hire yourself a kayak or canoe. Mothership Kayak Tours offer a great package and include guides to show you around and ensure your safety, and are also available on the other Vancouver Islands if you fancy a change of scenery.

If looking for a place to stay, then why not be adventurous and check out the Pacific Safari Lodge - British Columbia's newest floating adventure resort on the beautiful West coast of Vancouver Island. The two-storey floating fishing and safari lodge is located in McBride Bay on northern Nootka Island. Enjoy extreme fishing, kayaking, diving and hiking, or watch wild animals and birds in their natural habitat. Everything an ecotourist wants in a holiday is right here.

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