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Orca Waters Base Camp offers a comfortable camping experience. Roomy tents, each raised off the ground on wooden platforms, are situated throughout the rainforest with views of the ocean.

The tents provide standing room (1.9 metres high) and are equipped with wooden beds with thick, wide Therm-a-Rest mattresses. Sheets, fleece blankets, full-size pillows, warm barrel-style sleeping bags, and hot water bottles are all provided to ensure a good night’s sleep.

Facilities include a recharging station for digital cameras, an extensive library of natural history books, a propane-heated shower, a rustic beachside sauna, and a large covered kitchen and dining area made from locally milled red cedar.

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Wildlife trips

This accommodation is featured in the following itinerary:

Kayaking with Whales & Grizzlies

Seeing a humpback whale lunging through a school of bait fish, or a pod of killer whales surfacing in unison, are often considered to be once in a lifetime experiences, yet they are both possible on this water-based tour, along with the other star of British Columbia’s extraordinary wildlife – the grizzly bear.

  • When to go: Jul-Sep
  • Duration inc. flights: 10 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £3,345 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
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Queen Charlotte Strait & Johnstone Waters

Situated between Vancouver Island and British Columbia’s mainland, this area is considered the best place in the world to observe orca who, during the summer months, are present on a daily basis. They can often be viewed close up from the boat, offering some wonderful sightings and photo opportunities.

  • Where: British Columbia
  • Ideal for viewing: orca, brown bear, Steller’s sealion, tufted puffin, humpback whale
  • Excellent for: Wildlife cruises, Whale watching, Dolphin watching