Safari Adventures

Wildlife Viewing

The Outpost is located in one of the most densely wildlife-populated natural environments in the world, where species of plants and animals unique to the Clayoquot Sound Biosphere, present Outpost guests and visiting researchers an opportunity to observe the web of life - in balance.

Guests need not venture far to experience the Biosphere’s virtual zoo. The resorts’ $3 million, five-year Environmental Legacy Program operates year-round, and during Outpost season, everyone chips in to help.

For more information on the Environmental Legacy Program and its five Stewardships, visit the Conservancy pages.

Bear Watching

During the spring and early summer, when the bears are feasting on berries, an early morning or dinner time ride or walk around the compound will most-often lead to sightings of black bear in the undergrowth, or at water’s edge, upturning rocks along the shore.

But in late summer and early autumn, the bears put on a show of their own. Often, in the early morning and sometimes again around dinner time, a half-dozen or so bear first visit the hay field up-river by the barn - where they snack on tender young hay shoots before making their way down river to the estuary for a main course of spawning salmon.

Whale Watching

Virtually every whale watching expedition produces sightings of grey, humpback or killer (orca) whales. And always, guests return grinning from ear-to-ear from the sheer joy of riding aboard the resorts’ dual Merc-powered pontoon boat.

The combination whale and bear watch includes a visit to Cow Bay, a summer feeding ground of so-called resident grey whales, a trip to ‘seal rock’ to view hundreds of stellar seals and a neighbouring colony of majestic, and very vocal sea lions.

En-route, marine guides will stop at eagle nests and monitor the airwaves and on-board hyrdophone for signs of orca and humpback pods.

And always, the resort mandates a strict hands-off approach to wildlife viewing - maintaining a non-threatening distance and ensuring that guests do not feed or otherwise disturb the animals.


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