Local Wildlife

Here’s a quick introduction to some of the many fascinating creatures you might see during your visit to the coast!

Meet the Locals!

Meet the Locals!

Life beside the ocean is non-stop action with the critters that live in the sea.  Kids of all ages enjoy spending a good part of the day down at the ocean’s edge, overturning rocks and looking for creatures.  Leave the IPOD at home!

Meet the Locals!

Birding

Birding

Birders will be in their glory with the all the sea and land birds that live seasonally and year round on the West Coast.  With all the fresh water and ocean in the area, the Vancouver Island area has amazing birding opportunities.  Estuaries, tidal flats, marshes, lakes and rivers host bald eagles, blue herons, trumpeter swans, oyster catchers, harlequin and bufflehead ducks to name only a few!  Middlenatch Bird Sanctuary, a unique rocky island with desert conditions and cacti is a priority for birders to visit while they are here. 

Birding