Brant Wildlife Festival Birding Tours

  Birding Tours                Birding tour leader, Christopher Stephens, Msc., is a field ornithologist and expert birder with over 14 years birding experience in the Vancouver area and on Vancouver Island. He completed field and academic studies of the Swainson’s Thrush in many of the areas where we offer … read more …


Forest Bathing Experience

HEALING ENERGY FROM THE FOREST “It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air, that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.” —Robert Louis Stevenson . Feeling down or grumpy? Too much negativity? … read more …


Parksville Qualicum Amazing Places Tour

To accommodate Covid19 restrictions all tours will be conducted with physical distancing.  You will need to travel in your own vehicle. You will need to have your own binoculars and water.  Do not go on tour if you, or someone with whom you have been in contact, are sick or are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms (such as … read more …


Salish Sea Tidepool Tour

To accommodate Covid19 restrictions all tours will be conducted with physical distancing.  You will need to travel in your own vehicle. You will need to have your own water. Make your next beach walk more enjoyable and heighten your understanding with experienced naturalist guides to one of the most scenic & secluded shores on Vancouver … read more …


Wildwood Eco-forest Tour

To accommodate Covid19 restrictions all tours will be conducted with physical distancing.  You will need to travel in your own vehicle. You will need to have your own water. Wildwood Forest has been managed since 1938 by world renowned Eco Forester Merv Wilkinson. Merv passed away on August 31st, 2011 at the age of 97, … read more …


Ancient Forest Nature Tour

 Vancouver Island is known as Canada’s “Paradise on the Pacific”, famous for it’s beaches, forests and artisans. Our Ancient Forest Nature Tour has a taste of it all, from Parksville Beach to “Goats on the roof” Coombs Country Market and along Cameron Lake to Cathedral Grove, MacMillan Park. Cathedral Grove is where you will see … read more …


Salmon Forest Nature Tour

A choice wilderness area off the beaten track yet only minutes from town. This rare Sitka Spruce grove, the largest grove found on the east side of Vancouver Island is home to the third tallest Sitka Spruce recorded in B.C. It’s almost like being in the Carmanah Rainforest! Learn about plant communities and their relationships … read more …


Salmon Spawning Wildlife Tour

The spectacle of life is experienced on this amazing nature tour. Watch the salmon as they fight to return to spawn where they were born. See the returning migration of salmon struggling upstream for the survival of the species. Birds of prey, scavengers and other wildlife come to feast on the salmon and their eggs. … read more …


Birding Tours

Bird with Canadian birding guide Christopher Stephens of Pacific Rainforest Adventure Tours to find North America’s western specialties on Vancouver Island. Visit Pacific Northwest birding hotspots and enjoy close views of western specialties and and sought after species including thrushes, tanagers, warblers, wrens, grosbeaks, vireos, owls, bushtits, flycatchers, hawks, falcons, waterbirds and shorebirds. Advanced birders will enjoy adding target birds to their life list and beginners may try birding for the first time.