Our guided tours are easy-effort, fun, educational and designed especially for seniors and families to enjoy. Tours depart from Parksville on Vancouver Island.


Established in 1999, Pacific Rainforest Adventure Tours offers a variety of unique tours on Vancouver Island BC Canada, providing outstanding quality nature tours, eco tours, sightseeing tours and wine tours. Our tours are year-round, fully narrated, easy walking half day and full day Vancouver Island excursions for nature, sightseeing, rainforest, big trees, alpine, wildlife viewing, tide pool, forest bathing, cultural, eco tours and very special wine tours with experienced knowledgeable guides. Shuttle service, charters, wedding shuttles and large group excursions are also available.

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Coastal scenery, natural history, and human history are featured on these fully narrated, interpretive, exciting and inspiring nature eco tours. We travel to the scenic West Coast villages of Tofino and Ucluelet. Mount Washington for Alpine meadows, flowers, berries and spectacular views. Several tours start just minutes away from Parksville at the many beautiful beaches and Forests in our local area. Discover and experience wildlife viewing; deer, black bear, eagles, tidepools and marine life, big trees, natural wonders and historic sites. Our wine tours awaken your senses when we visit award winning wineries in the “New Tuscany” of Canada here in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island as well as Saltspring Island.

West Coast Bald Eagle near Pacific Rim National Park between Ucluelet and Tofino BC tours

Interpretive Tours for Groups and Individuals

With many years of experience researching, designing and operating sightseeing and nature tours on Vancouver Island Canada, we have the knowledge and expertise to offer complete, interpretive day trip tours to small and large groups and individuals.

We offer interpretive, guided nature adventures for family, corporate visitors, school groups, tourists and locals. Tours depart from Parksville BC to the Islands most breathtaking natural settings.


Old Growth Forests are not all the same. The Old Growth Rainforest on the west side of Vancouver Island in Carmanah Walbran Provincial Park has the world’s tallest Sitka Spruce and giant Western Red Cedars.
Clayquot Sound
in theClayquot Sound Biosphere Reserve contains the largest untouched wilderness Rainforests on Vancouver Island. BC’s Pacific Temperate Rainforests have the highest biomass per hectare of any ecosystem on earth.

On the East side of Vancouver Island, the Old Growth Ancient Forest Grove,
Cathedral Grove (MacMillan Park) has Douglas Firs 247 feet tall and 9 feet in diameter.

The BC Big Tree Registry records the largest trees in B.C. The Sitka Spruce in the Little Qualicum River floodplain is the tallest on the East side of Vancouver Island and the fourth tallest in B.C. and was recorded by your guide, Gary Murdock.
Staying in Vancouver ? Call us for arrangements. We pick up from all ferry docks, float plane docks and airports on Vancouver Island.

Whatever your special interest is; rainforests, beaches, wine tasting, history, bird watching, wildlife viewing, biology, botany, marine tidepools, First Nations Culture or just plain fun, we will work with you to deliver the Vancouver Island Nature tour, activity or day trip that will provide you with a lasting memorable experience.

Genuine ecotourism is travel that encourages the protection of wildlife populations and habitat, enhances nature viewing and cross-cultural contacts, and helps to spread wealth to local communities.


Phone: 250-248-3667

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