There is a lot of adventure to be had on Vancouver Island. From getting growled at by bears and backpacking in wolf territory, to dodging speeding logging trucks and witnessing pods of feeding orcas, this place lived up to its wild reputation. We took the ferry over from the Olympic Peninsula and embarked on three weeks of coastal adventures, lazy beach days, surf sessions, and incredible wildlife encounters...
Port Angeles, WA → Victoria, BC
Hidden falls, this one was a couple hundred feet from the beach!
Post surf dance parties
Tofino is a dream
Grandma van disguised as a surf wagon
Rain forest ramblin'
Heading advice from the locals on a 50 mile logging road
Spotted a sea otter having a sunset crab dinner
Beach backpacking at the far northern tip of Vancouver Island
Milky way by firelight
Sand dollars and sandal tans
The most pristine tide pools...Cape Scott is out there, but well worth it
Backpacking into a dream
Orcas, orcas, orcas!
Seeing orcas was on our bucket list, so we went whale watching!
We got on the boat that took the Free Willie film crew to shoot all their footage back in the 90's!
Caught a baby learning how to spyhop!
The kiddos always have more fun
Pretty sure there are more bald eagles in Canada than the USA
Goof patrol reporting for duty!
Humpbacks giving us a show
Out for a family swim
At the end of the day, the sun came out and we got flanked by this big male...couldn't ask for a better way to cap our trip!