Road Trip – British Columbia

British Columbia – Canada  

Time of Year – First two weeks in October  

A guide to the animals that you may spot whilst on a road trip in these areas. The animals seen on this road trip are not the result of any organised tour and purely based on what was seen during our journey.

What you will seeDeer, Squirrels, Chipmunks, Seals, Salmon
What you might seeBear, Elk, Moose, Orcas, Beaver, Otters, Coyotes, Wolves
What we sawDeer, Squirrels, Chipmunks, Seals, Bear, Otters, Coyote, Salmon

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Whistler and Sea to Sky Highway 

(Beautiful drive thru the mountains and lakes)
 Tip – Snow tires must be used from 1st October

 Quesnel to Kamloops 

(Drive from the forest to the desert) 
Tip – Highways have signed point of interest pull over stops. Try and stop at as many as possible.

Tofino – Vancouver Island

(Where the forest meets the ocean)
Tip – October is salmon spawning season. This is a great time to see bears in and near rivers. 

 Victoria and Sidney – Vancouver Island 

(Cities by the sea) 
Tip – October is the beginning of the winter storm season. Keep an eye on the weather as ferries stop servicing Vancouver Island during high winds.

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