Nestled between the snow-capped mountain ranges and rugged coastline is the friendly community of Campbell River. That’s where you will find Big Animal Encounters, the areas most experienced and diverse marine operator. For 26 years we have been sharing our small piece of paradise with guests from around the world. From our marine adventure centre we offer a wide range of wildlife adventures including; - Whale Watching Tours - Grizzly Bear Expeditions - Tidal Rapids Tours - Snorkeling Adventures - Scuba Diving Charters All of our crew are Transport Canada certified and trained marine naturalists. Aboard our fleet of comfortable covered vessels and exhilarating high speed zodiacs we pride ourselves on small group sizes and personalized service while maintaining the highest safety standards. Campbell River is quickly becoming known as Canada’s best whale watching destination and during our tours we will often spot orcas, humpback whales, dolphins, sea lions, seals, eagles and more.