Wolves, black bears and cougars are year-round inhabitants of the Tofino area.
Carnivores and people have co-existed on the west coast for many years with little conflict. Wolves are valued and connected to the people of the west coast through spiritual and cultural identity. They also play an essential ecological role in checking the growth of herbivore populations and as a result, entire ecosystems can be altered by an increase or decrease in carnivore numbers.
Wolves have become more abundant in Clayoquot Sound and are an astounding animal to witness in the wild. But they can be difficult to see as they are still rare and keep moving in their quest for food. The good news is that they live along the shoreline all year long.
The GCAT crew just had to encounter this!
So we decided to take the safest type of viewing opportunity – a wildlife viewing tour by boat with the Browning Pass Charters. It took some great planning from our guide and skipper, Mike White, but we managed to catch some wolves feeding. We even got to see some bald eagles. It was awesome.
This is one tour you have just got to experience.
And don’t forget your camera.