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    Your best bet is the Northern regions of Vancouver Island. It's not exactly "close" to Vancouver, but definitely accessible with a hire vehicle and absolutely worth the effort.

    By far my best experiences (http://bit.ly/yUlEtv & http://bit.ly/AkyLoE) were up around Knight Inlet which is accessible on day tours etc out of Telegraph Cove (http://bit.ly/zvp8W1), about a 5 hour drive from the ferry terminal in Nanaimo (http://bit.ly/zWEhru).

    Vancouver to Nanaimo via BC Ferries is easy and convenient, but best to book ahead online. Check out the website for details: http://bit.ly/xrtspt. over 6 years ago

    Answered by Rob Masefield via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Orcas on the West Coast of Vancouver Island (Tofino area). Bears in my backyard, or more specifically, anywhere there are trees. Try the mountains/parks of North Vancouver for bears. It's the closest point to Vancouver. over 6 years ago

    Answered by via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    You can take a whale watching trip from Vancouver - from Granville Island. http://www.whalesvancouver.com/. Guaranteed whale sightings or thay'll take you again for free. over 6 years ago

    Answered by TravelEater via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    The best place that I saw bears near Vancouver was Whistler! You have to go! I did a bearwatching and stayed at the hostel, great deal! about 6 years ago

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