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Is this suitable for children and other advice pls

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Is this suitable for children and other advice pls

We are thinking of including Knight Inlet on out itinerary, I have read the reviews and cannot see any mention of children there. They are 14 and 11 ( well behaved) would this be appropriate. Thank you for help in advance.

Any other ideas / guidance are appreciated we particulary are thinking of Victoria for resident Orca's, Tofino or Knights Inlet

We are going in August next year wikll it be Whale season, if so wher is the best place to view and which Whales?

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1. Re: Is this suitable for children and other advice pls

Knight Inlet is pretty isolated for kids who might get bored easily.

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2. Re: Is this suitable for children and other advice pls

You would know your children best as to whether or not they would appreciate this natural environment and be interested. It is a spectacular place to be for a wilderness experience. Are they basically interested (never mind the teenage uglies) in this kind of thing and would they remember it for the rest of their lives. If not, consider staying in the "city."

However, you would only need one night at Part Hardy or Telegraph Cove before you would return to a more populated area. Emailing the companies you have in mind would work as well, as they would tell you honestly whether their tours are suitable for younger people.

You will get specific information from others, but in the meantime, here is some information that you might find interesting:

www.vancouverisland.com/regions/towns/…

The first 7 entries on the next page (www.hellobc.com) will provide a lot of info for you.

http://tinyurl.com/2cq7oyu

May to September is a good season for whales.

Edited: 24 August 2010, 17:18
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3. Re: Is this suitable for children and other advice pls

If you are looking particularly to see whales I would not suggest Knights Inlet that highly (especially with kids). Knights Inlet is great for viewing grizzly bears and you can do boat tours from there to see orcas and humpback whales but this often means a long boat ride in the morning to get to where the whales are usually found and another long boat ride at the end of the day to get back to the lodge.

As to the destinations you listed I would recommend heading further north to Telegraph Cove or Port McNeill. During August you are likely to see lots of orcas, humpback whales, porpoises, dolphins, sea lions, and sea birds. While you may see whales in Victoria or Tofino the sheer diversity at the north end of the island usually wins hand down

I just had family visit for a few days (4 adults and 4 younger children) and they stayed at the cabins in Telegraph Cove http://telegraphcoveresort.com/lodging.html and had a great time with a day of whale watching http://stubbs-island.com/ another of kayaking and one of just hanging out and exploring the forest and shoreline. If seeing grizzly bears is also on your list you can do a day tour from here to see them http://tiderip.com/

Another option if whales are a priority is a multi day kayak base camp trip specifically designed for families: kingfisher.ca/sea_kayaking_johnstone_strait_…

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4. Re: Is this suitable for children and other advice pls

Thank you somuch loads of info for me to work on. Cheers

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