If you’re an animal lover, there are many sights to see and adventures to have in B.C.! From family-friendly spaces to wild wildlife excursions, there are quite a few places to add to your travel list if you’ll be heading out west. Here are some of the best adventures for animal lovers in B.C.:Great Bear Rainforest North CruiseSee grizzlies, wolves, and whales up close on Maple Leaf Adventures’ Great Bear Rainforest North Cruise, which takes you through fjords, islands, and rainforests off the coast of British Columbia. Enjoy guided tours through rainforests, beaches, and bear dwellings with an intimate group of fellow travellers, and know that you’re giving back — donations and portions of proceeds go towards conservation projects and research.[Photo by Steve Halama on Unsplash]Squamish Rafting CompanyHead over to Squamish, B.C. to join one of the Squamish Rafting Company’s excursions, where you can take an exhilarating rafting day trip — choose from either a family-friendly journey, or a more daring adventure. You can take in the sights of waterfalls, rainforests, and even partake in a cliff jump if you’re bold enough! Keep an eye out for wildlife like harbour seals, and enjoy being up close and personal with nature.Knight Inlet LodgeEnjoy a real wilderness experience at Knight Inlet Lodge, where you can stay anywhere from 2-6 nights to take in everything the area has to offer. Start off with your arrival in Campbell River, Vancouver Island (where you stay a mandatory night), then head off for a grizzly bear viewing and eco-adventure trip. Knight Inlet Lodge also offers a whale watching tour and a two-hour inlet cruise in addition to other activities, all allowing you to bear witness to the flora and fauna of the area.[Photo by Sam Carter on Unsplash]Maplewood FarmLooking for something fun to do with the family — especially if you have little ones that love animals? Vancouver’s Maplewood Farm is the place to be. See everything from donkeys to rabbits to sheep and more, take the opportunity to feed and hold the animals, book a pony ride, and more!Vancouver AquariumSplash around with water-loving friends at the Vancouver Aquarium! With over 30 exhibits and 50,000 animals on hand, engage in the educational shows to learn something new, and go behind the scenes and get up close and personal with animals or play marine biologist for the day![Photo by Taneli Lahtinen on Unsplash]George C. Reifel Migratory Bird SanctuaryBird lovers will feel right at home at the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary, one of Canada’s top birdwatching sites. Around 300 species of birds have been spotted at the sanctuary, and you can enjoy the most diversity from fall to spring. The sanctuary’s site lays out a great schedule and guide for what to see and when to see it, so take a look and plan your trip today!Whether you’re on a family trip or looking for a death-defying connection to nature and wildlife, B.C. has got you covered! What are your favourite animal-focused locations in B.C.? Share with us in the comments, and share this article with the animal-loving travellers in your life!