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John Forde

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Guide at a Glance

  • Company

    The Whale Centre

  • Locations

    Tofino, British Columbia, Canada

  • Activities

    Bird Watching, Nature, Nature Tour, Whale Watching, Wildlife Safari

  • Guiding Experience

    37 years

  • Languages


Guide Bio

John Forde, owner and guide at The Whale Centre in Tofino, British Columbia, has been sharing his expertise and passion with visitors to Clayoquot Sound for nearly 30 years. Also a board member with the Strawberry Isle Marine Research Society for over 10 years, he is actively involved with wildlife rescue including whale disentanglement. After spending summers in Tofino, John’s love for the ocean and passion for wildlife conservation found him making the permanent move to the west coast of Vancouver Island from Alberta in 1985. A decade of guiding later, John purchased the Whale Centre and since then has been committed to offering the most environmentally friendly, exciting and educational tours in Tofino. The Whale Centre has been offering Whale Watching Tours, Bear Watching Tours, Hot Springs Soak Tours, Bird Watching Tours and Pelagic Bird Watching Tours in the area since 1984.

The Whale Centre

With over 30 years of experience, The Whale Centre is the safest and most environmentally friendly eco-adventure company in Tofino, British Columbia. Join us on one of our Whale Watching Tours, Bear Watching Tours, Bird Watching Tours, Pelagic Bird Watching Tours or Hot Springs Soak Tours to experience the beauty of Clayoqout Sound and the abundance of awe inspiring wildlife.

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