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John Forde

Guide at a Glance

  • Locations

    Tofino, British Columbia, Canada

  • Activities

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

  • Guiding Experience

    31 years

  • Languages

    English

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.

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