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Friendly cove, Nootka Island, BC

2-12 day guided trips | May-October

As we lead increasingly urban lives we gradually lose touch with nature.
Nature Trek Canada can make you feel at ‘home’ again in the wilds, on a journey of discovery along the west coast of Vancouver Island. We walk or fly in by float plane and rekindle a sense of adventure, look for wildlife and introduce you to essential wilderness tips like cooking on camp fires, gathering food and building a shelter.

We frequent 4 areas along Vancouver Island’s west coast, each uniquely suited to a wilderness adventure. Your adventure there is not a ‘survival course’ but merely a fun way of increasing your knowledge and independence while exploring BC’s coastal rain forest. In 2017 we guided 21 mini-expeditions from 3-12 days for groups of 2 to 6 people (some with young children). But National Geographic was also one of them……

Five friends and I just returned from a wilderness trek on Nootka Island, during which we had the good fortune to meet Lo and his group. I just wanted to send you this short note to tell you how impressed we were with his willingness to share his vast knowledge of the area and advise us on all things ‘wilderness’ as we progressed through the week, and his genuine friendliness.
Dan and Sharon Muzzin, Vancouver

Trip summary

Juan de Fuca coastline

Juan de Fuca’s coastline can be reached by car and then on foot and is a varied region frequently traveled by wilderness enthusiasts. We will establish our basecamp in a more remote area, less visited,  and explore from there.

Duration 2 to 6 days
Departure  May to October
From  Sooke, BC
Group size  2 to 6 participants
Price  from $Can 435 / $US 345 / € 290 pp. (4 participants, 3 days. All in. Private guide.)

Nootka Island wilderness

Nootka Island lies off the west coast of Vancouver Island and can only be reached by float plane. Ultimate wilderness, remote and incredibly varied. Old growth rain forest, coastal splendor and good chance to observe sea otters, whales and even wolves!

Duration from 3 to 12 days
Departure May to October
From Gold River, BC
Group size from 2 to 6 participants
Price from / $Can 915 / $US 725 /  € 615 pp (4 participants, 3 days. Base camp setting. All in. Private guide)

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