The Gulf Islands lie in the rainshadow of Vancouver Island and enjoy a noticeably warmer and drier climate. The result is a different kind of coastal forest – with ruby-red Arbutus trees, towering Douglas fir, gnarled Garry oak – and sheltered bays with brightly colored starfish, anemones and giant clam shells. Wildlife abounds – seals, river otters, porpoises and deer, raccoons, hummingbirds and eagles.
You showed us much more than I expected. Spectacular west coast nature, unexpected shapes, colours and forms. Setting a slow pace, slowed us down too – time to smell the Nootka roses! Thank you, an experience which really ‘made’ our Canada trip!
Jan & Annemieke, the Netherlands
Your chance to explore at a slow pace one of Canada’s newest national parks, full of small wonders.
|Day 1||Introduction and instruction. Short paddle. Explore southern Gulf Islands National Park.|
|Day 2-3,4 or 5||Explore more remote areas in Gulf Islands National Park from 1 or 2 basecamp settings.|
|Departure||Between April and October|
|Duration||1 to 5 days|
|From||Salt Spring Island|
|Price||From $Can 195 | € 135 per person (2 people, 1 day. All in. Private guide).
From $Can 540 | € 375 per person (4 people, 3 days. All in. Private guide).
|Group size||maximum of 5 people per guide.|