Vancouver Island Explorer

Custom expedition, by request only

Vancouver Island has virtually every landscape within its boundaries – temperate rain forest, alpine regions with near 2200 m high peaks and an unending varied coastline. Canada’s west coast guarantees plenty of wilderness, wildlife and adventure! Based on your interests and preferences we will work together on a personalized wilderness trip with plenty of possibilities, such as:

  • Explore by kayak the sheltered waters of the drier Gulf Islands National Park, where the odd cactus finds a foothold.
  • Hike and/or bike the alpine paradise of Strathcona Provincial Park.
  • A float plane whisks you off to an exceptional westcoast wilderness. From a (tent) base camp we go looking for sea lions, whales and wolves but also multi-colored starfish, anemones and hummingbirds. The Broughton Archipelago is our glorious backdrop as we set to watch grizzly bears and orcas. Power boat and sail boat are our vehicles of choice.
  • Alpine splendor awaits in the snow-capped reaches of the Coast Mountains where we enjoy glacier-blue tarns and spruce-scented woods on day hikes.

Wow did we have the most fantastic 3 weeks ever, I would not have changed a single aspect of our whole trip. We absolutely loved every minute of it. From the first time I contacted you, you were always so helpful (even trying to dissuade us to go on the wilderness hike)! I will never have an experience like it to be honest. Vancouver Island will always remain a very special place for both of us and you have given us so much inspiration. Thank you so much for all your enthusiasm and passing on all your deep knowledge. Andrew and Florence Ferguson, UK

Potential trip summary

Day 1 Arrival Vancouver
Day 2-4 Gulf Islands hiking and sea kayaking
Day 5 Central Vancouver Island – short outings
Day 6-9 Nootka Island (fly in and out) – day hikes from a base camp in true wilderness
Day 10-12 Johnstone Strait. Bear observation, whale watching (sailboat). First Nations culture
Day 13-15 Alpine day hikes – Coast Mountains (Whistler)
Departure  From May to September
Trip length  8 to 15 days (depending on programming)
Start  Vancouver, BC
Group size  From 4 to a maximum of 7 participants
Price  From $Can 1,500 per person (from Vancouver, depending on programming and group size)

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Vancouver Island Explorer

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