Wilderness & Kayak Adventure: Premium 7-Day Vacation Package

Wilderness Kayak Adventure, Remote Camping & Boutique Wilderness Resort – all in one Spectacular 7-Day package!

7 days & 6 nights

This spectacular 7-day kayak adventure vacation package provides you with the unique opportunity to experience multiple aspects of British Columbia’s outstanding wilderness.

Your trip begins at a boutique wilderness resort, followed by exciting forays into the deep wilderness for seeking out wildlife and camping and kayaking in killer whale territory.

“I went on the 7 day luxury Orca Camp with WildCoast and can say, without a doubt, that it was the best holiday I have ever had.”

From your arrival at the tranquil Gowlland Harbour resort, to your exciting tours into Discovery Passage you will collect a trunk full of memories on Canada’s spectacular West Coast. Your vacation includes four days glamping (glamorous camping) in the wilderness at Wildcoast’s Orca Camp.

An outstanding experience not to be missed!

Day 1: Your trip begins at beautiful Gowlland Harbour Resort

Nestled on acres of lush coastal landscape on spectacular Quadra Island, B.C., Gowlland Harbour Oceanfront Resort, is a hidden gem.

Recently featured for its outstanding cuisine in National Geographic Travel’s ’50 Places of a Lifetime: Canada this little known Discovery Islands boutique resort is a hidden paradise on the West Coast of Canada.
Luxury resort exterior with lights glowing
While relaxing on your first day, consider adding a local adventure from the many activities offered on Quadra Island. Whether you want to spend time mountain biking, hanging out on the beach or visiting the aboriginal cultural centre, there’s lots to explore.

(Note: costs for meals and activities on Quadra Island on Day 1 are extra and dependant on activity)

Day 2: First Venture into the Wilderness – Bears and Rapids!

orca camp wildlife sea lionGet ready for your first venture out onto the water with an invigorating Wildlife Tour aboard a Zodiac!

Guests arriving in June – August will be treated to a 4 hour Wildlife/Rapids tour.

On this trip you will head into the Discovery Passage where bears forage for rock crabs on the shorelines at low tide in spring and early summer and Dalls Porpoise and Sea Lions are often sighted as they pursue herring and salmon throughout the summer.

“On our 4-hour trip we were entertained by bald eagles, dolphins, harbour seals, one sea lion, and the very best was saved for last…..our thrill rides through the deep rapids. “

orca camp wildlife bears
If you are joining us in September, it’s Bear Season! Your package includes a 7-hour Grizzly Tour into the Orford River Valley.

Travelling aboard a high-speed covered boat, once you arrive in the Orford River Valley the Holmalco First Nation will invite you onto their traditional territory.

Once there you will climb up onto their bear viewing platforms for an unobstructed view of Grizzly Bears as they roam the river banks and feed on the spawning salmon.

“Before we had even got to the first viewing platform a bear was spotted …We had fantastic views of mums with cubs …including the cutest baby bears floating down the river!”

Our Wilderness and Bear tours are operated by Campbell River Whale Watching and Adventure Tours, one of the leading operators in the West Coast’s Discovery Passage.

Day 3-6: Remote Camping & Kayaking at Wildcoast’s Orca Camp!

During the 4-day camping and kayaking expedition portion of this trip, you will stay in our remote camping spot on Vancouver Island, Orca Camp, specially designed for our kayak adventures.

Just returned from orca camp and it was FABULOUS! Seriously can’t say enough good things! The guides were wonderful, the food was exceptionally good, the camp was great. I would go back in a heartbeat!”

To get to Orca Camp you will board a water taxi at the Gowlland Harbour dock taking to our camp situated directly beside the Robson Bight Ecological Reserve in Johnstone Strait.

This is where Orca and humpback whales spend their days throughout the summer. It is also the premier spot for viewing Orcas and kayaking in the killer whales backyard. Orca Camp is an excellent way to see Orcas in their natural environment, while not disturbing the everyday activities of their lives.

tents set up for summer kayaking tours

During this adventure you will kayak, sleep in safari tents, enjoy campfires and eat amazing food.

In addition, you will have the opportunity to participate in wilderness activities such as a native style sauna, plunging into the mountain-fed river, and venturing out on exploratory hikes.

Orca Camp is located next to a flowing stream, under a canopy of ancient cedars in the British Columbia rainforest.

Wildcoast Adventure’s Orca Camp boasts:

  • Premier location: excellent whale watching opportunities, whether you are kayaking or relaxing at camp
  • Daily kayak adventures
  • Custom coastal cuisine designed by Gowlland Harbour Resort’s Gourmet Chef
  • Large wood-heated, common area and dining tent
  • Spacious safari sleeping tents on platforms with comfy cots
  • Hot water showers
  • High staff to guest ratio and maximum 12 guests

orca camp kayaking johnstone strait bc canada
The rambling rocky beach at Wildcoast Adventure’s Orca Camp often provides spectacular whale watching right from shore!

It’s an excellent launch point to go kayaking in killer whale territory!

Every day you will paddle waters deemed a critical habitat for Orca pods who spend their summers in and around the Robson Bight Reserve in Johnstone Strait, BC.

Killer whales in Johnstone Strait
Both resident and transient Orca pods frequent this area to feed on the abundant food sources of Johnstone Strait. During the summer months all Northern Resident pods congregate here to feed on the abundant migration of salmon.

Given their wild nature, you can never be guaranteed of seeing killer whales (orcas), however your chances to view them while kayaking or hanging out on the beach is incredibly high.

Day 6-7: Back to Civilization (almost)

Upon return to Gowlland Harbour Resort after your kayak adventure, you’ll return to the luxury of crisp linens and an outdoor hot tub in the peaceful beauty of the Resort’s waterfront location for your final night’s stay. There is no better way to cap off an amazing wilderness experience!

This is truly a wilderness adventure you don’t want to miss!

Book Your Time Away to Canada’s Wild Coast!

June – August: C$1899 per person

September: C$1999 per person

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Everything else you need to know:

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