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Quadra Island Hiking Trails

Quadra Island Hiking Trails

Quadra Island hiking trails are awaiting your discovery. With so much to explore on Quadra Island you’ll want to venture out on more than one hiking trail. Whether you want to watch for sea birds eagles and whales on an ocean side hike or climb up a mountain, this list of trails will get you […]

Vancouver Island Wildlife Snapshot

Vancouver Island Wildlife Snapshot

River otters, Black-tailed Deer, Bears, & Cougars Wildlife in the wilderness of British Columbia’s Vancouver Island, is as rich as it is diverse.  It does not take long to go from human-habited areas to wild sweeping landscapes of deep forested mountainsides and windswept rocky shores.   While the “call of the wild” is often what draws […]

Pacific NorthWest Wildlife In the Air

Pacific NorthWest Wildlife In the Air

Birds You are Likely to See on your Sea Kayak Adventure Bald eagles, herons, kingfishers, and more. Keep your eyes on the skies to capture the numerous pacific northwest birds you will encounter on your kayaking adventure. Bald Eagle Bald Eagles are a common sight on a Wildcoast kayaking trip. Their signature white feathered heads […]

Humpback Whales Breaching Video Goes Viral

Humpback Whales Breaching Video Goes Viral

An amazing experience happened for our guests and guides last season. During our late August Discovery Islands Expedition, guests had been enjoying the usual features of this trip, amazing scenery, fantastic camping, great meals in the wilderness and just getting away from it all. But this was turning out to be no ordinary trip and little […]

The Tale of the Humpback Whale

The Tale of the Humpback Whale

The population of humpback whales has seen an amazing recovery of recent. There are now estimated to be upwards of 21,000 humpbacks in the northeast Pacific Ocean alone. The north Pacific population of humpback whales makes long distance migrations. They range from winter breeding grounds in southern latitudes (Hawaii, Mexico, and Southern Asia) to northern […]

3 Kayak Vacation Planning Tips

3 Kayak Vacation Planning Tips

How booking early improves your kayak vacation  Planning a kayak vacation should be fun not stressful. By booking a few months in advance, you can increase the enjoyment of your kayak holiday significantly. Here are three benefits you will enjoy by booking early as part of your vacation planning: 1. Flight costs and Ferry Reservations […]

Killer Whale Update – Recent News

Killer Whale Update – Recent News

Whale News Highlights Many wonderful events have occurred in the past few years to enhance our understanding of killer whales. As a result, changes in how humans interact with whales is continually improving. This killer whale update provides but a few recent examples: January 2021 – A group of orcas that hasn’t been seen in […]

The Magnificent Orca and the Robson Bight Ecological Reserve

The Magnificent Orca and the Robson Bight Ecological Reserve

Our unique wilderness campsite location offers some of the best and most spectacular Orca sightings in the world. We are located directly beside the Michael Biggs Robson Bight Ecological Reserve where killer whales come to feed off the large amount of salmon in the area, the main food source for resident Orcas. "More than 500 Orcas [...]
Desolation Sound Kayaking Adventure

Desolation Sound Kayaking Adventure

By Stephen Parry and Jess Valentine Travel Bloggers, Stephen & Jess from flyingthenest.tv joined us for a Desolation Sound kayaking expedition and recorded their adventure through a collection of videos and amazing photography. From the fabulous pre-trip breakfast at Gowlland Harbour Resort to the beautiful campsites throughout Desolation Sound read their blog post and watch […]

Kayaking & Camping Packing Essentials: Wildcoast

Kayaking & Camping Packing Essentials: Wildcoast

Kayaking & Camping Essentials. I’m guilty.  I saw I will promise to “review” the packing list with enough time to assess what I need for my upcoming trip so I can decide what I will and will not bring. I’ll skip a few recommended items even if I have never done the activity I’ve signed […]