Learn all about us & why we love what we do.
We have a diverse and talented group of people working with us, all well-suited to their position and with a passion for the coast. Get to know some of the folks you might meet when you join us for a trip! Here you'll find background and info on everyone at Spirit of the West, including owners, guides, office staff and base crew.
There are many great ways to spend your well-deserved and hard-earned vacation time. Choosing to travel to the Pacific Northwest is a great choice, but if you want to know why you should travel with us, read on. Here we highlight what makes us special, and why you won’t be disappointed if you join a tour with Spirit of the West Adventures.
We are proud 1% for the planet members (1% from our sales/profit are donated to local NGOs), certified with Responsible Travel and Sustainable Tourism. It is important to us to separate ourselves from tourism businesses who do not do as much to minimize environmental impacts or contribute to the local community. Learn about our effort to provide environment-friendly and ethically justifiable adventures along BC's coast, in the Chilean Patagonia and in The Bahamas. We are driven to raise our services to a higher level of awareness and commitment to a healthy planet. We believe this is the right way to go! Will you join us?
Spirit of the West is located on Quadra Island in the northern Gulf Islands of the Inside Passage. It's home base for us, and a great location from which to begin your kayaking adventure. Read more here to discover what the island has to offer to enhance your trip in British Columbia.
There are a range of options for how to get to us on Quadra, including by air, road or ferry. Which means of travel you choose depends on the time you have and what you plan on doing before and after your trip with us. We provide detailed directions from several different major centres.
Each season we welcome a few new members to our team. We offer a fun and supportive working environment, competitive wages, health benefits for returning staff, annual raises and many perks. We like to think that our staff works with us, not for us. We try to do our hiring early in the season, so if you think you'd be a good fit with Spirit of the West, read more about the positions we have available and get in touch.