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    Our Food

    Just a taste of the delicious meals you will enjoy on a Spirit of the West kayaking tour

    What you'll eat on a kayak trip with us

    Food is an essential part of any camping trip and wow, camping food has come a long way. Move over hot dogs and canned beans, because fresh green salad, local and responsibly sourced lingcod, and roasted baby potatoes are ready and waiting to be served. Top it off with locally baked treats or fresh fruit skewers with chocolate drizzle for dessert and you get the picture! It's a pleasure to share these tasty meals with you while savouring some of the most beautiful scenery around.

    Our Meals

    We like to say – “We can’t control the weather or the wildlife, but we can control the food!” On our tours, you can look forward to hearty, healthy, fresh, and satisfying food. While specific meals vary based on tour, please see a sample of some of our typical options below.

    Breakfasts are warm and hearty. Breakfasts served may include:

    • scrambled eggs, bacon, and fruit
    • yogurt, granola, and fruit salad
    • french toast with fresh fruit
    • hot muesli with dried fruit and toppings
    • pancakes with peaches and syrup

    Kayaking trip breakfast

    Lunches are simple and delectable, most often eaten on one of the coast’s many pocket-beaches after a morning of paddling. Lunches may include:

    • a sandwich spread with seasonal fruit and cookies (our go-to for lunches on the water, with various options for toppings each day)
    • pita, hummus, and tzatziki
    • quinoa salad with fresh veggies

    Kayaking trip lunch

    Appetizers are always a welcome treat at the end of a day of paddling. Appetizers may include:

    • an assortment of artisanal crackers and cheeses
    • smoked salmon wraps
    • tortilla chips and fresh salsa

    Kayaking trip appetizer

    Dinners are always full of flavour, filling and variety. Dinners may include:

    • pan-seared lingcod fillets (locally and responsibility sourced) with herbed potatoes and green salad
    • Thai curry with tofu, jasmine rice, and naan bread
    • pesto pasta with olive bread and salad
    • black bean fajitas with corn salad

    Kayaking trip dinner

    *Sample menu is based on expedition tours, basecamp tour offerings will vary slightly. 

    Snacks are also available for quick, on the water nourishment. Your guides will have trail mix, fruit leathers, granola bars, sweet treats and chocolate available for snacking. You are also welcome to bring along your favourite snacks for while you are kayaking.

    Our Coffee, Teas & Other Yummy Drinks

    We are very fortunate to have world-class coffee roasters on our little island, directly importing ethically produced and sustainable coffee. Peter and Helene of Aroma Roasters supply us with freshly roasted, fair trade, organic, shade grown beans produced by a women’s cooperative in Mexico or Peru.

    Fruit juice, black and herbal teas, hot chocolate and coffee are also all provided for your drinking pleasure. You are welcome to bring wine, beer and spirits for enjoying responsibly with your meals.

    Drinks on tour

    Drinks on tour

    Drinks on tour


    Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dislike fish, or have another dietary sensitivity? Let us know and we will pack substitutions for you to ensure a happy-belly throughout the trip. If you would like to discuss alternative options for your trip, please contact us at minimum 1 month before your tour (preferably earlier) at [email protected] or 250-285-2121. Otherwise, we will pack our standard substitutions. We would be happy to work with you in advance of your trip to find food options that will work for you.

    We take great pride and pleasure in serving you the best food we can for your adventure!

    Happy eating!

    Group eating

    Food on expedition

    Group eating


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