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    Where the Garbage meets the Sea

    December 20th, 2021

    I slide my body over the bow of the boat, careful not to catch my coat tails on any hooks or cleats. With my feet dangling, I lower myself onto the slippery shoreline below, trying to judge where the water is shallow enough not to flood my boots. Safely on dry land, I remove my mask and put on my…

    COVID Update – Public Health Order Announced April 19

    April 20th, 2021

    We have been carefully following the latest announcements by the Province of BC regarding public health, advice, restrictions, and orders. The evolving advice and guidance have raised some questions about what will or will not be permitted come summer. While we don’t have all the answers, here is what we do know. We are actually encouraged by the current ‘lock…

    Best Place to Kayak Near Vancouver, BC

    May 27th, 2020

    OUR ALL-TIME FAVOURITE DESTINATION The Broughton Archipelago Marine Park is a natural beauty and it offers a lot to experience.  Summer weather in British Columbia (June-September) makes for the absolute best conditions for exploring some of the most stunning scenery in all of Canada. With so many options for paddling around Vancouver – from False Creek to North Vancouver –…

    Our 2018 Donations: $15,000

    December 20th, 2018

    Spirit of the West Adventures has been a proud member of 1% For The Planet since 2007. As part of our commitment to the environment, every year we donate 1% of our sales (not just profits) to organizations dedicated to protecting and preserving the environment and areas we love. Over the years as 1% members, we have donated over $67,000. 1% For The…

    Homage To Our First Great Bear Rainforest Tour

    September 16th, 2017

    A molten sea stretches before me, a vast shimmering pool of shadow and light, unbroken by waves or the wind. I paddle rhythmically, dip, twist, pull and push, out, in, repeat. Close by eleven other kayakers are repeating the same motions; the only sounds are the gentle splash of our paddles and the swoosh of our PFDs on our spray skirts….

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