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    Trip Preparation

    Stories, news & views from the realm of the whales.

    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…

    All about wilderness camping

    February 11th, 2021

    Smart living in the coastal wild Spirit of the West diligently follows some basic principles that have been established as best practices for wilderness travel. There is a multitude of ways that these principles are put into practice, but we have summarized many of them below to give you an idea of what to expect when you join us on…

    Travel Insurance: The Basics

    October 19th, 2020

    Travel Insurance 101 & Frequently Asked Questions No one wants to think about missing their vacation, but ensuring that you have appropriate travel insurance coverage can really decrease the stress and financial pain of the unexpected! Travel insurance comes in many different shapes and sizes, and it will take some work on your behalf to read through the fine print…

    Beautiful Late Summer Paddling

    May 21st, 2020

    Written by Guide Aleia Wylie It’s as if you have the place all to yourself Close your eyes. Imagine standing on a pebble beach. The crisp morning air on your nose and a mug of hot coffee cupped in your hands as you watch the steam rise in front of the still water before you. Now imagine standing among great…

    Coronavirus Planning & Updates 3

    May 13th, 2020

    Other helpful links: Coronavirus update 2 (April 20th) Coronavirus update 1 (March 14th) Our adapted Terms & Conditions Travel Insurance – The Basics This update is particularly for our guests who have booked from outside of Canada. Thank you for your patience while we, like the rest of the world, have been waiting to see where travel and tourism fits in…

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