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News, views & stories from the realm of the whales.

We have our winners!

October 16th, 2019

Raven in the rain Johnstone Strait

Holy paddler! This was another year of spectacular photo submissions. Once more, we are amazed and truly grateful. Kayak photo & video contest winners 2019 A BIG THANK YOU to all participants! It’s the time of the year when the halls of our Spirit of the West base are filled with ‘wows’, ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’! We had another year of absolutely…

Best Place to Kayak Near Vancouver, BC

May 20th, 2019

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 – it can be hard to decide where the best place to go might be. Vancouver does boast some lovely paddling,…

Where to See Whales in Coastal BC

April 20th, 2019

British Columbia is an incredible destination for viewing wildlife—so much so that travellers specifically come to Coastal B.C. to experience these astonishing sightings first hand. To help you get the most out of your trip to B.C., here’s a guide to the most frequently asked questions about whales, including when the best times are for sightings, where you can see…

Sea Kayak Design 101

March 20th, 2019

On our kayak tours on the B.C. coast, guests are given the opportunity to paddle a variety of different kayaks from most of the major North American manufacturers. The question we get most often about our gear is whether we use single or double boats (we use both!), but there is a lot more to know about kayaks for those…

Memoirs of a Volunteer

February 20th, 2019

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” – Vicki Corona. In search of those moments…I headed to Spirit of the West Adventures, and boy, was I in for a treat! As soon as I arrived on Quadra Island for my volunteer experience on the Whales and Wilderness Glamping trip, I knew I had found…

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