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    Stories

    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…

    Falling in love on the water

    March 26th, 2021

    You never know what you might find on a Spirit of the West tour…it could be love! This is Paul and Lori’s story of meeting on our Nuchatlitz Expedition, falling in love, and celebrating their honeymoon on our Great Bear Rainforest tour. Her Story I was living in Vancouver. I had done a couple of overnight kayaking trips and was…

    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…

    Our two basecamps in comparison

    November 5th, 2020

    Both the Johnstone Strait Ultimate and Whales & Wilderness Glamping tours are excellent choices for sea kayakers of all ability levels. These are our basecamp-style trips, so we carry minimal gear in the kayaks and return to the same comfortable, established camp each night. If you’re new to camping, this is a great way to get a relaxed introduction to…

    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…

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