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

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…

What are tides?

January 20th, 2019

Picture it: You’ve planned the perfect day of relaxing on the beach. You have your snack packed, your favourite beach towel in tow, and your comfiest pair of flip-flops flip-flopping under your feet. You’ve picked the perfect spot and set up camp among the soft sand and seashells, much closer to the cool, refreshing water than those other chumps lounging…

The Underwater World of the Orca

December 20th, 2018

Have you ever wanted to know what whales experience as they travel through their mysterious underwater realm? Well, read on, because while spotting an orca from your kayak on Vancouver Island is an incredible experience, it only just breaks the surface—literally!—of what makes these amazing creatures so fascinating. Whales communicate in different languages Did you know that different orca clans…

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