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

    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…

    Winners of the 2021 Photo Contest

    December 14th, 2021

    the end of an awesome season Once the gear has been stacked, the documents filed and the boats have been put to bed, the last task for the Spirit of the West team to complete after a long summer season, is to review the annual submissions to our photo & video contest. This year, even though life felt strange and…

    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…

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