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    Stories

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

    2022 Photo Contest Highlights

    November 15th, 2022

    2022 PHOTO & VIDEO CONTEST This summer was a season of abundance: an abundance of take-your-breath-away moments, lasting connections, exceptional paddling days, and appreciation for the world around us.  One of the things we love about our annual photo and video contest is the chance to see our trips through your perspective. Thank you to all of our guests for…

    Where the Garbage meets the Sea

    December 20th, 2021

    Picking up garbage in a boat

    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

    Person standing on the mountain coast as waves splash

    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…

    Falling in love on the water

    March 26th, 2021

    sunset over the mountains and ocean

    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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