Box 569 Heriot Bay, British Columbia, Canada V0P 1H0
North America: 1.800.307.3982 | Local & Overseas: 1.250.285.2121


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North America: 1.800.307.3982
Local & Overseas: 1.250.285.2121
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News, views & stories from the realm of the whales.

We’re a certified Responsible Travel member!

December 19th, 2018

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL & WHAT’S THEIR MISSION? We’ve done the hard work in meeting the criteria to become a part of the responsibletravel.com community and become a member. The work was certainly worthwhile as it is important to us to separate ourselves from tourism businesses who do not do as much (or anything) to minimize environmental impacts or contribute to the…

A Postcard from the West Coast

December 18th, 2018

The story behind the production… Over the past 4 years, a few of our crew members and our friend and videographer David Hartman from Hayfire Media have been working on filming and documenting most of our popular kayaking tours (check out our videos page for some of the results!). The first trip, in August 2015, brought us to Johnstone Strait…

What Does a Kayaker Wear to the Red Carpet?

November 30th, 2018

As the end of the year draws near, those of us here at Spirit of the West Adventures have been reflecting on what a great year it has been! Not only were we privileged to have another marvellous season with an amazing crew and incredible guests from around the world, but we also managed to create an impression in the…

Life in Between: The Intertidal Zone

November 20th, 2018

Many people come to kayak on northern Vancouver Island in hopes of seeing wildlife. We are frequently asked questions about sea-dwellers (such as whales, dolphins, and seals) and landlubbers (like wolves, bears and eagles). But what many fail to appreciate ahead of time is the vast diversity of life found in the intertidal zone. Our hope here is to shed…

The Great Bear Rainforest: A Swell Place

October 20th, 2018

Nothing makes a Spirit of the West kayak guide get all mystical like the Great Bear Rainforest. Ask any of our guides about the Great Bear Rainforest Expedition and they’ll get a far-off look in their eyes, breathe deeply, and say something akin to “ah, yes, the Great Bear.” To a kayak guide, our most northerly expedition (in the Central…

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