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

And the winner is…

October 15th, 2018

Johnstone Strait Expedition humpback island

Holy paddler! This was another year of spectacular photo submissions. Once more, we are amazed and truly grateful. A BIG THANK YOU to all our 2018 participants for capturing those special moments that show the unique characters of the places we are fortunate to kayak and explore! With so many excellent entries, it was difficult to choose a winner. There were…

Big Waves In The BC Tourism Industry

September 22nd, 2018

  SMALL, COASTAL KAYAKING COMPANY IS MAKING BIG WAVES IN THE BC TOURISM INDUSTRY Sunset Magazine about Spirit of the West Adventures Spring and Summer, 2018: Spirit of the West Adventures’ owners – Rick Snowdon and Breanne Quesnel – were thrilled to accept the Remarkable Experiences Award from the Tourism Industry Association of British Columbia. The award was given in recognition of the…

Seaweeds – Where Nori Comes From

May 3rd, 2018

A common feature found on our kayak tours around Vancouver Island is the presence of seaweeds in their many shapes and forms. Marine ‘macroalgae’, or seaweeds, are plant-like organisms that live attached to rocks in the intertidal zone, in giant underwater forests, or floating on the ocean’s surface. They can be very tiny, or very large – growing to over…

The Black Bear

March 30th, 2018

Many guests join us from around the world to kayak B.C. in hopes of seeing all kinds of wildlife. One species that many of our groups are fortunate to see is the Black Bear, which can often be found scavenging for food on the beaches we paddle by (and occasionally down the beach from our Johnstone Strait Ultimate camp!). Black…

Learn About the Pacific Harbour Seal

January 21st, 2018

On many of our sea kayaking tours around Vancouver Island, we have the opportunity to view Habour seals in their natural environment. Our guests often ask about these amazing creatures, so we thought we would pass along some facts about seals for anyone who might be interested! Seals belong to a group of mammals called Pinnipeds, meaning ‘feather foot’, which…

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