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    Stories

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

    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…

    Winners Photo & Video Contest 2017

    October 15th, 2017

    WOW! We literally got overrun with simply impressive photo and video contest submissions. THANK YOU TO ALL PARTICIPANTS for capturing all those special moments that show the uniqueness of the places we are fortunate to discover, explore and paddle each summer. With so many incredible entries, we asked for some outside help in deciding the winners. Our thanks to local photographer…

    Homage To Our First Great Bear Rainforest Tour

    September 16th, 2017

    A molten sea stretches before me, a vast shimmering pool of shadow and light, unbroken by waves or the wind. I paddle rhythmically, dip, twist, pull and push, out, in, repeat. Close by eleven other kayakers are repeating the same motions; the only sounds are the gentle splash of our paddles and the swoosh of our PFDs on our spray skirts….

    Best Glamping & Whale Watching – New for 2017

    December 22nd, 2016

    Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, Spirit of the West Adventures is pleased to announce the addition of a new glamping experience to our roster of wilderness kayaking adventures. Imagine beautiful big white tents set against the backdrop of towering fir trees and the blues and greens of the ocean lapping at your doorstep.The sounds of silence, interrupted…

    Photo & Video Contest 2016

    October 15th, 2016

    Stunning sunset Johnstone Strait

    We want to say thank you to all of our this year’s photo and video contest participants. We received an amazing selection of shots and videos and it wasn’t easy to choose the winners. Our guests captured many special moments, highlights of their tours and a big variety of the beauty of British Columbia’s coastal regions where we operate our tours each…

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