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    Stories

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

    Member of 1% for the planet

    July 6th, 2016

    Spirit of the West Adventures has been a proud member of 1% For The Planet since 2007. As part of our commitment to the environment, every year we donate 1% of our sales (not just profits) to organizations dedicated to protecting and preserving the environment and areas we love. Over the years as 1% members we have donated over $55,000. 1% For The…

    Paddling the Great Bear Rainforest

    May 12th, 2016

    Great Bear Rainforest kayaking

    The Great Bear Rainforest is a remote region of temperate rainforest that stretches for more than 400km between Vancouver Island and Southeast Alaska, also known as the Central and North Coast. The Great Bear Rainforest is a land where the ocean, mountains, and forests are all intricately linked; with mist-shrouded valleys and rugged glacier-cut fjords, old-growth forests and rich salmon…

    Things to do on Vancouver Island

    April 28th, 2016

    Vancouver Island stretches for almost 500km from the historical BC capital of Victoria in the southwest to the wild and rugged Cape Scott at the northern tip. The island is home to one of the world’s most diverse ecosystems, including rainforests, beaches, mountains, oceans, rivers and lakes that create habitats for a rich diversity of wildlife. Vancouver Island has an…

    So you want to be a kayak guide?

    April 10th, 2016

    Kayak guides wear many different hats; wilderness guide, gourmet chef, historian, interpreter, entertainer and role model, among others. All have a real passion for paddling, wildlife, and their outdoor lifestyle; and nothing makes them happier than the opportunity to share these with guests. Our guides come from all walks of life, and each brings a unique style and perspective to…

    Humpback whales of Vancouver Island

    March 28th, 2016

    The humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) was given its common name because of the shape of its dorsal fin and its unique diving behaviour. Its scientific name, Megaptera, means “large-winged” and refers to its long, white, wing-like flippers. These fins can be as big as one-third of the animal’s body length and give incredible maneuverability, even being used to swim backwards…

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