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    Photo & Video Contest

    Your opportunity to showcase your most memorable moments from our 2024 kayaking season.

    Shoot, share & win!

    We are so glad you joined us for our 2024 kayaking season! Thank you for trusting Spirit of the West Adventures and spending your well-deserved vacation kayaking with us.

    Upload your favourite photo(s) and video(s) of your trip with us and have the chance to win a $1000 credit toward another Spirit of the West trip! Awesome runners-up prizes will also be awarded. Please see our contest details & rules below.

      Contest Rules

      Submit photos to the photo and video contest and you could win $1000 credit toward the Spirit of the West trip of your choice! Runner-up prizes will also be awarded.

      To be eligible, participants must follow the contest rules below:

      How to Enter

      1. Upload your best photo or video from your 2024 tour with us to our website via the submission form at

      2. Optional: Post your photo to Facebook or Instagram with the tag @spiritofthewestadventures and hashtag #kayakrealmofwhales.

      3. Photo and video must adhere to whale watching guidelines (eg. kayakers cannot be shown within 200m of orcas (killer whales) and within 100m of all other whales and marine mammals.

      4. Winners must submit the original file in high resolution (minimum 1000 pixels on the short side) and as .jpg format to [email protected].

      Judging Criteria

      Winners will be chosen by a panel of Spirit of the West team members based on:

      • Originality
      • The overall appeal of the image
      • Adherence to the whale watching guidelines

      Contest Period

      The contest closes on October 15, 2024.

      Winners will be announced in early November. Winners will first be informed by email and also announced on the Spirit of the West Adventures Facebook page and Instagram*.

      *This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Instagram. By participating in the contest, entrants agree to release Facebook/Instagram from any responsibility or obligation associated with this contest.


      A grand prize of $1000 CAD credit toward any Spirit of the West tour will be awarded to the winner of best photo or best video. The credit may be applied to any trip Spirit of the West operates, subject to availability. Prizes cannot be redeemed for cash. Prize amounts must be redeemed within three (3) years of the date awarded.


      All entrants agree that Spirit of the West will have non-exclusive use of their photos for purposes deemed appropriate by the company (including using photos for advertising, marketing and promotional purposes in any media). By entering the photo contest you assert that you are the owner of the original image and have obtained any permissions (model or otherwise) necessary for publication. Winners must also agree to have their name released, and may be asked to produce a short write-up about their trip for use by the company.