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Photo & Video Contest 2019

Enter your favourite photo or video from your trip and have the chance to win $1000!

Shoot, share & win!

Each year we hold a photo & video contest to celebrate all the fantastic trips that we had throughout the year. We want to give our guests an opportunity to showcase some of their most memorable and inspiring moments from the summer.

Submit a photo or video to the 2019 photo and video contest and you could win a $1000 credit toward the Spirit of the West trip of your choice! Awesome runners-up prizes will also be awarded. Please scroll below the form and gallery to view our contest details & rules.

Your uploaded photo(s) and video will appear in the submission gallery within 24 hours. Many thanks!


Photo submissions will be posted here soon.



Leanne DeCraene | Johnstone Strait Ultimate

Lindsey Lapointe | Johnstone Strait Ultimate Tour

Sebastian Weiss | Orca Lite Expedition

Jennifer Nabors | Johnstone Strait Ultimate

Julian Opitz | Orca Lite Expedition

Katrina Wang | Johnstone Strait Expedition

Lenora Kingcott | Johnstone Strait Ultimate

Stephanie Baker | Whales and Wilderness Glamping

Ian Hall | Johnstone Strait Expedition

Contest Rules

Submit photos to the 2019 photo and video contest and you could win $1000 credit toward the Spirit of the West trip of your choice! Runners-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 of your 2019 tour with us to our website via the submission form at

2. Post your photo to Facebook or Instagram with the tag @Spirit of the West Adventures and also 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 begins on June 1, 2019, and closes on October 1, 2019.

Winners will be announced on October 15, 2019. 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 $1000CAD credit toward any Spirit of the West tour will be awarded to each of the winners of best photo and 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.