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Haida Gwaii Place of Wonder Archipelago Ventures Our five-day “Place of Wonder” tour visits all of the high points of Gwaii Haanas. We visit four Haida village sites including Ninstints at the World Heritage Site of SGaang Gwaay Llnagaay (Anthony Island). We paddle through gorgeous marine-scapes and observe beautiful and interesting intertidal marine life. Gwaii Haanas is most closely associated with cultural and marine activities but the forests of Haida Gwaii are something else again. We hike through some well chosen examples of these spectacular ancient forests and often find evidence of early Haida use of botanical resources.We stop in at the small community of Rose Harbour where my friend Susan provides an unforgettable feast from her organic garden and the sea. We fish daily - prawns, salmon, crab, and halibut are often found on the menu. Our mother ship, the M.V. Island Bay will transport us in comfort and safety on a “one-direction only” adventure that begins or ends with a spectacular seaplane sightseeing flight over Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve.

Tour length: Five days

Cost: $2,199

Dates: July 22-26, July 27-31, Aug 21-25, Aug 26-30 Contact information: 1-888-559-8317 / info@tourhaidagwaii.com 

Archipelago Ventures

Legacy Pole Our “Legacy Pole” tour offers a comfortable, safe and cost effective way to experience many of the highlights of Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve. We travel in comfort aboard the M.V. Island Bay, a 42-foot, Transport Canada certified passenger vessel that has been safely navigating the waters of Haida Gwaii and the north coast for over thirty years. The Legacy Pole was erected in the summer of 2013 and now stands proudly at Hlk-yah GaawGa (Windy Bay), commemorating 20 years of cooperation between the Haida Nation and the Government of Canada making Gwaii Haanas one of National Geographic’s choice places to visit on the planet. This trip leaves from Cumshewa Inlet and visits several spectacular ancient Haida village sites. We’ll be stopping at K-uuna Llnagaay (Skedans), T-aanu Llnagaay (Tanu), and Hlk-yah GaawGa (Windy Bay) - all populated by interesting and informative Haida Gwaii Watchmen. Along the way we’ll be paddling and hiking some spectacular places in Juan Perez Sound and Darwin Sound such as the Bischoff Islands, De La Beche Inlet, Burnaby Narrows, Echo Harbour. We’ll be fishing for prawns, salmon, crab,

and halibut for the table (we like to eat fresh whenever possible). The Legacy Pole Tour is a great way to experience Gwaii Haanas with limited time and budget.

Tour length: Four days

Cost: $1,679

Dates: July 14-17, July 18-21, Aug 13-16, Aug 17-20, Aug 31-Sep 3, Sep 4-7 Contact information: 1-888-559-8317 / info@tourhaidagwaii.com  BC Adventure tour Guide 2014

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Haida Gwaii Edge of the World

Archipelago Ventures

Our six-day “Edge of the World” Tour has been our “tried and trusted” Gwaii Haanas adventure tour for over twenty years. It is a well designed, interesting, comfortable and most importantly, safe way to experience an “Edge of the World” destination. As with our five day trip, we visit all of the main ancient Haida village sites including the World Heritage Site of SGaang Gwaay Llnagaay (Anthony Island). The sixth day gives us more time for paddling and exploring the more remote and spectacular areas of the park reserve. We stop at Rose Harbour in the southern portion of the park reserve for a night that you will not forget. Each trip begins or ends with a spectacular Inland Air Charters sightseeing flight over Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve. The “one direction only” format provides the luxury of time for more paddling and exploring in this ecologically and culturally unique environment.

Tour length: Six days

Cost: $1,679

Dates: July 2-7, July 8-13, Aug 1-6, Aug 7-12 Contact information: 1-888-559-8317 / info@tourhaidagwaii.com

Rose Harbour to Burnaby Island

Green Coast Kayaking

Paddle from the wild west coast and SGang Gwaii (UNESCO world heritage site) to Hecate Straight and north to the intertidal life and old-growth forests near Burnaby Island. Itinerary: 8 day trip. Paddle approximately 4-6 hours per day. Daily route will depend on wind and current. Group participation in route planning and general trip logistics is welcome.

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North and West Vancouver Island Wildcoast Adventures

Kayak with Killer Whales Come kayak with Killer Whales! Wildcoast Adventures‘ Orca Camp is located next to the Robson Bight Ecological Reserve on Vancouver Island, a killer whale sanctuary and home of the Orca Rubbing Beaches. In addition to daily sea kayak excursions, this trip also includes wilderness activities such as hikes, native sauna, and evening campfires. Orca Camp is located next to a flowing glacial stream in a rainforest of ancient cedars with no road access. Equipped with spacious safari tents and cots for comfortable sleeping, the trip is topped off with delicious gourmet meals focused on local ingredients served in Orca Camp’s large woodheated common area and dining room. Itinerary: Your trip begins with an exciting water-taxi ride to Wildcoast’s remote Orca Camp. Each day you will jump in kayaks to seek out wildlife including whales, bears, sea lions, and porpoises. Morning, afternoon and sunset paddles provide opportunities to explore trails and learn about inter-tidal sea life. Evenings are capped off with West Coast sunsets and campfires. Tour length: 4-7 days

Cost: $1269 - $1549

Dates: July to September (4, 5, & 7 day packages available) Contact information: 1-250-285-9453/1-855-485-9453 / hello@wildcoastadventures.com

Clayoquot Sound 4 days

Majestic Ocean Kayaking

We launch our kayaks from Tofino, to start this 4 day trip. An experience of a lifetime to explore the big islands and giant beaches of Clayoquot Sound. Your local guides share their knowledge of the wildlife and the history of this diverse area. 3 nights of camping, 4 days of kayaking, all meals, guides, lessons and all equipment is provided. Itinerary: Departs every Tuesday at 8:30am, returns on Thursday at 5:00. Start and finish in Ucluelet at Majestic Ocean Kayaking

Tour length: Four days

Cost: $1,100.00

Dates: Every Tuesday returning Thursday April - October Contact information: 1-800-889-7644 / majestic@oceankayaking.com BC Adventure tour Guide 2014

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North and West Vancouver Island Custom Kayak Camping Tours

Wildcoast Adventures

Looking for guided kayak trips to more remote destinations? British Columbia’s west coast has an abundance of remote locations that are best seen by sea kayak! If you have a group of four or more with added fitness levels our guides will design a trip to take you to locations virtually untouched and uninhabited. Feel like a true adventurer, and enter into areas that embody “wilderness†where both the scenery and wildlife will take your breath away. We’ll plan everything from the tasty menu to the transportation logistics so that you can sit back and enjoy your vacation time with your friends. Itinerary: Give us a call, let us know the size of your group, how much time you have and the level of adventure you are interested in and we will take care of the rest.

Tour length: Custom

Cost: Custom Pricing

Dates: June to September Contact information: 1-250-285-9453/1-855-485-9453 /hello@wildcoastadventures.com

Water Taxi Service to Nootka Trail

Zeballos Expeditions

Safe and reliable water taxi service to Nootka Trail (and to Tatchu trail heads) for the outdoor enthusiasts. Kayak/hike combos available—paddle to Louie Bay, then exchange your kayak for hiking gear! Maximum 12 passengers.

Tour length: Flexible

Cost: $500 to Louie Bay; $550 to Friendly Cove.

Dates: April 15 to October 15 Contact information: 1-250-761-4137 / 1-866-222-2235 / info@zeballosexpeditions.com BC ADVENTURE TOUR GUIDE

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North and West Vancouver Island Clayoquot Sound six days

Majestic Ocean Kayaking

Explore Clayoquot Sound, its islands and beaches. Rich with life and beautiful scenery. Around every headland something to discover, sandy bays teaming with intertidal life, sculpted shoreline forests and wide open spaces. Itinerary: Departs every Saturday at 8:30 am, returns on Thursday at 5:00. 6 days kayaking and 5 nights camping

Tour length: Six days

Cost: $1,450.00

Dates: Every Saturday, returning Thursday April - October Contact information: 1-800-889-7644 / majestic@oceankayaking.com

West Coast Outdoor Leadership Training

Hooksum Outdoor School

This intensive 28-day Training provides a solid foundation of outdoor and leadership skills and competencies. Hard skills — certifications in advanced wilderness first aid, lifesaving and sea kayaking — are taught in accordance with current professional standards. Using adventure-based, experiential learning, participants will gain the skills and knowledge necessary for safe and practical outdoor group leadership. Itinerary: Wilderness First Responder, Sea Kayaking Skills, Paddle Canada Introduction to kayaking, Paddle Canada Level I, Paddle Canada Level II, Paddle Canada Introduction to Kayaking – Instructors Course, Boat Operator Accredited Training. Maritime Radio Course - ROC(M). Lifesaving Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross, Boat Operator Accredited Training. Hesquiaht indigenous knowledge, Remote Surfing, Coastal hiking Natural History. Guiding/Leadership Tour length: One month Dates: May 1-28, 2014 Contact information: 250.670.1120 / info@hooksumschool.com 10

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North and West Vancouver Island Nootka Sound & Nuchatlitz Kayak Transports

Tahtsa Dive and Kayak Center

Tahtsa Dive and Kayak Center meets all of your needs for an adventure in the historical untouched wilderness that makes up Nootka Sound and beyond. Tahtsa offers Kayak Rentals and Kayak Transports, Water Taxis to the Nootka Island Trail and Wildlife Eco Tours to complete the mainstay of our business.  Our landing craft, MV Shorebird provides convenient loading and unloading for remote and isolated beaches. Shorebird is efficient and economical with 20’ x 6†versatile deck layout, a weight capacity of 3000 lbs and room for 6 kayaks. Join us for a unique holiday experience in Nootka Sound. Adventure is our Nature!

Tour length: Rental by hour

Cost: $145/per hour

Dates: Year-round Contact information: 1.866.934.6365/ dive@tahtsadivecharters.com

Sea Otter and Whale Tours 2014

Zeballos Expeditions

Sea Otter and Whale Watching boat tours off the West Coast of Vancouver Island, Canada. Based out of the village of Zeballos, these tours explore the waters of Zeballos Inlet and Nootka Island. As well as marine mammals, wildlife such as bear, deer and the occasional cougar can be spotted on the beaches. Marine, shore and pelagic birds can help fill out your lists! Tours last about four hours, including shore break. Packages can be arranged to include rooms and meals at Cedars Inn. Itinerary: Departing Zeballos Harbour at eight am, Nootka Island shores at 8:30, then Nuchatlitz Park and (weather permitting) Catala Island.Itinerary: Departing Zeballos Harbour at eight am, Nootka Island shores at 8:30, then Nuchatlitz Park and (weather permitting) Catala Island.

Tour length: Four hours

Cost: $650 per tour; Group rate, for up to 12 people.

Dates: April 15 to Oct 15 Contact information: 1 250 761 4137 / info@hooksumschool.com BC Adventure tour Guide 2014

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Bamfield cruise

Cruise spectacular Barkley Sound on our our stout packet freighter. Carrying mail, cargo and passengers down the Alberni Inlet into the Barkley Sound. Watch for eagles, cormorants and other seabirds. There maybe sea lions or seals insight, or you may be lucky enough to see black bear or whales along the way. The M.V. Frances Barkley has a relaxed, friendly atmosphere reminiscent of yesteryear. Join us for the day and have a truly memorable experience. Itinerary: Departure 8:00 am. Return 5:00 pm Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Tour length: Full day

Cost:$74 per adult round trip

Dates: Year round. Contact information: 250-723-8313 / ladyrosemarine@telus.net

Ucluelet & Broken Group Islands

Lady Rose Marine Services

Day trip to Ucluelet and the Broken Group Islands. Great way to spend the day, discover the islands and the West Coast of Vancouver Island. For the more adventurous, rent from our fleet of kayaks and canoes and explore this fascinating marine sanctuary. Or make Sechart Lodge your destination ine the Barkley Sound. Located adjacent to the Broken Group Islands, our lodge offers a relaxing, interesting retreat in a wilderness setting. Itinerary: Departure 8:00 am. Return 7:30 pm Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Tour length: Full day

Cost:$74 per adult round trip

Dates: June - mid September Contact information: 250-723-8313 / ladyrosemarine@telus.net BC Adventure tour Guide 2014

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Broken Group Islands Ucluelet Harbour Wildlife

Majestic Ocean Kayaking

Watch for black bears, and eagles circling overhead.Seals pop their heads up and Sea Lions bark as we paddle by. Learn to kayak on your own or share a double with a friend. Includes lessons from certified kayak guides, all top of the line fibreglass kayaks and kayak equipment, snacks, water and a great experience for novice to expert kayakers. Itinerary: Tours depart daily, 9am,1pm,5:30pm daily

Tour length: Half day

Cost:$67.00 per person

Dates: Daily all year Contact information: 1-800-889-7644 / majestic@oceankayaking.com

Barkley Sound Wilderness

Majestic Ocean Kayaking

From Toquart Bay we launch our kayaks to explore the many islands of Barkley Sound. Search out fascinating wildlife and colorful intertidal life with your guide. Relax on a white sandy beach for a picnic lunch. Includes lessons from certified kayak guides, all top of the line fibreglass kayaks and kayak equipment, snacks, water and a great experience for novice to expert kayakers. Transportation included from Ucluelet, gourmet lunch supplied let us know if you have any allergies or food intolerances we can accommodate everyone. Itinerary: This is a full day tour, we meet at 8:30 am at Majestic kayaking office in Ucluelet, returning at 4:30 pm.

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Broken Group Islands Outside Waters Day trip

Majestic Ocean Kayaking

Paddle outside Ucluelet Harbour and see for yourself the most dramatic and scenic coastline. Enjoy the day padding in and around the many islands and beaches. Wildlife is bountyful there is so much to see. Gourmet picnic lunch is included. Includes lessons from certified kayak guides, all top of the line fibreglass kayaks and kayak equipment. Itinerary: This is a full day tour we meet at 9:00 at Majestic kayaking office in Ucluelet, returning at 3:30 pm.

Tour length: Full day

Cost:$145.00 per person

Dates: Daily from April until October Contact information: 1-800-889-7644 / majestic@oceankayaking.com

Broken Group Islands

Majestic Ocean Kayaking

4 day trip to the Broken Group Islands.. Explore the 100 islands of the Broken Group Islands, Pacific Rim National Park. White sandy beaches and temperate rainforests paddle through the clear sparkling waters. Camp out for 3 nights and live and breath in the west coast, ahhhh.. Itinerary: Departs every Friday at 8:30am, returns Monday at 5:00 pm.

Tour length: Four days

Cost: $1180.00 per person

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Broken Group Islands Ultimate West Coast

Majestic Ocean Kayaking

Discover the diversity from one Sound to the other, the differences are so interesting. Get your sealegs on the Broken Group Islands tour and then after a one night break in town, head out on the Clayoquot Sound 4 day kayaking tour. Itinerary: Departs every Friday at 8:30 am, then returns to Ucluelet on Monday, departs Tuesday 8:30 am for Clayoquot Sound.

Tour length: Four days

Cost: $2,230.00

Dates: Every Friday April - October Contact information: 1-800-889-7644 / majestic@oceankayaking.com

Broken Group Islands kayaking and whalewatching

Majestic Ocean Kayaking

At Majestic Kayaking base in Ucluelet we meet for this tour and outfit you with all the kayaking gear required for your day, we load everyone aboard the 36’ comfortable and sturdy boat that we use to shuttle people and kayaks to the Broken Group Islands. On the way we watch for Sealions, Whales, Otters and what ever else is on the menu for sightings that day. Once in the Islands we stop off on one of the white sandy beaches in a sheltered bay and here we set up the kayaks and give our safety talk and lessons before we paddle through the many islands of the Broken Group. The day offers a total of 4.5 hours of paddling and a gourmet picnic lunch on a beautiful beach.

Itinerary: 8:00am - 4:30 pm. Return transportation on boat, kayaking 4.5 hrs, lunch break

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Desolation Sound/Discovery Islands Coast Mountain Expeditions

Orford River Grizzlies

Join our exciting expedition to the grizzily bear sanctuary at the Orford River estuary, in magnificent Bute Inlet. The Orford drainage contains North Americas southern most viable populations of grizzlies. Paddle from our lodge up Bute Inlet, home to BC’s highest mountains, which reach heights of 4,000 meters. This is an exceptional glimpse of British Columbia’s seldom seen wilderness. Itinerary: 6 days; 4 nights camping, 2 lodge nights

Tour length: Six days

Cost: $1950.00

Dates: Sept. 7-14 Contact information: 250.285.2823 / coastmtn@island.net

Desolation Sound Kayak Expedition

Coast Mountain Expeditions

A paddle-powered sea kayaking Vancouver Island tour into the less-traveled parts of this popular British Columbia marine park destination, known for its spectacular mountain scenery, warm ocean temperatures and abundant wild oysters! Our kayak camping expedition explores a remote northern approach into this historically famous and geographically spectacular kayaking destination, also known as ‘BC’s Baja’. Enjoy first and last nights at Coast Mountain Lodge.

Tour length: Six days

Cost: $1375.00

Dates: June 22--28; Aug 24--30 Contact information: 250.285.2823 / coastmtn@island.net BC Adventure tour Guide 2014

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Desolation Sound/Discovery Islands Discovery Islands Tour

Coast Mountain Expeditions

Find out why Vancouver Island sea kayaking is so popular! This is a short Vancouver Island sea kayaking tour in British Columbia’s protected ocean passages among enchanted islands and towering mountains. Wilderness lodge accommodation, kayaking skills instruction, and a kayak camping trip. Forested shores, secluded beaches, a remote warm lake and freshly gathered seafood make for a memorable Vancouver Island sea kayaking adventure! Itinerary: 3 days: 2 nights camping, 1 night lodge accommodation

Tour length: Six days

Cost: $775.00

Dates: July 3-6; July 17-20; July 30-Aug 2; Aug 7-10; Aug 21-24; Sept 4-7 Contact information: 250.285.2823 / coastmtn@island.net

Kayak Lodge Getaway

Coast Mountain Expeditions

A comfortable British Columbia sea kayaking lodge long weekend for beginner and experienced paddlers -- and for our kayaking friends who never want to leave! Kayak lessons and guided excursions along beautiful sheltered shorelines of British Columbia’s Discovery Islands near Vancouver Island Canada. Develop kayaking skills in structured workshops -- or paddle on your own. Enjoy great meals and the friendly ambience of Coast Mountain’s wilderness island lodge.

Itinerary: 3 days and 3 nights at Coast Mountain Lodge

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Desolation Sound/Discovery Islands Octopus Islands Tour

Coast Mountain Expeditions

Explore natural wonders sea kayaking in British Columbia’s Discovery Islands archipelago! After introductory sea kayaking lessons and a first night at Coast Mountain kayak lodge, we’ll enjoy a Vancouver Island kayaking tour through the protected channels and rainforest islands of this British Columbia marine park. Paddle the coastline mosaic of tiny islets and shallow coves, observe incredible marine life, hike to a crystal clear forest lake. Itinerary: 5 days; 3 nights camping, 2 lodge nights

Tour length: Five days

$1,125

Dates: June 28--July 3 Contact information: 250.285.2823 / coastmtn@island.net

Okisollo Explorer

Coast Mountain Expeditions

Treasure to British Columbia sea kayakers, Okisollo channel is a playground of tidal rapids, marine life and emerald islands. Discovery Islands Lodge, our Quadra Island accommodation, provides a perfect place for beginning our foray into the astonishing beauty and abundance of the tidal environment. We’ll camp at Octopus Islands and circumnavigate Maurelle Island, play in the tides and soak up the natural beauty of this Vancouver Island kayaking mecca. Itinerary: 5 days; 2 nights camping, 2 lodge nights

Tour length: Five days

$925.00

Dates: June 14--18; July 26--30; Sept 18--22 Contact information: 250.285.2823 / coastmtn@island.net BC Adventure tour Guide 2014

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Desolation Sound/Discovery Islands Discovery Islands Kayak Vacation

Wildcoast Adventures

Included in National Geographic Canada’s 50 Places of a Lifetime, the Discovery Islands are a kayaker’s paradise and one of the West Coast’s best kept secrets. Wildlife is in abundance as the Islands and the surrounding ocean are home to sea lions, seals, pacific white sided dolphins, otters, colorful birds and some of the largest starfish and clams in the world. Playful seals and seal pups often approach your sea kayaks and if you are very lucky, you may even get to see transient Orcas or Humpback Whales who have also been spotted during this trip. Itinerary: The Discovery Islands tour launches from breathtaking Rebecca Spit Provincial Park located in Quadra Island’s Heriot Bay. Kayakers enjoy setting up camp at a different location each day after paddling the myriad of channels, bays, coves, points and passages that comprise the Discovery Islands.

Tour length: 5 days

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‘Paddle in Paradise’ Quadra Classic

Quadra Island Kayaks

Enjoy a spectacular full day tour that explores the stunning coastline surrounding Quadra Island. Come see why Quadra is known as a world-class kayaking destination! Experience our majestic mountain views, island archipelagos, beaches and vibrant wildlife. A paddling adventure with Quadra Island Kayaks will inspire all levels of kayakers and without a doubt, will leave you wanting more! All tours include a kayak lesson from certified kayak guides, all of your kayak equipment, and a yummy picnic lunch on the beach. Don’t forget to bring along your camera (waterproof dry bags provided). P.S. We offer free pick-ups from the Campbell River ferry. If you are just coming over for the day, it’s easy to leave your car parked and walk on the ferry! Itinerary: Tour time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Meet 9:45 am at our shop “The Yak Shack” 615 Taku Rd, Heriot Bay.

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Desolation Sound/Discovery Islands ‘A Perfect End to the Day’

Quadra Island Kayaks

Come for a paddle in the calm of the early evening. This tour is a perfect way to wind down your day with the colourful everchanging sky and glowing mountains. As the wildlife settles in for the night, come and enjoy the magic of this Quadra Island Ritual. All tours include a hearty snack on the beach, a lesson from certified kayak guides and all of your kayak equipment. Don’t forget to bring along your camera (waterproof dry bags provided). P.S. We offer free pick-ups from the Campbell River ferry. If you are just coming over for the day, it’s easy to leave your car parked and walk on the ferry! Itinerary: Tour time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm (trip starts at 5:00 pm after Aug 15) Meet 5:45 pm at our shop ‘The Yak Shack’ 615 Taku Rd, Heriot Bay

Tour length: Evening

$ 69/adults $ 59 kids (12 and under)

Dates: Daily from June to October Contact information 1-877-475-8687 / info@quadraislandkayaks.com

A taste of Quadra Island

Quadra Island Kayaks

Not sure if kayaking is for you? Or perhaps you are on a short timeline but still want to get out for a paddle? Join us on this very popular half-day tour that gets you out to see some of Quadra’s wildlife. The seals, eagles, porpoises and vibrant inter-tidal life await! We offer morning and afternoon departures to fit into everyone’s schedule. All tours include a hearty snack on the beach, a lesson from certified kayak guides and all of your kayak equipment. Don’t forget to bring along your camera (waterproof dry bags provided). P.S. We offer free pick-ups from the Campbell River ferry. If you are just coming over for the day, it’s easy to leave your car parked and walk on the ferry! Itinerary: Tour time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, or 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Meet at 8:45 am or 1:45 pm at our shop “The Yak Shack” 615 Taku Rd, Heriot Bay

Tour length: Half day

$ 69/adults $ 59 kids (12 and under)

Dates: Daily from June to October Contact information: 1-877-475-8687 / info@quadraislandkayaks.com BC Adventure tour Guide 2014

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The Gulf Islands Blue Vista Resort

Blue Vista Resort

Cozy, clean and affordable cabins steps from the Canada Parks National Seashore at Bennett Bay on Mayne Island in ands. Selfaccommodating cabins steps from the coast and nestled in a quiet setting are open year-round and perfect as a stopping off or base for kayaking in and around the gentle and rich waters of the Southern Gulf Islands. We cater to small groups and individuals. Daily ferry service from the lower mainlands and Vancouver Island.

$95-$175 Dates: Open Year-round Contact information: 1-250-539-2463 or 1-877-535-2424 / bluevista@bluevistaresort.com

Early Bird Intertidal 3hr Kayak Tour

Gulf Island Kayaking

Enjoy a quiet morning paddle in calm, sheltered waters, exploring the diverse intertidal life and coastline of Montague Harbour Provincial Marine Park and its surroundings. Perfect for paddlers of all skill levels, and those with an interest in ecology, this tour includes hands-on learning experiences facilitated by our passionate and knowledgeable local guides. Small groups of 2 - 6 allow us to provide each client with individual attention and instruction, ensuring a memorable experience! Itinerary: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Roundtrip from Montague Harbour Marina. 20-30 min orientation and (dry) dock-side lesson, 2.5 hrs kayaking along the sculpted sandstone cliffs and islets adjacent to Montague Harbour Marine Park (exact route varies with tide and wind).

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The Gulf Islands Paddling with Currents 5hr Kayak Tour

Gulf Island Kayaking

A tour for intermediate and experienced paddlers who wish to explore the pleasures and excitement of currents and eddies in Active Pass or Porlier Pass (Dionisio Point), both frequented by the Southern Gulf Island’s Resident Orca pods. Higher currents in the passes allow for more complex food webs, providing greater intertidal diversity and more frequent wildlife sightings than surrounding areas. Our guides are skilled paddlers and passionate naturalists who are happy to help you hone your paddling skills and share their knowledge of the local ecology. Small groups of 2 - 6 allow us to provide each client with individual attention and instruction, ensuring a memorable experience! Itinerary: Departing Montague Harbour Marina, we paddle south through Active Pass to Sturdies Bay. Includes a break on a secluded beach and transport from Sturdies Bay back to Montague. Tour length: 5 hours

$85 per person plus 5% GST -- Children 12 and under are half-price!

Dates: Daily, April - October (start time varies with currents) Contact information: 250-539-2442 / info@seakayak.ca

Galiano Island Full Day Kayak Tour

Gulf Island Kayaking

Our full day tour is for those who want to see it all -- five to six hours on the water allow us to explore both the islands and the cliffs of Galiano, visiting bird and seal sanctuaries and sculpted sandstone galleries. Bring your camera, as close encounters with eagles, otters, seals, herons and more are the rule, rather than the exception. Ideal for intermediates or adventurous beginners. Our guides are passionate naturalists who are happy to share their knowledge of the local ecology, geology, and island culture. Small groups of 2 - 6 allow us to provide each client with individual attention and instruction, ensuring a memorable experience! Itinerary: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm. Roundtrip from Montague Harbour Marina. 20-30 min orientation and (dry) dock-side lesson, 5-6 hrs kayaking, including visits to two seabird nesting grounds, a popular harbour seal haulout, and a break on a beach for lunch (not provided). Tour length: Full day

$85 per person plus 5% GST -- Children 12 and under are half-price!

Dates: Daily, 11am - 5pm, April - October Contact information: 250-539-2442 / info@seakayak.ca BC Adventure tour Guide 2014

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The Gulf Islands Trincomali Tafoni 3hr Afternoon Kayak Tour

Gulf Island Kayaking

Kayak in sheltered waters surrounded by islands, honeycombed sandstone cliffs and sunning seals. Learn how wave action and salt weathering sculpt the soft sandstone bedrock, resulting in the dramatic tafoni formations that riddle the shoreline. Afternoon is when seals take their siesta, and are often found asleep on the rocks, camouflaged amongst the sandstone. Otters, eagles, herons, and other wildlife are also regularly encountered. No experience necessary! Our passionate guides have a keen interest in local ecology, and are happy to share their knowledge. Small groups of 2 - 6 allow us to provide each client with individual attention and instruction, ensuring a memorable experience! Itinerary: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Roundtrip from Montague Harbour Marina. 20-30 min orientation and (dry) dock-side lesson, 2.5 hrs kayaking along the wave-sculpted tafoni sandstone formations of Galiano and the islets adjacent to Montague Harbour Marine Park (exact route varies with tide and wind). Tour length: 3 hours

$55 per person plus 5% GST -- Children 12 and under are half-price!

Dates: Daily, 1pm - 4pm, April - October Contact information: 250-539-2442 / info@seakayak.ca

Seals, Sun & Sandstone 4hr Afternoon Kayak Tour

Gulf Island Kayaking

Much like our 3hr afternoon tour, but the extra hour allows us to exlore farther from Montague and split our time on the water with a beach break to stretch our legs and have a snack. A popular destination is the Ballingall Islets, a nature preserve frequented by cormorants, black oystercatchers, and other sea birds and a popular haulout for harbour seals. Beginner’s welcome! Our guides customize the route and pace to fit your energy level. Frequent wildlife sightings and learning opportunities facilitate a leisurely pace, while small groups of 2 - 6 allow us to provide each client with individual attention and instruction, ensuring a memorable experience! Itinerary: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Roundtrip from Montague Harbour Marina. 20-30 min orientation and (dry) dock-side lesson, 3.5 hrs kayaking along the sculpted sandstone cliffs and islets adjacent to Montague Harbour Marine Park, includes a stop on a beach (exact route varies with tide and wind). Tour length: 4 hours Dates: Daily, 1pm - 5pm, April - October Contact information: 250-539-2442 / info@seakayak.ca 28

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The Gulf Islands Trincomali Sunset 3hr Kayak Tour

Gulf Island Kayaking

Enjoy the stillness of the evening as you paddle in the warmth of the setting sun. Summer nights are typically windless, providing glass-still water at sunset and crimson colours above and below the horizon. A wonderful end to the day. Accessible to all skill levels. Small groups of 2 - 6 allow us to provide each client with individual attention and instruction, ensuring a memorable experience! Itinerary: Begins 3hrs before sunset. Roundtrip from Montague Harbour Marina. 20-30 min orientation and (dry) dock-side lesson, 2.5 hrs kayaking along the glowing coastline, returning to Montague as the light fades.

Tour length: 3 hours

$55 per person plus 5% GST -- Children 12 and under are half-price!

Dates: Daily, April - October (start time varies with sunset) Contact information: 250-539-2442 / info@seakayak.ca

Bioluminescence 3hr Nighttime Kayak Tour

Gulf Island Kayaking

Join us for a memorable evening experiencing and learning about bioluminescence -- the production and emmission of light by organisms. Bioluminescence occurs in the Gulf Islands seasonally as warmer temperatures allow dinoflagellates -- single celled plant-like organisms to flourish. When disturbed, dinoflagellates emit light as a defence mechanism. As the light fades and your paddle becomes harder to see, its movement through the water is soon illuminated as it agitates the living ocean. Although wildlife is difficult to see above the water in darkness, movements of other creatures below the surface are illuminated as well. Schools of fish that remain elusive during the day reveal their presence by the comet’s tail of sparkeling light they trail behind them. This unique tour is accessible to all paddlers (provided you have no fear of the dark!). Itinerary: Begins at sunset. Roundtrip from Montague Harbour Marina. 20-30 min orientation and (dry) dock-side lesson as the light fades, 2.5 hrs kayaking through placid waters, guided by the Tour length: 3 hours

glow of your bow wake and paddlestroke (exact route varies with tide and sun position). $55 per person plus 5% GST -- Children 12 and under are half-price!

Dates: Nightly, June - September (starts time varies with sunset) Contact information: 250-539-2442 / info@seakayak.ca BC Adventure tour Guide 2014

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The Gulf Islands Galiano Island B&B and Kayak Tour Package

Gulf Island Kayaking

Let us handle the logistics! Fully customizable kayak tour packages include your choice of day tour(s) and B&B accommodation on Galiano Island, the Gateway to the Gulf Islands. Base package includes one night at a local bed and breakfast and the 3hr guided tour of your choice. Additional nights and tours can be added to create your ideal kayaking getaway! Starting from $119 per person plus 5% GST (based on double occupancy)

Tour length: Flexible

Starting from $119 per person plus 5% GST (based on double occupancy)

Dates: April - October Contact information: 250-539-2442 / info@seakayak.ca

Two-day Gulf Islands Getaway Kayak Tour

Gulf Island Kayaking

Escape the city to Galiano and the Gulf Islands for an overnight two day guided tour to Wallace Island Provincial Park! Experience Galiano’s dramatic western shore and abundant wildlife your first day, and the diversity of the adjacent island chain that extends north from Wallace Island the second. Enjoy backcountry gourmet meals prepared by our multi-talented guides, or choose an unprovisioned option and organize meals independently. Our guides are skilled paddlers and passionate naturalists who are happy to help you hone your paddling skills and share their knowledge of the local ecology. Small groups of 2 - 6 allow us to provide each client with individual attention and instruction, ensuring a memorable experience! Itinerary: Day 1: Depart Montague Harbour, paddle north along Galiano’s sandstone cliffs, cross to Wallace Island to make camp. Day 2: Circumnavigate Wallace and surrounding islands, cross to Galiano and paddle south to Retreat Cove, driven back to Montague. Alternate itineraries available Tour length: Two days Dates: April - October Contact information: 250-539-2442 / info@seakayak.ca 30

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The Gulf Islands Three-day Gulf Islands Adventurer Gulf Island Kayaking Kayak Tour This three day, two night guided adventure allows you to explore the full length of Galiano’s rugged western shore and includes challenging paddling in the currents and eddies of Porlier Pass, a bottleneck where the migrating salmon and herring draw seals and eagles in large numbers. Evenings will be spent in Dionisio Point and Wallace Island Provincial Marine Parks, where dramatic sunsets are standard and other campers are few. Enjoy backcountry gourmet meals prepared by our multi-talented guides, or choose an unprovisioned option and organize meals independently. Our guides are skilled paddlers and passionate naturalists who are happy to help you hone your paddling skills and share their knowledge of the local ecology. Small groups of 2 - 6 allow us to provide each client with individual attention and instruction, ensuring a memorable experience! Itinerary: Day 1: Depart Retreat Cove, paddle north following Galiano’s western shore to Porlier Pass and Dionisio. Day 2: Cross to Hall, island hop to Chiver’s Point, Wallace Island. Day 3: Explore Tour length: Three days

Wallace’s western shore, cross to Galiano, and continue south to Montague.

Unprovisioned: $445 per person plus 5% GST; Provisioned: $645 per person plus 5% GST

Dates: April - October Contact information: 250-539-2442 / info@seakayak.ca

Four-day Gulf Islands Explorer Kayak Tour Explore the remote Northern Gulf Islands with our diverse four day, three night guided tour. Departing from the north end of Galiano to maximize our range and minimize repetition, this tour takes you to the stunning sandstone galleries of Valdes and De Courcy Islands. On the afternoon of the first day there is time to hike Valdes’ Mexicana Hill for a different perspective on the next day’s paddle, and learn about the history and legends of the area. Enjoy backcountry gourmet meals prepared by our multi-talented guides, or choose an unprovisioned option and organize meals independently. Our guides are skilled paddlers and passionate naturalists who are happy to help you hone your paddling skills and share their knowledge of the local ecology, geography, and history. Small groups of 2 - 6 allow us to provide each client with individual attention and instruction, ensuring a memorable experience! Itinerary: Day 1: Depart Spanish Hills, cross to Valdes and camp at Blackberry Point. Day 2: Explore Valdes and De Courcy�s Tour length: Four days

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sandstone galleries, camp at Pirate’s Cove. Day 3: Skirting Ruxton and Pylades, follow Valdez south through Porlier Pass to Dionisio. Day 4: Follow Galiano’s western shore south to Montague.

Unprovisioned: $575 per person plus 5% GST; Provisioned: $825 per person plus 5% GST

Dates: April - October Contact information: 250-539-2442 / info@seakayak.ca BC Adventure tour Guide 2014

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Baja / Sea of Cortes Coastal Route

Baja Kayak Adventure Tours

The Coastal Route is 7 days and 50 miles of remote paddling in the Stunning Sea of Cortez. The spectacular cliffs, geology, sandy beached, wildlife and turquoise waters make this one of our favourite routes. There will be ample time in the afternoon for beach combing, snorkeling, and desert exploration. This route will bring us to a new campsite most nights. Weather permitting; we usually spend the last night Coronado Island, before paddling back into Loreto. The is a terrific route for intermediate paddlers, or beginners who are looking to expand their paddling experience. Itinerary: 7 Days, 7 Nights. San Nicolas to Loreto

Tour length: Seven days

$995 Canadian

Dates: Feb. 2015 Contact information: 1-866-765-BAJA (2252) / info@bajakayakadventures.com

Loreto to La Paz

Baja Kayak Adventure Tours

The 10-day “Loreto to La Paz� trip is a slightly more advanced trip then our others. This trip is very remote route with only a few road access points along the way. The coastline is ever changing as we paddle down a section of the Sierra Giganta mountain range, changing camps every day. This is a pick-up-and-go style of trip where the main focus is paddling, yet leaving time in the afternoons for snorkeling, hiking and relaxation. We pass by hot springs, small fishing camps and villages set along this amazing coastline. This route is true expedition paddling. Itinerary: 10 Days, 10 Nights, Loreto to Punta Cayote (Bay of La Paz)

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Baja / Sea of Cortes Carmen Island Circumnavigation

Baja Kayak Adventure Tours

This is our newer routes and definitely one of our most exciting. We created this route because it’s one we really like and one that people have been asking about for years. It’s designed for moderate to advanced paddlers. It’s a nice mix of a few long days along some exposed coastline, and a few days near the end relaxing on some of the beautiful beaches at the south end of Isla Carmen; and if time allows, a day or two to explore Isla Danzante on the way home. Itinerary: 10 Days, 9 Nights. Puerto Escondido around Isla Carmen and back

Tour length: 10 days

$1225 Canadian

Dates: October 27-November 6, 2014, April 2015 Contact information: 1-866-765-BAJA (2252) / info@bajakayakadventures.com

Coronado Island Basecamp

Baja Kayak Adventure Tours

This route offers three days base camping with lots of opportunity for circumnavigating the volcanic island, desert hiking and snorkeling with sea lions. This route is great for people who have only a few days to explore the area, or for folks who want to learn more about kayak-camping expeditions while not moving too far. The Coronado Island trip offers a lot for beginner paddlers or families. It is a fully catered trip, making this a true vacation from all responsibilities! Come and check out the pristine lagoon and this phenomenal island in the national marine park. Three days will seem like a lifetime in this turquoise paradise! Also, ask us to schedule a private contract trip if these dates don’t fit into your schedule! Itinerary: 3 Days, 2 Nights, Downtown Loreto to Isla Coronado and back

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Baja / Sea of Cortes South Islands

Baja Kayak Adventure Tours

The South Islands trip is our most popular. This 6 day, 5 night route offers a nice mix between a kayak expedition and a relaxing island vacation. We’ll change campsites most night, and have the option to paddle every day, leaving lots of time to swim, snorkel, hike, or just relax on the beach. We will explore the islands of Danzante and Carmen, stopping at our favorite beaches. This is also a great trip for families with children. Itinerary: 6 Days, 5 Nights. Puerto Escondido, Isla Danzante, Isla del Carmen, and back

Tour length: Six days

$835 Canadian

Dates: November 10-19, 2014, March-April 2015, Contact information: 1-866-765-BAJA (2252) / info@bajakayakadventures.com

Islands to Agua Verde

Baja Kayak Adventure Tours

One of our newest and favorite trips: Islands to Agua Verde. This route is a mix of the South Islands and Loreto-La Paz. Starting with the fabulous beaches of Isla Carmen and Isla Danzante, then we’ll cross over and paddle south along the remote coastline to the quaint village of Agua Verde. The small and remote fishing village of Agua Verde is situated in one of the most beautiful and protected bays in the Baja Peninsula. Along the way we will visit an inter-tidal hot spring, and a ranch that has been worked by the same family for hundreds of years. This is an excellent trip for any skill level, and gives you a taste of real Baja culture with it’s amazing wildlife and geology! Itinerary: 7 Days, 6 Nights. Puerto Escondido to Agua Verde

Tour length: Seven days

$995 Canadian

Dates: Feb-March 2015 Contact information: 1-866-765-BAJA (2252) / info@bajakayakadventures.com BC Adventure tour Guide 2014

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Introducing...

The next generation of coastal BC travel guides Coast&Kayak Magazine is proud to introduce our first book and the most colourful and comprehensive guide book EVER for the British Columbia coast. Volume 1 covers some of the world’s best coastal exploration, from Port Hardy down the outer coast of Vancouver Island to Barkley Sound and the Broken Group Islands, including Cape Scott, Kyuquot, Brooks Peninsula, Nootka Sound, Clayoquot Sound and the Broken Group Islands – all documented in unrivalled detail. Including all the latest BC Marine Trail information, it adds to that with dozens of new never-before documented camping locations and features to see along with practical information on how to best transit this challenging coastline. It is required reading for anyone visiting the BC coastline – or just dreaming of visiting.

Large-format maps offer a new level of detail for planning coastal trips.

In addition, we are introducing a new line of BC Coast Explorer pocket maps on WATERPROOF indestructible stock to be compatible with the new BC Coast Explorer guide book. New maps will include Barkley Sound/Broken Group Islands and Desolation Sound/Discovery Islands. The large 22x32-inch format is rich in information, making this a must-have for any coastal trip.

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