This 5-day West Coast Expeditions trip is a Canadian Signature Experience and is a great trip for a family looking to experience the remote location on Vancouver Island. The trip allows you to really absorb the wonderful setting, get really comfy with kayaking and also includes a traditional salmon feast prepared around the fire by a local First Nations family.
Spot curious sea otters, sea lions, and there is a possibly of kayaking with whales, which can include humpback, grey, minke & killer whale. Look out for black bears foraging along the shoreline.
Type of Adventure:
A Little Bit Adventurous
From Age 5
5 days / 4 nights
Where is it?
West Coast Expediations operate out of Kyuquot on the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The name “Kyuquot” is often easily confused with better known “Clayoquot” (Tofino and Ucluelet) but lies approximately 160 km further “up” the coast. Getting there is part of the adventure and keeps the location adventurous!
The trip package help to make this easy, starting with transportation included from the Comox Valley, Campbell River, or Gold River. Triptoes will help you build your itinerary around including this adventure within your holiday.
June 29-July 3
Accommodation is at the Wilderness Retreat Base Camp. It is basic but comfortable.
Two-way ground transportation with professional drivers (van shuttle) to/from your overnight accommodation or vehicle parking location in Comox/Courtenay or Campbell River; parking available.
Two-way water taxi transfer from Fair Harbour to WCE Spring Island Base Camp
Hot Shower! (beachfront)
Walk-in waterfront tents with beds, pillows, fitted sheet, and fleece blanket (just bring your sleeping bag)
All scrumptious meals and snacks once with us in Kyuquot – everyone is pleasantly satiated!
Traditional Salmon dinner – prepared around the fire – and visit with local First Nations family
Professional guides and all group safety gear
Diverse fleet of new, high-quality fibreglass and Kevlar single and double kayaks and all related kayaking equipment
Use of paddling jackets and dry bags for day trips when kayaking
Engaging interpretive programs (rainforest, intertidal, marine, cultural) tailored to your interests
Comprehensive resource library of reference and reading material about the coast
Complimentary use of our Stand Up Paddle Board or “Window Kayak” for exploring close to shore at camp
Innumerable other things – big and small – that make your experience with us feel comfy and complete!
What Others Say
Our best family expedition ever!- Ballantyne family