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Spirit of the West Adventures

Kayak the realm of orcas and humpback whales. An adventure of a lifetime!

We want you to fall in love with kayaking and our unique coast of British Columbia, and our passion shows in everything we do. Choose among several professionally guided 4-8 day trips for all levels of Vancouver Island’s east region. ‘Glamping’ base-camp-style with wood fired hot tub overlooking the Pacific or expedition-style paddling from camp to camp through Broughton Archipelago, famous Desolation Sound and the wild Great Bear Rainforest on Central Coast. Savouring a fresh salmon BBQ in the open air, explore & view the fascinating wildlife and wilderness and wake up on remote islands with the sound of the whales.

Spirit of the West Adventures

Heriot Bay, BC V0P 1H0, Canada


Kayak the realm of the orca and humpback whale.

We want you to fall in love with kayaking and our unique coast, and our passion shows in everything we do. Choose from our wide range of professionally-guided 4-8 day kayaking and camping tours around Vancouver Island.

Enjoy our eco-friendly ‘glamping’ style tour- The Johnstone Strait Ultimate. This tour is based from a beautiful established camp overlooking the Pacific Ocean, surrounded by old growth forest and wild beaches in the heart of Johnstone Strait- our prime orca viewing area. Highlights include plentiful wildlife, a hot shower, unique wood-fired hot tub overlooking the ocean, large tents on platforms, thick Therm-a-rest mattresses, sheets, wool blankets, full size pillows, hot water bottles, gourmet camp food prepared by your guides, a bright covered dining area and so much more help to make this a true ‘bucket list’ tour for travellers. 4 days full of paddling, relaxing and hiking. Your knowledgable guides will share their passion for the area and its inhabitants allowing you to truly connect with this stunning area. We visit a orca research station which is a unique experience allowing you new insight to the world of the orcas.

We also offer nomadic-style paddling tours moving from camp to camp. These tours see us exploring the hundreds of islands of the Broughton Archipelago, Johnstone Strait, famous Desolation Sound and the wild Great Bear Rainforest on the central coast of BC. Savouring hearty and healthy meals including fresh wild salmon in the open air, exploring the many beautiful bays and islands of this wild area, viewing fascinating wildlife in their natural habitat and waking up each day on a new remote island often to the sound of the whales passing by can only be described as unique and breathtaking.

Our adventures are suitable for everyone and are designed to cater to all levels of experience and fitness. For those new to kayaking and or camping we help to introduce you to the sport in a fun and safe manner. All that we ask is that you welcome adventure with an open mind and are able to laugh and have fun when encountering the unexpected.

Our groups are small, in order to provide you with the best experience possible. Our guides who have extensive training and experience are experts at helping you to experience the natural and cultural history of the area, all the while ensuring your fun and safety. We provide everything you need for the adventure including high quality kayaks, paddling and camping equipment. Join us for a once in a lifetime kayaking adventure.


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