The west coast of BC is our big backyard. We live in it. We play in it. We want to take you to it.
No groups. No guides. No one-size fits all packages. Your trip. Your way. Custom planning and logistics for your unique adventure.
Let us put of knowledge to work for you. We arrange all logistical components for trips and expeditions:
- Route planning (including campsite coordinates and interesting highlights enroute)
- Essential gear (including communications and GPS)
- Transportation (including ferries and water taxis)
The Inside Passage has 40,000kms of coastline in British Columbia alone. That means that the possibilities for trip design are literally endless. Below are some suggestions, including some of the places we like best. Now remember, these are just ideas to get you excited about possibilities. Grab a beer and a chart and tell us where you want to go.
- Hakai (Hakai Luxvbalis Conservancy Area)
Located in the central coast area around Calvert Island. It is a series of closely-knit island groups, intertwined with passages, anchorages, and hidden lagoons. Easily accessible from Bella Bella, and yet you are a world away. Each island group is unique and memorable, with names like, McNaughton, Serpent, Simonds, Kittyhawk, or Goose. Some islands harbour white sand beaches, others are more wind battered and rocky. They abound with sea life and are prime sea otter territory.
- Campania Island
At the south end of Grenville Channel, it is a stunning, mountainous island with protected harbours, landing points and long white sand beaches. Estevan Sound to the west of Campania is full of small inlets and reefs, a paradise for kayakers. More white sand lies on the east side, paddle into McMicking Inlet and hike Mt. Pender.
- Bella Bella and Campbell Island
Protected paddling a stone’s throw from Bella Bella. The McMullin Group has stunning white sand beaches, Louise Channel is narrow and glasslike, Troup Passage has intricate shorelines, longhouse remains, and pictographs. There are also a series of Heiltsuk First Nations cabins that may be used by the passersby when not in use.
- Princess Royal Island area
Step back in time and paddle the deep, misty fiords of Mathieson Channel, pass a never ending line of waterfalls in Princess Royal Channel and explore the old ruins of the Butedale fish-packing plant. Princess Royal Island itself it home to the home the Kermode (Sprit) bears.
- Kitimat Area Hot Spring tour
Steep walled channels and passages, a network of Haisla cabins and a chain of hot springs a day’s paddle apart. Kermode (Sprit) bears can also be found on Gribbell Island just east o Douglas Channel.
The Inside Passage is much more than paddling. There are ghost towns, ruins, cultural sites and west coast first nations communities to visit as well. We can connect you with locals on the ground so you get the full experience. There is nothing quite like "dropping by" in a kayak.
- Namu – meet the year round caretakers and stroll through a cannery ghost town
- Cetacea Lab – hang out with whale researchers and learn about the marine life in the passage
- Hartley Bay – get put in touch with a Spirit Bear guide and go in search of these white ghosts
- Shearwater – have a hot shower, do some laundry, even sleep in a bed at this fishing resort
- Bishop Bay – soak away in these hot springs
We work on a flat fee consulting basis dependent of size of group and length of trip. You get our expertise to plan your unique adventure. Other costs depend on how much gear and supplies you would like to have included. For example, kayak and gear rentals, food, transportation.