Category: Canada

Kayaking with Killer Whales – A Not-so-Ordinary Family-Friendly Vacation

If you’re yearning for a not-so-ordinary, family-friendly vacation, forget theme parks and waterslide resorts, think outside the box and inside a kayak, where whale-watching and wilderness adventures rule the day. Enroll in Orca Camp  our guided two, three, or five-night family kayaking and camping adventure – you’ll be creating warm summer memories for your kids that will last them (and you) a lifetime (plus, there’s whales!).
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  • The Only Mobile Device You’ll Need

    On an Orca Camp Holiday, this is the only mobile device you’ll need:
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    Actually, that’s not entirely true…you also need some paddles. But once you’re kitted out, well, that’s when the magic of Orca Camp really unfolds.
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  • Spring on the Johnstone Strait

    Spring has sprung over here on the Island – oh sure, you can see evidence of spring all over British Columbia – cherry blossoms have put on their usual show causing us to oohhh and ahhh and marvel at every glimpse of their feathery loveliness. Daffodils are smiling their sunny faces in gardens everywhere, and tulips – oh tulips, another true harbinger of spring – pop their pretty pink, ruby red and yellow heads up everywhere.
    But…out here on the Johnstone …

    Orca Camp – Where Time Slows Down (and so do you)

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    We spend a lot of time staring out at the water at Orca Camp. Searching for signs of Orca activity, their slippery dorsal fins slicing the Johnstone Strait’s steely blue waters; hoping to see the unmistakable puff of wet air rising like a small cloud above a mammoth Humpback before it slips below the surface. Deadlines and endless to-do lists seem to just melt away at the coast, leaving you …

    Where the West Coast Trail Story Begins

    There are countless tales of adventures you could tell about Canada’s West Coast Trail: stories about the hike of a lifetime; a bucket-list experience. Reports of a journey reserved for those who can meet and overcome the unique challenges presented on the trail; legends, really, of an experience not for the faint of heart, and not to be undertaken alone. But did you know long before the West Coast Trail became the legendary hike it is today, its story begins …

    Stretch Outside Your Boundaries

    “I am going on an adventure!”
    ~ Bilbo Baggins, The Hobbit.
    Adventure travel by its very definition can change you. Stretching outside of your boundaries, pushing yourself to your limits gives you a greater appreciation of the world and your place in it. Faced with new experiences, you’re playing in a zone of uncertainty, which ultimately helps you navigate life’s uncertainties when you return home from vacation.
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