Why EcoSummer

Making Memories for Over 30 Years

We’ve been turning moments in nature into memories you’ll never forget for over 30 years. Fuelling your passion for adventure is at the very heart of our business.

No length is too great to go to help travelers discover the BC wilderness. With every trip we lead, we aim to create a meaningful and authentic travel experience that puts you in touch with Canada’s raw and rugged wilderness, safely, securely and comfortably.

With our unique itineraries, our top-notch experts, and a robust network of resources, we have the privilege of offering you exceptional travel experiences that go beyond the ordinary. So, why book an Ecosummer adventure? Here are just a few reasons:

Travel Tailored to You

Whether you're enthralled with Orcas, a budding photographer, a natural history lover, a parent looking for a great family trip, or a traveler seeking an active adventure, you'll find an Ecosummer adventure that suited to your interests and abilities.

More Than a Tour Operator

As a registered travel agency, Ecosummer Expeditions is able and happy to arrange the perfect journey for you. Choose whatever level of adventure you’re comfortable with. Whether it’s a pre-arranged itinerary or a customized vacation, our travel planners will provide expert guidance and make all the arrangements so your wilderness adventure is one that you’ll always remember. 

Orca Camp’s Unrivalled Location

More than 400 m (1,000 ft) of pristine, private beachfront – on the edge of a temperate coastal rainforest – at the mouth of the Robson Bight (Michael Biggs) Ecological Reserve – adjacent to Orca’s traditional feeding and breeding grounds – with its own natural, freshwater stream running through it – simply put, there is no better camp location anywhere on the Johnstone Strait for immediate and unfettered access to Orcas.

Price and Value

We believe an unforgettable travel experience doesn’t have to be expensive and we take great pride in offering unexpected “value-ads” including a private, motorized whale-watching excursion in addition to kayaking with Orcas – at no additional cost to you.

We also believe wilderness adventures should be shared by the entire family. We work to make family adventure travel affordable with special pricing for children over the age of eight.

We also believe that traveling with friends is one of life’s greatest joys – and if you’re traveling with the entire clan, inquire about group discounts – we offer those as well!

Giving Back

When you book an Ecosummer adventure, 1% of your trip cost goes to doing good while you’re having fun. We are members of 1% for the Planet a not-for-profit-organization that works to save land, protect forests, rivers and oceans, make agricultural and energy production more sustainable, get toxics out of the environment, plastics out of the oceans and more. 1% of our annual revenues are donated to 1% for the Planet.

Top-Notch Experts Certified in Wilderness Safety

There’s an entire alphabet of wilderness guide training designations – ACSKG sea kayaking leadership, ACMG backpacking/day hiking certification, and advance wilderness CPR. You can rest easy knowing our guides are certified in a whole alphabet of wilderness and first-aid training – from A to Z.

Real Food Made by Real People

Wherever food is included on an Ecosummer adventure you can rest assured it is real food prepared by real people – no dehydrated packaged food pouches on our trips! Count on healthy, wholesome and hearty fare to fuel your day’s adventure.

Environmental Sustainability

Every Ecosummer expedition takes place in a raw and rugged wilderness setting, each with its own fragile ecosystem. We strive to minimize our environmental impact while maximizing your adventure. We pack out everything we pack in and local regulations require that you to do the same. We bear proof our camps, use only environmentally friendly cleaning materials, re-use, recycle, and compost wherever possible.

Unexpected Moments

We know some of the best moments in travel occur when you least expect them. So that you can savor these instances and enjoy each place in a way that’s meaningful to you, we offer options and build free time into our itineraries wherever we can.