Conquer the Untamed: Guided West Coast Trail Experience with Ecosummer

Embark on an unforgettable journey along the rugged and majestic West Coast Trail in British Columbia with Ecosummer Expeditions. Known for its wild beauty, challenging terrain, and pristine coastline, this iconic trail offers a thrilling adventure for outdoor enthusiasts and hikers seeking an unparalleled wilderness experience. Discover the West Coast Trail   The West Coast Trail is a 75-kilometer stretch of pristine wilderness that winds its way along the southwestern coast of...

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Coastal Camping: A Tranquil Escape in Telegraph Cove

Picture this: a secluded beach, the gentle sound of waves, a crackling campfire, and the starlit sky above. Coastal camping is an integral part of the Ecosummer Expeditions kayaking experience in Telegraph Cove. Join us to savor the tranquility and connection with nature that only camping on the shores of Vancouver Island can offer. Campfire Conversations   After a day of kayaking and exploration, unwind with fellow adventurers around a warm campfire. Share stories, enjoy...

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Exploring Telegraph Cove's Hidden Gems: Scenic Routes and Wildlife Encounters

Telegraph Cove, with its breathtaking landscapes and diverse marine life, offers kayakers a paradise of exploration. Ecosummer Expeditions is your guide to uncovering the hidden gems of this stunning destination, where each kayaking route holds the promise of awe-inspiring views and unforgettable wildlife encounters. Navigating the Beauty Embark on a kayaking journey that takes you through tranquil waters, sheltered coves, and picturesque shorelines. Our guided tours lead you to...

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“Foggest” at Orca Camp - Johnstone Strait Kayaking

It’s hard to believe our kayaking season is coming to a close. Only two more departures before we bid adieu to this marvelous place we are privileged to play in each summer for 40 years now. True to form, the last few weeks have offered us some stellar days, and more than our fair share of low-clinging cloud — which is why around these parts August is affectionately known by our guides as “Foggest”. Tandem kayakers paddle through a bank of fog Socked in! When...

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Playing Peek-a-boo with an Apex Predator - Kayaking with Orcas

We almost hate to use the phrase apex predator when referring to BC’s Northern Resident Killer Whales, but, it’s an apt description — these animals are the top of the food chain, which is why so many folks arrive at Orca Camp just a little bit jittery at the prospect of  kayaking with whales in Orca waters. They need not be. Even if we see no wildlife the views from here are inspired Understanding Killer Whale Culture Our kayak guides take great care in helping...

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Put the Gift of a Kayaking Experience Under the Tree This Christmas

Oh, the holidays! One glance at the calendar tells you they’re approaching faster than an Orca chasing Chinook Salmon. Indeed, once we turn the page on today’s calendar, the holidays are less than three weeks away (and counting). If you’re still stymied about great gift ideas, may we suggest you give the give of a great experience this year? Recent studies  find that people derive more happiness from experiential gifts (vacations, theatre tickets, dining out) than...

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Canada is #1 for Kayaking Vacations

Lonely Planet has announced Canada as the # 1 place to visit in 2017 — it appears we are no longer one of the world’s best kept secrets! Spectacular landscapes, our raw, rugged wilderness, abundant wildlife, and a weak Canadian Dollar pushing down prices, are just few of the reasons travellers will be flocking to Canada (and Orca Camp !) next year. According to Lonely Planet’s destination editor, Alex Howard, “Canada is always popular with us, but there’s so...

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Our Guests say it Best - Kayaking with Whales

Imagine you’ve just spent a week with perfect strangers kayaking with whales on Vancouver Island . You’ve entrusted your entire vacation, or at least a good portion of it, to these people, whom you’ve never met before, hoping to have a good time. You love being outdoors. You want to learn to kayak, or at the very least, want to spend your vacation exploring the coast from the seat of a kayak. You find inspiration in the wilderness and you marvel at the sight of massive...

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