Westcoast Adventures

Luxury Super Yacht Cruise

The Sovereign Lady

The Gulf Islands & Victoria

Bowen Island

Feel like you are a world away – a perfect day trip from Vancouver. Experience a personal boutique tour of this small island gem, the jewel of Howe Sound. Choose what you would like to experience, and the local guide will take you there!

1 The Best of Bowen – 4 hours  $75

Would you like to see the best of Bowen?– Visit Snug Cove, gorgeous Killarney Lake.

Explore and experience fascinating Artisan Square and enjoy its unique cultural environment and all of Bowen’s natural beauty.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 Fashion, flora and art – 3.5 hours  $75

How about Fashion, flora and fine art? One of Canada’s most artistic communities, your Guide will first take you on a beautiful forest walk then to the island’s collection of galleries and shopping at Artisan Square, all nestled close to the harbour – and don’t forget the chocolatier and other gourmet delights!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Food tasting extravaganza – 3 hours $105

From hip Asian influenced dishes to French Bistro delights, Bowen can offer you tasty morsels to get your mouth watering.  Enjoy an abundance of handmade organic dishes and pastries too! This tour takes you to eight venues and twelve samplings – Mmmmm!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 Magic forest walk  – 1.5 hours $40

The West Coast is famous for its verdant green forests and this private tour takes you from popular destinations to hidden gems. Visit beautiful Killarney Lake – a truly memorable experience and hear stories of the community of Bowen.

5 Specialised bespoke tours  – price according to experience  Price to be determined

Kayaking, motor scooter ( with driving license) catered picnic, private mean cooked by a chef, a painting class with local artist, truffle making class, private yoga class, massage etc.

 

 

Salt Spring Island

A gentle and busting community Salt Spring was originally settled by Japanese and Hawaiian settlers. Now a centre for crafts, art, farming, wine- making and it even has a distillery – Salt Spring has for you!  Your private highly experienced guide will base your tour on what you choose for your days adventure in paradise!

1 Best of Salt Spring – $92

All the highlights off and on the beaten track from the funky village Ganges to verdant forests, beachfront studios, the fabulous cheese factory, vineyards and a lot more – including abundant deer by the road.

2 The Salt Spring Vineyard tour – $115

Discover the culinary wonders of Salt Spring as you guide takes you on a flavourful odyssey to taste locally crafted wine, beer, cider – even Moonshine, as well as delicious cheeses and many other farm fresh delights. Salut!

3 Activity and Adventure – According to choice-  Price tba

This would be a specialised adventure especially designed just for you.  Chhose from hiking at all levels, sea kayaking, golfing, whale watching and more!

 

 

Victoria

Victoria is the capital of BC and is the seat of its Provincial Government as well as that of the Lieutenant Governor, the official representative of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 11, queen of Cananda. Victoria sports grand Victorian buildings as well as a thriving art community, a busting Chinatown focused on FanTan Alley and famous chocolatiers and great shopping.  The city has many fantastic restaurants featuring everything from fine Asian cuisine to excellent French bistro’s and, of course an abundance of great British Pubs. Close to the city are spectacular parks and other ‘off the beat’ unknown attractions only your private guide knows.

1  Luxury City Tour and Butchart Gardens  – 4 hrs $445.00

Private tour in a luxury coach around the historic city of Victoria, see the houseboats at Fisherman’s Wharf , the Inner Harbour, Paliament Buildings and the legendary Empress Hotel. Then tour through Canada’s oldest Chinatown, pass by James Bay heritage community and pass by the home of famous artist Emily Carr. Then through Beacon Hill Park – which houses the world’s tallest totem, and then off to the Lietenant Governor’s Mansion.  After that view Craigdarroch Castle and then take a scenic drive to the famous Butchart Gardens – over 100 years old, and transformed from an old lime quarry into a little piece of heaven. This tour is great for the traveler who would like to see the highlights in a limited time. This tour is fully narrated with historic facts and ghost stories too !! Lots of stops for photos.

2 Hour luxury City Tour – 2 hrs $260

View Fisherman’s Wharf house boat community, the Inner Harbour which includes the Parliament Buildings, the legendary Empress Hotel, the historic shopping district and the oldest Chinatown in Canada.  The tour through Beacon Hill Park and pass by the world’s largest totem on your way to the Lieutenant Governor’s Mansion. From there stop by Craigdarroch Castle, then see stunning views of the city and the coast.  After driving through Upland Estates you return to Victoria having enjoyed a fully narrated tour complete with ghost stories – and plenty of stops for photos!

3 Luxury Wine Tour  – 6 hrs  $445

Cowichan Valley Wine Tour:
We will start out at 10:00 am, and driver over the beautiful scenic Malahat drive. We will stop briefly for photos and make our way to our first vineyard. We will visit a 3 Vineyards. (The vineyard locations will depend on who is open for tastings for the date booked).
Each stop may take up to 1 Hour depending on the size of the group and allow for wait times.
Lunch is recommended at Unsworth Bistro, or Merridale Cidery Bistro.
From there we will enjoy a scenic country drive to our last vineyard and finally make our way back to Victoria.

Saanich Wine Tour:
We Depart Victoria at 10:30 am and head out to the scenic Saanich Peninsula. I recommend our first stop at Sea Cider and experience some of Vancouver Islands best Ciders, and incredible views.
We will then make our way to Church and State Winery for tastings and lunch. They offer some of Vancouver Islands best wines. After that we will make our way to De Vine to experience their Spirits and or Wine, and amazing views.

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 Tour of waterfalls, Cathedral Grove Rain Forest and Coombs Country Market – 8 hrs – $675

This is a full action packed day of outdoor adventure at its best.
You will get to enjoy a scenic drive up island past Nanaimo to the Coombs area where we will experience some of Vancouver Islands best scenery.
First we will visit the Englishman River Falls, we will take a short hike up and down the falls to capture some exciting photos.
After that we will visit the country Village of Coombs which is famous for the Coombs country market with the goats on the roof.
We will most likely enjoy a nice lunch at this spot and from there we will proceed to the Little Qualicum Falls to explore the upper and lower falls.
We will then make our way to Cathedral Grove, an enchanting rain forest with some of the oldest trees on the island dating back over 500 years old.
From there we will make our way back to Victoria.

5 Christmas Lights and Gardens Tour  4 hrs 30 mins

Experience a magical night out viewing some of the top Christmas light displays around Victoria as we make our way to the gardens.
The Butchart Gardens create a 12 days of Christmas theme around the estate with a magical light display.
There is an outdoor skating rink set up as well so, skate rentals on site for your full winter wonderland experience.
Enjoy your choice of a daytime or night time setting of the Butchart Gardens, or time it right and experience both.

We will start out by grabbing a hot Timmy’s hot chocolate for each passenger as we make our way to some of Victoria’s best light displays, both downtown and in the residential neighborhoods.
We then then make our way to the Butchart Gardens where you will be dazzled by the winter wonderland they have to offer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 Historic Victoria 8.5 hrs  $645

Perfect for history lovers! We will start out by stopping by the historical Hatley Castle. Which was built by James Dunsmuir in 1908, who commisioned Samuel Maclure, a Victorian architect to design the Castle. It is now the administrative centre for the Royal Roads University. From there we will journey through Goldstream Park, home to some 400 yr old cedar trees.

After we will enjoy a scenic journey over the beautiful Malahat Drive as we make our way to the Historical Kinsol Trestle.The Kinsol Trestle is one of the highest wooden trestle’s in the world. It was completed in 1920, and just recently restored for our viewing pleasure. This is a very easy 20 minute hike from the parking lot. After we explore the trestle we will enjoy a beautiful scenic drive through Cobble Hill to have lunch. After lunch we will enjoy a scenic drive to Chemainus, the historical seaside community with murals. From there we will have about a 1 hours drive back to Victoria.

7 Maritime and National Defence Tour  6 hrs  $560

Enjoy a day out taking in some beautiful historical sites as we go visit the Hatley Castle , now a National Historic site on the grounds of the Royal Roads University.
The Hatley Castle was built in 1908 by James Dunsmuir for his personal resident, later to be sold and used as a Naval officer training establishment in 1940.
After we will go visit Fort Rodd another National Historic site,
Fort Rodd is a 19th century coastal artillery fort, as well as home to the Fisgard Lighthouse, the oldest lighthouse in western Canada, built in 1860.
From there we go have lunch on the water at Canada’s oldest brew pub Spinnakers, known for their great beer and home made chocolate. (location may be altered to customers requests). From there we will go visit CFB Esquimalt, Canada’s west coast navy base. We will stop to over look the ships as we make our way to visit the Naval and Military museum. Iftime permits we can stop by to hike around Macaulay Point, a historical site for the National defense.

8 Vancouver Island Sooke to Port Renfrew  8.5 hrs  $675

Discover the beautiful scenery from Sooke to Port Renfrew on this scenic tour of Vancouver Islands southwest coast. This tour is for the real outdoor adventure seekers. This is an action packed adventure customized to the guests requests and level of adventure. You may choose to sit back in luxury and enjoy a nice scenic drive of Vancouver Islands back country and scenic coastal views, or you may choose to have the option of getting out to explore some of our gorgeous sandy beaches, rocky coastlines, and old growth forests that are home to some of the world’s oldest and largest trees.On this tour we will see Sooke, French Beach, Jordan River, China Beach, Botanical Beach, Port Renfrew, and possibly Avatar Grove.
Either way you will be going home happy that you took this tour, and I am sure you will fill your camera with amazing photos to share with your family and friends.

Build your own igloo in a Whistler snowy paradise!

Daytime igloo building in Whistler for 2

A thrilling and fun day building your own igloo in a Whistler snowy paradise! Lunch, snacks, snowshoes and building gear included!

C$1,000.00

Unforgettable Tofino – experience its iconic majesty with us !

All experiences include all taxes and gratuities and are based on two participants.  

Adventure 1

Helicopter to ancient Glaciers and fly to a secret desert island for dinner amid the glorious Pacific

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Visit ancient glaciers in a private helicopter then dive down to a remote ‘secret’ island where dinner is served on the white sand beach. Wander like Robinson Crusoe as you sip champagne absorbing the magic.

Starting at sea level, your private helicopter will cruise up to the peaks of Mt. Ursus, with breathtaking views of Clayoquot Sound and the wide open Pacific Ocean as a backdrop.  See ancient glaciers from the air and discover deep inlets carpeted with old growth rainforest, as you fly toward the glacial peaks of Strathcona Park. Then step out into the snow and bask in the surprising warmth of this spectacular alpine location.

These Glaciers are at least 10 000 years old and were borne 80 000 years ago at the beginning of the ice age. After viewing the glaciers from an altitude of 5500 feet you head down towards the coast with an eagle’s eye view of the spectacular coastline and a chance to see whales from above – a truly unforgettable experience.

In the distance see a desert island gem, a small secret island, surrounded by white sands and,  down you go, landing on the pristine remote beach.  As the helicopter leaves, we serve you a delicious dinner, on beach blankets with pillows, and leave you for a while to lie back and enjoy a view of this remote, magnificent and magical place few people on earth have ever seen.

After a while, the helicopter returns and you journey back to the village of Tofino across the ocean, keeping an eye out for sea lions and bears.

$6,513.00

Adventure 2

 Ocean Harvest: Travel Tofino’s historic waters and harvest the abundance of the sea. Meet a native diver who dives for scallops for you. Enjoy your days catch in a gourmet feast prepared for you at a remote and beautiful bay.

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The night before your Ocean Harvest trip, the Westcoast crew go out on a boat and put down shrimp nets and crab traps ready for your ocean adventure. In the morning, step into a sturdy fishing boat, leave Tofino Harbour and head for the waters of Bedwell sound where Captain Cook and Cortez once roamed. There you pull up crab traps and shrimp nets, and fish for wild salmon and halibut with expert guidance from the skipper. Here you will be joined by a native diver who joins you in his boat, and who will dive for sea urchins and scallops for you to taste, and share with you his wide knowledge of the abundance of life underwater.  While hearing the skipper’s tales of this wild coast, you head to a remote dock in a beautiful bay at the top of the Sound, where we will prepare a feast for you of the sea-life you have harvested that day. Amid this world of natural beauty, enjoy the tastes and abundance of the ocean complimented by fine wines and delicious salads and a tasty dessert. Look around you and enjoy this silent and wondrous place. As you journey back to Tofino sipping champagne see eagles and bears as they too have been harvesting for their food.

$8,335.00

Adventure 3

Take a wild life safari followed by a remote kayaking adventure at Shelter Bay with a gourmet beach feast

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This inspiring trip takes you out onto the big Pacific first where you journey amid sea lions, seals and whales with an abundance of sea-birds sand then on to a spectacular remote bay where a skiff will have delivered your private kayak guide and your kayaks to the middle of the bay. There in the middle of the bay you will be helped to step out of the boat right into your kayaks. The guide will then take you for a paddle to explore this deserted, wild, beautiful place, sharing with you their knowledge of the coastal waters and small islands you see around you. When you wish to have lunch, just say, and the skiff will deliver your food to any location you see that you like. Here we will set up your feast, made up of a palette of coastal delicacies and fine wines, and we leave you for a while so you can enjoy the pristine beauty of this quiet oasis. After lunch the skiff will pick you up at the beach and take you to the boat which will return you to Tofino at a leisurely pace enjoying a different scenic route back to port.

$9,613.00

Adventure 4

Paddle a First Nations Cedar Canoe with a native guide to the Meares Island World Heritage Site, for a guided hike with a First Nations guide, amid 1000 year old trees.

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Go back in time to when this entire region was inhabited only by the First Nations people of the Tla – o –qui –Aht Nation. Paddle in a traditional handcrafted First Nations dug-out cedar canoe, with a your private Nuuchahnulth guide and support paddlers, to the World Heritage Site of Meares Island. This sturdy traditional form of transportation has been the main way of getting around on the west coast of Vancouver Island for many thousands of years, and this adventure will give you a unique opportunity to not only experience, but to hear about local indigenous history, traditional ways of life, changes through time, and Nuuchahnulth stories directly from your First Nations guide who will share traditional song and stories of their people.

$5,636.00

Adventure 5

Journey to a magical floating island.  Dine with one of the last pioneer families on the coast

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Step into the comfort of your private motor yacht and meet your expert skipper. Journey through the historic Tofino waters to a truly magical place.

Catherine and Wayne Adams floating world is an array of unique and colourful buildings that will unleash your imagination. A relaxing boat trip through through the calm waters of Bedwell Sound, named after Royal Navy Staff Commander Edward Parker Bedwell in the late 19th century, takes you past spectacular natural scenery, and gently brings you to the entrance of Freedom Cove.

You will see this totally unique, vibrant artistic world floating in the bay, and your charming hosts, Wayne and Catherine will be on the dock to welcome you. Truly one of the last pioneer families on the coast.

Step onto the dock and into an enchanted world of living art, moving sculpture, gardens, walkways and unique ‘Hobbit’ buildings complete with a Lighthouse shower!

Wayne and Catherine will personally show you their private world where you will learn how they live in this remote off-the-grid and share dinner on the dock while you hear their stories.

$5,636.00

Winter

Summer

Vancouver Adventure

Build your own igloo in Vancouver’s spectacular mountain paradise!

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“We had nearly 4 weeks in Canada on our holiday, and all 4 of our kids declared that the Igloo Building adventure was a highlight of their trip. It was definitely a highlight for my husband and me too” –   Tracie Deans and family, Australia

Recently featured across the UK on the BBC’s George Clarke’s AMAZING SPACES ‘Snow Special’, this fun day trip igloo experience takes place in the beautiful Coast Mountain Range, just a short drive from Vancouver.

In the mountain parking area you will meet your igloo instructors, who will fit you into your snowshoes, and then guide you a short way onto the mountain where you will build your igloo.  Once at your mountainside location, you will listen and learn how to build an igloo.  Once you know what you are going to do, igloo building begins and your instructor works with you so that you build and we help. This incredible process takes about two to three hours, at which time you will have built your beautiful igloo.  Once built, its time to enjoy some snacks and a warm drink while passing skiers stop to admire your fine craft.

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A once in a lifetime iconic Canadian experience!

Pricing: 500.00 per person + GST

See our story in the Washington Post and on CNN.

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How to Build an Igloo by Douglas WilkinsonNational Film Board of Canada

Photo credits:  Igloo shots – Michael Harding :  Sasquatch – Geordie Goodman.

“We had a total blast!  It was so beautiful! The four of us had a great time, everything was perfect!”

– Jamie Michaelica – Vancouver.

Whistler : Canada’s winter wonderland.

 

 

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Adventure 1:  Day trip Igloo building fun for the whole family

We collect you in Whistler and take you to the beautiful igloo site trailhead where you step into your snowshoes for a short wander through a snow covered wonderland.  There, while you enjoy hot soup, your friendly instructors show you how to build an igloo. Then the magic happens as you build your own wonderful igloo – one of the most ancient and beautiful architectural forms.  Experience the incredible blue light inside your crystalline palace as the sunshines through its walls.

This is a truly fun adventure for everyone!  Join us for an experience you won’t forget!!

Price: $600 per person. 2 people minimum + GST

“We had nearly 4 weeks in Canada on our holiday, and all 4 of our kids declared that the Igloo Building adventure was a highlight of their trip. It was definitely a highlight for my husband and me too” –   Tracie Deans and family, Australia

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Adventure 2:  Day trip Igloo building and dog-sledding adventure 

From Whistler Village you are taken to the dog sled site where you meet your friendly mushers and cuddly sled dogs. Snuggle into your sled and off you go on a whirlwind ride though pristine snow valleys.  At the end of that wonderful experience, you meet your igloo team and we show you how to build your own igloo.  There, in a pristine snow meadow you learn how to , and actually build, your very own igloo.  Sculpting the snow blocks and building this ancient structure will truly inspire you.  And when its completed you get to experience the magic of its blue light interior. This experience is really fun, and one which you will treasure for a lifetime. Once built, enjoy some hot soup while you enjoy your fantastic handiwork!

Price: $800.00 per person. Two people minimum. + GST

OPTIONAL OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATION:

If you want to extend your day and stay overnight, you can stay in a cool Yurt or a cozy Log Cabin!!

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Adventure 3: Day trip Igloo building and snowmobiling adventure

Your are collected in Whistler Village and taken to the snowmobile cabin in the beautiful Callaghan Valley. There you meet your snowmobile guide and off you go through Whistler’s glorious rugged snow terrain to a high elevation with spectacular views  At the end of that invigorating and thrilling experience, you meet your igloo team and we show you how to build your own igloo.  There is a pristine snow meadow you build your own igloo using the ancient process handed down to us by the Innuit.  Each block carved by hand into a magical home.This is a truly inspiring experience and is also hugely fun. An experience you will treasure for a lifetime. Once built, enjoy some hot soup while you enjoy your fantastic handiwork! And then its a whirlwind ride back to the snowmobile site and off the Whistler. What a fantastic experience – one you will never forget.

Price: $1,500.00 per person:  Two people minimum. + GST

OPTIONAL OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATION:

If you want to extend your day and stay overnight, you can stay in a cool Yurt or a cozy Log Cabin!!

BOOK NOW!

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Adventure 4 : Overnight Igloo building adventure

An unforgettable adventure – a true lifetime memory

From Whistler village we take you to the igloo base camp where, while enjoying a delicious hot soup and a tasty packed lunch with hot liquids you will be shown how to build an igloo.  Then your team will guide you while you build your igloo home for the night.

Snow blocks are cut and formed into one of the most ancient and perfect architectural shapes the world has known.  When finished, sheepskins, luxurious thermarests, winter sleeping bags and candles are added for a truly cosy night.

A mouth-watering gourmet dinner with fine wine is served in your snow kitchen beneath the stars, and after dessert it’s off to bed in your igloo.  In the morning a hearty breakfast and you have the opportunity to snowshoe the terrain as you say goodbye to the igloo valley.

Price: $1,000.00 per person: Based on two people  + GST

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Photo credit: Michael Harding – the BBC Amazing Spaces crew.

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Adventure 5 : Overnight  Igloo building and snowmobiling adventure

Your are collected in Whistler Village and taken to the snowmobile cabin in the beautiful Callaghan Valley. There you meet your snowmobile guide and off you go through Whistler’s glorious rugged snow terrain to a high elevation with spectacular views. Now you are truly in Canada’s glorious winter wonderland  At the end of that invigorating and thrilling experience, you meet your igloo team and you are shown how to build your own igloo.  There in a pristine snow meadow you build your igloo using the ancient process handed down to us by the Innuit.  Each block carved by hand into a magical home.This is a truly inspiring experience and is also hugely fun. An experience you will treasure for a lifetime. Once built, while you enjoy your fantastic handiwork, we build the snow kitchen where you will enjoy a gourmet dinner with fine wine by the campfire under the stars enjoying the magnificent silence of the crystalline night!

Then its off to bed in your cosy igloo, complete with sheepskins, tasty winter sleeping bags and candlelight.

In the morning after a hot breakfast its a whirlwind snowmobile ride back to the trailhead and off the Whistler. What a fantastic experience – one you will never forget.

Price: $2,000.00 per person:  Based on 2 people  + GST

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ADVENTURE 5:  Whistler Spectacular !

Enjoy the exclusive privilege of skiing with superstar Olympic ski-cross Champion Ashleigh McIvor, Dogsled across a pristine silent snow landscape, jump into a snowcat or ski-do to your private spectacular mountaintop log cabin with 360 views of snowcapped mountain ranges, dine on a gourmet feast of British Columbia’s most succulent foods prepared by your private chefs, and sleep in the comfort of the log cabin. After a hearty breakfast, step into your snowshoes and explore the mountaintop, learn how to, and them build, your own igloo, dine like kings and then sleep in your beautiful snow home surrounded by sheepskins and candlelight !tv-week-bcs-10_0

We are thrilled Olympic gold medallist in SkiCross Ashleigh MacIvor has joined us as the exclusive Westcoast Adventures ski guide.  Ashleigh is the Olympic Champion and Gold Medallist in SkiCross – an inspiring Canadian who beat the world in one of the world’s most gruelling sports imaginable. 

This two night three day adventure in Canada’s winter wonderland begins when we collect you at your hotel and deliver you to the trailhead where you will meet your Dogsled Mushers  and their friendly dogsled team.  Then snuggle into your sled with a blanket and enjoy a spectacular sled ride through pristine sparkling snow terrain.  You also have the option to mush your own sled. After this fantastic ride, you are delivered to the base camp where you meet meet Olympic Champion Ashleigh McIvor and your snowcat crew or, if you prefer, your snowmobile guide. Then its an invigorating ride up to the mountaintop with Ashleigh where you have a 360 degree view of mountain peaks. Here Ashleigh will provide you with a truly gold medal day of the finest Alpine skiing with the worlds finest ski cross skier in unmatchable Alpine terrain.

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After skiing you enter your private spectacular log cabin where you enjoy a delicious gourmet dinner served by private chefs and you spend the night. After a hearty mountain breakfast you are taken on a snowshoe walk around this mountain paradise. Then, while you enjoy a packed lunch, your igloo instuctors show you how to build your own igloo, and then you build it. A gourmet dinner is served in your snow kitchen surrounded by starlight, and then you sleep in your own cosy igloo surrounded by luxurious sheepskins and candlelight. You awaken to see the sun shining through your igloo dome, and after breakfast travel back down the mountain as you say a happy farewell to this magic world and its back to your hotel.

$15,000.00  for two, +GST

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Building and sleeping in an igloo is a thrilling, ispiring and unforgettable experience – the memory of a lifetime!

Photo credits: Cabin and snowmobile shots – Blake Jorgenson : Igloo shot- Michael Harding: Lodge shots – Callaghan Country

Waking to the dawn light illuminating the inside of an igloo is a moment of Euphoria
The coolest hotel in the world “

Building an igloo with Westcoast Adventures: British Airways Inflight Magazine”
January 2002   JOHN LEE 

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Call now to discuss your Whistler Adventure:

Tel : 001-604-662-7209

Tofino

All experiences include all taxes and gratuities

Adventure 1

Helicopter to ancient Glaciers and fly to a secret desert island for dinner amid the glorious Pacific

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Visit ancient glaciers in a private helicopter then dive down to a remote ‘secret’ island where dinner is served on the white sand beach. Wander like Robinson Crusoe as you sip champagne absorbing the magic.

Starting at sea level, your private helicopter will cruise up to the peaks of Mt. Ursus, with breathtaking views of Clayoquot Sound and the wide open Pacific Ocean as a backdrop.  See ancient glaciers from the air and discover deep inlets carpeted with old growth rainforest, as you fly toward the glacial peaks of Strathcona Park. Then step out into the snow and bask in the surprising warmth of this spectacular alpine location.

These Glaciers are at least 10 000 years old and were borne 80 000 years ago at the beginning of the ice age. After viewing the glaciers from an altitude of 5500 feet you head down towards the coast with an eagle’s eye view of the spectacular coastline and a chance to see whales from above – a truly unforgettable experience.

In the distance see a desert island gem, a small secret island, surrounded by white sands and,  down you go, landing on the pristine remote beach.  As the helicopter leaves, we serve you a delicious dinner, on beach blankets with pillows, and leave you for a while to lie back and enjoy a view of this remote, magnificent and magical place few people on earth have ever seen.

After a while, the helicopter returns and you journey back to the village of Tofino across the ocean, keeping an eye out for sea lions and bears.

Cost : Price varies according to length of stay and other adventures selected.

 Adventure 2

Ocean Harvest: Travel Tofino’s historic waters and harvest the abundance of the sea. Meet a native diver who dives for scallops for you. Enjoy your days catch in a gourmet feast prepared for you at a remote and beautiful bay.

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 The night before your Ocean Harvest trip, the Westcoast crew go out on a boat and put down shrimp nets and crab traps ready for your ocean adventure. In the morning, step into a sturdy fishing boat, leave Tofino Harbour and head for the waters of Bedwell sound where Captain Cook and Cortez once roamed. There you pull up crab traps and shrimp nets, and fish for wild salmon and halibut with expert guidance from the skipper. Here you will be joined by a native diver who joins you in his boat, and who will dive for sea urchins and scallops for you to taste, and share with you his wide knowledge of the abundance of life underwater.  While hearing the skipper’s tales of this wild coast, you head to a remote dock in a beautiful bay at the top of the Sound, where we will prepare a feast for you of the sea-life you have harvested that day. Amid this world of natural beauty, enjoy the tastes and abundance of the ocean complimented by fine wines and delicious salads and a tasty dessert. Look around you and enjoy this silent and wondrous place. As you journey back to Tofino sipping champagne see eagles and bears as they too have been harvesting for their food.

Cost: Price varies according the length of stay and other adventures selected.

Adventure 3

Take a wild life safari followed by a remote kayaking adventure at Shelter Bay with a gourmet beach feast.

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This inspiring trip takes you out onto the big Pacific first where you journey amid sea lions, seals and whales with an abundance of sea-birds sand then on to a spectacular remote bay where a skiff will have delivered your private kayak guide and your kayaks to the middle of the bay. There in the middle of the bay you will be helped to step out of the boat right into your kayaks. The guide will then take you for a paddle to explore this deserted, wild, beautiful place, sharing with you their knowledge of the coastal waters and small islands you see around you. When you wish to have lunch, just say, and the skiff will deliver your food to any location you see that you like. Here we will set up your feast, made up of a palette of coastal delicacies and fine wines, and we leave you for a while so you can enjoy the pristine beauty of this quiet oasis. After lunch the skiff will pick you up at the beach and take you to the boat which will return you to Tofino at a leisurely pace enjoying a different scenic route back to port.

Cost: Price varies according the length of stay and other adventures selected.

Adventure 4

Paddle a First Nations Cedar Canoe with a native guide to the Meares Island World Heritage Site, for a guided hike with a First Nations guide, amid 1000 year old trees.  

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Go back in time to when this entire region was inhabited only by the First Nations people of the Tla – o –qui –Aht Nation. Paddle in a traditional handcrafted First Nations dug-out cedar canoe, with a your private Nuuchahnulth guide and support paddlers, to the World Heritage Site of Meares Island. This sturdy traditional form of transportation has been the main way of getting around on the west coast of Vancouver Island for many thousands of years, and this adventure will give you a unique opportunity to not only experience, but to hear about local indigenous history, traditional ways of life, changes through time, and Nuu chah nulth stories directly from your First Nations guide who will share traditional song and stories of their people.

Cost: Price varies according the length of stay and other adventures selected.

Adventure 5

Journey to a magical floating island.  Dine with one of the last pioneer families on the coast

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Step into the comfort of your private motor yacht and meet your expert skipper. Journey through the historic Tofino waters to a truly magical place.

Catherine and Wayne Adams floating world is an array of unique and colourful buildings that will unleash your imagination. A relaxing boat trip through through the calm waters of Bedwell Sound, named after Royal Navy Staff Commander Edward Parker Bedwell in the late 19th century, takes you past spectacular natural scenery, and gently brings you to the entrance of Freedom Cove.

You will see this totally unique, vibrant artistic world floating in the bay, and your charming hosts, Wayne and Catherine will be on the dock to welcome you. Truly one of the last pioneer families on the coast.

Step onto the dock and into an enchanted world of living art, moving sculpture, gardens, walkways and unique ‘Hobbit’ buildings complete with a Lighthouse shower!

Wayne and Catherine will personally show you their private world where you will learn how they live in this remote off-the-grid and share dinner on the dock while you hear their stories.

Cost: Price varies according the length of stay and other adventures selected.