Westcoast Adventures

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

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  • Tofino - Surf, Fish, Hike. Experience the tranquility of the coast.

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

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:  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, stop on 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.

$26,500.00

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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ADVENTURE 2:  WHISTLER OVERNIGHT DOGSLED, SNOWSHOE AND GOURMET IGLOO ADVENTURE !

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An unforgettable adventure – a true lifetime memory

From Whistler Village we take you to the dog sled base camp where you meet your friendly sled dogs and your personal musher. Snuggle up in your sled with a warm blanket and off you go as your expert musher guides you through some of the world’s most beautiful terrain amid snow capped mountains and the thrilling whoosh of your sled as the dog team cascades you through sparkling  snow as you breathe in the invigorating air.

After your sled ride, you will meet the igloo team in a beautiful snow valley.  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.

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Price – based on two participants $6000.00

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

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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.

$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.

Picture1.png

 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.

Kayak.jpg

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

Floating.png

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