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Quaaout Lodge

Explore the coast with paddleboards, canoes, kayaks, and other motor-free ways of water travel.

Paddling is the original mode of transportation on the vast fresh and salt waters of British Columbia. The dip of your paddle and the call of the wild are the only sounds to be heard as you move across the water and create an intimate experience with nature that can reveal secrets of the land many will never learn.

Ocean House
Quaaout Lodge

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West Coast Expeditions

wildlife tours, paddling, indigenous culture

wildlife tours, paddling, indigenous culture

Connect ~ Experience ~ Refresh. Savour the best of base camp sea kayaking, professionally guided kayak expeditions and family kayaking tours. Ocean kayak with sea otters while eagles soar overhead. Participate in local Indigenous culture. Located in Kyuquot, on the remote northwest coast of Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. Convenient transportation included from Courtenay, Comox, and Campbell River. We have been established leaders in marine education and sea kayaking tours since 1972, recognized by Destination Canada and Destination BC as offering a Canadian Signature Experience, and the first sea kayak tour company in Canada to be achieve the Green Tourism Gold Award.

Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island

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Tzoonie Wilderness Resort

resorts & wilderness lodges, paddling, hiking, biking, indigenous culture, spas & wellness

resorts & wilderness lodges, paddling, hiking, biking, indigenous culture, spas & wellness

There are very few wilderness destinations, reasonably close to large urban areas , that are not accessible by road and offer authentic wilderness. Tzoonie is such a destination and included in the price is boat transportation to our resort. We offer the usual amenities, i.e. kayaks, paddle boards, canoes, bikes, etc . More importantly, access to many kilometers of abandoned logging trails and beach loaded with shellfish and more. We provide the expertise and tools - you provide the appetite! Our waterfront cabins and wall tents offer spectacular views of inlet and mountains. We usually limit occupancy to max of 12 guests to ensure privacy, peace and quiet. For star gazers, you can enjoy a unique experience following the spectacular display in the sky meld with the " fire in the water", an indigenous term for the phosphorescence which brings the ocean to life caused by the movement of marine fish and other critters. Next morning join your host by the campfire for the best coffee ever

Vancouver Coast & Mountains

Narrows Inlet

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Talaysay Tours

indigenous culture, sightseeing, paddling, hiking

indigenous culture, sightseeing, paddling, hiking

Talaysay Tours has been providing tours and authentic cultural experiences since 2002. We have activities, walking tours, wellness experiences and events for all ages and groups. Our activities include Talking Trees (Nature) and Spoken Treasures (History), Talking Totems (Art) and Forest Experiences (Wellness). Stanley Park, Vancouver and North Vancouver is our primary location.

Vancouver Coast & Mountains

Vancouver

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Takaya Tours

indigenous culture, boating, paddling

indigenous culture, boating, paddling

Takaya Tours offers interpretive canoe and kayak tours in Burrard Inlet that highlight the First Nation culture of the area. Operating from bases in Cates Park (Whey-Ah-Wichen) in North Vancouver and (Tum-tay-wheutan) in Belcarra Regional Park, Port Moody. Takaya Tours offers a range of safe and exciting activities that mix outdoor adventure with an authentic interpretation of Coast Salish culture. Tours operate from May-Oct.

Vancouver Coast & Mountains

North Vancouver

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Outer Coast Outfitters

paddling, indigenous culture, sightseeing, snowshoeing, boating

paddling, indigenous culture, sightseeing, snowshoeing, boating

Outer Coast Outfitters is an outdoor adventure company based in Prince Rupert, connecting you to the North Coast! We have snowshoe rental packages available for adults, youth and children as well as tandem, solo and 4-seater canoe rentals all year round! We offer doorstep delivery, basic instruction, trip planning and pick-up on your schedule. We also offer guided hikes, canoe trips on the lakes or ocean and custom speedboat tours. Guided trips are the best way to see the local area in a personalized way without all the prep, research and gear; we handle that stuff! We also do outdoor education, so we can add a lesson to your canoe rental, offer lake and ocean canoe courses and outdoor skills instruction to meet your needs. Talk to us about designing the outdoor adventure you've been dreaming of!

Northern British Columbia

Prince Rupert

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Big Bar Guest Ranch

horseback riding & ranches, indigenous culture, paddling, fishing, resorts & wilderness lodges

horseback riding & ranches, indigenous culture, paddling, fishing, resorts & wilderness lodges

Big Bar Guest Ranch is proudly owned by Stswecemc Xgattem First Nation (SXFN), a community located in a semi-remote area on the the Fraser River, approximately 85 kilometers southwest of Williams Lake. Once two distinct bands, Canoe Creek (Stswecemc) and Dog Creek (Xgattem), our two Secwepemc communities joined together in the late 1800s. We honour our separate histories and our coming together. In the 1860s, more than 10,000 people traversed the Caribou Wagon Roadin search of a new life, land to raise cattle, or a gold strike. Harry Marriott, an immigrant from England, started working for the notorious Gang Ranch, one the largest ranch in Canada. Marriot acquired smaller ranches and land parcels, eventually consolidating them into the O.K Ranching Company, with access over 200,000 acres of cattle country and wilderness. Marriott partnered with his friend and Vancouver banker, George S Harrison and sectioned off 100 acres of their mutual land acquisition for his personal use. This was the beginning of Big Bar Guest Ranch. Much is unchanged since the Harrison family used Big Bar Ranch as their family retreat. The original family home, "The Harrison House", built in 1936 with logs and stone hewn and selected from the property, continues to provide a cozy retreat for guests on holiday relaxing in the great room in front of the fire place, or playing a cowboy song on the guitar in the music room. Big Bar guests have access to the original acreage of the OK Cattle Company, and can venture out across unspoiled pasture lands and forests. What has changed is that Big Bar Guest Ranch is now a part of our shared community vision of becoming an economically and politically self-sustaining community living Secwepemc culture, language, and traditions in a healthy and safe environment. Stswecemc Xgattem First Nation invites you to Big Bar Guest Ranch to experience the dramatic landscape of traditional SXFN Territory: interlocking valleys and plateaus, situated between bold and snow topped mountain ranges. It is our honour to share history as the original inhabitants of this land and welcome you to life on the ranch.

Cariboo Chilcotin Coast

Jesmond

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