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Specializing in Desolation Sound, British Columbia – where warm Pacific waters teem with marine wildlife and the majestic coast mountains tower over idyllic islands. Join us on an all-inclusive multi-day camping tour, or at our uniquely wonderful eco-resort on an uninhabited island in the heart of Desolation Sound, enjoying locally sourced foods, cozy comforts and a perfectly tranquil setting. Kayak rentals and day tours are further options to experience Desolation Sound and whet your appetite for longer adventures. Snorkel with the STARS! in the unusually warm waters and experience colourful sea stars, sea cucumbers, spiny urchins and much more. Experience the adventure and explore Desolation!
Paddling, Indigenous Culture, Wildlife Tours
Come paddle with Adventuress Sea Kayaking! The scenery is spectacular here with mountain vistas, old growth rainforests, expansive wilderness and our amazing wildlife. What better way to see all of this than to paddle the shores of beautiful Vancouver Island, Canada in a kayak. Rentals, lessons, tours, and multi-day adventures are available from March to September. Tours start as low as $52/person and include instruction, kayak and gear, dry bags and a certified guide; no experience necessary. Double kayaks are available to paddle with a friend or a younger family member. Jan Kretz, the owner, is a certified kayak guide and Paddle Canada instructor and has a Passion for Paddling. Come join us!
Connect between Sechelt and downtown Vancouver, South Vancouver (YVR) or Nanaimo Harbour one of several daily scheduled service flights. Want to try flying on floats? Join us for a scenic panorama tour and experience the Sunshine Coast from above! Founded in 1982 with two small seaplanes, Harbour Air is North America’s largest and first fully carbon neutral airline. The company’s international seaplane service, which originally began as a service for the forestry industry in B.C., is now a quintessential west coast experience. With a showcase fleet of more than 40 aircraft, Harbour Air offers up to 200 daily scheduled flights, scenic tours, adventure packages, and private flights. With 12 scheduled destinations connecting downtown Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle (WA), Nanaimo, Tofino, Whistler, South Vancouver (YVR), Sechelt, Salt Spring Island, Pitt Meadows, Maple Bay and Comox, B.C. born Harbour Air welcomes 450,000 passengers every year.
Hiking, Paddling, Sightseeing
Professionally guided, all inclusive, day- and multi-day kayak adventures in Desolation Sound, the Copeland Islands and Okeover Inlet. Sea Kayaking is a ‘fun-tastic’ way to explore and two of British Columbia’s most unique and scenic kayak destinations, Desolation Sound Marine Park and the Copeland Islands Marine Park. Quite often we will be followed by nosy seals, playful river otters and sometimes even by an impressive sea lion. With a bit of luck we could encounter a pod of Killer Whales or even a Humpback Whale in Desolation Sound or Salish Sea. Throughout the seasons many bird species choose this area to forage or breed. Frequent sightings of bald eagles, various ducks and shore-birds are not uncommon. We focus on SMALL GROUPS and personal attention. Professionally guided & unique kayak tours in first class, made in BC, kayaks! Tours depart from Desolation Sound Resort in Okeover Inlet or from Lund Harbour on the Sunshine Coast in British Columbia, Canada.
Boating, Paddling, Sightseeing, Wildlife Tours
Cortes Island’s only certified sailing charter vessel. Scheduled day trips, private charters, and mothership kayaking. Scheduled day trips to Desolation Sound and Mitlenatch Island as well as multi-day kayak mothership trips exploring remote areas of the Discovery Islands, Toba & Bute Inlets. Nestled at the entrance to enchanting Desolation Sound & located between Campbell River & the mainland coast of BC, the Discovery Islands dot the intricate waterways in some of the most spectacular scenery in the world.
Farms & Markets
Open from the last weekend in April to the last weekend in September this Farmers’ Market offers a unique experience of a permenant outdoor marketplace including vendor booths, a food barn, a bandshell for local music and a miniature train that runs during the Sunday market. You will find fresh, local, organically grown produce, meats and eggs as well as fresh baking and preserves. There’s plenty of ready to eat food to keep you satisfied as you listen to live music, enjoy local craftspeople and relax around the stage or the children’s sandbox. For a relaxing experience to help you get a good sense of what Powell River community feels like, join us from May-Sept on Saturdays from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm and Sundays from 12:30 pm – 2:30pm at 4365 McLeod Road. Plenty of parking available including 10 handicap spots close to the entrance.
Princess Louisa Adventures provides the best tour into Princess Louisa Inlet and Chatterbox Falls. Take the breath taking Signature Tour which will have you flying one leg of your journey by float plane, the other leg by cruising the open waters of Jervis Inlet. You will soar high above glaciers and mountain peaks, dart between cliffs and waterfalls, seeing Princess Louisa like never before.
Adrenalin, Paddling, Sightseeing
Egmont Adventure Center is the newest and only spot on the Sunshine Coast to have fun in the sun like never before. Kayak tours, Jet-ski rentals, Zodiac tours and scenic float plane trips to name a few. We offer the most adventures all at one easy location. All our attractions can be packaged into Lunch & Play’s to get you the best price on activities combined with a fabulous Lunch.
Boating, Fishing, Whale Watching
50North Adventures is an eco-tourism company specialising in small groups offering, intimate tours into Desolation Sound and the Discovery Islands on Vancouver Island British Columbia. Tours though this diverse environment can include Orca & Humpback whale sightings, wildlife encounters, salmon fishing, island hopping and great photo opportunities all of which is accessible only by boat. Size Matters! Small groups with a maximum of 6 guests that allows for a more personal experience. Full customised, private charters are available and families with small children are catered for. TOUR OPTIONS 2019 – 4 Hour Combined whale watching & fishing – Salmon fishing charters – 3 hour Whale watching – 4 hour Desolation Sound & Discovery Islands – Evening Dinner cruises (selected nights during the summer) – Special events – Wedding groups, photography/video, social groups and more! Covered boat with full toilet and washroom facility.
Since 1990, Mitchell’s has serviced the Powell Forest Canoe Route, Desolation Sound, the Sunshine Coast Trail, and the Knucklehead Mountain Range through high-end rentals of canoes, kayaks, stand up paddle boards, snowshoes and camping equipment. Mitchell’s also provides wilderness transport and shares all the little details to make your adventure do-able and unforgettable. Friends, family, and active seniors love the Powell Forest Canoe Route. Time in the wilderness is energizing, an opportunity to regain perspective and rediscover your better self. Let us help you tap into your adventurous spirit. The only thing better than a wilderness adventure is a well-planned wilderness adventure.
Participate In The Historic Mail Flight! Join our seasoned crew as we go about our very unique daily business. Your journey off the path begins at Corilairs’ float plane dock on world famous Tyee Spit, where you board the De Havilland Beaver or Cessna float plane. Your pilot will point out the many highlights of the region enroute to the remote islands of Coastal British Columbia.
Sail tours on a 38 foot sail boat moored in Secret Cove, Halfmoon Bay on the Sunshine Coast of B.C. Cruise among the many islands and anchorages for relaxation and adventure.See wild life and spectacular scenery. Day tours to Thormanby Island, Pender Harbour, Smuggler Cove, Jedidiah and Texada Island. Multi day tours to Vancouver Island, and Princess Louisa Inlet
Sightseeing, Airlines, Accessibility
We’re a small company with a big goal: Promote environmental awareness and protection of our region by showcasing the Squamish wilderness to everyone, regardless of their age or fitness level. Our mission is simple, but from the heart. We believe that for humans to want to protect any piece of pristine wilderness they must first know the exhilaration that comes from spending time in the mountains and oceans. Sea To Sky Air was created so that you don’t have to be a seasoned hiker, a backpacker, or a bold adventurer to experience the super, natural Squamish attractions that lay in our protected parks, ecological reserves, and conservancies. In our small aircraft and floatplanes everyone has the chance to experience the enjoyment of being amongst ancient mountains, plateaus, valleys, lakes, rivers, fjords, and wetlands, without the need for expert knowledge or backcountry equipment. We hope that once you see what’s out there you’ll want to protect it, too.