Explore the historical mystique of the Peace River on this kayaking adventure in northern Alberta. Retrace the trips of the early North American explorers searching for the Northwest Passage on the Mighty Peace River. Follow the route of these early explorers and experience nature at tis most pristine. A great trip for inexperienced wilderness kayak campers or a peaceful trip for the experienced. Time for rest and relaxation transporting you back in time and away from life’s daily challenges.
Trips integrate energetic paddling with floating, short hikes, rest stops and sightseeing into your daily routine. Lots of campfire camaraderie or time to read, do photography or hike on your own as you wish
Paddle Newfoundland's southwest coast on this exciting kayaking expedition. The rugged shores of Newfoundland have changed little since the first Europeans arrived over five hundred years ago. It juts into the Atlantic off the northeastern tip of North America, where a distinctive geology, biology and cultural history have molded a unique people, with a strong tie to the sea.
This is a land of contrasts, of the humorous and annoying, the harsh and fulfilling, the tragic and promise. Descriptive communities with labels like Heart’s Content, Dildo, Come by Chance, Blow me Down and Witless Bay, hide along its erratic coastline. It is a welcome breath of fresh air, both figuratively and literally.
During this sea kayaking journey you discover deep fjords with abrupt, barren walls that alternate with the coastal islands to provide a captivating land/seascape. The rugged interior is a mixture of muskeg, glacial ponds and granite outcrops offering splendid hiking opportunities where we will encounter carnivorous plants and the woodland caribou. In the isolated out ports, which cling tenaciously to the exposed bedrock, you glimpse a threatened way of life as fishermen struggle to maintain their livelihood on a declining resource. This is a special expedition along a ruggedly beautiful coastline.
Bay of Exploits tour
Early in the season, huge icebergs from the Arctic ice fields drift along the northern coast of Newfoundland - the world-famous "Iceberg Alley". Humpback and minke whales also arrive and pursue large schools of capelin, and the sea bird colonies are bustling. It is truly an extraordinary sight.
During this trip we will paddle into the outer reaches of Notre Dame Bay, among the windswept islands of the “Bay of Exploits”, and then around the Twillingate archipelago - with its rugged coves and steep cliffs that confront the northern sea. Visited by the Dorset Eskimo over a thousand years ago, these outposts were also the last refuge of the indigenous Beothuk people. With the arrival of the Europeans, thriving fishing communities developed. Today most lay silent - although there remains a lasting, rich, natural and cultural history.
The “Bay of Exploits” sea kayak expedition is suitable for paddlers with some previous experience.
Paddle with the orcas on this kayaking adventure in Johnstone Strait. Johnstone Strait off Vancouver Island, BC is the ideal location to go kayaking with orca whales and observe and photograph one of nature's truly magnificent mammals. The sleek, beautiful ebony and ivory orcas congregate in Johnstone Strait during the summer to feed, socialize and rub themselves on pebble beaches. On this kayaking with orca whales trip you will be on the lookout for orca pods while exploring the strait. Although there can be no guarantees, our dates represent the most opportune time to sea kayak and have an encounter of the orca kind.
Combine the exhilaration of kayaking beside these breaching, spouting, power swimming orcas, with rugged coastal scenery, magnificent west coast rainforest, and you have the ultimate personal and coastal kayaking experience.
Explore Lake Superior’s mystical floating isle of Michipicoten by sea kayak. This trip from Sinclair Cove northwards to Michipicoten features the best of Lake Superior Provincial Park. We'll sample spectacular wilderness beaches and visit significant Ojibwa sites, including the Agawa pictographs, Devil's Warehouse Island, Nanabush Rock and Pukaskwa pits . We'll also be awed by the cliffs at Old Woman Bay and the park's highest waterfall.
This trip is best suited to advanced novice to intermediate paddlers with some wilderness camping experience and begins at our “Rock Island” site on Lake Superior with a group paddling training session.
Paddle to spectacular waterfalls on this kayaking adventure to Denison Falls on Lake Superior. If you want to combine sea kayaking along some of the most remote sections of Lake Superior's north shore with an overland trek to the awe-inspiring, 40-metre-high Denison Falls - this is the trip for you! This trip traces the Lake Superior coast of the Superior Highlands Conservation Reserve, a large swath of land encompassing unique geological features such as diabase dikes, pillows and kettles, a boreal-mixed forest and wildlife such as moose, beavers, bear and bald eagles. Cultural features include a small collection of First Nation Ojibwa pictographs.
At Dog River, you spend a day hiking inland to the spectacular Denison Falls, a favourite of well-known Canadian filmmaker, artist and paddler Bill Mason. This is a wonderful trip for people wanting a combination sea kayaking/hiking experience that includes some of Lake Superior’s most beautiful scenery. The route follows the wilderness Great Lakes Heritage Coastline, with a tour of Nimoosh Park and Denison Falls. There are no designated campsites and the coast is a mix of sand/gravel beaches interspersed by rocky outcrops. Join us this summer on an out-of-park wilderness experience!