Lodges, Fishing and Wildlife Tours, Pacific Northwest
The pacific northwest coast is big, i mean real big and its beautiful. Along our coast is a wonderful variety of lodges, resorts and wildlife tour operators all offering something incredible for the tourists who visit. Be it world class fishing with incredible guides or perhaps a life time adventure for the outdoor photographer, we can deliver. Many people come here just to view wildlife on a tour and we have so much to offer that visitors are often overwhelmed by it.
The B.C. coastal region’s tourism focuses on wilderness adventures, and promoting the super natural wonder that makes up our coast. Fishing is our primary attraction, although eco tourism is becoming very popular. Responsible tourism minimizes the adverse effects of human impact on our natural environment, while at the same time promoting its wonder and beauty.
Tourism is flourishing rapidly throughout the coastal area. Tourists themselves are evolving, as nature, heritage, and outdoor recreational destinations gain more prominence for them. This presents both a challenge & an opportunity for both government and private operators. Tourism must benefit local populations economically & culturally, in order to secure incentives to protect the natural resources that create these attractions in the first place.
In an era of increased environmental awareness, and accessibility to remote locales, tour operators & local government are actively promoting our natural resources to entice this new breed of tourist. The challenge is in preserving our natural resources, while promoting them, & accommodating the many tourists drawn to our coast through this publicity.
Lodges, Fishing and Wildlife Tout Operators are creating countless tourism opportunities, and local communities & governments are working alongside these businesses to promote their areas.
The B.C. coast is an amazing place, full of wonder, grand vistas and friendly people. The eco tourists are beginning to realize this and the region has become a destination of choice for those looking for wilderness adventures.
Gohiking would like to show the world just what we have to offer here, if you own or operate a tourism business like a lodge, resort, campground, kayaking tours or wildlife tours then you can list them in this section for free. Just send us information on your business, photos including your business, wildlife that could be seen, fish that tourists could catch and we will promote you with a full page on our site. This is completely free and always will be. So come on, take a few moments and send us your info and we will show the world your business.
Mount H’Kusam View Lodge
Salmon River Inn
Sayward Valley Resort
White River Resort
North Island Kayak
The North Island Kayak Company in Telegraph Cove offers world class adventures that are quite incredible. My wife and i had the pleasure of going out on a 3 day trip with them and it was pretty awesome. Here is an account of our trip.
It was 4:30 am and my wife Georgina and l were on our way to Telegraph Cove to head out on a three day kayaking adventure. Steve Emery, a local friend of mine from Sayward owns North Island Kayak and had a trip going out that was not fully booked, he offered a spot for my wife and l. We jumped at the opportunity. This was a chance to go out for three days, with a guide that included all the kayaking equipment, camping gear and food.
Upon arrival at Telegraph cove we met the other members of our trip, Chet Morrison and his daughter Alexandra who are from Pennsylvania, Barbara Wilson from Oregon and our guide Danial Finer who hails from Saltspring Island. After introductions, we loaded our kayaks, my wife and l were in a double kayak, Chet, his daughter and Barbara were also in a double, but the center cargo hold had been refitted with a seat for Alexandra and Danial was in a single. After pulling out of the cove, we headed across Broughton Strait and into the Cormorant Channel Marine Provincial Park, this park is located at the western end of Hanson Island. During the crossing, we saw many Dalls Porpoise’s, they are such beautiful animals.
I have had some experience in a kayak but the other guests were fairly green at it and as we went through the the channel between the Plumper Island Group and Hanson Island, we encountered a very strong current that had to be pushed against, it was quite a struggle for my wife and l. It was a great way for the others to learn how to control their craft. It was tough but all of us got through and then we headed into a small cove on the north side of the island where we stopped for a wonderful lunch that was put together by our guide Danial while the rest of us rested up.
The rest of the day we traveled down blackfish sound along the north shore of Hanson Island. We saw several whales off in the distance, but they were to far away from us. We did get to see deer, mink, seals, sealions and a few more porpoises as we headed to the east end of the island. We went between Hanson and Little Hanson Islands on the eastern end and arrived at our first camp where we would spend the night. North Island Kayak has 6 of these camps located a various places in the area and they are incredible. There are 6 or more tents set up on platforms, covered cooking and eating areas, compost toilets and vistas that that will take your breath away. The guides do all the cooking and cleanups, our dinner on the first night was awesome, Danial created barbecued salmon, rice, salad and various treats. We all ate hardy after that first day of kayaking. These guides are pretty incredible and l have to hand it to Danial who looked after us very well.
After dinner, Danial got the kitchen area cleaned up and then started a fire where we all sat around eating smores and getting to know one another better, I could not have asked for a better group of folks to spent three days with. We all got along quite well. Georgina and l headed to bed around 9 pm and fell asleep pretty quick. At 3:30 am, she woke me up to say that she thought she could hear whales just outside of camp but that she was to scared to head out to see. I told her it was most likely just waves from a passing boat and then rolled over to get a few more hours of rest, but just then l heard the unmistakable sound of a whale breaching, it is amazing just how fast we got dressed and out onto the rock bluff overlooking the strait. As we trained our eyes to the early morning light, there they were, a pod of Humpback Whales feeding off in the distanced, it was an awesome sight. They entertained us for more than an hour, it was incredible, this is what we had come to see. The sound of them breaching was like thunder. There was no going back to bed after this. I sure do wish the others had been up to see these whales.
After the rest of our group woke and we all ate a wonderful breakfast of banana pancakes and sausages, we carried the kayaks down to the water, got them loaded and headed out for our second day. We headed across the entrance to Black Fish Sound, between Hanson Island and West Cracroft Island and then along the southwest shore of the island until we reached the Sophia Islands, stopping for a short break along the way. We saw lots of Dalls Porpoise’s but no whales. After passing the Sophia Islands, we headed across the Johnston Strait to the western boundary of Robson Bight. We stopped for lunch here. After lunch, we headed west up along the shore of Vancouver Island until we reached the camp for our second night. This was just west of Kaikash Creek, as we finished carrying the kayaks up to the high tide line, we spotted a humpback whale just off shore, it was swimming slowly just on the outside of the kelp bed and all of us were able to observe it well. I am pleased that the others were able to see it.
After a great dinner of homemade chile and buns, Georgina and l headed down to see Kaikash creek, it was nice to stretch our legs a bit, there is a public campsite here that is maintained by the Namgis People that is only accessible by water, nice site with plenty of tables and a double compost toilet. The creek is very pretty and the water is fresh.
That night was an early night for us as Gina and I had gotten up at 3:30 am, we slept very well and woke up to the smell of fresh coffee, eggs and bacon cooking and Danial in the kitchen with a big smile for all of us, Danial was always smiling. He also had a great knowledge of the area and could answer all our questions in a way that you could understand.
After packing our gear and loading the kayaks, we headed west along the shore of Broughton Strait towards our final destination of Telegraph Cove, there was some wind and we had waves rolling over our kayak, this was quite exciting to Georgina. We made a lunch stop at the Blinkhorn Rec Site where we had pita bread sandwiches filled with a tuna salad and other treats, we then hiked out the trail to the Blinkhorn light where had a great view of the strait, there were a few seals and sealions.
After a bit of a rest, we headed back to the rec site, loaded our kayaks and headed out on our final leg of the journey back to Telegraph Cove. On one of the little islands just off Westell Point we were able to see a large Eagles nest with a couple of little ones in the nest. Then we pulled into Telegraph Cove and reached the end of our trip, all to soon for all of us. It was a trip of a lifetime. Thank you Steve for the chance to to make this journey and thank you Danial for looking after us the way you did.
If you want a wonderful adventure, this is the place to get it. Contact them to book a trip and you will have memories that will last a lifetime.
Box 213, Telegraph Cove, British Columbia (BC) Canada. V0N3J0 Email [email protected]
Phone +1-250-928-3114 Toll Free 1-877-949-7707