Vancouver Island’s Wild Side (Northwest) with Canadian Geographic
7 Days | Port Hardy Roundtrip | Small Ship Expedition Cruise
Explore Vancouver Island’s rugged and beautiful north coast with local guides, Indigenous hosts, and an expert in history or geography from the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. Go beyond our classic Wild Side itinerary and dive deeper into learning about weather systems and local culture.
Prices from $8,670 CAD per person based on double occupancy
Departs July 21, 2024
Welcome aboard, orientation, exploring “hanging rainforest gardens” or abundant intertidal life onshore. Optional evening kayak, Quatsino Sound. Cruising to Klaskish and East Creek. Bear viewing, shore walk in East Creek meadow and along river. Evening lecture.
Cruising around the wild Brooks Peninsula. Weather permitting, cruising the continental shelf region, where seabirds (albatross, puffins) and marine mammals forage. Wildlife viewing. Solander Island (from the water), an ecological reserve for puffins. Anchorage and remote beach exploration.
Rainforest and beach walks. Optional morning kayak. Anchorage in Nesparti Inlet. Exploring beautiful Nesparti Inlet by boat and on land. Geography lecture.
Kyuquot Sound exploration, sea otter viewing, visit village of Kyuquot. Special guest visit.
Exploration of offshore group of islands and Rugged Point with sandy beaches and salal-rich headlands. Heading north around Brooks Peninsula. Evening anchorage in Vancouver Island inlet, and exploring ashore. Possible black bear viewing, creek and meadow exploration.
Cruising and exploring the Cape Scott area, rounding Vancouver Island’s northern tip. Bear viewing
Whale watching on Vancouver Island’s northeast side, and cruising to Port Hardy