Spirit of the West Adventures

british columbia, canada

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  • books / library
  • flashlights
  • hammock
  • headlamps
  • lanterns
  • lounge areas
  • patio / deck
  • private hot tub
  • running water
  • shower
  • solar phone charger
  • towels
  • all-inclusive
  • boating
  • fishing
  • guided tours
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • nature walks
  • swimming
  • wildlife observing
  • All-inclusive
  • For honeymoon guest: romantic, private dinner at your own glamping tent.
  • Snacks included
  • Check-in

    8:00 AM

  • Check-out

    4:00 PM

  • Taxes

    5%, not included.

  • Gift Cards

    Available, please inquire.

  • Included in the Rates

    Accommodation, meals, daily kayaking & gear, one motorized whale watching tour, accommodation

  • Gratuity

    Not included, but appreciated.

  • Other Fees

    None

  • Parking

    Included on-site

  • Cellular Signal

    Limited

  • Wi-Fi Signal

    None

  • Minimum Age for Children

    12

  • Additional Guests

    $450/guest

  • Suggested items to bring with you

    Personal items

  • Reservation and Cancellation Policy

    Cancellation: If you find it necessary to cancel your tour, please let them know as soon as possible. No refunds are given once tours have departed. Spirit of the West Adventures Ltd. is not responsible for any additional costs that may arise in the event of a trip alteration or delay caused by circumstances beyond our control. To avoid confusion, they require written notice of cancellation, by email, fax or standard mail. The following fees will apply to cancellations and are calculated as of the date they receive your written cancellation notice. For Canadian tours:  If you must cancel your tour, your refund is as follows:

    - Earlier than 90 days before trip – If they have not had to turn customers away, full amount is refunded less a $100 administration fee. If they have had to turn customers away, the deposit is retained.

    - 89-30 days before trip – 50% of total tour price is refunded.

    - Later than 30 days before trip – No refund will be given, unless they can find someone to fill your space. In this case, only the deposit is retained.

  • Pet Policy

    Pets are not allowed at this property.

How Do I Get There?

(The Whales & Wilderness Glamping camp is remotely located on Swanson Island east of Vancouver Island on the edge of Blackfish Sound and the Broughton Archipelago. There is no physical address of the camp/property available. Please find the GPS coordinates below.)

Your hosts will meet you on Quadra Island where their office & base is or at Campbell River on Vancouver Island. The international gateway is Vancouver, and from there guests can fly, drive or take public transport to Campbell River (airport code YBL). Quadra Island is only a 10-minute ferry ride from there. From the airport there are shuttle buses and taxis available to the ferry port or hotels in town. It’s a 1.5-hour ferry ride from Vancouver to Vancouver Island and a 1.5-2-hour drive up to Campbell River.

From Quadra/Campbell River an included water taxi shuttle transports guests up to Swanson Island where the glamping camp is located.

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The property and luxury wilderness camp are located on Swanson Island on the edge of Blackfish Sound and the Broughton Archipelago - the heart of orca and humpback territory on northern Vancouver Island. Exclusive boat access to the private Swanson Island location. The established camp is built directly by the sea, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, surrounded by old growth rainforest and wild beaches. Situated in arguably one of the best areas for viewing whales on the West Coast. Imagine beautiful, big white canvas tents on big wooden platforms set against the backdrop of towering fir trees and the blues and greens of the ocean lapping at your doorstep. The sounds of silence interrupted only by the occasional blow of passing whales, dolphins, sea lions and birds.

All meals from lunch day one to lunch day 4 are included, and activities include daily guided kayak excursions and a 3-hour motorized whale watching trip.

Glamping Types

  • Tours & Excursions

Great For

  • couples
  • families
  • small groups
  • solo travelers

Setting

  • beach
  • eco-lodging
  • eco-reserve
  • forest / woods
  • island
  • ocean
  • tour / excursion

Total Accommodations

  • 8

Minimum Night Stay

  • 3

Rates Based On

  • per person

Best time to visit

Open: June - September

High Season: July - August

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
5.0 161 Reviews

Accommodations

  • Canvas Tent

    $450.00/night
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  • Amenities
    • books / library
    • flashlights
    • hammock
    • headlamps
    • lanterns
    • lounge areas
    • patio / deck
    • private hot tub
    • running water
    • shower
    • solar phone charger
    • towels
  • Experiences
    • all-inclusive
    • boating
    • fishing
    • guided tours
    • hiking
    • kayaking
    • nature walks
    • swimming
    • wildlife observing
  • Dining Options
    • All-inclusive
    • For honeymoon guest: romantic, private dinner at your own glamping tent.
    • Snacks included
  • Policies
    • Check-in

      8:00 AM

    • Check-out

      4:00 PM

    • Taxes

      5%, not included.

    • Gift Cards

      Available, please inquire.

    • Included in the Rates

      Accommodation, meals, daily kayaking & gear, one motorized whale watching tour, accommodation

    • Gratuity

      Not included, but appreciated.

    • Other Fees

      None

    • Parking

      Included on-site

    • Cellular Signal

      Limited

    • Wi-Fi Signal

      None

    • Minimum Age for Children

      12

    • Additional Guests

      $450/guest

    • Suggested items to bring with you

      Personal items

    • Reservation and Cancellation Policy

      Cancellation: If you find it necessary to cancel your tour, please let them know as soon as possible. No refunds are given once tours have departed. Spirit of the West Adventures Ltd. is not responsible for any additional costs that may arise in the event of a trip alteration or delay caused by circumstances beyond our control. To avoid confusion, they require written notice of cancellation, by email, fax or standard mail. The following fees will apply to cancellations and are calculated as of the date they receive your written cancellation notice. For Canadian tours:  If you must cancel your tour, your refund is as follows:

      - Earlier than 90 days before trip – If they have not had to turn customers away, full amount is refunded less a $100 administration fee. If they have had to turn customers away, the deposit is retained.

      - 89-30 days before trip – 50% of total tour price is refunded.

      - Later than 30 days before trip – No refund will be given, unless they can find someone to fill your space. In this case, only the deposit is retained.

    • Pet Policy

      Pets are not allowed at this property.

  • Location

    How Do I Get There?

    (The Whales & Wilderness Glamping camp is remotely located on Swanson Island east of Vancouver Island on the edge of Blackfish Sound and the Broughton Archipelago. There is no physical address of the camp/property available. Please find the GPS coordinates below.)

    Your hosts will meet you on Quadra Island where their office & base is or at Campbell River on Vancouver Island. The international gateway is Vancouver, and from there guests can fly, drive or take public transport to Campbell River (airport code YBL). Quadra Island is only a 10-minute ferry ride from there. From the airport there are shuttle buses and taxis available to the ferry port or hotels in town. It’s a 1.5-hour ferry ride from Vancouver to Vancouver Island and a 1.5-2-hour drive up to Campbell River.

    From Quadra/Campbell River an included water taxi shuttle transports guests up to Swanson Island where the glamping camp is located.

    View Google Maps

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Insider Tips

  • What to bring

    General items: Wetshoes, camp footwear, hat, sunglasses & sunscreen, camera, Ziploc bags or other large plastic bags, gloves (optional), beverages (alcohol/soda pops), personal items (toothbrush, toothpaste, biodegradable soap/shampoo, washcloth, feminine hygiene products, hairbrush, etc.), book or journal, fishing gear (optional), gratuity for your guides (at your own discretion)

    Clothes: Rain jacket & rain pants, light windproof jacket (optional), long-sleeved non-cotton shirts (synthetic/wool), long pants, shorts, t-shirts, lightweight long underwear, sweaters, bathing suit, warm socks, undergarments, an extra set of clothes that you may want to reserve for the end of the trip.

  • Included in the Rates:

    Return water taxi service from Quadra Island/Campbell River, professional guiding service, all kayaking excursions & equipment and other activities as mentioned above, 3-hour whale watching trip on covered vessel, all meals (morning snack day 1 to lunch day 4) and beverages (as mentioned above), park and land use permits. They provide meal options for vegetarian, vegan, or wheat/gluten intolerant people as well as non-seafood/fish lover or any other dietary restrictions.