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Thursday, July 18th, 2013 — 9:44am PDT
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British Columbia, in all its splendour, is such a thrill to explore. There’s not much that can make me appreciate this province more than a mossy forest walk through towering Douglas Firs or a paddle around a cove, rolling over waves and water so clear I can spot the sea kelp stretching to reach surface sunbeams. We constantly find new ways to experience BC’s natural beauty and that’s where tours like those offered from Wildcoast Adventures come in.

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Wildcoast was born out of the longstanding kayak company Coastal Spirits, which provided wilderness kayak camping tours, including the Orca Basecamp in Johnstone Strait for over 15 years. With its owners looking to retire, Expedition Manager, Damon Stapinsky saw the opportunity to take the company to the next level. Having spent entire summers working the front-lines on tours with guests from around the world, he had a keen awareness of what made a great experience and what was now needed to ensure great kayaking tours in Canada could be had by the new generations of adventure travelers. [Wildcoast’s Story]

Wildcoast Adventures offers a variety of kayaking tours including Discovery Islands and Desolation Sound. This summer, I have partnered with them to offer up an exclusive giveaway for one lucky Miss604 reader.


Enter to Win Wildcoast’s Orca Camp Premium 7-Day Package Tour for One
Trip Start Date: August 22nd, 2013

This vacation begins and ends with accommodation at Gowlland Harbour Boutique Resort on Quadra Island and includes a 4 day and 3 night remote camping and kayaking experience to see Killer Whales in Johnstone Strait. You will begin your vacation on peaceful Quadra Island where the spectacular beauty of the resort’s waterfront location encourages visitors to reconnect with nature.

Spending your first 2 days at the resort will give you time to enjoy the outdoor hot tub and outdoor activities like hiking or paddleboarding. On day 3, you will take a water taxi to Wildcoast’s remote Orca Camp where you will spend 4 days camping, eating delicious meals and kayaking while watching for whales whom often feed in the kelp beds just off the Orca Camp beach. Camp activities include native-style sauna, hikes and swimming. Upon return to Quadra Island you will enjoy your final night at Gowlland Harbour before heading back home relaxed and inspired by the nature and wildlife encountered on the trip.

Contest is for one person and does not include accommodation to and from Quadra Island, BC. Valid for 7 Day Package Tour departing August 22nd, 2013 only, no other dates available. Valid for the 2013 season, no cash value. Prize awarded as is. No kayaking experience necessary.

If you are up for this incredible kayaking trip (and are available to depart August 22, 2013), here’s how you can enter to win this truly unique, truly BC experience:

  • Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win your way into @wildcoast_kayak’s Orca Camp premium package tour from @Miss604

Follow Wildcoast Adventures on Facebook and Twitter to learn more about their tours. Must be 19+ to enter. I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Tuesday, July 23, 2013. The prize is for one person only.

Update The winner is Barb! Elaine!

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  1. Jess says:

    This would be an amazing trip!!!

  2. stacey says:

    sounds AMAZING! would love to do this trip!

  3. Alex says:

    This trip is awesome!

  4. Shawn says:

    This sounds awesome. Love to win.

  5. Lisa says:

    A bucket list experience for sure ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Stefan says:

    Incredible trip- would love to take part in one of their paddles.

  7. Kaur lalli says:

    Keep the awesome blog comin

  8. Prab says:

    Excellent contest, I would love to go!

  9. Rhiann says:

    WOW! Would love to win this!

  10. Emilia says:

    I have not been to Quadra Island, I would love to reconnect with nature

  11. tracey says:

    nice contest and promo!

  12. Arjun Rudra says:

    Fingers crossed.

  13. Elaine Kerr says:

    Love Kayakig and I love the Island…perfect match! ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Jeff says:

    Pick me! Pick me!

  15. Bob says:

    Would love to win this.

  16. Steven says:

    I need a vacation. PICK ME!

  17. DeAnn says:

    Hey, thanks so much for fixing the Gowlland Harbour URL! ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Michelle says:

    OMG…what a beautiful place!this would be a nice vacation.

  19. Sanaz says:

    This sounds like an incredible experience!

  20. Amy says:

    This is such an amazing place and what an experience it will be for whomever goes on this tour. It might even be me.

  21. Michael Louie says:

    I have always wanted to go on a kyalimg trip and this one seems completely geared to me. Amazing!

  22. rob says:

    This sounds amazing! I would love to go.

  23. jennifer says:

    this would be fantastic!!

  24. Daniel says:

    Wow, what a cool trip!

  25. Sandy says:

    have been thinking about a trip like this forever!!!!! I would looooove to win this :))))

  26. Marga says:

    Quadra Island and kayaking? put me down as YES!

  27. Jesse says:

    Looks like an amazing experience. One you’d never forget that’s for sure!

  28. James says:

    This trip would be perfect for our anniversary!!

  29. Andre says:

    What a great trip, I’d love to go!

  30. Harjit says:

    What a wonderful experience this would be! Thanks for the chance twitter fan@plumerea

  31. Adrianne says:

    This trip would be fantastic! Gowlland Harbour has wonderful meals and kayaking with orcas in Robson Bight sounds like a “must do!” Go WildCoast!

  32. Tracy K. says:

    This sounds incredible!

  33. Pat says:

    What an awesome way to experience our Super, Natural British Columbia!

  34. Shannon says:


  35. Katherine says:

    Amazing Trip!!

  36. Katherine Mane says:

    Amazing and awesome Trip!!

  37. Craig says:

    This looks amazing! I would love this!

  38. Oana says:

    I would love to go on one of these trips!

  39. Brett Jackson says:


  40. Neal Pellegrino says:

    yes please

  41. Donna Maria Cheechoo says:

    I need this.

  42. Lynne Phillips says:

    Awesome trip! Fantastic guides, delicious food and an experience never to be forgotten. Would go back in a heartbeat!

  43. Elaine says:

    I would so love to do this.

  44. That looks like an amazing experience!

  45. Radhika K says:

    This would be a great trip to take for our 2nd wedding anniversary!

  46. Ana says:

    This has been on my bucket list for forever!!

  47. Krista says:

    This is my dream vacation!

  48. Mike says:

    Sounds like a West Coast dream come true!

  49. Jessica says:

    This sounds like an incredible opportunity! Thanks for running such an unique contest.

  50. Kate says:

    Dream trip! Once in a life time trip

  51. Fiona says:

    wow, this would definitely be a once in a lifetime experience. Better prepare my arm muscles though ๐Ÿ™‚

  52. Neil says:

    Sounds like a dream!

  53. John says:

    Wow! What an amazing opportunity!

  54. Bobbi says:

    Great blog, great trip!

  55. Daphne says:

    Would love to win this.

  56. Kim says:

    I can’t think of a better way to recover from an intense week of business travel. Bring on the great outdoors!

  57. Mary says:

    I rarely enter contests but this is quite a prize. What an amazing experience with lasting memories.

  58. Varley says:

    My dream trip, fer sure!

  59. Kevin says:

    Really hope I can win this fantastic package.

  60. Julie says:

    Thanks for offering this incredible getaway, Miss604.

  61. Jamie says:

    This looks amazing, sign me up!

  62. Melissa Erwin says:

    AWESOME!! This would be so fun!!

  63. Kate says:

    Holy cow, this looks incredible!

  64. Paul Giles says:

    Wow! This would be truly incredible!

  65. Katie says:

    Sounds like a great get away

  66. wono99 says:

    that looks amazing. would love to go.

  67. Ray says:

    Such a dream trip!

  68. Deb says:

    Hope to win this sweet getaway!

  69. Jennifer says:

    Fingers crossed!
    Looking forward to this getaway.

  70. ROBIN says:

    this would be a DREAM COME TRUE…. !!!!

  71. Bonnie R says:

    This would be a fantastic experience! Fingers crossed ๐Ÿ™‚

  72. Ramona says:

    Oh yes please!!

  73. Elysia S says:


  74. Sandra Dee says:

    Yes, please! ๐Ÿ™‚

  75. Lindsay says:

    This is truly an amazing trip! Totally on my bucket list!

  76. Elizabeth Sales says:

    dream trip!

  77. Melissa says:

    This wouldn’t just be a bucket list check, it would be a dream come true. Orcas are Spirits of the #WestCoast.

  78. Stevie says:

    This would be a dream come true trip.

  79. zaelia says:

    Something I’ve always wanted to do.

  80. Sunshine G says:

    That would be a really great adventure!

  81. Cynnamon S says:

    This would be an amazing getaway. Who wouldn’t want to win it? I want to!!

  82. Mark says:

    We need a vacation! This would be FANTASTIC!

  83. Heather Kennedy says:

    How cool would this trip be!!

  84. Pam says:

    Sounds like a little slice of heaven!

  85. Mary says:

    this is definitely heaven

  86. Peter Richardson says:

    Nice trip

  87. lucy kabatoff says:

    It could not get any better then to win this trip.

  88. Barb says:

    This would be heaven. Have wanted to take a tour like this for a long time!

  89. Tami says:

    The resort is beautiful; I’d love to paddle here!

  90. Chantel I. says:

    This is definitely a bucket list trip!

  91. Rochelle Roberts says:

    This sounds like an absolutely amazing adventure. I moved to Vancouver Island last October, and I’ve been dying to go on a kayaking excursion. This would be an absolute dream come true for me.

  92. rita agneta damborg says:

    I am visiting Beautiful BC, in august to see my Family,would love to win this trip.

  93. KayKay says:

    Pick me! I’ve wanted to go

  94. Asha Sehra says:

    Wow, what an amazing opportunity!

  95. Wesley says:

    This sounds so fun!

  96. Monica says:

    Sure would love to win this

  97. Chris says:

    This would be a great experience!

  98. Adam Drake says:

    It’s the day after my 28th birthday.
    Make it so!

  99. Michael says:

    This is a dream vacation!!!!

  100. Sue Parke says:

    This would be an AMAZING TRIP!!!

  101. Leigh Hanson says:

    Sounds like a great trip!!!

  102. George Urban says:

    Would be nice to take a trip and a break from the working for the man norm. I RT the tweet posted @GeorgeUrban4, commented and I am following you (Wildcoast Adventures on Facebook (name George Urban) and also on Twitter. Great giveaway….hoping…

  103. Erin says:

    Very nice ๐Ÿ™‚

  104. Marcy Siple Oakley says:

    Yes, it would great to strike this off my Bucket List !

  105. parker says:

    wow – this would honestly be a trip of a lifetime!! I could not even imagine winning this!!!!

  106. Heather says:

    What an awesome adventure

  107. Riley says:

    Wow, this sounds amazing!

  108. Carolyn says:

    I would love to win this adventure.

  109. Lesli C-Kellow says:

    I would love to win a trip to a destination where I need to be water taxi-ed in! What an experience with nature!

  110. Helen Bell says:

    What an awesome trip!

  111. Michael Trescott says:

    This would be the trip of a lifetime.

  112. Daniele says:

    Quadra, whales, kayaking. Does it get any better?

  113. Christine Servant says:

    My dream is to swim with Orca. This would be a warmer,safer dream !

  114. hrilkoff says:

    Would love a westcoast wilderness adventure to relax and unwind!

  115. Kathleen says:

    This would be great!

  116. Janet Kong says:

    Sounds like a “bucket list” trip all right! Wow!

  117. Meggers says:

    Sounds awesome ๐Ÿ™‚

  118. Farzana says:

    This sounds spectacular!

  119. Lynn Montes says:

    To witness the beauty of BC’s nature and breathtaking scenery is a bucket list event FOR SURE!!! WOW!! Would be an incredible win for anyone!!

  120. Raymond says:

    Would love to go on this once in a lifetime experience!

  121. Barb S. says:

    What an amazing getaway package! We love our Province!! And Miss604 giveaways!

  122. Julia says:

    As a vet assistant and a nature enthusiast, to win this would be the real cat’s meow!

  123. Geoff says:

    SIgn me up, what a great trip!

  124. Kirsty says:

    Would love to do this…crossing my fingers.

  125. Mike Lane says:

    Wow….what a great prize. I hope I win it for my wife!!

  126. Ali says:

    An opportunity of a lifetime!

  127. Karen says:

    This sounds like a dream trip!!

  128. Richard Woo says:

    I would love to take my girlfriend!

  129. Kyle says:

    This would be incredible!

  130. Marieke says:

    Oh all the contests you have had, this beats them all out of the water by far. What a dream this would be! It sums up why I moved to BC. Crossing fingers and toes to win this!

  131. Puck says:

    Yes please!!!

  132. Lisa says:

    Amazing adventure. Love your contests, they are always off the beaten track!

  133. Riane Finley says:

    Wow! What an incredible way to see a whole other side of our beautiful province!! I hope I win!!!

  134. Kezia says:

    This would be an amazing getaway!

  135. Kimberley says:

    Oh my god! I love whale watching! This sounds amazing!!!!

  136. David says:

    This would be a trip of a lifetime!

  137. Liam says:

    This would be a wonderful birthday present!

  138. Chris says:

    This trip sounds amazing! I’d love to go.

  139. Christine says:

    Whales + West Coast = happiness!!!!!

  140. jan says:

    thank you for the chance to win this

  141. Lara says:


  142. Chelsea says:

    Kayaking is on my just-returned-to-BC-after-two-years-overseas Bucket List. Would be grand to do it in such style!

  143. Lisa says:

    Sounds like an awesome experience!

  144. Aimee says:

    Whale watching has always been on my ‘to do list’! I just love orcas

  145. christine says:

    Looks fun!

  146. Heidi says:

    Wow, so much fun! I would love to win this!!

  147. Gina says:

    This sounds amazing!

  148. Ali Jessa says:

    This would be a great way to top off a summer! Make it one to remember.

  149. Genevieve says:

    Have been wanting to so this for such a long time!! Dream trip for sure…

  150. @Rhiannon says:

    What an amazing opportunity! I had no idea this type of trip existed. Thanks so much for sharing it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  151. Leandro says:

    Even from Brazil, can I join?? lol

  152. Kim says:

    This would be so amazing! I love kayaking!

  153. Sean says:

    Entry submitted!

  154. rj says:

    only 1 word – AWESOME!

  155. Chester says:


  156. Colm B says:

    Amazing prize.

  157. Leah says:

    Fingers crossed! this looks amazing!!

  158. Zee says:

    Once in a lifetime!

  159. alex says:

    this would be an amazing experience.

  160. Javier D says:

    sounds like a great experience

  161. Cindy says:

    This represents the epitome of exploring your own backyard, BC is such a stunner.

  162. Erica says:

    Love it!

  163. Theresa says:

    Sounds absolutely amazing!

  164. Jason says:

    This would be so perfect for some much needed R&R thanks for the opportunity.

  165. Mary T says:

    Pick me pick me pick me

  166. Harvey says:

    Looks like a spectacular tour. Just a matter of time until I get my own kayak…

  167. Eileen says:

    Amazing experience!

  168. Stotes says:

    I’ve never done anything like this!

  169. wenxiao says:

    Oh my what a fabulous prize

  170. Erin says:

    WoW! This would be an awesome trip for our 5 wedding anniversary!

  171. Ro says:

    This sounds absolutely incredible! Good luck to everyone who entered. What a prize!

  172. Angie says:

    Sounds like a trip of a lifetime! Wow!

  173. Jennifer says:

    Yes, please!

  174. veronica says:

    sounds amazing!

  175. Tamara says:

    I would love to win this!

  176. Andi says:

    WOW, this sounds amazing – trip of a lifetime!

  177. Jas says:

    This sounds amazing. I’ve always wanted to do a kayaking trip. cross fingers!

  178. Nancy says:

    sounds amazing

  179. Julian says:

    This sounds like a fantastic trip!

  180. George R says:

    Sounds like a once in a lifetime trip

  181. kristy hayter says:

    My husband and I would love to win this! What an amazing trip.

  182. Lauren says:

    Sounds like a perfect trip!

  183. Alana says:

    Bucket List for us!!

  184. Angela says:

    This sounds like pure serenity.

  185. Zhan says:

    Up and close and personal with the Orca sounds like an adventure.

  186. Dean says:

    Would love to win!

  187. Lou says:

    My husband and I spent our honeymoon on Quadra five years ago this August, would love to win this as a fifth anniversary surprise!

  188. Christina says:

    This would be such an amazing getaway!

  189. Dani Raath says:

    I <3 summer + I <3 kayaking + I <3 exploring = perfect combo ๐Ÿ˜€

  190. Lindz Marsh says:

    Would love to kayak and enjoy the splendour of the wilds and be awed by the Orcas!

  191. Peter says:

    Wonderful opportunity. Someone has to win. Might as well be me.

  192. Heidi C. says:

    Wow! What an amazing trip.

  193. Morgan says:

    Perfect perfect timing:)

  194. Trina says:

    Kayaking and whales – my two favourite things.

  195. Megan K says:

    I would love to take this trip!

  196. Rach says:

    My birthday is on the 28th and I am in love with the outdoors… this would be the best birthday gift ever!!!! :D:D:D

  197. Branka says:

    Sounds amazing. I would love to win.

  198. Caitlin says:

    Oh my goodness please pick me ๐Ÿ™‚

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