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Wildcoast Adventures Kayak Getaway

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 — 2:14pm 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.

Wildcoast Adventures offers a variety of kayaking options including tours around Discovery Islands and Desolation Sound. Last year I gave away an amazing kayak trip with Wildcoast and I’m excited to announced that we’ve partnered again to give away a bucket-list experience to one of my very lucky readers.


Wildcoast Adventures Kayak Getaway

My contest is for their signature Orca Camp, where you’ll stay near the Michael Biggs Robson Bight Ecological Reserve:

This vacation begins with pre-trip accommodation at the beautiful Gowlland Harbour Boutique Resort on Quadra Island and includes a 4 day & 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.

After enjoying your first day and a peaceful night’s sleep at the resort, you will take a water taxi to Wildcoast’s remote Orca Camp where you will kayak each day on the lookout for Orcas! This is a great location to find killer whales as they often feed in the kelp beds just off the Orca Camp beach. This glamping experience includes beachcombing, hikes, fishing, awesome food, a native sauna, evening campfires, sleeping in safari tents, and star filled nights!

Heading back home after this trip you will be relaxed and inspired by the experience you’ve had disconnecting from your busy life and reconnecting with nature.

You can enter to win using any or all of these methods:

  • Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
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  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win your way into @wildcoast_kayak’s Orca Camp 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 Friday, April 25, 2014. The prize is for one person only.

Contest does not include travel to & from Quadra Island BC. Valid for 5 Day Package Tour during 2014 season ONLY (dates subject to availability). No cash value. Prize awarded as is. No kayaking experience necessary.

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. By going above and beyond for guests and sharing knowledge of the area and passion for the outdoors, the newly reborn Wildcoast is providing kayak tours that provide new equipment, fresh menus designed by a gourmet chef and packaged as well as custom kayak trip offerings in order to cater to the unique dynamic of each group of guests. [Wildcoast’s Story]

Update The winner is ine van aken!!


  1. Mary Anne says:

    I would love to win this β™₯

  2. PPPPP says:

    Sounds fun, love quadra!

  3. Mary W says:

    for one, just myself

  4. Tyler Ingram says:

    What a cool experience! Let’s limit the entries to just me so I can win πŸ˜‰ lol

  5. monique says:

    woot woot!!

  6. kay says:

    Looooove orcas

  7. Diana says:

    Fun times!

  8. Tammy says:

    would love to go kayak!

  9. Tanya says:

    I would love to win. Pick me! πŸ™‚

  10. Chantel I. says:

    This is an awesome giveaway and something definitely on my bucket list!

  11. Freda says:

    Awesome getaway! Liked on FB and tweeted!

  12. Anne says:

    This looks like a fantastic trip!

  13. Andrew says:

    This would be my summer highlight.

  14. Mary says:

    this sounds so incredible!

  15. Alice C says:

    Sounds like an amazing experience! I’ve tried skydiving, bungee jumping, surfing, and even glacier hiking, but never kayaking before πŸ™‚

  16. jae says:

    awesome contest
    *cross fingers*

  17. Ali says:

    Such a bucket list opportunity. I would love this!

  18. Joanne says:

    This looks wonderful! Fingers crossed! Thanks for the opportunity, Rebecca!

  19. katie borrett says:

    omg yes! the quintessential westcoast experience:)

  20. Tim says:

    Can’t wait to enjoy the outdoors this summer!

  21. Manue says:

    I would love to enjoy this unique experience . Just as unique as the word Kayak which can read the same way in either direction, yes it’s a palindrome !

  22. Samantha says:

    Sounds like an amazing trip

  23. What a great trip! I would love to be able to go on this adventure. Kayaking is something that I love to do but have only been paddling around Vancouver.

  24. Kate says:

    Yes, please! Kayaking, orcas and safari tents sound great.

  25. Jas says:

    This would be a wonderful getaway- love beautiful BC!

  26. Steven says:

    Looks like a wonderful adventure. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  27. Sharon says:

    Looks amazing!

  28. Kirky says:

    Sounds amazing!

  29. Justine says:

    This sounds completely awesome! Best contest prize yet!!

  30. Sally says:

    Wow! Yes please!

  31. Kris Johnston says:

    I would love to win this!

  32. Allie Davison says:

    Sounds great!

  33. Erin W says:

    This looks amazing! I’ve always wanted to explore Quadra Island!

  34. Danielle says:

    Wow – amazing giveaway. I’d love to kayak Quadra.

  35. Chris says:

    Pick me! I’ve never been to any of the Gulf Islands. This would be a great place to start.

  36. Brenda A says:

    Sounds amazing! Would love to win!

  37. Kerry Moore says:

    I’ll bring my own paddle, I’m that keen!

  38. Kerry Moore says:

    Looking forward to it.

  39. Erica M says:

    Sounds fantastic. Would love to enjoy the outdoors.

  40. Leah B says:

    This is definitely a bucket list item!

  41. Ian says:

    I’ve had a seal follow me while kayaking off Quadra before, but orcas would be amazing. Sign me up!

  42. Karl says:

    Sign me up! πŸ™‚

  43. Marki Jones says:

    This would be heavenly!

  44. Lindsay says:

    Fingers crossed, this sounds amazing!

  45. Tracy says:

    whoaaaa this sounds like a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!!!

  46. stacey says:

    would love this!

  47. Stephanie says:

    This sounds amazing

  48. Amandine says:

    That would be a dream come true. I always want to try these trips but they are usually too pricey.

  49. Breeze says:


  50. Joe B says:

    This just looks simply amazing…

  51. Iain says:

    Trip of a lifetime.

  52. Rachel says:

    I need a good adventure in my life right now!!

  53. jan says:

    what a great prize

  54. OJ says:

    I’d have a whale of a time!

  55. Greg says:

    Sounds amazing

  56. Kate says:

    What a wonderful trip! After missing out on kayaking out there this fall (I got out there a touch too late in the season), this would be dream come true.

  57. Cj says:

    Sounds like a prize package of BC’s finest. I would love to experience all that Quadra Island & Johnstone Strait have to offer… along with my boyfriend from France!

  58. Hannah says:

    I would love kayaking/camp trip!

  59. Brian Trigg says:

    A trip like this is definitely on my bucket list, a fantastic adventure.

  60. This trip looks amazing! Put me in the draw!

  61. Samantha says:

    I would love to win this! I love kayaking, but have only ever done it on a lake before!

  62. Mike says:

    Great Giveaway!!!

  63. Ada says:

    This is actually on my bucket list. Would love to do this!

  64. Grace says:

    I’ve never seen orcas in real life before!

  65. Matt Pisko says:

    Perfect Gift for my Wife! Thanks for posting about this tour company! So Cool!

  66. I’ve lived in BC for 28 yrs this June & I have never seen orcas in the wild. It IS on my bucket list! *fingers crossed*

  67. Wes W says:

    this looks amazing!

  68. ine van aken says:

    Would love to win this!! Opportunity of a life time!

  69. Pat says:

    This would be an epic way to celebrate our 10 year anniversary ! May the luck of the Irish be with us…

  70. nicky says:

    so awesome!

  71. Tom says:

    Hmmm…looks fabulous. Can I bring my dog along?

  72. Barb says:

    Sounds wonderful. I love kayaking trips!

  73. Amy says:

    Pick me! πŸ™‚

  74. Linda says:

    Always wanted to do this. hope I win.

  75. Lucie B says:

    This look just amazing.

  76. Jp says:

    This sounds amazing!

  77. Yasuko Kindaichi says:

    Wow it would be the once in a life time event! I really want to go!

  78. Anna says:

    This would be an amazing experience.

  79. Mike MacRae says:

    I would love to take this adventure. I’ve met the owners/guides and you couldn’t find a better group of people to show you one of British Columbia’s most beautiful areas. Don’t think about it. Just enter and go!

  80. Michelle W says:

    This sounds amazing! What a wonderful experience this would be!

  81. Kathryn says:

    Hope we win this for our 30th anniversary!

  82. Matt W says:

    I love kayaking and the BC coast!

  83. Evelyn says:

    Kayaking is the best!!

  84. Rebecca says:

    Have never tried kayaking – this would be great!

  85. Gurvinder says:

    Sounds fun. Never been kayaking!

  86. Rachel says:

    Glamping sounds fun

  87. Kathleen says:

    This would be amazing!

  88. Jeff S says:

    This sounds awesome! I would love to experience this!

  89. Krista says:

    Would love to experience this Wildcoast getaway!

  90. cindy says:

    stunning views!

  91. Aimee M says:


  92. I’ve been to Quadra Island before but never like this!

  93. Darcy says:

    This would be the trip of a lifetime!

  94. Sharylin says:

    What an amazing opportunity to experience more of the wonder that this province has to offer!

  95. wenxiao says:

    Orca camp! Woo hoo

  96. Jules A. says:

    This sounds like a fabulous experience!

  97. Samantha says:

    Wow would love to do this!

  98. Karen says:

    What a fantastic way to enjoy the west coast!

  99. Erin says:

    Would love to try kayaking again!

  100. Ben says:

    Dang! To see the orcas rubbing on the rocks in the Bight? wow!

  101. Sarah Newton says:

    What an amazing opportunity to see an incredible part of the world!

  102. Vince says:

    Such water. Much kayak. Amazing paddles.

  103. Mai O says:

    I would love to do this!!! πŸ™‚

  104. stacey says:

    Looks like fun!

  105. Sandy T says:

    No better way than to #explorebc

  106. Sandy says:

    Love kayaking! Love this idea πŸ™‚

  107. sonia vaillant says:

    Holy crap this sounds like a dream. What an incredible opportunity.

  108. Would love the opportunity to win this trip. Have done a sea kayak tour with a friend around the Nanaimo B.C. Harbour and it was amazing. Now I want more.

  109. I would love to win this trip. I did a sea kayak tour around Nanaimo, B.C. Harbour, it was amazing and now I want more.

  110. L Davies says:

    fantastic area to explore by kayak!!

  111. Teresa K says:

    I’d love to win.

  112. Alice H. says:

    What a fabulous contest! Thanks for the opportunity!

  113. Michael Vass says:

    Wildcoast Adventures and their Kayak Getaway sounds like a dream that could come true

  114. Sarah M says:

    I absolutely love adventuring, and this would be amazing!!

  115. Sheryl stephenson says:

    What a wonderful adventure

  116. MicheleW says:

    would love this adventure πŸ™‚

  117. gill threadgold says:


  118. Ariel Chiu says:

    Yes please!

  119. Marieke says:

    This is one of the reasons I moved to BC two years ago and I haven’t had the opportunity to fulfil this dream yet. Fingers and toes crossed!

  120. Riley says:

    A million times yes!

  121. tracy says:

    wow an amazing getaway!

  122. Kristy says:

    Sounds amazing!!

  123. Vicky says:

    This looks amazing!

  124. Belinda says:

    This would be fantastic!

  125. michael h says:

    this sounds really nice!

  126. Kerri says:

    A westcoast adventure. Perfect!

  127. Michelle Linhart says:

    I know just who I’d take! <3

  128. lisa says:

    sign me up!

  129. James says:

    My wife and I need some time away!

  130. Lycia says:

    I would love a kayaking trip!

  131. kendal kendrick says:

    Yes please! πŸ™‚

  132. vincent chen says:


  133. loraine says:

    I would love to win this!

  134. Andrea says:

    Close encounters with Orcas is definitely on my bucket list. I would be so excited to win this.

  135. Bonnie R says:

    Wow! Would love to experience this amazing west coast adventure trip!

  136. Stotes says:

    This would be a great adventure!

  137. dean says:

    oh please!

  138. Matt says:

    I’ve never been to Quadra!

  139. Peter K says:

    I will be very unoriginal and say….. this sounds amaaaaazing.

  140. Mike Gismondi says:

    Awesome trip!

  141. Angela Griffin says:

    Sounds amazing!

  142. Kristy says:

    I would love to do this with my husband, we are huge fans of sea life and kayaking.

  143. Scott Podwinski says:

    Sounds like a whale of a time!

  144. Ange says:

    Would be awesome trip!

  145. Cindy says:

    I would love to go kayaking and spend some time away from the city.

  146. Heather says:

    What an amazing adventure! To kayak with the orcas sounds awesome !

  147. Heather says:

    What an amazing adventure! To kayak with the orcas sounds awesome !

  148. L.J Lawton says:

    This would be a whale of a time. I deserve a getaway, been working so hard!!

  149. margaret says:

    Thanks Rebecca : )

  150. This would be a dream come true to win this trip! My husband just left me on our 26th anniversary, completely unexpectedly, I think this trip would be just the thing to get me back on my feet.

  151. Que says:

    I love kayaking & would really enjoy winning this!

  152. Barbara J says:

    I look forward to being forever changed by this spectacular experience…!

  153. Laura says:

    What an amazing trip this would be for my upcoming “mini-moon”!

  154. Jenn says:

    Oh, pick me, pick me!

  155. Bennett says:

    This would be a great way to do a longer paddle with our new inflatable Advanced kayaks!! Please pick us!!!!


  156. Andrew says:

    Looks like an amazing trip!

  157. Tiffany says:

    Straight up – this looks amazing!

  158. Lindsey says:

    This would be amazing. Only be kayaking once and I loved it.

  159. Stefano B. says:


  160. Sharon says:

    I love kayaking, so if I win this, I would be excited!

  161. Anna says:

    Wow! That’s awesome!

  162. Caresse says:

    I love Quadra. I love Orcas. I love kayaking. This trip would be amazing!

  163. Jasonk says:

    a local dream trip for sure!

  164. Amber Smith says:

    What an amazing giveaway, thanks for having it!!

    I tweeted (asmithonline) and liked the photo as well.

    Good luck everyone

  165. nathalie notz says:

    I would love to win this!

  166. jacob may says:

    What a great contest!!! This would be amazing

  167. Kristina Nilson says:

    Hoping for good luck! This would be the vacation of my dreams!

  168. nathalie notz says:

    I love kayaking!! I would be so happy to win this!

  169. Janice Meehan says:

    Great prize!

  170. Angie says:

    What an amazing trip! Thanks for the contest.

  171. Tania says:

    I have always wanted to do this!

  172. Matthew says:

    Looks like fun!

  173. Abigail says:

    F.U.N. that’s all …. not it isn’t It would be a Whale of a good time πŸ˜‰

  174. Carol says:

    I love exploring beautiful BC! Would be so awesome to win this trip!!

  175. Abigail says:

    Next time i will read what others have written to ensure i’m the only geek with that comment… not one of many. Sorry bout that! Should have stuck with F.U.N.

  176. Kathleen Thom says:

    would be amazing!

  177. Sandy says:

    Time to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of the city

  178. Brent Bowker says:

    Sounds like fun!

  179. Tyler Mills says:

    I never go camping but I REALLY want to go on this trip…looks amazing!

  180. I would love to do this!!

  181. Marie Norquay says:

    Looks like a beautiful trip πŸ™‚

  182. VALERIE says:

    This kind of trip has always been very high on my ‘wish list’.

  183. Robyn P says:

    This sounds absolutely amazing! I’d love the chance to see this beautiful part of coastal BC. πŸ™‚

  184. websturr says:

    sign me up πŸ˜‰

  185. Ramona says:

    This would be amazing!

  186. lindsay says:

    I’ve always wanted to do a trip like this

  187. Brenda says:

    Ah.. to be outdoors and feel one with Nature. What a gift this would be !

  188. Suman says:

    I want to win!!!

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