Located in The QWIQUALLAAQ/BOAT BAY CONSERVANCY In the Johnstone Strait.
In the heart of British Columbia, nestled on the edges of the renowned Johnstone Strait, you'll find our base camp located within the pristine bounds of the Qwiquallaaq/Boat Bay Conservancy. This strategic location is the foundation for our unique kayaking adventures, allowing us to provide our guests with a deep, immersive experience of Canada's stunning natural world.
The Qwiquallaaq/Boat Bay Conservancy, a place of extraordinary beauty and ecological significance, is vital to our operations. The Conservancy is a haven of untouched wilderness, teeming with wildlife and bursting with natural splendour. Its rugged coastline is fringed with verdant forests, while its inland is a labyrinth of picturesque streams, rivers, and estuaries. This rich habitat is home to a diverse array of flora and fauna, each contributing to the vibrant tapestry of life within the conservancy.
Our base camp lies on the margin of the core area of Johnstone Strait, a legendary body of water recognized globally as one of the best places for kayaking and marine wildlife viewing. The strait is renowned for its robust population of orcas. Its clean, nutrient-rich waters create an ideal environment for these majestic creatures, making it a hub for orca researchers and enthusiasts. Being situated so close to this core area enables us to provide expeditions that offer unrivalled, intimate encounters with these awe-inspiring mammals.
Johnstone Strait isn't just about the orcas, though. The area boasts a wealth of other marine life, including dolphins, seals, sea lions, and various seabirds. As you navigate the tranquil waters of the strait in your kayak, you will witness the spectacle of nature unfolding around you. Every trip is an adventure, every moment a potential for discovery.
The location of our base camp also lends itself to exploring the remarkable landscapes surrounding the conservancy. Towering mountains are a stunning backdrop to the coastal waters, their peaks often shrouded in a mysterious veil of mist. Dense forests of fir, cedar, and spruce extend almost to the water's edge, their hushed tranquillity occasionally broken by the echoing call of a raven or the rustle of a deer moving stealthily through the undergrowth.
From our base camp, we lead expeditions deep into these wild and rugged landscapes, revealing hidden coves, secluded beaches, and uncharted waterways. Each trip offers an opportunity to experience the wonders of the conservancy in a profound and meaningful way. We believe kayaking in Canada isn't just about paddling across the water, but about immersing yourself in nature, understanding its delicate balance, and recognizing our place.
Whether you're a seasoned kayaker or a beginner eager to embrace the thrill of adventure, our base camp in the Qwiquallaaq/Boat Bay Conservancy on the margin of the core area of Johnstone Strait is the perfect starting point. At Discovery Expeditions, we are committed to providing you with an unforgettable journey into the heart of Canada's spectacular wilderness. It's an expedition that goes beyond sightseeing, allowing you to touch, feel, and renew your harmony with nature.