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The largest North American island in the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver Island is 100 kilometers at its widest point and 450 kilometres in length with 3,440 kilometres of coastline. The Island's physical features are characterized as coastal plains in the east, long fjords on the western coast, and a chain of glaciated mountains that geographically and climatically split the island down its centre.

Weather systems off the Pacific collide with this mountain barrier, rise, and release moisture on the west side of the mountains. The rugged west coast features dense, ancient rainforests, steep, narrow valleys and remote wind-battered shores.

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Saturday, February 16 2019

Here in Victoria the snow is dissipating which we hope is a sign that spring is around the corner. While many others remain locked in winter's grasp, most everyone (except for the die-hard skiers) are thinking of warmer weather. And from my corner of the world, this translates to kayak vacations. In particular, our trips to Haida Gwaii, Johnstone Strait and Broken Group are gathering speed, with a number of departures sold out and some others having one or two seats remaining. Please use our search engine to select a date and trip - if the departure you want is booked please let me know.  If the demand is there, I might be able to put on another departure. more