Description of Zeballos

Zeballos was originally explored by Spanish gold-seekers in the 1700's, and named after Lt. Ciriaco Cevallos. The discovery of gold in Zeballos in the 1920’s resulted in a massive influx of miners and adventurers. The historic buildings in the village are a living reminder of those frontier days.  Today, there's still occasional prospecting, along with the mainstays of fishing, logging and tourism. With a population of 200 people, Zeballos is BC’s smallest municipality.

The village is fast becoming a favourite destination for kayakers, sportsfishers and nature lovers who want to leave the crowds behind and experience the wild west coast of Vancouver Island. In fact the area’s wildlife viewing platform is located in the centre of the town. Several cafes welcome visitors.

Weather in Zeballos

North America: 1.800.255.5057 - UK: 0.800.051.6364 - Australia: 1.800.143.454

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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. 

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