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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Wednesday, March 3 2021

Sorry to report that we're now taking a waitlist on our 10 day Great Bear Rainforest kayak trips. Please take a look at our 6 and 9 day Mothership Adventures of this area, which centre on kayaking. more