West Coast Family Adventure

Sharing Precious Time Together

Disconnect from hectic every-day life, then reconnect with your loved ones on this incredible family wilderness adventure. Stay in beautiful safari tents amidst towering fir trees. Hear the ocean lapping at your doorstep and the occasional blow of passing whales. You’ll explore sea creatures great and small by day, then spend the evening around the campfire telling stories and sharing laughter.

  • Starting From

    $2,890 USD

    per person
  • Trip length

    9 days

    8 nights
  • Hot Spots
    Vancouver, Campbell River, Quathiaski Cove
LET’S PERSONALIZE THIS TRIP

Learning To Love The Wilderness


Marvel the remoteness and beauty of Blackfish Sound, as you deepen your connection to nature. Experience the joy of device-free days, as iPhones take a backseat to orcas and ocean!

Scenery To Refresh Every Spirit


Imagine – spending time as a family to a backdrop of towering fir trees, with the blues and greens of the ocean lapping at your doorstep. Share stories every evening around a crackling campfire, with the Milky Way shining overhead.

Whales, Bears & Eagles


This area is known for its biodiversity – an array of animals spend their days here feeding, socializing, and playing. As you paddle, listen to the beautiful songs nearby orca whales with an underwater hydrophone. Share the thill of spotting a bear foraging under rocks and watch as eagles as they catch salmon. You can relax - you’ll always be under the watchful eye of your experienced wilderness guides.

YOUR TRIP DAY-BY-DAY

Think of this itinerary as just a starting point. Our experienced Canadian Insiders will create a personalized experience for you that matches your schedule, travel style and budget.

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Day 1 View Map

Arrive in Vancouver

Welcome to Vancouver – the home of Fresh Tracks Canada! One of the most beautiful cities in the world, Vancouver is surrounded by towering mountains and sparkling ocean.

Overnight at the Vancouver Airport

Overnight at The Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel. This hotel is the only soundproofed, luxury hotel and spa conveniently located within Vancouver's International Airport. The hotel is situated directly above the US departures terminal - a two-minute stroll from the luggage carousels, no shuttle is required. Features include a self-service check-in kiosk in the hotel lobby, floor-to-ceiling views, diverse dining choices and an indoor pool, health club and spa.

Day 2 View Map

Vancouver to Quadra Island

Flight from Vancouver Airport South to Campbell River

(1 of 3 activities)

This scenic and quick flight is the easiest way to get from Vancouver to Campbell River.

North Coast Campbell River Airport Shuttle

(2 of 3 activities)

On arrival you will be picked up at the airport and transferred to Painter's Lodge in beautiful Campbell River.

Water taxi between Mainland and April Point Resort

(3 of 3 activities)

Today you will take a short but scenic water taxi from Painter's Lodge to April Point Resort.

Overnight on Quadra Island

Overnight at April Point Resort & Spa. This is where breathtaking scenery, vibrant marine life and the laid-back pace of the islands come together. Set on the coast of Quadra Island, the resort is just a short water shuttle ride from Campbell River on Vancouver Island. Indulge in a treatment at the oceanfront spa or kick back on the deck and keep an eye out for wildlife.

Day 3 View Map

Your Kayaking Adventure Begins!

Journey up Discovery Passage and safely through the Seymour narrows. Look out for sightings of porpoises, dolphins, sea lions, and whales!

Your base camp on Blackfish Sound

(1 of 1 activities)

After a boat transfer, arrive at your remote wilderness base camp on Blackfish Sound. First afternoon paddle to get acquainted with the area. This evening, indulge in a fresh salmon dinner and enjoy the sunset from the hot tub before heading to bed for your first night in the wilderness.

Day 4 View Map

Kayak Explorations

After a hearty camp breakfast, your kayaking adventure continues.

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Kayaking Blackfish Sound

(1 of 1 activities)

Paddle to one of the many pocket beaches for a picnic lunch with plenty of opportunities for stretching and snacks as well as time to explore the intricate shoreline. For the very brave, there is always the option for a dip into the chilly waters of Blackfish Sound before a restorative soak in the hot tub!

Day 5 View Map

Blackfish Sound Discovery

Today, a covered vessel takes you further into Blackfish Sound, giving you the opportunity to cover areas beyond the reach of your kayak.

Marine Adventures and Kayaking

(1 of 1 activities)

This morning, enjoy a 3-hour boat exploration further into Blackfish Sound, Johnstone Strait or Queen Charlotte Strait for great wildlife viewing opportunities. Return in time for lunch at base camp and enjoy a leisurely afternoon kayak.

Day 6 View Map

Kayaking Blackfish Sound and Return to Quadra Island

Soak it all in on your final day of exploration in Blackfish Sound.

Farewell to Blackfish Sound

(1 of 1 activities)

After a morning paddle, enjoy a scenic water taxi ride back to Quadra Island for the evening.

Overnight on Quadra Island

Overnight at April Point Resort & Spa. This is where breathtaking scenery, vibrant marine life and the laid-back pace of the islands come together. Set on the coast of Quadra Island, the resort is just a short water shuttle ride from Campbell River on Vancouver Island. Indulge in a treatment at the oceanfront spa or kick back on the deck and keep an eye out for wildlife.

Day 7 View Map

Quadra Island at Leisure

Quadra Island is yours to explore today, with an extensive activity menu you can choose from. Watch grizzly bears, rent a bike, go golfing, or embark on an exhilarating zodiac tour!

○ activities

Quadra Island in Summer

(1 of 1 activities)

The largest and most populated of the Discovery Islands, Quadra Island is nestled between Vancouver Island and the mainland of British Columbia. Quadra is a popular destination for visitors from around the world, and is best known for its natural and beautiful wilderness scenery, and its excellent salmon and freshwater sportfishing. The mild temperate climate, rural lifestyle, pristine environment and the friendly people who call this place home all add to the charm of Quadra Island.

Day 8 View Map

Quadra Island to Vancouver

You will be flying over the islands, sea and mountains once more as you return to the vibrant coastal city of Vancouver.

Water taxi between April Point Resort and Painter's Lodge

(1 of 3 activities)

Take a short water taxi transfer from April Point Resort to Painter's Lodge.

North Coast Campbell River Airport Shuttle

(2 of 3 activities)

Let a shuttle transfer take you from Painter's Lodge to Campbell River Airport.

Flight from Campbell River to Vancouver Airport South

(3 of 3 activities)

Relax during this scenic flight from Campbell River to the Vancouver Airport South.

Overnight at the Vancouver Airport

Overnight at The Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel. This hotel is the only soundproofed, luxury hotel and spa conveniently located within Vancouver's International Airport. The hotel is situated directly above the US departures terminal - a two-minute stroll from the luggage carousels, no shuttle is required. Features include a self-service check-in kiosk in the hotel lobby, floor-to-ceiling views, diverse dining choices and an indoor pool, health club and spa.

Day 9 View Map

Depart Vancouver

With fond memories made, your Canadian adventure comes to an end.

WHERE YOU’LL STAY

Below you'll find examples of this trip's accommodation options.
Please call us for the full list or advice on how to customize your experience.

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Let's personalize this trip idea with your own flair so that it's unique to you.
INSIDER EXPERTISE
We're always here to open up possibilities and clear up uncertainties.
HELP ON HAND
We're with you every step to help you plan and enjoy your trip, and get you home safely.

HERE'S WHAT YOU GET

To make sure that your holiday is full of only good surprises, here's a comprehensive list of what is (and isn't) included in your package.


SEASONAL RESTRICTIONS

  • Quadra Island water taxi operates from late May to late September.
  • Meals other than those mentioned
  • Alcoholic or carbonated beverages
  • Airfare to and from Canada (but don't hesitate to ask for help)
  • Trip Cancellation Insurance (highly recommended, please ask for a quote)
  • Canadian Sales Taxes

PRICES & DATES

This trip is available for departures between June and September.

Starting From

$2,890 USD
per person

based on double occupancy, June 2019 departure and our base class.

We offer a range of packages across all four seasons. Please speak with one of our travel advisors about personalizing your trip and getting a comprehensive quote.

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

9 reviews
Berge & Family

Berge & Family

NSW, AUS

08 Aug 2018

Everything was well thought out

We appreciated the thoughtful and then smooth co-ordination. Everything was well thought out.

Scott, Tana, Max & Dexter

Scott, Tana, Max & Dexter

TX, USA

13 Aug 2016

Our trip was great!

Our trip was great! Our favourite part was the beautiful country and fun activities. Fresh Tracks did a great job. Very helpful and responsive.

Joyce & family

Joyce & family

IL, USA

21 Jul 2016

We had a fabulous time

We had a fabulous time. Everything was great. My one granddaughter said it was the best trip ever! Everyone was very responsive to our concerns as we planned the trip, and we did not need to call about anything while on trip. Our favorite parts were the Stampede show and the drive to Jasper.

Rochelle & Scott

Rochelle & Scott

AZ, USA

13 Jul 2015

All of the activities you helped us plan were phenomenal!

We had an amazing vacation! We saw so many awesome things and experienced so many exciting adventures! The scenery was even more beautiful than we expected and the weather was perfect. Thank you for helping us plan such a great vacation! Everything you gave us was so organized and so easy to follow, that everything went very smoothly. All of the… Read More

Linda & Nick

Linda & Nick

ONT, CAN

27 Jun 2015

Our Rockies itinerary was a truly memorable experience

Thank you so much for organizing what was a truly wonderful vacation and celebration for our 25th wedding anniversary. Our Rockies itinerary was a truly memorable experience and we appreciated the extra touches, such as the chauffeured transfers and the hotel rooms with exceptional views that you had included for us. Our favourite spot was Moraine Lake and the beautiful lakeside room made it even… Read More

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