Johnstone Strait Kayak Expedition Camp
Dates: Sunday, June 23 to Friday, June 28
Age: 15 to 18
Location: A five-day sea kayaking trip exploring Johnstone Strait
Leader: Doug Tyrrell
Full Week Cost: $800.00
Spaces: 10 per camp
Johnstone Strait is one of BC’s premier sea kayaking destinations. This special place is well known for its pods of resident Orcas who ‘reside’ in these waters each summer to gorge themselves on the migrating salmon. Orca sightings are common, as are porpoises, eagles, black bears, blacktail deer, otters and more. The wildlife is not the only exciting part of this 5-day adventure. We will explore a myriad of protected bays and islands and get a taste of how the aboriginal people lived, including a visit to an abandoned Kwakiutl village site.
No previous camping or kayaing experience is necessary and we supply all kayaking equipment, group camping gear, and tents. All participating students must be able to swim unsupported for the equivalent of a 25m pool length and go in water over their head. Also, all participants are required to have performed a wet exit prior to the trip. (Please contact Doug Tyrrell if you need to complete this.) An orientation meeting will be held before the trip.