Cars are no match for Western Canada’s watery wildernesses: instead, you navigate its islands, lakes and old-growth forests by light aircraft, Zodiac boat trips, or quad bike.
Audley specialist Anna visited British Columbia on a research trip, and here she homes in on her most memorable experiences (such as sighting a black bear prowling a riverbank and that time a pack of horses wandered across the road).
As you’ll see from her footage, trips to this region could take you from the placid lakeside vineyards of Kelowna in the Okanagan Valley, Canada’s premier wine-growing area, to the forest-fringed shores of Desolation Sound. And, you don’t have to be a passive observer. You can hike through the hemlock forests, deserted beaches and far-flung inlets of Haida Gwaii, an island archipelago just north of Vancouver Island that’s home to the indigenous Haida people. Or go fishing and kayaking.
You’ll find more ideas for how to explore Haida Gwaii and Canada’s far western coast on our blog: https://www.audleytravel.com/blog/2016/october/canadas-quieter-corners
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