Canada, Pacific Northwest

Exploring British Columbia and the San Juan Islands

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Powerful wildness, First Nations history, and charming coastal towns

Discover the wilderness and warm charm of the Pacific Northwest over a wide-ranging week in the San Juan Islands and British Columbia. Venture to spectacular, remote islands and sail through channels that teem with sea life, plus visit picturesque towns and First Nations heritage sites. This National Geographic Venture voyage sails one-way between Seattle and Vancouver, allowing ample time to venture far north into Alert Bay and Desolation Sound, with remote stops in the San Juan and Gulf Islands. On the wild side you’ll explore isolated bays and islets by kayak and hike meadows and lush green forest trails. And in charming cities like Victoria you may walk the picturesque town’s streets, mixing with locals in the art galleries, coffee shops, or pubs.

  • Sail among remote islands to kayak or hike where sea lions, river otters, bald eagles, and white-sided dolphins can be found

  • Go through Desolation Sound, on the north end of British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast, a mecca for kayakers with its calm, sheltered waters and outstanding natural beauty

  • In Alert Bay visit the U'Mista Cultural Center to see a stunning collection of potlatch masks created by the Kwakwaka'wakw peoples

  • Search for humpbacks and orcas, visit the Whale Museum, and learn about local populations from a researcher for the Center for Whale Research

  • In lovely Victoria tour private gardens, take a bike ride, and enjoy a private evening event at the Robert Bateman Centre

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Duration

8 Days

Price

From $5,560 per person
(does not include flight)

Dates

Sep

Oct

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Pacific Northwest, Canada

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Venture to the remote corners of the Pacific Northwest’s wild archipelagos to kayak, hike, and search for wildlife including killer whales, seals, and bald eagles. Then delve into the First Nation’s heritage and charming, picturesque towns along the coast on a perfectly paced voyage. You’ll walk, hike, kayak, or Zodiac cruise—or, if you’d prefer to take an afternoon off, you’re welcome to grab a good book and relax on our ship’s sundeck. Explore with a top team who illuminate all you see—go with an expedition leader, several naturalists, a historian, a cultural interpreter, plus a certified photo instructor and a wellness specialist.

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Seattle, Washington

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Vancouver, British Columbia

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Vancouver, British Columbia

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Seattle, Washington

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