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Our Story

Our Story

Wildcoast Adventures Orca Camp began operations in 1997. Recognizing what a special part of the world we inhabited and as passionate outdoor enthusiasts, there was a strong desire to share the magic of this place with visitors from around the world.

From it’s inception, we have strived to take the company to the next level. We were the first to amp up our facilities and offer a glamping experience. Our equipment is kept in top notch condition and we add new camping and kayaking gear each and every year. We also recognized that our team had talents beyond guiding trips and so we partnered with local resorts to add a gourmet menu to our tours.

We continue to keep our finger on the pulse of advancements in tourism and design new adventures to meet the demands and desires of each new generation of adventure travellers.

By going above and beyond for guests and sharing strong knowledge of the area and passion for the outdoors, Wildcoast provides kayak tours that provide high-quality equipment, fresh menus designed and packaged by a gourmet chef, as well as custom kayak trip offerings in order to cater to the unique dynamic of each group of guests.

Wildcoast’s owners would love to have you join us and discover the beauty and awe of the spectacular West Coast and it’s amazing wildlife.

Wildcoast Owners

Wildcoast has four partners who are all passionate about the outdoors and the coastal region in which we operate. Our combined experience in international adventure tours and day-to-day operations ensure that each year we are improving the experience for our local and international guests. We all look forward to providing you with an unforgettable adventure!

Kristen moved to the west coast in the early 90s and fell in love with the active outdoor lifestyle and incredible beauty of the mountains and ocean. Deciding to leave the day to day grind of the corporate world, she pursued her passion and now provides the marketing and business expertise to ensure the back-end operations are seamless for our guests.

John has been travelling the world for over 20 years. Everywhere he goes, he dives into local outdoor activities to see what makes each activity an amazing experience. Bringing that knowledge back to Wildcoast, he keeps us on our toes to ensure our experience is world class.

Damon is a graduate of Algonquin College’s Outdoor Adventure Program and as Expedition Manager he ensures everything about your trip is ready to go once you arrive. Damon’s love of the great outdoors means that each trip is based on his detailed knowledge of the area and the favourite spots only a resident local expert knows to how to find.

Valerie is the Wildcoast expert on everything you need to plan your kayaking tour in Canada. She is a full-time resident having made Quadra Island her home shortly after her first visit to the area. Valerie can answer any question you may have from best time to book, to what you will see and experience on your vacation and how to get here. You can reach her via the contact form at the bottom of each page on our website.