May 29, 2022
Reconciliation in ActionThank you to Ha-Shilth-Sa for sharing the good news of WCE having been recently acquired by the local Ka:'yu:'k't'h' / Che:k:tles7et'h' First Nations!
October 8, 2020
The Suspense Won't Kill UsThank you to The CV Collective and Andrew Findlay for this article with reflections from WCE Managing Owner and Guide, David Pinel, early in the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 3, 2020
Exclusive video: Renewal with Wolves & Sea OttersEnjoy this exclusive documentary-quality footage from our remote location on the west coast of Vancouver Island.
November 13, 2019
Elusive: Coastal Wolf featureStunning wolf images taken on Spring Island for feature story about coastal wolves in British Columbia Magazine, Summer 2019, by Isabelle Groc.
April 8, 2018
Photography tips: Vancouver Island Kayaking AdventureWe are happy to share that PHOTO News recently published an article by Dr. Wayne Lynch, featuring his reflections about their experience kayaking with us, some west coast images, and seven tips for safely taking great pictures while sea kayaking.
December 22, 2017
December Newsletter - Handle With CareThanking our guests, staff, community, and partners for an amazing 2017, and prompting early booking and group discounts for adventures together in summer '18.
November 2, 2017
Annual Sustainability Award Nonimations Are Now OPEN!Comox Valley Chamber Sustainability Award Nominations are now OPEN!
November 2, 2017
Recognized as one of Canada's Absolute Best Eco-Adventure ToursWe've been recognized as one of Canada's Absolute Best Eco-Adventure Tours for 2017!
March 21, 2017
Sustainability Award Recipient and NomineesWe feel honoured to support these businesses by recognizing their efforts and excellence in sustainability.
March 15, 2017
Testing the UK waters in National Geographic TravellerQuick article thanking the photographers who provided us with the images used in this recent full page ad in National Geographic Traveller Magazine (UK).
January 29, 2017
The Nature Junkies' PerspectiveGuests Jen and Eric from Maryland share their story of kayaking in BC.
November 24, 2016
Sponsoring Sustainability AwardWest Coast Expeditions are pleased to be introducing and sponsoring the Sustainability Award in the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce 2016 Community Awards.
February 17, 2016
Employee's Choice AwardWe're humbled and grateful for recently receiving the Employee's Choice Award during the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce Annual Community Awards Gala Dinner, January 29, 2016.
April 20, 2015
Sunday Bon Voyage at Pacific Paddling SymposiumWest Coast Expeditions' (WCE) managing owners, Dave Pinel and Caroline Fisher, are delighted to again sponsor and participate in the Pacific Paddling Symposium at Pearson College, May 2015.
April 12, 2015
Partners in Experiential Regional Geography CourseThe Grade 11 Regional Geography course is the first of its kind at Greenwood College School. Fully integrated with the fall outdoor education program,...
January 4, 2015
Your Optimal EdgeLike skiing, paddling a sea kayak can be a relaxing cruise, or similarly on the edge! Physically, the location of WCE's uniquely comfortable base camp is perfectly perched on the outer edge...
November 6, 2014
Shortlisted for a Green Tourism Goldstar AwardWest Coast Expeditions feels in great company with two other British Columbia tour operators who join 54 of the most environmentally sustainable tourism businesses from the UK on the shortlist...
June 9, 2014
Prepare to PaddleSea kayaking is a great way to enjoy the beauty of BC’s coastline and lakes. These tips help make that first trip of the season a safe and enjoyable experience.
February 18, 2014
Awarded Gold by Green TourismCanada just gained another gold! West Coast Expeditions (WCE) has earned the respected Green Tourism Gold Award through the internationally-recognized Green Tourism certification program.
December 2, 2013
One-Of-A-KindWe've always believed and heard that our experiences are one-of-a-kind. We're both honoured and thrilled that our 5-Day Sea Otter Kayak Tour was recently selected as a Canadian Signature Experience.
November 27, 2013
A Canadian Signature ExperienceOuyr 5-Day Sea Otter Kayak Tour has been selected to join Destination Canada's Canadian Signature Experiences collection (CSE)—a stamp of quality and recognition in the international marketplace.
May 13, 2013
Anticipating Another Gourmet Kayaking SeasonLast winter I decided to do something exciting and different - stay in Canada. Traveling has been such a regular rhythm in my life for the last five years that staying home after a season of kayaking...
May 4, 2013
Kayaking and Epistemology'David, could you pleeeeease please write me something about this for my book - I neeeeeeed this type of reflection,' pleaded Eileen Dombrowski way back in 2006 during a meandering and reflective...
April 24, 2013
Off The Beaten PathReflections about sea kayaking in Kyuquot with sea otters, humpback whales, and Japanese Tsunami debris
April 17, 2013
Pacific Paddling SymposiumDave Pinel and West Coast Expeditions are thrilled to be sponsors for the new Pacific Paddling Symposium at Lester B. Pearson College near Victoria, BC on Vancouver Island.