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North Vancouver Island

Sep 13-21, 2022

9 days | Canada | alumni UBC Travel Club

Journey to the wildest reaches of British Columbia on this tour exclusively designed for alumni UBC. This small group immersive educational experience takes you on a journey to explore, learn, and connect in the lush nature and rich cultures of North Vancouver Island.

Stroll the boardwalks of Telegraph Cove, a former cannery village in a snug little bay that is one of the last boardwalk settlements on Vancouver Island. Embark on a kayak excursion in the hands of expert guides, paddling through ocean coves and channels on the look out for orcas, sea lions, and other wildlife. Join local guides in search of grizzly bears learning the ancient stories behind the scenery and the sustainable approach to wildlife viewing. Hike to the shores of Cape Scott Provincial Park to discover the picturesque beaches and sea stacks. Experience the living culture of the ‘Namgis First Nation of the Kwakwak’wakw in the village of Alert Bay.

Experience the welcoming hospitality of rustic and First Nations owned Kwa’Lilas Hotel. Enjoy freshly caught salmon at our beachside BBQ. This innovative itinerary takes you to a part of Canada that will inspire and energize you!

Interested in outdoor adventure, wildlife, and indigenous culture and history? This trip is for you.
alumni UBC Travel Club Alumni Expeditions Active & Walking
Tour Cost (per person):
Approx. C$7495 + 5% GST
Group Size:
12 - 16 participants

What’s included: Accommodation based on double occupancy; most meals; local transportation; all activities and entrance fees; services of specialized guides; gratuities for escort, local guides, drivers, hotel, and group meals; applicable taxes; fully escorted by Worldwide Quest study leader

Itinerary at a Glance

DayActivity
1Meet in Campbell River
2Old growth forest hiking, Telegraph Cove village, local seafood dinner
3Sea kayaking (or hiking) excursion to look for whales, dolphins, and eagles
4Travel by ferry to Alert Bay, home to the 'Mangis First Nation of the Kwakwak'wakw
5U’Mista Cultural Centre and explore the eerie charm of the Ecological Gardens
6Full day of Grizzly Bear viewing with First Nations guides
7Visit the gallery of renowned totem pole artist Calvin Hunt, explore Port Hardy
8Cape Scott Provincial Park and traditional land of Tlatlasikwala First Nations
9Explore the totems and big houses of Port Hardy, depart Campbell River
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Your Tour Leader

Patricia A. Shaw is the Founding Chair (1996-2014) of the First Nations Languages Program at University of British Columbia, and Professor of Anthropological Linguistics with particular interests in sound systems; the interface of phonology with phonetics and morphology; literacy and oral traditions; language contact and change.

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alumni UBC Travel Club Alumni Expeditions Active & Walking
Tour Cost (per person):
Approx. C$7495 + 5% GST
Group Size:
12 - 16 participants

What’s included: Accommodation based on double occupancy; most meals; local transportation; all activities and entrance fees; services of specialized guides; gratuities for escort, local guides, drivers, hotel, and group meals; applicable taxes; fully escorted by Worldwide Quest study leader

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