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Custom Travel in British Columbia

More than a vacation.

​At Mosaic Earth, we strive to design a journey that will inspire you to connect deeply with the people and places you encounter, to challenge yourself physically and mentally, and to learn, stretch and grow from your experiences. Our trips integrate the destination’s best adventures, nature + culture, and personal wellness.

Nature-Based Adventure

From sea kayaking to whale watching, hiking to grizzly bear viewing, our trips integrate light adventures led by expert local guides. Our goal is to provide new, immersive, fun experiences for everyone, with a light nudge out of your comfort zone. We recommend a moderate fitness level for all our trips. Adventure activities can be customized based on the interests of the group.

Cultural Immersion

Learn about and celebrate the cultural history, natural wonders, and current traditions of British Columbia with Indigenous leaders who have inhabited this land for time immemorial. Favourite activities include craft workshops to learn the intricacies of cedar weaving or drum making; storytelling and shared meals; Indigenous-led hikes and wildlife tours; cultural dance performances; and visiting Indigenous art galleries and heritage centres, like the renowned potlatch collection at U’Mista Cultural Centre.

Wellness & Inner Journey

Travel is a the perfect time to disconnect from the busy world and reconnect with ourselves. Our tours include optional activities like morning yoga, massage treatments, and forest therapy. Itineraries are designed to leave space for personal and group reflection, whether that be a morning stroll on the beach, meditation, or conversations around the campfire, to help unpack the learnings of the day.

Program Features

Small Group Travel

Our guided experiences are best suited for groups of 4-8 people, where we have two dedicated guides travelling with you throughout. This provides a better opportunity to connect with each other and with our guides and tour partners, while leaving room for custom, personalized experiences based on your needs and interests.

Personalized Experience

From our first point of contact, we intend to learn what inspires you to travel - your motivations and goals for embarking on an experience with us. Whether you're joining a group trip, or designing a custom experience, these conversations give our team the insight needed to best craft your journey and guide you through the process from start to finish.

Pre-Trip Resources

Preparation is key - we're an organized bunch. Besides helping you pack the right gear, we want to prepare you to make the most of your time in the destination and to approach the experience with realistic expectations. This means sending over detailed trip notes along with our favourite articles, books, and podcasts to get your mind thinking about the local cultures, ecosystems, and responsible travel philosophies you'll be encountering on your trip.

Follow-up & Follow Through

Our post-trip program includes a dedicated traveller network to support you as you integrate back into everyday life. You'll receive a few check-ins from our team to see how you're doing, and we'll provide any resources of interest for you to continue learning and stoking that wanderlust. This network also provides a way to connect with your fellow travellers as you unwind and unpack, physically and mentally, from the experience.

Let's Plan Your Trip

Get Ready For An Amazing Adventure

Let's Plan Your Trip

Get Ready For An Amazing Adventure

Guest Experience Specialist

Emma McLachlan

As a recent graduate with a Bachelors in Tourism Development, Emma has used her education and career opportunities to explore Canada, from coast to coast. Her previous experience in hotels, adventure guiding and travel consulting has relocated her to Lake Louise, Whistler, Montreal, Banff and Toronto.

Her exploration of the west coast ignited her love for adventure tourism, but also opened her eyes to the communities marginalized at the hands of the tourism industry. This flourished her passion for creating a more thoughtful relationship amongst tourism suppliers, local communities and tourists. With Mosaic Earth Travel, Emma is connecting her passions in regenerative tourism and travel.

Originally from Ontario, Emma’s various relocations exposed her to her favourite activities; including back-country camping and hiking, rollerblading, snowboarding, rock climbing and dreaming of her next adventure. Emma is based in Montreal, QC.

Photographer & Guide

Josh McGarel

An avid photographer for over twelve years, Josh has gained experience with local and international businesses, world-renowned athletes, and individuals to build professional content and brand presence across a variety of platforms.

He has worked on assignment for an expedition cruise operator as Photographer in Residence along the East Coast of Canada, South Georgia, and Antarctica. Here, Josh connected with his love of travel as he documented daily excursions, wildlife, and life onboard, and shared his knowledge of photography through presentations and workshops for passengers.

Hailing from the United Kingdom, Josh has lived in BC since 2014. He spends his time exploring the area by mountain bike and dreaming up crazy photo projects with friends.
Founder & Lead Guide

Pam McGarel

With a Masters of Science in International Development and Sustainable Tourism, Pam has dedicated her career to harnessing the power of travel to support the wellbeing of our planet and its people. She is an experienced guide, planner and project manager with a knack for logistics.

Prior to launching Mosaic Earth, Pam worked in sustainable tourism consulting where she helped develop a globally-recognized certification program for tourism businesses and destinations.

She has experience in public-private partnerships with a polar expedition cruise operator where she built relationships with world-leading field scientists, conservationists, and educators to facilitate their projects alongside the traveller experience. Pam is a member of the Adventure Travel Trade Association and Women Travel Leaders, and loves to connect with values-driven tourism professionals.

Originally from Ontario, Pam moved to BC in 2016 seeking outdoor adventure, with favourite activities including hiking, sea kayaking, snowboarding, and road trips around this beautiful province.