Cape Scott Provincial Park in Port Hardy on North Vancouver Island

NORTH VANCOUVER ISLAND

A journey to the end of the road

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Explore the rugged wilderness, abounding wildlife, and rich cultures of the North Island.

Custom guided and self-guided experiences available in 2022.

Highlights of the Region

  • Embrace the cultural mecca of Alert Bay with a visit to U'Mista Cultural Centre and the renowned potlatch collection; Enjoy a performance by the T'sasala Cultural Group Dancers in the 'Namgis Traditional Big House.

  • Spend an afternoon strolling the boardwalks of Telegraph Cove, a former fishing and cannery village.

  • Embark on a full-day kayak excursion in the hands of expert guides; As we paddle through ocean coves and channels, embracing the quiet of our surroundings, we look out for nearby orca, humpback whales, sea lions, and other wildlife.

  • Enjoy fresh, local seafood and cuisine, from the first night at a picturesque waterfront bistro, to freshly caught salmon on the BBQ.

  • Join local guides on a tour of the West Queen Charlotte Strait in search of whales and grizzly bears, learning the ancient stories behind the scenery and the sustainable approach to wildlife viewing.

  • Experience the comfort and welcoming hospitality of our accommodation partners, including Indigenous-owned Kwa'Lilas Hotel.

  • Journey to the north-western shores of Cape Scott Provincial Park to discover the expansive beaches, sea stacks and caves of San Josef Bay.

  • Learn the art of cedar weaving or drum making in an engaging workshop, and watch local artists in their craft.

  • Unwind and relax with morning yoga, walks on the beach, free time to explore town, and evening campfires.
     

Recommended Itineraries

Couple on a beach guided tour on North Vancouver Island British Columbia

North Island
In-Depth

(Guided)

8 days / 7 nights

2022 scheduled dates:

July 15 - 22  |  Aug 10 - 17 (WAITLIST)

2023 dates coming soon

Starts/Ends: Campbell River, BC

Destinations: Telegraph Cove, Alert Bay, Port Hardy, San Josef Bay

Focus: Light adventure, sightseeing, Indigenous culture

Self guided tour on North Vancouver Island Beach in  British Columbia

North Island In-Depth
(Self-Guided)

8 days / 7 nights

Available June to September

Enquire for details

Starts/Ends: Campbell River, BC

Destinations: Telegraph Cove, Alert Bay, Port Hardy, San Josef Bay

Focus: Light adventure, sightseeing, Indigenous culture

Custom Adventures

Looking for something different?

 

Our trip designers are here to help craft the perfect itinerary for your group.

 

Custom trips are great for groups of 4+ people looking to explore off-the-beaten-path.​ Combine your favourite activities with the unique offerings of the North Island - from hiking and whale watching to Indigenous cultural tours and workshopsWeave in your preferred accommodation style - whether it be hotels and B&Bs or a few nights of kayak camping or 'glamping'.

 

Our trips to the North Island are typically 6-10 days in length, and start and end in Campbell River.

 

Visit our trip pages above for inspiration.

Optional Trip Themes:

CULTURE + HISTORY FOCUS

Designed to highlight local history and contemporary culture by integrating with local guides, indigenous-owned businesses, and engaging in cultural events and activities.

EDUCATION + RESEARCH FOCUS

We work with your organization to design a field experience and programming that meets your curriculum, research objectives, or general educational goals for the group.

NATURE + ADVENTURE FOCUS

Designed for optimal immersion in the wild beauty and natural wonders of BC's West Coast. From sea kayaking to wildlife tours to hiking in the rainforest - the choice of activities and level of challenge are up to you.

TRANSFORMATIONAL EXPERIENCE

Crafted by our expert designers to align with your goals and intentions, this style can include a mix of travel coaching, personal challenge, reflection and learning through experience in the unknown.

 

Guided + Self-Guided Trips

We now offer the option of both guided and self-guided trips to fit with your interests, schedule, budget, and comfort level.

Any custom or pre-designed itinerary can be offered as a self-guided trip.

Here we outline the value and type of experience you can expect from each option:

On All Trips:

  • Your itinerary is created by Mosaic Earth travel designers, whether it be a fully custom trip or a pre-designed itinerary to fit your preferences.

  • All logistics - from hotel reservations to tour bookings and dining options - are organized by our team.

  • Your trip cost includes all accommodation and activities outlined in your itinerary. More information on inclusions is provided under each trip page.

Guided:

  • You embark on the experience with our guides in the Mosaic Earth van, where we are responsible for your transportation for the duration of the trip. All transportation costs are included.

  • Our guides remain with you and your group throughout the trip, providing logistical ease and peace of mind.

  • Our knowledgable guides offer enhanced educational programming to compliment your daily experiences.

  • With our partnerships in the regions we travel, we provide a strong link between you and the destination, helping to facilitate deeper connections to the communities, people, and environments we visit.

  • The majority of meals are pre-arranged and included in your trip cost.

Self-Guided:

  • You embark on the experience in your own vehicle, arranged by you and your group. Car transportation is not covered in the cost of your trip. We can provide recommendations for rental cars if arriving from outside of the region. (Driving is recommended, due to distances between most attractions and limited availability of public transportation in these remote regions).

  • We provide a full itinerary for you prior to departure, with all major logistics pre-arranged (i.e. hotels, guided tours, and dinner reservations).

  • You and your group are responsible for managing basic logistics while in destination. Most meals are arranged by you and your group, and are not included in the cost of your trip.

  • We provide recommendations and options for additional tours, daily excursions, dining, etc. based on your interests.

 
A woman looks toward the horizon, North Vancouver Island and the Coast Mountains, seeing a landscape of ocean, forest, and glacier peaks
Reach out to our team for more information
and to start planning your trip.

Email: info@mosaicearth.ca

Phone: (778) 400-5299

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