Klahoose Falls

Discover Klahoose with Canadian Geographic

Canadian Geographic Adventures

Discover Klahoose: Transformational Immersion

Klahoose Territory, British Columbia Canada

May 21-25 ,2023

June 4-8, 2023

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>Upcoming May 21 and June 4, 2023

Immerse yourself in the heart of Desolation Sound, located in the northern Salish Sea in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. The Canadian Geographic Adventures Discover Klahoose package 4 nights  accommodation in Lodge rooms or cabins, all with private facilities and spectacular ocean views. The enrichment program will feature our RCGS Travel Ambassador sharing their specific expertise as well as Klahoose’ s own local Cultural Interpreter who will assist in guiding a boat tour exploring the spring waterfalls and bears of Desolation Sound and Toba Inlet. Immerse yourself amongst local culture through Indigenous storytelling, cedar weaving, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, ocean swimming, forest walks and ocean foraging. 

Prepare to be transformed as you discover the magic of Klahoose in Desolation Sound.

Discover Klahoose: Transformational Immersion 

 

Day By Day Itinerary 

Discover Klahoose: Transformational Immersion

 

DAY 1 

ARRIVE AT KLAHOOSE WILDERNESS LODGE VIA FLOAT PLANE OR WATER TAXI 

After days of travel it's best to come to your ocean side accommodations and relax!

 

The ancient voices echoed in a traditional Klahoose greeting welcomes newly arriving guest. The unparalleled visit is about to begin. Spend the evening as your senses suddenly awaken to the forest, wildlife and calm waters. Dinner this evening at the Resort.

DAY 2 

TOBA INLET 

Today you will explore Yekwamen (yɛkʷamɛn) or Toba Inlet with your Klahoose guide. The inlet has been the home of the Klahoose people since time before memory. This is one of the principle inlets on the BC coast. Toba Inlet is relatively short in comparison to other major coastal inlets with an average with 2.5 km and length only about 35 km.  The inlet is flanked by tower glacier peaks with several major cascading waterfalls.  We are watching for wildlife including Grizzly Bears, Black Bears, Humpback Whales, Orca, Dolphins, Eagles and seabirds.  

 

DAY 3 & 4  

DAYS EXPERINCING KLAHOOSE WILDERNESS RESORT AND MORE 

These days will allow for time to explore back at the resort with the Klahoose cultural interpreters, kayaking, paddle boarding, ocean swimming, nature walks, ocean foraging. You'll be able to relax and enjoy the wilderness and the lodge amenities and surrounding rainforest and calm ocean.

 

Departure Day 

Final morning send off with breakfast.  

On our last half day we'll have a group breakfast and coffee, then pack up our rooms and begin our journeys home. 

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You'll have your float planes or water taxi service ready to take you back in the morning after your immersive experience in nature, culture and adventure.

MEET YOUR 2023 RCGS TRAVEL AMBASSADORS

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Fred Cattroll

RCGS Travel Ambassador

Russell Potter

RCGS Travel Ambassador

May 21, 2023: Fred Cattroll

 Professional Photographer, RCGS Fellow

The photography of Fred Cattroll is well known for its intimate human touch. Seductive in their simplicity, his pictures are subtle interplays of light and image, carrying forward messages of intelligence, honesty, and elegance. In many ways, Fred's unique photographic style is an extension of himself. Physically distinctive, at six-feet and seven-inches tall, he has a warm interpersonal manner that quickly puts people at ease.

While attending Carleton University School of Journalism, Fred discovered a passion for photography. This led him to Toronto's Ryerson Polytechnical Institute, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Still Photography.

His most recent work has focused on people: in corporations, communities and as individuals. In the past few years, Fred has branched out into video work.

Clients include corporations, government departments, arts organizations, non-governmental organizations and private citizens. Some of Cattroll Photo Associates' clients have been the National Arts Centre of Canada, National Ballet of Canada, CBC Newsworld, Assembly of First Nations, Rolex, Health Canada, National Defence, and Indian and Northern Affairs.

His work has been published in the Ottawa Citizen, New York Times, Washington Post, London Times, and Toronto Star. His work is also in the collection of the National Gallery, Canadian Museum of Photography, the National Arts Centre, and the Canadian Museum of Civilization.

June 4, 2023: Russell Potter, RCGS Fellow, Historian, Professor, Author

Internationally known for his books and lectures about the lost Franklin Arctic expedition of 1845, Russell Potter has been researching the history of the expedition and those who searched for it for more than 25 years. Russell is a strong advocate for Indigenous knowledge and believes history has varied viewpoints. Among his books are Arctic Spectacles: The Frozen North in Visual Culture (2007), Finding Franklin: The Untold Story of a 165-Year Search (2016), and (as editor) May We Be Spared to Meet on Earth: Letters of the Lost Franklin Arctic Expedition (2022). He is a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, a member of the Arctic Institute of North America, and teaches at Rhode Island College in Providence, Rhode Island (USA).

RCGS 2024 TRAVEL AMBASSADORS

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RCGS Ambassador & Photographer

Javier Frutos

May 19, 2024

RCGS Ambassador & Photographer

Fred Cattroll

June 2, 2024

HOW TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT(S)

Discover Klahoose: Transformational Immersion with Canadian Geographic Travel

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May 21-25, 2023 with Fred Cattroll RCGS Ambassador

June 4-8, 2023 with Russell Potter RCGS Ambassador

2024:

May 19-23, 2024 with Javier Frutos RCGS Ambassador

June 2-6, 2024 with Fred Cattroll RCGS Ambassador

Package Includes >

  • 4 nights - Accommodations in Lodge Rooms or Cabins, all with private washroom and ocean views

  • Cultural and Wildlife Boat Tour. The boat tour is about 4-5 hours, with our Cultural Interpreter, exploring Desolation Sound, Toba Inlet, watching for marine-life, bears and the waterfalls. 

  • Royal Canadian Geographic Society Ambassador 

  • All meals from dinner on arrival to breakfast on departure

  • Activities such as Indigenous storytelling, cedar weaving, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, ocean swimming, forest hikes and walks, ocean foraging

  • Use of Resort Amenities: great room lounge, Wi-Fi, phone, large deck, dock area with woodfire sauna, campfire area, kayaks, paddle boards, walking trails  

  • Covered boat transfer from Lund, BC to the Desolation Sound and the Resort (45 minutes). An optional land shuttle is available from Powell River Airport to Lund  - where the boat leaves for the Resort

 

Not Included> Optional tours (Guided Fishing Charters, Heli-Sightseeing/ Heli-Hiking/Heli-Paddle/Glacier Walk Tours/Boat Charters), Alcoholic beverages, Travel from your home to Lund or Powell River

from $3,095 CAD per person (based on double occupancy. Plus fees and taxes)

This package has limited availability. To book please contact us to complete your reservation OR use the form at the bottom of the page.

 

Contact us for any other questions you may have. 

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