Comfortably Wild - Included and what to expect - Dates upon request

 

This unforgettable package includes:

 

  • Wilderness camping on Salt Spring Island

  • All camping & cooking equipment is included (except sleeping bags)

  • Unique self-contained cottages in Bamfield

  • All meals (except some lunches)

  • Bus transfers and transportation throughout

  • All local guides, teachers and entrances

  • Visits to vineyards, bakeries, cheese makers

  • Ferry crossing from Salt Spring to Crofton

  • Water taxi to West Bamfield

  • Professionally guided wild salmon fishing

  • Re-usable metal water bottles

  • Picnic equipment with real glasses, real plates, real knives and forks and real food

  • Gourmet campfire cookouts

  • Natural foods and wild edibles

  • Visit with Louis Druehl, one of the world's leading seaweed experts

  • Great picnics on tranquil beaches

  • Fabulous beaches for swimming & surfing

  • Survival skills, wilderness training, camping skills

  • Wilderness cooking & camping out under the stars

  • Dungeness crab and side-striped shrimp fishing

  • Nature walks and forest food foraging with trained guides

  • Beach combing and clay bread-oven baking (90 second pizza)

  • Unforgettable scenery, landscapes and seascapes

  • Live music events

  • Great memories...

 

Not included:


Taste Membership fee - 25€ - paid separately, Airfare*, maps, personal effects, battery-less LED flashlights (highly recommended), pen knives or Swiss Army knives, telephone or camera chargers, electrical adapters, beach towels, beach bags, umbrellas, rain gear, any entrances not included in the itinerary, meals not mentioned, gratuities and transfer from Nanaimo or Vancouver at the end of the tour to any other destination.

 

Undesirable:

Air-conditioning, bottled water, plastic bags, plastic anything, unnecessary packaging and disrespect for the environment.

 

What to bring (guidelines)

 

Clothing

  • 2 pairs of jeans

  • 2 pairs of shorts

  • 1 'dress shirt', dress or skirt

  • A good pair of water resistant hiking / walking shoes

  • Sandals

  • Water shoes for rocky beaches

  • 5 or 6 very good thick pairs of wool or cotton socks

  • 5 or 6 pairs of underwear

  • 2 swim suits

  • A toque (bonnet) or hat

  • 2 warm sweaters or fleeces

  • A 'hoody'

  • 4 or 5 T-shirts

  • A good quality rainproof jacket

 

Equipment

  • A notebook for keeping track of wild edible plants and species

  • A pen / pencil

  • A cloth laundry bag

  • A cloth bag for foraging

  • A small back-pack for hiking

  • A wind-up pocket lamp (dynamo rechargeable)

  • A Swiss Army knife or Opinel

  • Waterproof Matches

  • Band-Aids

  • Insect Repellent

  • Sunglasses

 

Weather

West Coast summer weather is characteristic of a marine temperate climate. It is very changeable with heavy rainfall possible even in July and August. Rainfall averages 120cm per year; summer temperature average is 14 degrees Celsius (57 F) with highs in the upper 20's. Heavy morning fog is very common, especially in July and August.

 

Passports, visas

There are no visa requirements for Europeans travelling to Canada. Visitors traveling to Canada from all countries must present a valid passport (with at least 6 months left before the passport expires). Before entering Canada, all visitors are responsible for ensuring that they have the required documents necessary.

 

Travel Insurance

We recommend you take out travel insurance covering medical expenses, personal accident, cancellation and personal property.

 

Tour Extensions

Taste Tours can organise extensions prior to or after the tour. Please contact us for further information.

© 2014 by TASTE - all photos by Geoffrey S. Finch

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