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The pleasure of pathless woods, the rapture of a lonely shore, the fresh mountain breeze sweetened by spring.

Spring Adventures in British Columbia

April to May

While the rest of Canada is just starting to thaw from a long winter, British Columbia is a nature lover’s dream.

Wildflowers and brilliant green sedges fill the estuaries where grizzlies of the Central Coast come out to forage, offering opportunity to see cubs of the year as they venture out into the natural world for the first time.

Further south in the Gulf Islands, a microclimate known as the “cool Mediterranean”, spring is the perfect time to sample the region’s remote coasts, oak forests, and floral meadows island-hopping by expedition yacht. Valleys bustle with wildflowers and wildlife, as they all take advantage of the season of growth and renewal.

Spring Highlights

Discover the beauty of the season while exploring diverse and ecologically-rich destinations, guided by knowledgeable experts.

Go on Safari in British Columbia

Birdsong and sightings are common, as well as bears feeding on the sedges and other plants of the estuarine grasslands of the Great Bear Rainforest.

See Nature and Culture Intertwine

Enter Haida Gwaii, an archipelago of steep, rainforested islands on the continental shelf off BC’s mainland, including UNESCO World Heritage Site, SGang Gwaay.

Feel Small at the Foot of Fjords

With expert locals to guide you, you’ll discover hidden coves, wander secluded beaches, and kayak among the fjords of Desolation Sound.

Experience a Gulf Islands Odyssey

Trips leave off where the road ends, through geologic and human timescales, alongside sculpted sandstone shorelines, where eagles soar along rocky bluffs.

What People Say

See what previous guests have to say about our trips in the spring.

    “We had the trip of a lifetime cruising/sailing the Gulf Islands aboard the Maple Leaf in April. As a special birthday celebration, my husband and I took our 3 adult children and 2 of their partners for a family adventure. We couldn’t have asked for more”

    Canadiangal51, Tripadvisor

    “The trip was remarkable, aided by the nicest April weather we have ever experienced on the BC coast. The ship’s crew was professional, friendly and helpful. The food was beyond superb – brilliant in presentation, taste and quantities. We had wonderful times on the boat, excellent guided nature walks, and relaxing and informal conversations with the fantastic crew.”

    SaskatoonVisitor, Tripadvisor


Tumble into Spring, a celebration of life on the wild coast of British Columbia.

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