Tuesday, December 6, 2016

West Coast Trail More Popular Than Ever!

Since the Canadian dollar has fallen in value, the number of hikers on the West Coast Trail has been returning to levels that were seen before 2008. The Great Recession, and the resulting strong Canadian dollar, seems to have had an impact on the numbers ofgreat view of the beach visitors to Vancouver Island, and the trail. Since the dollar has fallen, the numbers hiking the trail have been building. When you add the effects of the dropping dollar and the changes Parks Canada has been making in the park, the hiker numbers has gone up steadily over the last couple of years.

What does this mean to you? It means there is more pressure on your ability to get hiker spaces. Our guided tour spaces are also under pressure. As of December 1, 2016, we have already booked 50% of our spaces on our tours. This is quite early for us, so we know something is really up. If you are wanting to hike the West Coast Trail during the 2017 season, you need to start making your arrangements now. Give us a call at 1-800-896-9525 to learn how easy it is to have a guided tour and the amazing things we do to make your hike a wonderful experience. If you want further information and updates on the West Coast Trail and other hiking and kayaking tours, then click the link below.

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Sunday, June 1, 2014

New Canoe Tour Under Development

New for 2015!

The Sayward Lake Chain Canoe Tour: Vancouver Island's answer to the Bowron Lakes. 

Closer than the Bowron's and shorter, Vancouver Island's Sayward Lakes Canoe Circuit is perfect for anyone wanting to spend 5 days on a classic Canadian canoe trip. This circuit has beautiful lakes and an interesting variety of protages. 

We are open to pre-reservations for the 2015 season. 

Tentative dates are June 19-23, 2014 and August 7-11, 2015.


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Kayak Fishing

Fresh Water Kayak Fishing Level 1

Learn the basics of kayak fishing in protected waters.  We will target mostly rainbow trout and cutthroat trout.  The course balances fishing tactics and techniques with paddling skills and basic safety techniques.  Gain in 2 days what could take several years of trial and error to learn.  Increase your fishing success while saving time, money and frustration.
This course is designed for anglers and kayakers who want to learn how to fish from a kayak.  No previous fishing or kayaking experience is required to take this course.  The instructor will adapt the course to the range of skills and experience of the participants.
Dates: June 21-22, 2014
Location:  Cowichan Lake
Cost: $300 + Tax
Ages: 16 & up
Skill Level: Beginner
Prerequisite: No previous skills required.
Canadian Fresh Water fishing licence required.
N.B For all the courses and expeditions, the clients will be charged for lost or damage gear.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

New Tours Under Development for 2015


New for 2015!

The Sayward Lake Chain Canoe Tour: Vancouver Island's answer to the Bowron Lakes. 

Closer than the Bowron's and shorter, Vancouver Island's Sayward Lakes Canoe Circuit is perfect for anyone wanting to spend 5 days on a classic Canadian canoe trip. This circuit has beautiful lakes and an interesting variety of protages. 

We are open to pre-reservations for the 2015 season. 

Tentative dates are June 19-23, 2014 and August 7-11, 2015.





Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy, Blissful New Year!

2014
We wish you all a happy and fulfilled 2014. Hoping to see you on an adventure along the way.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Looking for Bliss


If you do follow your bliss you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. When you can see that, you begin to meet people who are in your field of bliss, and they open doors to you. I say, follow your bliss and don't be afraid, and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be.  ~Joseph Campbell




Ah, but what is bliss?  We experience it in different ways. Each of us has our own experience, but there are common elements. Bliss is part of the journey. You cannot find it if you are not on a path of some kind, on a journey or adventure.

Every journey has some bliss in it. It may be at the end of a long day, when you have been exceptionally challenged. It may be while you are cleaning the windows at home. You have a brief moment to stop, or reflect, and a quiet feeling of peaceful satisfaction washes through you. You put together all the experiences of the hard day/journey/task into one integrated, momentary flash. This is bliss.

Some people have this every day. Some are trying to figure out what it is. As people, we cannot live without it. We crave it, we seek it, we anguish over its loss. The more bliss you can find, the more doors open to you.

Get up and go on an adventure today. Find your bliss in it.  

Coastal Bliss' New Website Is Up!



We have been working on this for a while, trying to get you the quickest, most helpful information on each page to decide to come join us on an adventure.

We are also working on a mobile version for those of you who do all your stuff on your journeys, on the small screen.

Check out our new site format at www.coastalbliss.ca.