Tour Planning

Back packsPreparing for your Sea Kayak Tour on Vancouver Island, British Columbia Canada

From the beginning, we will work with you to find the best international airfare into Canada and can assist with any pre or post trip arrangements. Upon booking a guided trip with Grey Wolf Expeditions, you will receive a complete Information package. This package includes a comprehensive packing list, essential information for your arrival and information on where to meet. If you have any further questions regarding any of our programs, please contact us.


Weather

On Vancouver Island, the 'dry season' is considered from May until September. This is generally the best time to visit the country, as the weather is most consistent during these months. The later summer, fall and spring are considered part of the stormy season in British Columbia, which can be rainy and humid. Please keep in mind that you can get great weather at any time of year, but the outdoor nature of our guided programs, and sea kayaking in general, means that weather can play a major factor in your enjoyment of the region. So, when planning an adventure with us, we recommend planning it anytime from May until September.


Supplies

Purchasing outdoor supplies on Vancouver Island is possible. Please visit our store, you might find there what you need. 


Food

Grey Wolf Expeditions has an amazing variety of different menus. Because of its ties with the Commonwealth and local community, we offer home grown organic vegtables and fruits, local meat antibiotic and hormone free. Enjoy a fresh local coffe mornings or afternoons. Freshly prepared outdoor gourmet meals are included from lunch day 1 until lunch last day. Snacks and drinks such as water, a variety tea and juices. Please let us know if you have any food allergies or preferences (Vegan, Vegetarian).

Prior to your Kayak Tour Adventure on beautiful Vancouver Island
For all our guests we recommend arriving the day before your trip. We generally meet up the night before your trip at about 5 pm to get to know each other and to discuss details of your tour. At this point, you can speak to your guide if you have any further questions.


Our Clothing Advise

Cotton = Cold and Uncomfortable Outdoor Traveler!

Wear synthetic clothes. They don't need to be washed as often, and will dry in minutes not hours. Polyester is great, it feels like cotton, is breathable and easy to find. Nylon is great for pants instead of jeans, won't wrinkle and aren't bulky. Fleece is great for warmer outer layers or long underwear. It's best to wear multiple layers. It's easy to take off a layer to stay cool and add layers to stay warm. The last layer, is your rain protection. A rain jacket and rain pants are always useful in a rainforest.

Remember traveling light isn't just about weight, its about space saved, convenience and freeing yourself from frustration.

As soon as we receive your booking/deposit, you will be sent a full Trip Information Package.