Butterfly Tours Scrapbook
I first kayaked Haida Gwaii in 1981, I was seventeen years old. In those days, the archipelago was commonly referred to as the Queen Charlotte Islands.
In 1987, I founded Butterfly Tours. In 2017, I return to Haida Gwaii for my 37th consecutive summer of kayak explorations on the Islands.
This page is essentially an online scrapbook containing some of Butterfly Tours' history.
I hope you enjoy it...
As a young man, I launched on a solo kayak trip and headed alone down the west side of Haida Gwaii. The journey turned out to be a spirit-quest. During a remarkable offshore encounter, a Double-Fin Killer Whale revealed itself.
The artwork below was gifted to me after that trip. The entire outer coast experience shaped me and enhanced the way I travel through the Islands. Many kayakers have enjoyed the campfire stories I've shared about the journey.