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 2020, I intended to return to Haida Gwaii for my 40th consecutive summer of kayak explorations on the Islands. COVID-19 completely disrupted these plans. Once the dust settles on this global pandemic, I intend to update this website to reflect what the future holds for Butterfly Tours...
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. This month long journey turned into a spirit-quest. During a remarkable offshore encounter, a Double-Fin Killer Whale revealed itself.
The outer coast solo experience forever enhanced the way I travel through the Islands. The artwork below was gifted to me after that trip. Many kayakers have enjoyed the campfire stories I've shared about the journey.