Note from Gord

September 1, 2018 - Sandspit, BC

I've recently arrived back in Sandspit after more than two months in Gwaii Haanas.  It was an incredible summer.

I guided eight different trips from late June through August 2018.  All the tours went very well.  Weather was predominantly sunny this summer, including several clear, windy days.

The 2018 Outer Coast Expedition was memorable; the small group of returning Butterfly Tours participants enjoyed some fantastic west coast traverses.  While we were offshore, a juvenile humpback whale lunged halfway out of the water nearby, allowing us to view each other practically eye-to-eye.

The homesteaders in Rose Harbour continue to provide our guests with wonderful hospitality at the end of each tour.  I plan on continuing to work closely with the Rose Harbour Guest House during summer 2019.

My winter travel plans are not yet fully confirmed.  I still have lots of work to do packing up the 2018 kayaking season and preparing the gear for storage.  Then, the long drive back home to Sechelt...

I already look forward to next summer and being back in the seat of a kayak, enjoying the simple freedoms of wilderness exploration.


  Best regards,

owner & guide
Butterfly Tours
Evolution Guide School

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Updated by Gord on September 1, 2018