Education

A Leader in Outdoor Adventures

Nootka Marine Adventure has been a leader in outdoor adventures on the West Coast of Vancouver Island for over ten years. Our goal has always been to provide our guests with memorable experiences and a lasting appreciation of our natural resources.

In 2016, we began offering educational activities for youth, beginning with smaller school groups. We are pleased to have since connected with committed partners in outdoor education who facilitate and support student learning in Nootka Sound. 

Our mission is simple. We aim to encourage youth to explore the outdoors and foster an appreciation of the west coast in a manner that is engaging, educational, and accessible. Please contact us if you would like more information on hosting an outdoor education program at one of our resorts. 

LEARNING IN NATURE

Moutcha Bay Resort, only 2 hours by road from Campbell River, offers student groups a safe and comfortable gateway to the wild west coast. Student accommodation options include unique waterfront camping yurts and our rainforest campground with washroom houses. Healthy, nourishing meals are prepared daily by our resort chef. 

The secluded natural playground of Nootka Sound and Esperanza Inlet are perfect for outdoor training programs, skills development clinics, and certification courses.

Our resorts are accessible to numerous salt and freshwater learning locations. Hit the water: we have Class I-IV sea kayaking waters, whitewater rafting on the Gold River, and river paddling routes at the nearby Conuma, Tahsis or Leiner Rivers. Road-accessible freshwater lakes offer many activity options. Get active on land by exploring the famed Nootka Island Trail and Hesquiat Trail or visit our many lesser-known hiking trails between Gold River and Tahsis. The spectacular Upana Cave systems are only a short drive away, as are numerous mountain biking or ATV trails near to Moutcha Bay Resort.

We offer flexible indoor and outdoor space for your group, as well as exclusive resort booking opportunities for large groups. Onsite resort activities include access to a fleet of rental boats, guided fishing charters, kayak and SUP rentals. Each resort offers WiFi and indoor or outdoor presentation spaces. Dedicated staff is available to assist in making your program successful and enjoyable.

Come and learn in a pristine wilderness playground. The sheltered blue waters and mossy rainforests of Nootka Sound are the perfect place to ignite a lifelong passion for the great outdoors. Nootka Marine Adventures is proud to offer an inspiring outdoor learning program available to school groups of all ages.

Ask us for more information about hosting your program.

TESTIMONIALS

“Our school has been coming to Moutcha Bay Resort annually since 2017. I cannot say enough about how great this program has been for us. They are willing to do whatever it takes to make their program fit the vision I have for our trip. We have been fully satisfied every time we have come and intend to continue coming for as long as the program is available.” ~ The High School at Vancouver Island University

“Nootka Marine Adventures has been a key contributor to the learning of life long skills of my students. At Moutcha Bay Resort, we are spoiled to be surrounded by conservation, sustainability, hobbies and life skills. Additionally, the students leave with full bellies, big smiles, and happy memories!” ~ Nanaimo District Secondary School

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