June 8-12, 2019
Beer, Yoga, Paddle, Fish, Explore
Nootka Marine Adventures and Craft Beer & Wilderness is pleased to host a 5-day wilderness getaway and beer brewing seminar at luxurious Nootka Sound Resort, floating in tranquil Galiano Bay on the west coast of Vancouver Island.
Delve Into Craft Beer: Celebrate beer for the art form it has always been. Learn how to brew beer with BC brewers and enjoy craft beer with food pairings, rare beers, tapside beer chats and formal seminars.
Our confirmed 2019 brewers are:
- Kent Courtice of Boombox Brewing Company
- Rebecca Kneen of Crannog Ales
- Ryan Parfitt of Luppolo Brewing Company
Dockside Yoga: Yoga Flow alongside the ocean, surrounded by west coast rainforests. Yoga classes will be scheduled twice a day. All levels welcome.
Paddle Sports: Explore the ocean with a relaxing paddle around Galiano Bay. We provide all the safety equipment necessary to enjoy a fun experience on the water. Choose from ocean kayaks or stand-up paddleboards.
Ocean kayaks require a few basic skills and a fun way to explore Galiano Bay. Stand-up paddleboards are easy to balance and provide a full body workout. They’re great for all levels of experience. Life jackets are included with each rental.
Eco Tourism: This Retreat includes a half day boat trip with our resident tour guide to the village of Yuquot on Nootka Island. This fascinating historic site has been used by First Nations people for at least 4,300 years and was the site of first contact between BC First Nations and European explorers. A beautiful working lighthouse stands at the entrance to Nootka Sound, guiding mariners since 1911.
History of Nootka Lecture: Our retreat will include a captivating talk by local historian, author and lecturer Catherine Gilbert. You will have the opportunity to learn about the very interesting history of Nootka Sound – in particular the Nootka Sound Controversy of 1790 when rivalry between the Kingdom of Great Britain and Spanish Empire nearly led the two nations to the brink of war.
Fishing Adventures: Nootka Sound is a west coast fishing mecca and offers a world of opportunities for the avid angler. Target chinook and coho salmon, ling cod and rockfish. Try your luck for dungeness crab and prawns too! Full or half-day guided fishing charters are available on top-of-the-line guide boats captained by a friendly, professional fishing guide. Includes all gear. Full days (10 hours) or half days (5 hours) are available.
Fishing must be booked separately, and in advance to ensure availability. Contact us directly to reserve your charter.
Luxury Accommodations: Nootka Sound Resort is a floating resort moored in tranquil Galiano Bay with all the amenities of home. Outside, there is room to roam on the docks, see what’s growing on the garden float, and enjoy the view from a lounge chair by the fire pits.
Suites are tastefully appointed and feature two single beds or one king bed, and private ensuite.
All meals are included, as well as a special beer and food pairing evening.
Getting to the Resort: Private bus transportation is included in the retreat package. Transportation is from Campbell River or Comox Airports. Scheduled pickup times are TBD and will be confirmed closer to the retreat dates.