Sunday, January 23, 2022

Preparing for a busy season in 2022!

 So far, we have a good set of bookings for Summer 2022. We have 6 of 8 West Coast Trails tours assured of running with current bookings, and one that is looking good to run. We also have hiking tours running on the Nootka Island Trail and Juan de Fuca Trail. Sea kayaking tours are running in the Southern Gulf Islands and the Broken Group Islands. We have a number of school and youth groups running multi-day programs with us as well. 

2021 was very busy with our Bioluminescence Tours in Cowichan Bay, and we expect this summer to be just as busy, if not busier. People are getting out and enjoying our incredible island. We have been seeing large numbers of people out this winter on the local trails. We are even doing an occasional kayak rental in January! 

We are looking forward to a great season for 2022.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

New Website...Again! Five Years Later!

This is from December 31, 2013:

"We have been working on this for a while, trying to get you the quickest, most helpful information on each page to decide to come join us on an adventure.

We are also working on a mobile version for those of you who do all your stuff on your journeys, on the small screen.

Check out our new site format at"

Five years later, on December 31, 2018, we launched our next website remake! Lots of the same information on similar pages, but with a new, modern look and feel...and finally got that small screen version rocking for your phones and tablets.

Our trip pages also have a new look and feel, with a video background on the top portion, trip detail information contained in accordians, and a lot of the great testimonials we have received from you, our guests, inspiring us to keep improving your experience.

Thanks for the memories and the inspiration.

Home page image:

Our video backgrounds for page tops:



Sunday, December 9, 2018

North Coast Trail Guided Hiking Tours - Taking Bookings for the Summer of 2019

Coastal Bliss is leading guided tours on the North Coast Trail again this coming summer. We are excited to continue to serve you on this amazing hike, to fill your transport, logistical, food, safety and interpretive needs. Join Coastal Bliss Adventures this summer on the trail that takes you from Shushartie Bay near Port Hardy into Cape Scott Provincial Park, known for its incredible beaches. Watch our North Coast Trail Highlights video to see the trail. 

North Coast Trail

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

West Coast Trail More Popular Than Ever!

Since the Canadian dollar has fallen in value, the number of hikers on the West Coast Trail has been returning to levels that were seen before 2008. The Great Recession, and the resulting strong Canadian dollar, seems to have had an impact on the numbers ofgreat view of the beach visitors to Vancouver Island, and the trail. Since the dollar has fallen, the numbers hiking the trail have been building. When you add the effects of the dropping dollar and the changes Parks Canada has been making in the park, the hiker numbers has gone up steadily over the last couple of years.

What does this mean to you? It means there is more pressure on your ability to get hiker spaces. Our guided tour spaces are also under pressure. As of December 1, 2016, we have already booked 50% of our spaces on our tours. This is quite early for us, so we know something is really up. If you are wanting to hike the West Coast Trail during the 2017 season, you need to start making your arrangements now. Give us a call at 1-800-896-9525 to learn how easy it is to have a guided tour and the amazing things we do to make your hike a wonderful experience. If you want further information and updates on the West Coast Trail and other hiking and kayaking tours, then click the link below.

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Sunday, June 1, 2014

New Canoe Tour Under Development

New for 2015!

The Sayward Lake Chain Canoe Tour: Vancouver Island's answer to the Bowron Lakes. 

Closer than the Bowron's and shorter, Vancouver Island's Sayward Lakes Canoe Circuit is perfect for anyone wanting to spend 5 days on a classic Canadian canoe trip. This circuit has beautiful lakes and an interesting variety of protages. 

We are open to pre-reservations for the 2015 season. 

Tentative dates are June 19-23, 2014 and August 7-11, 2015.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Kayak Fishing

Fresh Water Kayak Fishing Level 1

Learn the basics of kayak fishing in protected waters.  We will target mostly rainbow trout and cutthroat trout.  The course balances fishing tactics and techniques with paddling skills and basic safety techniques.  Gain in 2 days what could take several years of trial and error to learn.  Increase your fishing success while saving time, money and frustration.
This course is designed for anglers and kayakers who want to learn how to fish from a kayak.  No previous fishing or kayaking experience is required to take this course.  The instructor will adapt the course to the range of skills and experience of the participants.
Dates: June 21-22, 2014
Location:  Cowichan Lake
Cost: $300 + Tax
Ages: 16 & up
Skill Level: Beginner
Prerequisite: No previous skills required.
Canadian Fresh Water fishing licence required.
N.B For all the courses and expeditions, the clients will be charged for lost or damage gear.