May & June
Our first tours of the season bring you springtime in the Broughton, part of the newly protected Great Bear Rainforest. The days are getting longer, the sun is feeling warmer. The Pacific Flyway is alive with migratory birds returning up the coast.
Watch for sandpipers, surfbirds and turnstones darting around the surf’s edge. Coastal black-tailed deer are common, and you may even see a black bear rolling boulders on a beach looking for food.
Visit Orca Dreams and align your senses with nature’s spring awakening.
- Watch the Broughton come to life
- Humpback whales start their return in mid May
- Coastal birds are in spring migration
- Great kayaking in crystal clear waters
- Best time to explore the Archipelago’s many islands
- Enjoy a freshly caught harvest of seafood
A personal perspective from your hosts
It’s no secret that this is one of our favourite times to be in the Broughton. Returning to our beautiful camp after a winter away is like returning home. The weather can be just stunning, the forest is lush and green, and land and sea are awakening after a long winter of storms and cold.
In May the bald eagles are so plentiful that we often see a hundred or so when we’re out on the water in kayaks or aboard Tenzing, our converted Navy whaleboat. They’re easy to spot as they go about their yearly nest maintenance, search out a lifelong mate, or defend their territory from would-be predators.
May is a peaceful month for human visitors. We have virtually the whole Broughton Archipelago to ourselves. Days are spent kayaking through the countless islands, exploring ancient First Nations sites, and gathering food from the ocean. Evenings typically feature a big feast and fire on the beach. Guests often enjoy an after dinner soak in our outdoor bathtub overlooking Blackney Pass.
“YOU HAVE TO GO THERE!”
I had the chance to stay at this beautiful place and it was just incredible – so many wonderful things! I saw whales so close I could almost touch them. One night I saw the eclipse from a boat out on the ocean. The seafood was so delicious that I couldn´t stop eating! And the company was so genial and kind. You can’t imagine such a special place without going there!