Three bears, seven waterfalls, two 'almost sandy' beaches, and unlimited views. That's the final tally from a quick boat trip up Bute Inlet to clear campsites and check the route of our new six day Bute Inlet Expedition and it's fair to say that we are very very excited for those trips to start. Originally carved by the path of a glacier, Bute still carries many geological scars of advancing and retrating ice. Steep slopes rise from the water to snow capped mountains on both sides, leading to a rugged, ever-changing landscape, and some of the only 'sandy' beaches in the Discovery Islands. Sediments from melting glaciers high above colour the water a beautiful cloudy teal.
Battered harsh winter winds, Bute Inlet has almost totally escaped permanent human habitation and development, leaving it a quiet paradise in summer months. It's totally spectacular, and so far Coast Mountain is the only company to offer tours in this seldom visited corner of the world. We hope you come check it out!