Employees of the Month

Here at Coast Mountain, no one is more integral to our business than Cedar and Luna. Without them, the experience just wouldn’t be the same. Cedar is a full-time resident of the lodge on Read Island and acts as the official welcoming committee for all multi-day...

A Whale Tale

“We wait, not knowing just where it will happen; suddenly they smash through the surface, someone begins shouting for joy and you realize it is yourself as they surge upward and you see for the first time how huge they are, as they breach, and dive, and breach...

A Tribute to the ‘Chico Mendes’

My oversized black gumboots thumped against my shins with every step. I was walking fast to keep up with my parents, who set a brisk pace down the ramp of the Maple Bay harbour dock. I didn’t want to get left behind; we were going to look at a new-to-us boat – a...

Unplug and Go Kayaking!

It may have been television, video games, and the advent of internet. It could have been overprotective parents fueled by media-induced child abduction panic. Perhaps it was that bulldozer paving the last green space to make way for a strip mall. Likely, it was all of...

The Essence of Kayaking

It might seem at first glance that kayak trips are all about paddling to beautiful places – and they are. Kayaks have carried me to some of the most mind-blowing spectacular vistas I’ve ever seen. Towering peaks, sheers rock faces, wildlife shows…I once paddled into a...

Winter Work (and whales!)

January has brought cold weather here in the Discovery Islands. Even the moderating effects of the Pacific couldn’t hold off the cold weather on Read Island. Bridges, paths, and roads are coated with a thin sheen of ice (yes, we get ice on the coast too), and...