T’ashii Paddle Echachis Canoe Trip

Monday March 20, 2017 : 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Jamie’s Whaling Station, 606 Campbell St., Tofino,

 

 

5 hours, $115/person +gst. Includes guided canoe tour and hike on Echachis.

Check in at Jamies Whaling Station 15 minutes before trip time. Location 606 Campbell St.

Max 6 guests per day.

A one of a kind First Nations Cultural experience. Join Tsimka Martin and paddle a real traditional dugout canoe to Echachis Island. Echachis is a whale hunting village site of the Tla-o-qui-aht people located on the outer coast. Tsimka will lead a hike across the island and share about the way of life of the Tla-o-qui-aht first people; their relationship with the ocean including the whale hunt.

What to bring: lunch, drinking water, camera and dress for the weather.

Restrictions: Ages 12 and up. Please note some physical restrictions apply as this tour requires the whole group to paddle together in more exposed waters then T'ashii's regular Canoe tours to Mreares Island. It also involves hiking on rugged ground and slippery rocks.

What to bring: lunch, drinking water, camera and dress for the weather.

Book online: TOFINOPADDLE.COM

Contact: info@tofinopaddle.com  |  250 266 3787

 

 

 

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