Welcome

We are an award-winning, niche adventure travel company specializing in wildlife and cultural expeditions to Canada’s Haida Gwaii Archipelago, Northern Vancouver Island, Southern Gulf Islands and Salish Sea, and Great Bear Rainforest based from our classic wooden schooner, Passing Cloud,  as well as all-inclusive stays at Outer Shores Lodge featuring Barkley Sound and Pacific Rim National Park Reserve.

Great Bear Rainforest

Outer Shores Expeditions offers intimate tours of Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest and surrounding islands, a magical region of stunning beauty and immense biodiversity. Join our Spring or Fall expeditions and let us show you a place you’ll never forget a place that offers new surprises and captures the imagination like few places on Earth.

Gwaii Haanas

The remote island archipelago of Haida Gwaii stands alone in a country teeming with spectacular wilderness areas and offers unmatched wildlife viewing paired with an Indigenous cultural heritage dating back more than 14,000 years.

Photo: SG̱ang Gwaay, Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site | Credit: Ryan Flett

Northern Vancouver Island | James Thompson Photography

Northern Vancouver Island

Observing, photographing, learning about, and simply being amazed by the spectacular populations of killer whales, humpback whales, dolphins, porpoises, sea lions, sea otters, and seabirds that congregate in the coastal waters of Northern Vancouver Island is the central focus of this expedition.

Outer Shores Lodge

Outer Shores Lodge welcomes guests year-round for all-inclusive experiences that feature the Outer Shores approach to balancing escape, relaxation, connection, and adventure. 

Photo: Outer Shores Lodge | Credit: Owen Perry

Schooner
Passing
Cloud

Passing Cloud is a 70′ classic wooden schooner designed by William James Roué, famous for designing the legendary schooner Bluenose.

Gulf Islands and the Salish Sea

Join us aboard the schooner Passing Cloud to explore Gulf Islands National Park Reserve within British Columbia’s Salish Sea and Southern Gulf Islands Archipelago.

Fern Forest | Credit: James Thompson Photography

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Introducing the OCEaNS Fund

As many of you know, Outer Shores Expeditions has always been committed to protecting the incredible marine environments we explore. Today, I’m thrilled to announce

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Passing Cloud: A Masterpiece at 50

She has been called Brian Walker’s “masterpiece,” and with good reason. Decades after legendary ship architect William James Roué—most famous for designing the iconic Bluenose,