We are an award-winning, niche adventure travel company specializing in small-group wildlife and cultural expeditions to Canada’s Haida Gwaii Archipelago, Northern Vancouver Island, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, and Great Bear Rainforest based from our classic wooden schooner, Passing Cloud, and Outer Shores Lodge.

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. 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

Outer Shores Lodge

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

Photo: Outer Shores Lodge | Credit: James Thompson


Pacific rim national park reserve

There are few places in the world that can match the natural beauty of Vancouver Island’s remote west coast wilderness. And nowhere exemplifies this region like Barkley Sound’s Broken Group Islands, the jewel of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve.


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

Private Voyages

We are pleased to offer any of our expedition departures as Private Voyages for small groups of friends, families, and colleagues.

Photo: Photography Aboard Schooner Passing Cloud | Credit: James Thompson

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How Bamfield Got Its (Misspelled) Name

In recent Logbook entries we’ve been focusing on the history of Outer Shores Lodge as it relates to the lodge’s original founder R. Bruce Scott.