Note from Gord

September 3, 2017 - Sechelt, BC

I've completed my 37th consecutive summer of sea kayaking on Haida Gwaii.  Summer 2017 provided a wide variety of weather conditions, which is common for that region of the North Pacific.

Outer coast conditions calmed briefly for us during the Cape Freeman Expedition, enabling us to reach the Cape on a spectacular day.
Humpback whales were sighted during nearly every trip.  A particularly curious whale surfaced close by on a number of occasions during an open-water crossing.

A new addition to this website is the description of cruising speed.  For decades, I have introduced the concept to tour guests once they arrive on Haida Gwaii.  Now, prospective guests can consider the concept while they decide if they will register on a trip.

A tour guest from last year recently had a travel article published in The Guardian.  The article has generated a surge of interest in our 2018 tours and expeditions.

I will likely spend autumn at home in Sechelt, working on equipment maintenance.  It takes me several weeks each year to keep all Butterfly Tours' gear in excellent shape.

I already look forward to summer 2018 and being back in the seat of a kayak, enjoying the simple freedoms of wilderness exploration.


  Best regards,

owner & guide
Butterfly Tours
Evolution Guide School

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Updated by Gord on September 3, 2017