Last year Canadian Wilderness Adventures was a sponsor for the local annual Whistler Outdoor Photography Summit. This year we will be sponsoring again. 2013 participants in the general outdoor photography workshop got transported by our Jeep’s up to our beautiful Sproatt cabin in the Callaghan to take advantage of the stunning terrain and vista’s. The rainy and muddy weather only added to the beauty of the Callaghan which can be seen in the Whistler Outdoor Photography Summit 2013 video:
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New this year is the Wild West Jeep Tour that takes you on an exciting adventure through the Callaghan Valley. Until now ATV’s were the only summer and fall option to explore this amazing terrain. Now the option to travel by Jeep opens new doors.
Your professional driver will lead you on a journey of discovery in one of our custom Jeep 4x4s. Traveling up the Olympic Highway you will likely see bears and other wildlife. Stop in at our sled dog kennels to better understand ‘life as a sled dog’, then head up mountain trails to the abandoned North Air goldmine where you can try your hand at gold panning. We’ll also take you into the old growth forest with trees as old as 1000 years, and to view the impressive 140 ft Alexander Falls.
On November 8, 2013 Typhoon Haiyan known as Typhoon Yolanda struck Southeast Asia, particularly the Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan was and still is the strongest cyclone to hit land in recorded history. More than 13.3 million people were affected by this disaster. 6, 368 people lost their lives, and more than 12,000 people were injured. As of January 2014 bodies were still being found. Hundreds of Thousands of people were left homeless. Over 1.5 million fisherman and farmers need assistance to restore their livelihood.
Based on the fatalities and destruction caused this could be one of the most devastating natural disasters to have occurred in our lifetime.
In January 2014 Allan Crawford, the owner of Canadian Wilderness Adventures (CWA), went on a humanitarian vacation to the Philippines. This is his story:
While he was there he built homes for numerous families, but he came back feeling as though there was so much more he could do. This is when the idea of the Canadian Cares Foundation started to form. Through discussions with Brittia Thompson, CWA In-Resort Sales and Marketing Manager, and Leah Primeau, the Sponsorship and Development Coordinator for WFF, the idea was born to host a fundraiser in partnership with the RYOT Foundation.
On June 19th, 2014 CWA hosted a Prohibition Dance Party / Fundraiser for the RYOT Foundation. Though we had a few setbacks, such as weather, and technical issues with the auction, the Canadian Cares Foundation was able to raise:
$3600 and will be purchasing 4 Fishing Boats
($860 buys one fishing boat)
With your help we hope to reach our goal of purchasing 10 Fishing Boats. Please contact Brittia Thompson at [email protected] if you would like to donate and help us reach our goal!
CWA could not have done this without the help of some amazing people and companies.
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Now that Spring has fully arrived in Whistler, the bears have emerged. Though they are very majestic and beautiful to watch please be smart when viewing these animals. Here are a few things to remember:
1. All bears are individuals
Bears are very similar to humans in that they each have a distinct personality. Just like humans their personalities are derived from nature and nurture. That being said every disturbance that bears experience has an impact on them. Bears are very intelligent and sensitive to their surroundings. Try to minimize your impact on them.
2. Be weary of a bear’s “critical space”
Just like humans with their personal space, bears have “critical space.” This space is the area around each bear that they may defend. That is why keeping a safe distance is important. If you notice a change in the bears behavior you may be within the bear’s critical space. Time to back up!
4. Bear Viewing on the roads
We all love bears; We all love watching bears; We don’t love getting into car accidents. If you are stopping to watch a bear please make sure you are in a safe area. Don’t pull off alongside the highway to watch a bear, as it is not safe for the cars behind you. Make sure to maintain a generous distance between your vehicle and the bear. Standard distance is 100 metres (about the length of 7 school buses). Don’t call out or whistle to attract the bear’s attention for a photo. All noises or actions that might stress bears should be avoided. Don’t do this when viewing bears:
5. Bears love FOOD
Yes that means they like your garbage, or that half eaten granola bar in your car, they will try to eat both. Make sure to lock up your garbage and avoid leaving food in your car. If you do leave food in your car, you may return to see this:
For more information about bears or safety tips please check out Bear Smart.
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Recently Shaw TV visited us for a Yukon Breakfast Tour. The story is airing this week on Shaw TV, channel 4. You can catch it during the show, Go! Sea to Sky starting this evening. The show runs for a full week, key times to watch are 7-9am, 11am, 3pm, 5, 7, 9 & 11pm. Here is our own segment. Thanks Shaw!
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Canadian Wilderness Adventures knows what it is like to get stoked on heading out and up on what looks to be like an epic day…bluebird, lots of fresh pow…but please remember to always play it safe. Canadian Avalanche Centre has these 10 Commandments to always keep in mind.
Know the current avalanche forecast
Have a plan for your trip & choose terrain based on the avalanche forecast
Have a Plan B for simpler terrain if avalanche conditions are at all questionable or have changed rapidly
Ensure that everyone in your group has a properly working avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe on
their person and knows how to use it
Only allow one person on a slope at a time
If crossing an avalanche path expose only one person at a time
Watch or gather in safe area, never in avalanche run out zones or terrain traps
Always pay attention to snow conditions and the terrain above you as you move through areas
Gather frequently in safe areas, and discuss your route observations
If you others in unsafe situations, speak up
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Canadian Wilderness Adventures has safely been operating Snowmobile Tours and offering various leading snow safety and instructor courses for 20 years. Our approach to safety has multiple strategies and focuses. Canadian leaders are exceptionally qualified. Craig Beattie, CWA’s General Manager is a senior instructor for BCSF (British Columbia Snowmobile Federation), the only one in the local tour community. Canadian offers the BCSF Industrial Snowmobile Operators Course to industry & public in addition to providing our guides with the best safety training. This course provides hands on snowmobile safe operation training and certification. Please contact us for more information about the course. Our Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 Course (snowmobile or ski/snowboard) can be done in conjunction with the Industrial Snowmobile Operators Course as a 3 day program or separately if you just want to learn!
Canadian offers snowmobile rentals for courses as well. We pride ourselves in not only having an amazing safety track record but also in being leaders in safety instruction to the community that is our home. For more information visit our courses page.
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For 20 years Canadian has been offering Whistler’s best night adventure, night snowmobiling up Blackcomb Mountain. After the mountain activities stop for the day Canadian offers exclusive access to the mountain by your own snowmobile. The night sky come to life each night, equally enchanting on the clear nights or the storm nights, there is nothing else like it. The village lights glow below as you climb to the Crystal Hut. From up here under the night sky, you can get the most epic view possible of Whistler. As you climb wide switchback trails the bright headlights shine on the snow, glistening magically. The ultimate night adventure for couples as you have a cozy romantic ride on your own snowmobile under the beautiful night sky of Whistler. To learn more about each tour: The Night Rider, Blackcomb Mountain Safari, or Crystal Hut Fondue dining tour by snowmobile or snowcat… have a look at our night tours.
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The snow is here and it’s the perfect time to book a Canadian Yukon Breakfast snowmobile tour up to our private log cabin in the beautiful Callaghan Valley. Cooked on an old fashioned wood stove, this skillet style mountain feast includes Canadian back bacon, Yukon gold potatoes, scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, sauteed onions, and bell peppers along with pancakes and real maple syrup. After you have had your fill, rip it up on the frozen lake, or head off into the alpine before you descend back to reality.
Duration: 4 hours
Cost: $209 single $169 per person sharing
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This exclusive dining experience is recognized by The Canadian Tourism Commission as a Canadian Signature Experience (CSE) – a stamp of quality recognized by the international tourism marketplace.
Journey to the quaint and charming Crystal Hut perched atop Blackcomb Mountain at 6000ft by snowmobile or snowcat. The night sky glows with the reflection of lights on snow. Upon arrival our Chef will treat you to a locally inspired cheese and broth
fondue dinner, accompanied by wine and followed by fresh baked pie from the wood fired oven. Step outside to enjoy a rich array of alpine colours and panoramic views of the surrounding Coast Mountain Range from the deck of the rustic CANADIAN style logcabin, or simply relax and enjoy our live entertainment.
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