Dates: July 23rd-27th, 2020
Price: $3200 + gst
Location: Hartley Bay, B.C.
Cost Includes the Following
- all meals from lunch on Day 1 to breakfast on day 5
- all local protocol fees
- Four nights remote beach camping.
- 20′ Bridgeview Center Console Fishing Boat
- Inflatable Standup Paddleboards
- 1 large and 1 small dry bag for expedition packing
Price Does Not Include the Following
- Transportation to and from Hartley Bay
- Saltwater Fishing License (if you want to fish)
- Personal belongings and equipment (see equipment & packing list)
- Accommodation in Prince Rupert prior to morning ferry departure.
- Excess baggage charges.
- Any extra expenses incurred because of weather, logistical delays, or delayed departures of chartered or scheduled aircraft.
A $500 deposit is required at the time of booking to secure your place on the expedition with the balance to be paid 60 days prior to trip departure. Full payments can be made via email transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org, by cheque to Norm Hann Expeditions or by credit card. A 3% service charge will be added to the invoice for all credit card payments.
Cancellation 60 days prior to trip start date will result in a refund of deposit less $200. Cancellation within 59-30 days prior to trip start date will result in a refund of 50% of the total cost of the trip. There is no refund for trips cancelled within 30 days of trip departure.
A Remote Outer Island Adventure in the Great Bear Rainforest.
Norm Hann Expeditions is excited to offer this incredible experience to one of the most spectacular sections of coastline on the British Columbia Coast. Join us for a trip to the wolf tracked, white sand beaches of the Campania Island. Campania is a rugged, stunning island that thrusts itself above Pacific waters and sits on the western edge of Gitga’at Territory and the Great Bear Rainforest. Mt. Pender, the highest peak on the island provides an incredible backdrop to the pristine, fine, white sand beaches that face westward and sit protected below its weathered ridge lines. Behind the beaches lies tangled temperate rainforest, home to marine wolves whose prints can be seen daily as they travel from beach to beach looking for food. The west side of Campania Island is one of the most remote sections of the British Columbia coastline.This is a unique multi activity adventure that inspires feelings of seclusion and connectedness, with breathtaking vistas, relaxing beach explorations and hikes with days capped by incredible sunsets. The ocean ecosystem out here is supercharged with all types of marine life including foraging Humpback Whales, large colony’s of sea birds and rich intertidal species.
This multi venture gives you and your group the activity options of exploring the hundreds of island and inlets via standup paddleboarding, hiking the untouched rocky terrain of Campania Island or saltwater fishing for massive salmon and halibut.
Our trip begins in the Gitga’at community of Hartley Bay where we will head west with our support boat towards the ridgelines of Campania Island. Join us for an incredibly moving experience and one that will stay with you for a long time.
This is a sample itinerary of some of the activity options you can experience on this trip. Itineraries may be altered due to factors such as weather, tides, and group interest, with guides working within the parameters of safety, time, and area highlights.
** You and your group must arrive in Prince Rupert prior to Day 1 of the trip. You will overnight in Prince Rupert and then get on the ferry for 8:30am in the morning.
You will be departing from Prince Rupert at 8:30am and will be taking a 4hr ferry ride to Hartley Bay. After a tour of the community we will depart for Wolftrack Beach. It is an hour boat ride but we will also take the opportunity for whale watching on our way to the beach.
Once we arrive at the beach we will set up camp and enjoy a relaxing afternoon of beach exploration and paddleboarding.
We will wake for a sunrise breakfast on the beach and will then go for a morning paddle to explore the incredible shoreline of Campania Island. We will be back to the beach for lunch and will then go for an afternoon hike to explore Campania Island and to get some great views of the ocean and outer coast. Dinner will be back at the beach and we will have time for a sunset paddle if the weather co-operates.
After breakfast we will going for a day trip to explore the Mickmicking Inlet and will have lunch at a traditional Gitga’at harvesting beach while searching for coastal wolves. We will be back to the beach for dinner and a relaxing evening after a beautiful day of paddling.
Today is our last full day and we will take this time to explore another area of the outer coast. We will pack up the boat and head to the Estevan Group for an exploration of this outer island before heading back to our beach for our final dinner under a setting sun and beach fire.
We will start the day with a sunrise paddle before having breakfast and packing up camp for our trip back to Hartley Bay. The ferry departs at 12pm for the return trip to Prince Rupert. The ferry will arrive at approximately 4pm.
Provided By Norm Hann Expeditions
- Inflatable standup paddleboards, paddles, PFD, Leash
- Salmon Fishing Equipment
- 1 large dry bag and 1 small dry bag for expedition packing
Participant to Bring
- booties or sandals(for paddling)
- Light hiking boots
- Rubber Boots Recommended (It can rain anytime in the Great Bear)
- 2 pair of socks
- 2 long sleeve synthetic shirts
- 2 synthetic t shirts
- 1 fleece top or fleece jacket
- down/synthetic jacket
- Waterproof/goretex jacket
- long underwear
- long hiking pants
- waterproof/goretex rain pants
Head and Hands
- 1 sun hat or ball cap
- sleep bag
- sleeping pad
- small pillow
- water bottle
- thermos (for tea, coffee or hot water)
- personal toiletries
- personal medication
- insect repellant
- sunglasses/prescription eyewear
- notebook/journal/reading material
- camera, batteries
- headlamp with extra batteries
- individual nutritional requirements/snacks
Getting to Prince Rupert
** You and your group must arrive in Prince Rupert prior to Day 1 of the trip.
You will overnight in Prince Rupert and then get on the Tsimshian Storm ferry for 8:30am in the morning. Be there for 7:45am as there are no reservations. The ferry departs from the Metlatkatla Dock located directly below the crest hotel. The Captain’s name is Dean Robinson. Please bring $110 canadian cash for your ferry ride to and from Hartley Bay. $55/each way.
Air Canada operates two daily flights into Prince Rupert and departs from YVR Vancouver.
Hawk Air also has flights to Prince Rupert and originates from South Terminal.
Accommodations in Prince Rupert
Norm Hann Expeditions reserves rooms for guests at the Inn on the Harbour. These are nice, clean, comfortable rooms with a continental breakfast included. Rooms rates are around $120 for double occupancy.
Other places to stay include: