Last night, we presented the Raincoast Education Society with a $35,000 donation to support their mission. We feel strongly about our role as a responsible and contributing member of the community and our environment. We choose to follow a model of restorative tourism that aims past the bottom-line profit motive and is based on community responsibility, environmental stewardship and carbon action.
On March 10th, Ocean Outfitters hosted it's 3rd annual conservation speaker series where we bring inspiring people to the community to share their stories and images, to remind us what we have, but also what we have to lose.
Ian McAllister is a renowned conservationist and a photo journalist. He co-founded Pacific Wild along with his wife Karen. Pacific Wild is committed to defending wildlife and wildlife habitat on Canada’s Pacific Coast by developing and implementing conservation solutions in collaboration with First Nations communities, and scientists.
He has authored and co-authored ten books on the BC coast and is currently directing a large screen IMAX film on the Great Bear Rainforest. His images have appeared in publications around the world receiving numerous awards. He is a fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society and the International League of Conservation Photographers. He and his wife, Karen, were named by Time magazine, "Leaders of the 21st Century" for their efforts to protect British Columbia's endangered rainforest.
May 5th and 6th, 2018
This trip will be an all-day excursion to some of the offshore banks and canyons in search of albatrosses, shearwaters, storm-petrels and other pelagic birds. Exact route to be determined based on local weather, fishing activity, and up-to-date recon of where birds seem to be concentrating. Our goal is to bird out to, and then along, the shelf edge near one of the large offshore canyons about 35 miles off the coast.
Join Ian McAllister for an evening of exploration, research and wildlife conservation. Ian is a conservationist, filmmaker, photographer and writer who has spent the last 30 years working to protect B.C.’s coastal wilderness and wildlife. Ian has written ten books on the Pacific coast and is currently directing a large screen IMAX film on the Great Bear Rainforest. A co-founder and the Executive Director of the non-profit Pacific Wild he is a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society and the International League of Conservation Photographers.
Do you imagine a career that allows you to work outside in nature? Are you interested in conservation minded tourism?
The recipient would receive full funding for all certificates required to hole a guiding position. Including:
- Sea Kayak Guide Alliance of BC Level 1 or higher
- 40hr Wilderness First Aid or higher
- SVOP - Small Vessel Operator Proficiency Certificate
- MEDA2 or MEDA3
- ROC - Radio Operator Certificate