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.
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
Suitable for all skill-levels (Beginner to Pro)
Ocean Outfitters photography trips are based around the landscapes and wildlife of Clayoquot Sound. They are taught by our tour guide Kyler Vos who has a diploma in professional photo imaging, is the owner of his own photo gallery locally in Tofino, and shoots a wide variety of photography as a career. Our photography trips are for beginners, intermediates, and professionals. Not only a great learning curve in how to create professional images but to take you in and around Clayoquot Sound giving you information and accessibility to wildlife and beautiful landscapes.
We are a green business here at Ocean Outfitters, and we put a lot of energy and financial support into keeping our local environment clean. It is part of our core values as a company, and as individuals who spend every day on, or in the ocean. Which is why we were thrilled to hear that some of our guides have taken actions into their own hands, and have started a new organization, Clayoquot CleanUp, to initiate a major citizen-lead clean-up effort in our local waters.