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Notices, Workshops & Rides: K’tzim-a-deen Sailing Expedition
K’tzim-a-deen Sailing Expedition
The K’tzim-a-deen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary is an ecologically magnificent area on B.C.’s North Coast. Managed collaboratively between BC Parks and the Tsimshian First Nation communities of Lax Kw’alaams and Metlakatla, it is the only area Protected Area of it’s kind in Canada. The K’tzim-a-deen valley is a rich habitat, and as omnivores, Grizzly Bears spend May and June feeding on sedges, skunk cabbage, and low tide invertebrates on the shorelines.

Each spring, the 70’ ketch rigged sailing vessel Island Roamer heads north for a week to experience the K’tzim-a-deen inlet and meet it‘s resident flora and fauna, before moving west to explore the whitesand island archipelago between Dixon Entrance and Chatham Sound. Humpback Whales, Orca, Dall’s porpoise and Coastal Grey Wolves are part of the diverse cast of characters we hope to encounter between anchorages on this expedition.

Join Cortes Island captain and wilderness guide Jonas Fineman and his professional crew in Prince Rupert on May 23 for a comprehensive, 7 day round trip journey. Safe, comfortable, informative; this is a unique opportunity not to be missed.

For more details on the vessel, itinerary and logistics, please contact Jonas Fineman.