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News 1130 interviewed Wild Root Journeys for an article titled "Pride outside: the hard won space that queer people occupy in nature". Here is the article and a few more of my thoughts about why we offer queer specific trips. Acceptance and belonging...
By Andrew Fleming Paddling through choppy water off the west coast of Vancouver Island, I don’t hear the powerboat approach until she was almost upon us. “Hey, do you guys want some fish?” the skipper says. One of four fiftysomething women aboard the small...
(pictures below) One of my favorite reasons for wanting to spend so much time in nature is simply all the life, in all of the many forms that one can find, feel, smell and be a part of. It is truly something that just makes sense to me. We are part of this ecological...
Trip Advisor Reviews
A very unique experience, she makes it super easy to learn. I did a morning paddle trip from Vanier Park to Stanley Park and back. It was immersive in the way that you get to be out on the beautiful, cool water as well as...More
Kayaking for the first time ever, I couldn't have picked a better guide than Silke. She made sure everyone was safe (no capsizing at all!) and had a great time on the water, outside the city. It was really fun to paddle with her. Compared...More
My recent four day trip to the Broken Group Islands with WildRootJourneys was a definite highlight of my summer! Not only are the islands one of the most spectacular places I have ever visited, but our guides Silke and Agnes made this trip a journey...More
I was so pleased to do another multi day trip with Silke and Wild Root. Silke is an amazing guide for kayakers of all experience. Her professionalism, caring, experience and humor are evident in every aspect of our trip. I appreciate Silke’s prep and planning...More
The coast of BC is an incredibly beautiful place on it's own, but experiencing it at water-level by kayak with Wild Root Journeys takes it all to another level. It's hard to express just how much the passion and knowledge of our kayak guides (Agnes...More
Just got back from a fantastic four-day sea kayaking trip and I can't recommend it enough. Our guides Silke and Aggie were extremely friendly and knowledgeable, the food was fantastic, the camping gear top-notch and the experience itself was amazing. We saw bears, deer and...More
This pre pride 5 day kayak trip was everything I needed!! Queer friendly environment that was filled with good conversation and scenery. Our guides Silke and Aggie were organized and incredibly informative about the first nations land. Meals and gear were fantastic! I really feel...More
The half day trip around Vancouver harbour and Stanley park is probably one of the coolest and best ways to find out about a new city. Silke was super professional and really helped with paddling skills, she was really informative about local history and made...More
After booking, I immediately got all the important information. Silke is a very warm, open person, perfectly attuned to the sensitivities of the participants. I always felt safe. Very competent and easy to understand instruction. Also during the tour I got a pleasant way tips....More
Lovely way of getting a good sense of the city. We paddled with the seals, watched the eagles and listened to Silke's encounters with Orkas, Cougars and Bald Eagles. The set up is really easy going yet very professional, Silke sets you up in the...More
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