Weekend Adventure


This action-packed weekend will get you outdoors to enjoy the more adventurous side of Vancouver Island. During your adrenaline-filled excursions, you will be able to view the Island from all different perspectives, including underground, from the ocean and even from the treetops.

Weekend Adventure


3 Days, 2 Nights

We start with a short forest hike that leads to a nearby waterfall. Don’t worry, this is only the warm up for the rest of the trip!

Your first full day starts with you swinging from the trees as you work your way through a series of suspended obstacle games hovering above the forest floor. You will find yourself climbing, zip lining, and swinging as you traverse dozens of ladders, cargo nets, rope swings, tightropes, swinging logs, wobbly bridges, and more aerial surprises. After a quick lunch, we head out for some sea kayaking. As we paddle along the shorelines, watch for curious harbour seals as well as sea stars, sun stars, oysters, crabs, moon snails, limpets and the local river otters. Be sure to look up though, as you are likely to find bald eagles soaring overhead among the various other seabirds. The day is complete with a First Nations seafood feast that you will remember for a lifetime.

The second day brings another exciting adventure. This time, we head underground into the deep, dark caves of Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park. We navigate through tight marble passages and scramble along the cave floor until we find our way to an underground waterfall passing through amazing crystal caverns. Slowing our pace, we finish the day by replenishing our energy with a tour of the signature Nanaimo Bar Trail.

  • Local, professional and fun guides
  • All meals, accommodation, and transfers described in the itinerary
  • Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages between meals
  • Some beer, wine or spirits when appropriate
  • Transportation in a Mercedes Sprinter Van
  • Your choice of basic or comfort accommodations
  • All gratuities for accommodations and restaurants
  • Equipment for all activities listed
  • Pickup from Nanaimo Airport, Nanaimo Ferry Terminals or Nanaimo Float Plane Terminals

  • Good, strong and worn-in footwear
  • Clothing for layering – Even in nice weather it may be a bit cold
  • Breathable windproof and waterproof jacket
  • Walking/hiking shorts or pants
  • Underwear and socks
  • Sleepwear
  • Hat, sunglasses, swimsuit and sunscreen
  • Wallet with credit cards, bank cards, passport, etc.
  • Cash for incidentals and gratuities
  • Personal medications and prescriptions
  • Toiletries
  • Insect repellent
  • Camera
  • Daypack

May, June, July, August

Start Time: Welcome Dinner is at 17:00 at Painted Turtle Guesthouse (121 Bastion Street) in Nanaimo

Prices are per person (plus 5% tax) based on double occupancy.

For individual travellers, we will endeavour to find a roommate (same gender) for those guests who wish to share a room. If no roommate is available, a private room charge will apply depending on the specific tour and accommodation option. If a roommate is found then no additional fees are charged.

Basic accommodations:

  • Nanaimo – Private room in a guest house located in the heart of downtown, simple yet comfortable rooms (includes all linens),  queen sized bed, shared bathroom, complimentary Wi-Fi.
  • West Coast – Unique platform tent with an ocean view, shared washroom facilities.  Includes all linens, mini kitchen and dishes, BBQ and wooden deck with lounge chairs.

Comfort accommodations:

  • Nanaimo – Full-service hotel located in the heart of the downtown core, modern rooms boast king-sized beds and ocean views.  Includes all amenities: full bathroom, complimentary Wi-Fi and in-room television to name a few.  Guest can also enjoy use of the fitness facility, spa, 24 hour room service and restaurant on the facility.
  • West Coast – Two bedroom lodges  in self-contained timber frame home complete with fireplaces, modern kitchens, luxury linens, spectacular ocean views, and walk-on beach access.  Lodge rooms will accommodate two groups of two.  All lodges have an eco-friendly design and meet Platinum LEED standards.

Day 1

Group Dinner & Welcome
Waterfall Hike

Accommodations in Nanaimo:
Basic – Painted Turtle Guesthouse
Comfort – Coast Bastion Hotel Ocean View Room

Day 2

Group Breakfast
Tree Obstacle Course
Group Lunch
Kayak Tour
Group Dinner

Accommodations in Nanaimo:
Basic – Painted Turtle Guesthouse
Comfort – Coast Bastion Hotel Ocean View Room

Day 3

Group Breakfast
Cave Tour
Group Lunch
Nanaimo Bar Trail




Please contact us for more information on this tour