Taste the Coast
Spice, sip, snack, and hike!
This full-day tour package offers stops at a few local producers as well as time on the trail to let you truly enjoy the flavour and style of Southern Vancouver Island.
Tour stops can include -
-SaltWest Naturals, a small scale commercial sea salt harvestry
-Foggy Mountain Forge, an artisan welder
-Sooke Brewing Company, with a tasting lounge & offsales
-Bad Dog Brewing
-Sooke Oceanside Brewery
-Tugwell Creek Honey Farm & Meadery, Tastings, offsales & self guided tour of the property
-Sheringham Distillery, Vodka, Gin & other spirits
-E-Fish-Ent, for fairly priced smoked salmon
-Farm stands or Markets (Cash-only sales)
Tastings and purchases at tour stops are not included with package price.
Lunch is catered from The Stick in the Mud in Sooke, with a fresh-made healthy wrap, a delicious baked treat and a cup of their delicious house-roasted coffee (or tea, latte, ect ect). We'll stop in Sooke to pick up lunch on our way, and can eat at the coffee shop if time permits.
$150 per guest (up to 4 guests). 20% discount if pick-up and drop off in the Sooke area with group of 2-4.
This tour package is only available with advanced notice. The local producers we will visit are family run operations and some days they are not on the property to offer tours. Some have seasonal hours and may not be open on your selected tour date.
By Land & By Air
This amazing adventure includes local transportation, lunch, a half-day hiking adventure, and an exhilarating Zip Lining experience with AdrenaLine in Sooke. Allowing guests to see the local forests by land, and by air in one package.
Guests will be picked up in the morning by their guide and taken to a picturesque local park to explore. Backpacks, lunch & water bottles are provided, so all you need to do is dress for the weather. After a relaxing morning on the forest floor, guests will be transported to AdrenaLine for a two hour zip line tour where they will reach speeds up to 60km/h on lines as long as 1000ft!!!
After your zip line tour, you will be transported back to Downtown Victoria on AdrenaLine's shuttle bus service.
**This tour package is subject to the availability of space at AdrenaLine for your group. Book in advance to avoid disappointment.**
Avatar Grove, Big Lonely Doug & The Pacific Marine Circle Route
Thanks to the tireless efforts of the Ancient Forest Alliance Avatar Grove in Port Renfrew is moving closer and closer to becoming protected parkland. It's hard to believe all the work so far has been done through fundraising and volunteer efforts, as the trail through the grove is outstanding! Stairs, boardwalks and viewing platforms make this a very accessible park, while still limiting the damage that can be done to the eco-system with a well used trail. **A donation of $5 per guest will be made to the Ancient Forest Alliance by The Natural Connection to help their preservation efforts across the province**
After stopping at Avatar Grove we will visit Big Lonely Doug, the second largest Douglas Fir tree in North America! Which, sadly, stands alone in the middle of a clear-cut. This gives you a unique opportunity to stand back from a tree this large to get a better sense of its relative size.
Rather than returing to Victoria the same way we drove out we will return via the Pacific Marine Circle Route and take in the sights as we wind our way through the Cowichan Valley. This newly paved route across Vancouver Island winds along river edges and hillsides, offering some beautiful views between Port Renfrew and Lake Cowichan.
Office stress running high? Friction in the band? Coaching a team? Flex-day Friday at work? Come together as a group by challenging each other to summit one of the more difficult mountain trails around Victoria and discover how strong you are with teamwork and positive encouragement!