Encountering, viewing, photographing, and learning about coastal wildlife is a key focus of our Lodge stays. Admittedly, the charismatic mega-fauna, including whales, bears, and sea otters, are always exhilarating highlights for guests and team alike; however, you might be surprised by what you learn about strange fishes, such as ocean sunfish, or the life cycles of barnacles and longevity of sea urchins.
Much more than wildlife viewing, a big part of the Outer Shores experience is learning about the wildlife we encounter, the habitats and ecosystems we visit, and conservation concerns and initiatives that may be active in the region.
Most of our guests described themselves as life-long learners, and we enjoy helping our guests both dig into learning about species and topics, as well as understand the big picture. We do in a number of ways, both informally and slightly more formally.
Our team never misses an opportunity to share our knowledge as we explore and encounter a wide range of coastal wildlife, both marine and terrestrial.
Impromptu discussions during meals, on beach walks and hikes, during our excursions, or amidst our extensive libraries, and semi-formal presentations (often accompanied by dessert!) are all normal parts of our Lodge days. And as often as possible, we enjoy meeting with researchers, First Nations, and numerous conservation organizations and chatting about what they’re working on.