[From the Archives: May 3, 2021]
At the April 28, 2021 meeting, The Wilderness Tourism Association (WTA) of BC asked the SRD Board to support DFO’s decision to remove fish farms from the Discovery Islands.
WTA President Breanne Quesnel, of Spirit of the West Adventures on Quadra Island, reminded the board that they also represent the interests of 15 of its member companies operating within the Strathcona Regional District.
Continue reading 2021: Wilderness Tourism Association asks the SRD to support DFO’s decision
[From the Archives: Oct 26, 2021]
Spirit of the West Adventures had a much better season than expected.
Co-owner Breanne Quesnel says that after BC’s interprovincial travel restrictions were lifted, last June, “we saw unprecedented demand for our particular outdoor experience.”
Continue reading 2021: Spirit of the West Adventures: a great year for kayaking
The President of the Wilderness Tourism Association (WTA) says eco-tourism could offer communities a reliable and more environmentally friendly source of employment than either fish farms or resource extraction.
“There are some viable alternatives, if they had a fair shake and didn’t get booted out every time a clear cut wanted to go in,” said Breanne Quesnel, who is also one of the co-owners of Spirit of the West Adventures on Quadra Island. “As rural communities, it is very important that we sit down and have discussions about what we want our communities to look like and how we’re going to get there.”
Continue reading A more environmentally friendly source of employment for communities
National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
The emerald shores and unspoiled bays of the Octopus Islands Marine Park are a longtime haven and popular destination for boaters and kayakers exploring the beauty of B.C.’s Inside Passage.
Continue reading Octopus Islands Marine Park is 20 hectares larger