Your Vancouver Island Adventure Tour Guides
At WestCoast Wild Adventures, we are incredibly passionate about what we do. Our aim is to provide the finest ecotour experiences possible in an environment that welcomes diversity, challenge, sustainability and is beneficial to our communities. We pride ourselves on being industry leaders in delivering a “true” form of eco-tourism.
Exploring BC in the Wild for over 25 Years
WestCoast Wild Adventures is based in Ucluelet, perched on the rocky shoreline of the real WestCoast of Vancouver Island. The village Motto is "Experience Life on the Edge".
Framed by the Clayoquot sound, Pacific Rim National Park, the MacKenzie mountain range and the wild Kennedy river, Ucluelet has always been the perfect place to introduce people to the Pacific Coast Wilderness. The mighty Pacific Ocean surrounds us; it has carved the shores around the jagged mountain ranges of Vancouver Island since the beginning of time. The spectacular vistas here feature snow-capped peaks with waterfalls that form crystal clear creeks; lakes and rivers; crescents of sandy beach protected by rugged rocky points and long twisted inlets dotted with islands in all shapes and sizes. All this is set in an emerald rain forest that produces more bio-mass than any area on earth. It's an eco-system that supports a very diverse population of wildlife.
A Message from WestCoast Wild's Founder, Louis Rouleau :
I've been flying Float Planes on Vancouver Island since 1979 and I'm still loving it.
This is such a diverse area, I am still finding new places to explore. I've discovered that our special corner of the world attracts some very interesting people. It's been my great privilege to show many of these people Vancouver Island from the air.
I started flying on the coast in Tofino for McCully Aviation. Then Darlene, Melissa and I moved to Tahsis for eight years to become partners in Air Nootka. Our son Travis was one of the last children to be born in the isolated sawmill town. Then I spent 10 years as a corporate Bush Pilot with Frank Beban Logging flying a Dehavilland Beaver out of Long Lake in Nanaimo. A short stint with Thetis Air and then after Travis graduated from high school, Darlene and I moved back to the real WestCoast.
I started WestCoast Wild Adventures as a lifestyle choice 10 years ago. I picked the reliable Cessna 180 float-plane because it offered the flexibility and intimacy I needed to take couples to experience my favorite places. It's a trick I learned from my children. Seeing things through their fresh eyes always enhanced my excitement to go back to a special place. It's like being amazed all over again.
I am the old experienced guy on the coast that still gets a thrill out of showing off our island in the Pacific. So come and join me where ancient temperate rainforest meets the shoreline of the Wild Pacific. An ecosystem abundant in wildlife and geographic beauty. This truly is one of earth's paradises.