Rowing an SUP for Fitness and Fun

Oar Board Rower, inflatable SUP, Fitness Row 12, Whitehall Rowing and Sail

A few years ago boat designer Harold Aune, co-founder of Whitehall Rowing and Sail, and builder of the worlds best all water rowing boats since 1987, noticed the incredible number of standup paddle boards people were using to get out on the water and have fun paddling around. He wondered if there was a way to somehow convert these relatively stable boards into a sculling rowboat. After […]

The Oar Board®: great all-water workout! Take it on your next travel adventure.

The Adventure Row and Fitness Row SUPs are perfect for paddling or sculling. They are specially fitted with deck rings that make the installation of the Oar Board® Rower even easier than on a standard SUP. Getting fit and having fun out on the water has never been more affordable or as simple to do. Exploring and camping, anywhere on the planet where there’s a bit of rowable water has never been easier.

The Oar Board® Rower, produced by Whitehall Rowing […]

Orca Dreams: Canada’s luxury whale watching base camp in British Columbia

Killer Whales: Orca Dreams offers kayaking, whale watching and luxury camping on Compton Island, Blackney Pass, British Columbia

Orca Dreams is Canada’s first whale watching luxury base camp. The camp is located on a remote island off the north inner coast of Vancouver Island, a place famous for its large concentrations of killer whales (Orcas) as well as the summer feeding grounds of humpback whales.

Camp Kitchen: Orca Dreams offers kayaking, whale watching and luxury camping on Compton Island, Blackney Pass, <a href=[…]

10 Tofino, British Columbia Artists You Need to Know

10 Tofino Artists You Need to Know, Mark Hobson, Chesterman Beach Sunset over Frank Island, Pacific Sands Resort, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

When it comes to “art,” they say every artist has a story, and every piece tells it without words. What kind of art speaks to you?

Whether you come for one of Tofino’s many artisan events, or stroll the galleries that line our quaint streets, come meet and discover the many talented Tofino artists and handcrafted creations that make our spectacular corner of the world even more […]

By | December 8th, 2015|Arts & Culture, Tofino, Vancouver Island|0 Comments

Victoria and Vancouver Island, BC, Heinl Aerial Photography and Video


This video has archived the beautiful city of Victoria and surrounding areas on Vancouver Island in British Columbia between 2004 and 2005. You’ll notice that some things have changed since then, but the beauty of the city is so well captured in Heinl’s aerial footage that the images stand the test of time.


These videos also showcase Russ Heinl’s amazing aerial photography and video footage that he uses to customize promotional videos for BC businesses and organizations.


By | October 4th, 2014|Featured Videos, Vancouver Island, Victoria, Videos|0 Comments

CycleTreks: Questions we get asked about cycling in Victoria, BC


I have had the pleasure of working for CycleTreks over the last few months, and have realized there are quite few common questions we get from our lovely customers. This post was created to address some of these questions and provide some insight from the point of view of a staff member.

Should I be worried about being a cyclist on the road in Victoria?

Not at all! Victoria is the cycling capital of Canada, and drivers here are very accommodating and aware of cyclists. Most of the city […]

By | August 2nd, 2014|Cycling, Vancouver Island, Victoria|0 Comments

Running of the Salmon


It is time for the annual Salmon run, a spectacular natural event that occurs along the coast of British Columbia.

British Columbia is home to five species of salmon, all in the genus Oncorhynchus. Their life cycles tell a tale that has always captivated people, and we are witness to parts of the cycle in the streams and rivers around us.

Although each of the five species has a slightly different life cycle, the basic story is much the same. The young salmon spend the first part of their […]