Outer Shores Expeditions, which provides wilderness and cultural experiences by sail on Canada’s Pacific Coast, has partnered with Sierra Club BC for a pair of upcoming expedition sailings that highlight the extraordinary efforts being made to ensure this vital part of the planet remain protected.
The new partnership creates an opportunity for guests sailing aboard Outer Shores’ 70-foot classic wooden schooner Passing Cloud to experience the Great Bear Rainforest while learning more about the organization so instrumental in protecting it, Sierra Club BC.
Last year, following decades of protest, negotiations and planning, Sierra Club BC played a pivotal role in helping to bring together environmental organizations, provincial and First Nations governments, and the forest industry to sign the ground-breaking Great Bear Rainforest Agreements, which guaranteed 85% (3.1 million hectares) of the remote region’s coastal temperate rainforest is now permanently off-limits to industrial logging.
Guests aboard Passing Cloud for Outer Shores’ May 22-29 and May 30 to June 6 Islands, Otters, Bears, and Ancient Forests expedition sailings will have the privilege of experiencing first-hand what makes the region so exceptional and what efforts have been made to safeguard it going forward.
Though Outer Shores had planned on one Sierra Club-featured expedition this year, due to popular demand – the May 30 to June 6 expedition is nearly sold out – Captain Russell Markel and the Outer Shores crew decided to make the May 22-29 sailing a Sierra Club BC featured expedition as well.
Jens Wieting, a forest and climate campaigner with Sierra Club BC, will join the Outer Shores crew onboard Passing Cloud for the May 30 to June 6 expedition.
The eight-day Great Bear Rainforest – Islands, Otters, Bears, and Ancient Forests expeditions explore the natural richness of the region’s First Nations territories.