Kayaking in the Broken Group Islands, BC, Canada

By Jane Mountain | June 28, 2015

Adventure alert!

Stephen and I are leaving within the hour to spend a week kayaking in the Broken Group Islands, one of the most stunning playgrounds in the world, for humans and marine wildlife alike.

Update: Find out all about our trip in How to Survive a Family Kayaking Trip in the Broken Group Islands →

What will we see when we’re there? Undoubtedly there will be jaw-dropping views, giant trees, and sunsets like we’ve never seen before. But what I’m really hoping to spot is a few of these creatures.

Related: Here’s our kayaking packing list →

Will we get lucky and see some of the humpbacks who hang out in the region during the spring and summer?

Will we spot a playful humpback whale?

Will we spot a playful humpback whale?

Or, will a few adorable sea otters come round to play?

Perhaps we'll play with some sweet sea otters?

Perhaps we’ll play with some sweet sea otters?

I’m always hoping to see a pod of orcas on the hunt. Though it’s not probable, it is very possible, so keep your fingers crossed for us!

I'm hoping to get a glimpse of a pod of orcas.

I’m hoping to get a glimpse of a pod of orcas.

The islands have no electricity, no fresh water, and no buildings, so WiFi is out of the question. But once we’re back, we’ll share our stories with you.

Photo credits: Humpback whale by NOAA, killer whales by Robert Pittman – NOAA, sea otter by Michael L. Baird

Hi, I’m Jane, founder and chief blogger on My Five Acres. I’ve lived in six countries and have camped, biked, trekked, kayaked, and explored in 50! At My Five Acres, our mission is to inspire you to live your most adventurous life and help you to travel more and more mindfully.


  1. Comment by Angel

    Angel June 29, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    Whatever you guys spot, be safe and have fun!

    • Comment by Jane

      Jane July 4, 2015 at 10:20 am

      Thanks, Angel! We were safe and had an amazing time. Stay tuned to read all about it here very soon

  2. Comment by david de Oregon

    david de Oregon June 28, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    I’m jealous–we only get grey whales and sealions on the OR coast!

    • Comment by Jane

      Jane July 4, 2015 at 10:22 am

      Don’t Orcas make it down to Oregon? It seems so close to BC, I would have though you could spot them there too. Still, Oregon has some of the best grey whale spotting in the world, so that has to count for something!

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