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"Canada's west coast is a temperate rainforest climate is comfortable most months of the year. You should expect to encounter a mix of sunny, cloudy and/or rainy days while you travel in this area. Temperatures during the summer months average about 15C (60F). The warmest days of the year typically fall between July 15th, and September 1st, however, the mild climate of the Vancouver area between April and October provide many days of comfortable weather.

Although most west-coasters do not carry an umbrella, we expect to rain often enough to own a hat and rain gear.

Our 2 hour trips are short enough to allow any kind of weather to present itself - put on a smile, a hat and ask for a hand warmer, then even the roughest west coast weather will simply become an authentic stage to present the true way the original inhabitants lived in the rainforest."

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How to dress for your tour:

Your tour takes place on water, and the air can be quite moist. We'll stop for short walks/hikes, and you may want to shed a layer of clothing as you warm up. Dress in layers with a windproof light jacket on sunny days, and rain gear on unsettled or cold days. As we leave the canoe, you may step into water at the river's edge of perhaps an inch or two.

The 'basics' to bring with you to maximize your river tour experience:

Sturdy shoes
Windbreaker - light jacket
Camera (still or video) - telephoto lens suggested

Beyond the 'basics', on a sunny day, bring:

Sunscreen (Tan lotion)

And, on an unsettled day, bring:

Rain gear and waterproof hat

Salamander says, "There is no bad weather - only inappropriate attire!"

You will be expected to wear a PFD (Life vest) to satisfy our insurance company. Although not required by the Canadian Coast Guard, a PFD is your best way to minimize any risk this water-borne adventure may pose. Your safety is our primary concern, and asking you to wear your PFD anytime you're on or near the water is for your own good.