Harvesting from the Wild

This immersive adventure includes multiple workshops on foraging wild foods and how to cook with them.

We are excited to introduce a 7-day workshop exploring wild foods while on a kayaking journey in the beautiful Clayoquot Sound. This immersive adventure includes multiple workshops on foraging wild foods and how to cook with them. Learn about shore, intertidal and forest plants, seaweeds and intertidal critters. Fish for lingcod, rockfish and salmon and learn how to fillet and cook them in the field. Set crab traps for Dungeness and red rock crabs and pick up crab cookery tips. In the evenings, sip on foraged teas and wild cocktails.

Expect a dizzying array of wild-inspired delicious meals. We’ll gather as much sustenance as possible from our environment and will bring along other pre-prepared wild foods to enjoy and sustain us.

Leaving from Tofino, we’ll kayak to two different locations to allow us to experience different environments and species, one on the open ocean and one in more sheltered waters. Most days, we’ll spend half a day on the water fishing or crabbing and half a day foraging and preparing food. Every evening, you can sample a different cocktail made using wild ingredients.

You’ll meet like-minded folks, smell and taste new flavours, learn a bunch, and get inspired to fold new ideas into your home kitchen. If you spend time outdoors, love food, and harvest for sustenance, this course is for you.

Upcoming Trips

July 10-16, 2024
Tofino, Clayoquot Sound, BC
$2300 CDN (additional charges for some dietary restrictions)  

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Trip Prerequisites

  • Participants should be able to paddle at a speed of 2.5 knots for up to 4 hours per day.
  • Participants must follow Good Expedition Behavior Guidelines.
  • Paddle Canada Level 1 skills or the equivalent.
  • Comfortable in 1 metre swell and up to 15 knots winds.
  • Minimum age is 16 years old.

Booking and Payment Notes

If you would prefer to pay a deposit in order to secure your spot, a deposit of $1000 is required in order to register. The balance of your payment is due at least 30 days before the start of the program. Payment can be made by Interac E-Transfer, cheque, money order, or cash. You can also pay the full amount with a credit card using the online registration system on our website.

SKILS Food Photo Gallery

We take great pride in the quality of the food that we serve on our trips and expeditions. Below is just a small sample of what you can expect.