TOURS FOR THE INQUISITIVE SPIRIT

Oceanwild Nature Shop and Expeditions is a small company specializing in responsible, active nature and wildlife tours on the Northwest Coast of British Columbia, Canada. The company provides intimate nature experiences in one of the most inspiring temperate rainforests on the planet. Tours and tailor-made programs are led by experienced guides with unique knowledge of the area.

Discover the amazing coastal waters, shores and mountainsides of Canada's British Columbia North Coast. Ideal for anyone interested in the out-of-doors or learning more about the coastal marine environment.

BRITISH COLUMBIA'S NORTH COAST:
Amazing discoveries in every season


  • Early Spring: outstanding diving and the best of birding
  • Early summer: stunning wildflowers and arriving whales
  • Mid-Summer: bursting beaches rich with critters, kelp and nesting seabirds and whales, sea mammals and more
  • Early Fall: whales, sea mammals
  • Fall and Winter: clear waters and unparalleled cold water diving

ABOUT YOUR HOSTS

A contract biologist, Almudena Miles has spent years honing her expertise. Her degree in Biology from the University of Victoria prepared Almudena for decades of work with Fisheries and Oceans Canada. She has also completed extensive habitat and underwater surveys and research dives for various First Nations organizations and Aboriginal Fisheries Programs in the Northwest, expanding her considerable knowledge of the flora and fauna of coastal British Columbia. Alumudena has been diving for more than 17 years and is a PADI Master Scuba Diver and Specialty Instructor. A WCB Occupational diver, she is also a boat captain, holding a Limited Master under 60 tonnes ticket, along with a Radio Operator Certificate - Maritime Commercial and a Marine Advanced First Aid ticket.

Born and raised on the British Columbia coast, Mike Miles is an experienced commercial underwater harvester who has logged more than 10,000 dives over the past 27 years. He has fished sea urchins, sea cumbers, geoducks and crabs, gathering a wealth of information and experience. He has harvested in many areas, and has extensive knowledge of the British Columbia coast, both below and above the sea. Mike holds a Transport Canada Small Vessel Operators Proficiency Permit, and Marine Advanced First Aid ticket.

Together, the combined knowledge and marine experience allow Almudena and Mike to deliver remarkable, safe, and pleasurable expeditions to their clients.

As a biologist, I am privileged to be able to combine my love of nature with my profession, and explore the remarkable attributes of the North Pacific coastal marine environment. My business and personal interests have led me to explore marine and coastal ecosystems, and my aim is to share what I have discovered and learned, with others who appreciate this remarkable world. I team-up with my husband and other naturalists and experts to lead individuals and groups. There is something to see and explore in every season, and our tour packages feature the highlights. In addition to the planned departures described, we are also pleased to offer customized programs to anyone wanting a more personalized experience.

--Almudena Miles