Where is Cascadia?
The name derives from the geological fault line, and Cascade Mountain Range, that spans from Southern British Columbia, Canada through Washington, Oregon and into Northern California. The inspiring scenery and unique experiences with nature and culture are unparalleled. The dramatic peaks of the mountain ranges, cascading waterfalls, scenic coastlines dotted with forested islands and rugged beaches, pristine glacial lakes and cascading waterfalls, 8 US National Parks and 7 Canadian National Parks. The urban get-aways of Portland, Seattle along with Victoria and Vancouver in BC, complement the natural wonders.
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With so much ground to cover in the Pacific Northwest, where do you start?
Our expert trip curators work with you on a one-on-one basis to create a custom trip just for you. Blending our firsthand experience, local knowledge and extensive connections with your interests and preferences, ends with an exceptional and unforgettable experience. In general, we typically recommend 3-4 nights per regional stop to allow ample time to discover each place and take in the best it has to offer.
When is the best time to visit?
Most regions in the Pacific Northwest are available year round with unique opportunities for each season, and a variety of indoor experiences or outdoor adventures - no matter the weather. City visits and hiking is possible all year, summer brings boating and water activities and great wildlife watching experiences, crowdless fall hikes and exceptional whale watching, or winter adventures like skiing, snowboarding, or snowshoeing.
What are the seasons?
What areas do you specialize in?
We cover the entire Cascadia region (Pacific Northwest) from British Columbia, Canada to Washington and Oregon. We can also assist with extensions into Idaho, Montana and California.
What activities can I expect?
Almost everything! Culinary lovers have no shortage of great restaurants, famed Pike Place Market, coffee bars, incredible wineries and craft breweries and distilleries, or hands-on cooking classes/experiences.
Where are the best places to see wildlife?
For coastal wildlife (whales - orca, humpback, seasonal gray whales, sea lions...) we love the San Juan Islands and Olympic Peninsula. Deer, eagles, hawks, rabbits, raccoons, bobcats and black bear are commonly seen wildlife. The wondrous Spirit Bear can best be seen on a unique trip in British Columbia during late August to early October.
What is the accommodation like?
We err on the side of luxury, so we will strive to include the very best accommodation available for the location. The major cities offer first class hotels. In more remote areas, we partner with beautiful, rustic mountain lodges or incredible seascape coastal retreats and inns. There are a few places that offer unique stays such as modern yurts, glamping tents or modified air streams. We also have a collection of incredible private cabins and villas.
How do you work?
We will have an initial conversation to discuss your plans - all our itineraries are fully personalized to each traveler based on what you like to see and do, how much time you have to figure out what makes the most sense logistically, and to offer some guidance on other ideas for hidden gems you may not know about.