What to do and see in Quadra Island, Canada: The Best Places and Tips

September 24, 2017 Esmeralda Fenner

Discover the best top things to do in Quadra Island, Canada including Wildcoast Adventures, Spirit of the West Adventures, Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery, Starlight Drive-In, Rebecca Spit Marine Provincial Park, SilverStar Mountain Resort, Sun Peaks Ski Area, Shuswap Lake, D Dutchmen Dairy, Treetop Flyers Zipline at Chase Canyon.
Restaurants in Quadra Island

1. Wildcoast Adventures

685 Heriot Bay Road, Quathiaski Cove, British Columbia V0P 1N0, Canada
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5 based on 128 reviews

Wildcoast Adventures

Providing quality guided kayak tours from Quadra Island, BC. Join our comfortable Orca Base Camp tour in Johnstone Strait, next to Robson Bight Michael Biggs Ecological Reserve. Kayak in waters where Killer Whales play! Spacious Safari tents & cots, close enough to hear the blows of the Orca! Or experience the un-ending channels and Wilderness of Desolation Sound, the Discovery Islands, or the Coastal Inlets on an expedition! Rentals and day tours also available daily at our location

Reviewed By travelviewfinder - Vancouver, Canada

I joined the July 31 Discovery Island 6-day Kayaking trip and it was beyond AMAZING! the locations/islands we camped and stopped by were breathtaking and we were able to see wildlife from a very close distance (whales, seals, Eagles, Dolphins, tons of jelly fish). The serenity this trip has to offer is just beyond words. The camping equipment smelled fresh when opened and they are very new and easy to use. Sleeping mat & pillow were comfy. The food was just to die for, with a good variety and properly seasoned and prepared. We had crispy skin Salmon and cheese cake for the first night! How can you beat that?! Our guides Nolan and Josh were super friendly, helpful and knowledgable. They worked non-stop to make sure everyone is take care of. Quite often I could heard someone in the group commented "OMG they need to take a break!!"
I booked this trip as a retrieve from a very stressful work situation, and I came home happy, refreshed and feel like a different person. The first night we stayed at Gowlland Harbour Resort and it was very good with amazing views.
I will definitely recommend Wildcoast Adventures to anyone who wants to truly enjoy the magical nature of BC, but not having worry about tide, directions and food.
P.S Valerie, who man the office was also very helpful before the trip on all communication, clothing/camera equip suggestions. She even picked me up from the ferry terminal.

2. Spirit of the West Adventures

1313 Cramer Road, Heriot Bay, British Columbia V0P 1H0, Canada +1 250-285-2121
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5 based on 158 reviews

Spirit of the West Adventures

Spirit of the West kayaking Adventures has been offering sea kayaking tours and trips around Vancouver Island, BC, Canada, since 1996. Our most popular tours travel to the orca waters of Johnstone Strait, British Columbia to kayak in the realm of the whales. We also offer trips to Desolation Sound, the Broughton Archipelago, Nuchatlitz Marine Park on the west coast of Vancouver Island and the Great Bear Rainforest on the Central Coast. We also offer tours to the Exuma Cays in the Bahamas and Chilean Patagonia during the North American winter.

Reviewed By lostboy2 - Colchester, United Kingdom

just one off the best 4 days i had in years but we did have great whether and conditions and had great group loved the back to basic life and camaraderie also had two great guides Leah and Jeremy great cooks and hosts .. .
don't be afraid just book it

3. Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery

5204 24 St, Vernon, British Columbia V1T 8X2, Canada +1 250-549-3120
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5 based on 116 reviews

Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery

Okanagan Spirits is Western Canada's oldest craft distillery spanning over a decade in the production of award-winning B.C. spirits. Internationally acclaimed as North America's only designated World Class Distillery (World Spirits Awards), our portfolio includes a range of spirits from Vodka, Whisky and Gin, to Liqueurs and Brandies (Eau de Vie) as well as Canada's first genuine Absinthe.

Reviewed By Eric E

This is an absolutely incredible family run business that prides itself on making the best quality spirits possible from locally available produce. They have done a great job in curating the historical implication of their craft in the area and have integrated this into their facility in an almost museum like capacity. When you do a distillery tour, it quickly becomes apparent that they have made significant investment in equipment that allows them to produce the best quality products possible. The atmosphere is delightful. The staff are incredible and you are remiss if you don't make this a destination to visit if you are in the Okanagan. You will be impressed!

4. Starlight Drive-In

5341 Hwy 97a, Enderby, British Columbia V0E 1V3, Canada +1 250-838-6757
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5 based on 89 reviews

Starlight Drive-In

Reviewed By satverous - Frankfort, Illinois

Went on a Monday night and alot of locals were there which was nice to see. I was concerned about the party crowd but that group seemed to be up high on hill and were not a distraction. Smelled a small amount of pot in the air but nothing to bad. Place was fun with a beautiful backdrop. Pirates of the Caribbean the third was just ok.

5. Rebecca Spit Marine Provincial Park

Rebecca Spit is located on the east side of Quadra Island at Drew Harbour., British Columbia, Canada +1 250-474-1336
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5 based on 82 reviews

Rebecca Spit Marine Provincial Park

Reviewed By Laurie B - Saskatoon, Canada

The views from the east side of the spit are absolutely stunning. The wood lands between the west/east side are hauntingly beautiful with these weird twisted trees and lush lemon green grass. At every turn there is something to see. The rocks are abound and the kelp thrown to the rocky shoreline shine with a radiant lime green. The main land just beyond is there for all to see. Mountains galore with a hazy blue hue, the peaks rugged and inviting. A true paradise to paint.

6. Silver Star Mountain Resort

123 Shortt Street, Silver Star, British Columbia V1B 3M1, Canada +1 800-663-4431
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4.5 based on 337 reviews

Silver Star Mountain Resort

SilverStar Mountain Resort is nestled in B.C.'s spectacular Okanagan Valley, only one hour from Kelowna International Airport (YLW). Skiers and riders come from around the world for the quaint and colourful village, and a vast mountain offering terrain for all. Silver Star offers Canada's only all-inclusive lift ticket and season pass. My1Pass is your ticket to more than 3,000 acres of groomed cruisers and deep powder, Nordic and snow shoe trails, Brewer's Pond and Tube Town. With fine dining, lively bars and unique shopping, Silver Star Mountain Resort is the best winter vacation in B.C.!

Reviewed By Nicole L - Kitchener, Canada

We stayed for a week mid-February with a group including a seven-year old, a non-skier, and grandparents - and we all had an amazing time! There were enough restaurant options in town to meet all our needs (picky kid, vegan, vegetarian, and carnivore!) and there was a variety of activities to keep us busy. Friendly staff everywhere and just beautiful scenery.
If you have younger kids or non-skiers I'd recommend staying closer to the village. Our condo was a short walk - but with snowbanks taller than us and narrow roads it was not a comfortable one after dark.
We'd highly recommend Silver Star and hope to come back.

7. Sun Peaks Ski Area

Sun Peaks Road | Highway 5 North, Kamloops, British Columbia V0E 5N0, Canada +1 250-578-5474
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4.5 based on 402 reviews

Sun Peaks Ski Area

Whether you come for the diverse ski terrain or for the variety of summer activities, Sun Peaks is a haven for recreational fun in a three-mountain alpine area. Located in the Interior of British Columbia, Sun Peaks boasts Canada’s second largest ski area with 4,270 acres of terrain. With 6 meters of light, dry snow falling annually and over 2,000 hours of sun each year, guests enjoy spectacular winter conditions for downhill skiing, snowboarding and cross country skiing. Off the slopes, more winter adventure awaits with dog-sledding tours, snowmobile and snowshoe tours, horse-drawn carriage rides and more. Summer at Sun Peaks offers just as much recreational fun. Sun Peaks is home to BC’s highest elevation golf course. Guests can explore the alpine with lift-access hiking and world-class mountain biking trails, with opportunities for canoeing, kayaking, Segway tours and horseback riding. Sun Peaks’ vibrant European-style village is nestled at the base of Tod Mountain, Sundance and Mt. Morrisey. The village offers a wide selection of accommodations, restaurants and shopping boutiques.

Reviewed By Yannick777 - Vancouver

We visit Sun Peaks couple of time every year. It’s always great. Very kids friendly with lots of activities for them and the rest of the family such as tubing, skating etc....This year the snow was fabulous....powder, powder, powder! Great restaurant and lodging with ski in ski out. Recommend it to all!

8. Shuswap Lake

781 Marine Park Dr NE, Salmon Arm, British Columbia V1E 2X1, Canada +1 250-833-5906
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4.5 based on 167 reviews

Shuswap Lake

Reviewed By Sandra G - Salmon Arm, Canada

the Marine Park, the Wharf..and the beauty that surrounds it. People are smiling, and friendly. You can choose to picnic in the park, or go to a nearby restaurant. it is wheelchair accessible. Nice level walk. Beautiful flowers in planters and in Gardens..and right now we have a man making a sand castle near the gazebo.

9. D Dutchmen Dairy

1321 Maeir Road, Sicamous, British Columbia V0E 2V1, Canada +1 250-836-4304
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4.5 based on 307 reviews

D Dutchmen Dairy

Reviewed By d0ndequiera - Los Angeles

Sicamous is small but you should definitely stop here for ice cream. It's made with milk fresh from the dairy. There is even a sign telling you the date the cows were milked to make the ice cream you're eating. Grab an ice cream and walk around the barn to see the animals.
You can buy other fresh dairy products as well.
My only suggestion is, since we're getting it practically straight from the cow, lower the prices a bit?

10. Treetop Flyers Zipline at Chase Canyon

221 Shepherd Road, Chase, British Columbia v0e1mo, Canada
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5 based on 72 reviews

Treetop Flyers Zipline at Chase Canyon

Treetop Flyers, conveniently located in the Village of Chase, is British Columbia's newest and most exciting family-friendly eco-adventure. Offering an experience that is both thrilling and educational, Treetop Flyers' goal is to create lasting memories for our guests while showcasing the stunning natural beauty, history and culture of the Chase and Shuswap area.Your tour through Chase Canyon will consist of rides on three unique ziplines where you will fly above rushing Waterfalls and along steep canyon walls.

Reviewed By Ravn64

Our family including my 86 year young Dad and my 11 year old niece all took the Canyon trip. It was fantastic!! Great staff, very safe and even got me who's afraid of heights to enjoy it! The canyon is lovely. Don't miss this gem...MoreThank you so much for visiting and for the great review! We take great pride in being an activity for all members of the family. Hope to see you again sometime!

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