The West Coast Experience is about offering the chance to see the real Beautiful British Columbia. Our goal is to make it easy for those who may not have the equipment, transportation, knowledge, or confidence to take it on themselves. We want our tours to add something extra to peoples time in Vancouver and have our guests feeling like they have had an experience that is authentic and memorable.

Cole TeWhiu – Owner/Lead Guide

I am originally from Auckland, New Zealand but have called Vancouver home for 8 years. Within that time, I have worked and studied in the outdoor recreation sector in a variety of jobs. Working outside with people is what I love to do and showing people a new or different experience by doing these kinds of trips is always a good time!


I have worked specifically as a guide now for 4 years- a hiking guide in Canada in the surrounding Vancouver area, and as a canoe guide in both Canada and New Zealand.

Let me show you a different side of Vancouver. Let me show you a real West Coast Experience!