I cannot believe it has only been a week and we are only halfway through our trip! ‘Spectacular’ is certainly the right word - the whole week has been an immeasurable adventure, filled with invigorating hiking, stunning views, breathless wildlife encounters (including bears!), cosy campfire meals, roaring waterfalls, snow-capped peaks, delicious local food, laughter, fun and lots of ‘wow’s. Katie and Ron have researched and prepared every detail of this trip and put together an brilliant itinerary. I really cannot think how this trip could be improved - they cover everything that other trips visit, plus a whole load more unique experiences as well. Every day is very different from the last, and each day seems unbeatable...until the next day! The mix of experiences, from adventure to indulgence, from relaxing to exhilarating, makes this trip absolutely packed to the brim with positive memories.
Ron and Katie have really gone so far beyond what other tour leaders do, to create a truly personalised, authentic and genuine experience. Their passion is contagious and they really do make the trip so exciting by sharing their love of the great Canadian experience.
Considering that West Adventures is relatively new, they are very popular among all the campsites, marinas and activity leaders. This is testament to Ron, who has lived in the area for 29 years and who built the tour from his own favourite routes discovered along his solo travels in BC ... I would imagine West Adventures will become a very well-known name for Adventure Travel in Canada and beyond. I will definitely be booking another trip with them, and have already recommended them to lots of friends! I cannot recommend them highly enough and encourage anyone thinking of a trip to Canada to book with West Adventures - the best tour company in Canada if not the world!
Many thanks to Ron, Katie and Tanya for looking after us so well throughout our trip – we will never forget your hospitality.
Full disclosure: I accompanied this trip as a professional photographer. However, I have not been asked to write a review, nor have I been paid to do so. In fact I requested to submit a review as I would like my testimony to be published. My opinions are entirely my own and are unprompted by West Adventures - I simply believe in and support Ron in his endeavour to create and deliver world-class adventure travel tours. I can honestly say that West Adventures have been the most professional, friendly and dedicated tour company I have ever worked with and I cannot recommend them highly enough.~Ellie, England - 2017
Beck was amazing, really enthusiastic, great with people, friendly, funny and very well informed on the whole area. We felt very lucky to have her on our tour! Andres was really lovely and did a great job, he was very kind, patient and fun.~Suzanne, Australia - 2017
I have travelled numerous times with Tanya organizing the trip. I have been on camping trips that she has exclusively put together. She carefully chooses the sites, arranges how many people will be on each site based on their needs (i.e. trailers, tents, motorhomes, etc.) Tanya also organizes the food and makes sure that all allergies and likes and dislikes are accounted for. The campgrounds have had the activities the group has been looking for.
I have travelled to the USA, Mexico and Europe with Tanya organizing hotels, food, car rentals, and activities. In all of these trips I have had a wonderful time and feel confident that Tanya is able to come through with solutions on any concerns or situations that may arrive.
She goes out of her way to make sure that everyone in her group is having an excellent time and that all their needs are accommodated. I would highly recommend using Tanya for all of your travel needs~Tara, Canada - 2016
Thank you Tanya for arranging another fantastic vacation for our family! As a family we wanted to express our appreciation for everything you do to make it these trips memorable experiences.
From booking us and our friends the choicest camping site months in advance, setting up the mess kitchen the day before we arrive, all the food purchasing, the gourmet cooking, games, did I mention fresh coffee when you get out of your tent!.....your absolutely the best and we will keep booking with you! The kids wanted me to make sure we book again.~Steve, Canada - 2016
Verliebt euch wie wir in Kanada! Und wenn ihr dann noch einen professionellen Partner für eure Reise sucht, wendet euch an Ron Geddert von West Adventures! ...
Fall in love with Canada just as we did last year! And if you’re interested in a professional provider for a trip to this beautiful country, contact Ron from West Adventures!
I've known Ron for twenty years. I've seen that everything he's done, he's done with diligence, commitment and integrity. I've watched his passion as he's developed this new venture and know his commitment to making it successful. Together with his Operations Manager, they are building a company I'm proud to support. They know what they're doing, and they know how to do it well. I highly recommend to everyone who wants to visit Western Canada, to do it through West Adventures. As a BC native, I have crisscrossed British Columbia and Alberta many times but still am awed by the beauty of the landscape.~Elmer, Canada - 2016
“Ridiculously efficient’ is the phrase that comes to mind when I think about Ron and my entrepreneurial exchanges with him.”
I am particularly impressed with Ron’s ability to juggle multiple projects without missing any key details. It’s rare to find someone who has explored his local world and beyond to the extent that Ron has. He has expertly laid the ground work for an exceptional adventure which will become evident at every level making your experience unforgettable for the right reasons!~Arnie, Canada - 2016
G'day, I recently hit the road to travel through Canada, USA and Central America, from my home digs in Melbourne Australia. Ron and I were in the same tour through Central America. He told me how he's put in heaps of effort to create interesting and fun tours that are a bit different to the other generic tours of his beloved Country. I would've liked to have seen these different places and participate in some of the great activities that he is offering, when I was there. He really impressed me with his fair dinkum determination, passion and his awesome enterprising plans, that he's making a reality for people like me to enjoy. Now I want to go back to Canada! Cheers~Lesley, Australia - 2016
I first met Ron on a 6 week overland camping tour across southern Africa back in 2009. We had a lot of time to get to know everyone on the tour and had a fantastic trip. I’ve kept in contact with Ron over the years and have been lucky to run into him on several travels since.
Ron is an avid traveller and I think that is a big reason on why we have remained friends even with an age gap of a number of years. I quickly realised he had a keen sense of adventure and I enjoy talking about various travel experiences we’ve both had. Ron’s always been very organised and his personal holiday planning is exceptional. Speaking to Ron about West Adventures it sounds extremely exciting and the holiday packages look amazing. I’m 100% confident the holidays would be a trip of a lifetime for anyone lucky enough to take one.~Nick, Australia - 2016