Book now and get 10% off campus rates! Offer valid until Mar 31, 2023.
  • Private Cabin Oceanfront – CAD $3,715.00
  • Single w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $2,975.00
  • Single w/ensuite – CAD $2,805.00
  • Single w/shared bathroom – CAD $2,430.00
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $4,720.00
  • Couple w/ensuite – CAD $4,375.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom – CAD $4,030.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront – CAD $2,365.00
  • Twin w/ensuite – CAD $2,190.00
  • Twin w/shared bathroom – CAD $2,015.00
  • Three-share w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,840.00
  • Women Dorm – CAD $1,610.00
  • Male Dorm – CAD $1,610.00
  • Mixed Dorm – CAD $1,610.00
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $1,535.00
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $2,895.00
  • Commuter – CAD $1,465.00

Date & Time Details:
Starts with dinner on June 30
Ends with lunch on July 5

Sample program schedule

Location: Cortes Island

Tuition: $850 CAD

Campus Rates: Campus rates include accommodations, meals, Hollyhock activities, use of hot tubs and campus facilities (does not include tuition). Click here for details.

Scholarships: Program experiences are enriched by having a multitude of voices and experiences that reflect global plurality. Our scholarship program is one of our key strategies to expand program access to underrepresented and marginalized communities.

A limited number of scholarships are available per program with awards ranging from partial to full tuition. We encourage applicants from those whose identities intersect with, but are not limited to: Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, 2SLGBTQIA+, people with disabilities, newcomers, youth, and elders.

Please apply for a scholarship within your program registration form. We ask for a 5% refundable deposit to apply. Contact us directly if you are unable to pay this deposit.

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Salish Shorelines: A Saltwater Journey (July)

With Jonas Fineman and Kai Harvey

June 30 - July 5, 2023

Join Cortes Island guides and mariners for a kayaking exploration of the Salish Sea surrounding the renowned Hollyhock Campus. Each day’s adventure offers a safe and comprehensive foray into the seascapes and histories of Desolation Sound and the Discovery Islands.

Launching from various beaches around Cortes Island as well as from the 43 foot schooner Misty Isles, each day we will access new waters with the Hollyhock campus serving as base camp. We will explore the expansive and intricate coastlines of the gulf islands. Learn about the geology, history, and ecology as we explore coastal ecosystems by kayak and schooner. Expand your kayaking skill set as we learn basic kayak safety, strokes and maneuvering. On one of our evenings we will venture out for sunset on the water, followed by a bioluminescence paddle as dusk falls.

While traveling aboard Misty Isles, explore themes of meteorology, marine ecosystems and navigation. The warm, protected waters of the Northern Salish Sea will serve as a canvas for adventurers with a yearning for discovery and contemplation in one of the world’s most stunning coastal environments.

A unique and rare opportunity to explore unforgettable coastlines and waterways. Guides and Captains are licensed professionals and Transport Canada accredited.

With only 10 spots available, this program fills quickly. We are pleased to offer two back-to-back programs this year in partnership with two Cortes-Island based, family-run businesses; Cortes Kayaks and Misty Isles Adventures. If both programs are full, please join the waiting list to be contacted in case of availability.

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Schedule

A detailed schedule will be available 1-2 weeks in advance of the program. View sample schedule here.

Terms & Conditions

You may find our terms & conditions here.

Presenters

Jonas Fineman
Jonas Fineman brings over two decades of commitment to the sea to the decks of the schooner Misty Isles. From isolated surfing locales, to high seas fisheries and trans-ocean sail crossings, the nautical life and how it shapes human thought and existence has kept Jonas loyal to a life offshore.…
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Kai Harvey
Kai Harvey grew up on Cortes Island and has always had a deep love and appreciation for the sea and the natural world. Kai loves guiding because it gives her the opportunity to share her passion and knowledge for marine biology, geology, and history. Nature immersion can offer healing experiences, and…
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