Book now and get 10% off accommodation prices. Offer valid until Jun 7, 2024.
  • Private Cabin Oceanfront – CAD $4,405.00
  • Single w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $3,405.00
  • Single w/ensuite – CAD $3,205.00
  • Single w/shared bathroom – CAD $2,780.00
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $5,395.00
  • Couple w/ensuite – CAD $5,000.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom – CAD $4,605.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront – CAD $2,700.00
  • Twin w/ensuite – CAD $2,500.00
  • Twin w/shared bathroom – CAD $2,300.00
  • Three-share w/shared bathroom – CAD $2,095.00
  • Women Dorm – CAD $1,850.00
  • Male Dorm – CAD $1,850.00
  • Mixed Dorm – CAD $1,850.00
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $1,825.00
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $3,400.00
  • Commuter – CAD $1,650.00
  • All Packages Include CAD $1,525.00 Tuition

Date & Time Details:
Program begins: September 6
Program ends: September 11
Click here to view a sample program schedule.

Tuition: $950 CAD (5 Nights)

Rooms & Meals: Rates listed below include room, 3 meals per day, use of hot tubs, and campus facilities. Tuition not included.

Room Type Nightly Rate 4 Nights / 5 Days 5 Nights / 6 Days
Private ensuite $451 $1,806 $2,257.15
Private shared bathroom $366 $1,462 $1,828
Twin shared bathroom $270 $1,081 $1,351.63
Dorm $180 $720 $900

All bookings are subject to a 10% campus fee and applicable taxes. Click here for more room types and rates.

Scholarships : Hollyhock recognizes that economic opportunity is not currently equal for all; we encourage and welcome anyone registering for a program to apply for a scholarship. Scholarship applications are open. Click here to learn more and apply.

Terms & Conditions: You may find terms & conditions here.

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Salish Shorelines: A Saltwater Journey (September)

With Jonas Fineman and Jasmine Hillier

September 6 - 11, 2024

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 will involve fresh itineraries, with Hollyhock serving as our beautiful base camp. We will set out to explore the expansive and intricate coastlines of the Discovery Islands while learning about the geology, history, and ecological systems of the Northern Salish Sea. 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, discussion topics will touch on themes of oceanography, marine ecosystems and coastal navigation. The warm, protected waters of the Northern Salish Sea will serve as an educational canvas for adventurers with a yearning for discovery and contemplation in one of the world’s most stunning coastal environments.

Don’t miss out on a unique and rare opportunity to explore the stand alone coastlines and waterways of western British Columbia. Guides, Captain and crew are all certified in Wilderness First Aid, and are Transport Canada and Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of BC accredited.

With only 10 spots available, this beginner-friendly program fills quickly. We are pleased to offer two programs this year in partnership with 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.

Kayaks and most gear provided. Participants will receive a packing list 6 weeks before the program.

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Daily Schedule 

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


Jonas Fineman
Jonas Fineman brings over two decades of ocean experience 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. As a…
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Jasmine Hillier
Jasmine Hillier (she/her) has played on the ocean for much of her life. During her time away from the ocean, she discovered the practice of yoga and the profound physical, mental, and energetic transformations that come along with it. Learning to observe energetic subtleties through her yoga practice allowed her…
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