30 Years of Exceptional Eclectic Island Adventures on B.C.’s Spectacular West Coast!
Coastal Current Adventures is the second incarnation of Jack Rosen and Candace Snow’s vision of creating a business with a focus primarily on eco-tourism and environmental education.
Island Escapades began as an outdoor tour booking company shortly after their purchase of a lakefront property on Salt Spring Island in 1990. By the following summer, the business had expanded to include a small fleet of kayaks to facilitate their own tours and lessons. Youth camps, environmental education programs for schools and groups, kayak guides courses and camping expeditions, followed shortly thereafter.
In 2002, this home based business evolved with the purchase of a commercial oceanfront property in Ganges, the main hub of the island. A clothing & gear shop and vacation rental were soon added to the mix. Island Escapades became a year round diverse enterprise with several employees, including their two young sons, Jade and Jasper.
Coastal Current Adventures was incorporated in 2018 after Candace and Jack sold Island Escapades but retained the rights to the camps, instructional Guide Courses School Groups and overnight programs, their prime areas of interest. The business has come full circle and is once again, based out of their Cusheon Lake property and directed towards environmental education, kayak certification and small group wilderness adventures. Jack and Jasper are the main guides with others contracted for larger programs. Jade grows most of the fresh organic produce for the overnight excursions and camps while Candace is the editor, ongoing financial/bookkeeping person and task master.
The Snow Rosen family and Coastal Current Adventures have a heartfelt mandate—to adventure but tread lightly;to create opportunities for others to learn about and be captivated by nature. We protect what we love and it is imperative that we contribute to a more sustainable future for the earth and all of its inhabitants.