Learn By Doing
Guided Eco Explorations
Slow Food Meals and Conversations:
A major appreciation from guests has been to walk the
gardens and pastures, in discussion about life at Bold
Point Farmstay. The conversations are blended with
nibbling berries, herbs and vegetables from the garden.
Guests are encouraged to help pick ingredients for the
evening meal. Suppers are also available for B&B
plus Cottage guests.
carrots dug in December for seafood
supper being consumed
Quadra Farmstay - Learn by Doing
Living and working on our 10 acre property where we
naturally raise sheep, chickens and organic vegetables
becomes a farmstay. Bold Point Farm stay offers a unique
way of combining a vacation with a learn by doing
Learn about organic farming and holistic animal care.
Learn about medicinal plants, tree pruning, wild berry
picking, kitchen garden planting, harvesting, pickling,
canning, jam making, fruit drying, and smoking of meats.
We can show you and teach you how to make country wines
and jam from wild berries (salmonberry, currants, Oregon
grape, elder flower). Wild craft for berries, teas,
We will share our knowledge with your about planting
and harvesting organic vegetables, wild crafted teas,
wild sea foods, naturally raised lamb and chicken. In
the kitchen, we will blend the naturally raised
ingredients into wonderful, slow cooked meal. These
meals are further enjoyed with hours of stimulating
Learn by Doing programs are March 1 – October 30th.
For online registration or inquiries please click here
Farmstay fire wood collection Wind blown trees become
Bold Point Farmstay's firewood.
Learning to split fire wood
Quadra Island Farmstay animal care trainee
Guided wilderness learning.
Rod Burns, co-owner of Bold Point Farmstay is a
Certified Professional Heritage Interpreter (CPHI) and
EcoTourism Trainer. He will guide you on inspiring
educational wilderness learning experiences.
Outings could include:
A) Cetaceans to Cougars: an introduction to Vancouver
Island - Georgia Strait's coastal environment, kayak or
hike, 4 - 6 hours:
B) Life Rocks: discovering the islands geological
history! kayak or hike.
C) The World of Small: through woodland and shoreline
hikes we search for the tiny!
D) Signs of the Past - clues to the future:
discovering signs of human activity 10, 000 years to
E) Edible Wild / Eat or Be Eaten: how animals,
including humans, survive the seasons. Mushroom
Discovery Tours April / May, Sept & October, find,
fry or dry! Eco Exploration Rates: 2005
Wilderness and Culture Explorations 50$ per hour /
group, min. of 2 hours
kayak rental, boat charters, rafting rates additional
Canoe / kayak transfer to lakes, ocean 30$ per trip,
½ to full Day trips (no meals or accommodations,
shared transportation) only: 75$ - 150$ p.p. Group Rates
(3 +) Enquire
Vancouver Island Oyster Mushrooms
Social Payment our commitments currently go toward:
- Sierra Club Quadra Island, Canada (director)
- Wilderness Tourism Association of B.C.
- Watershed Sentinel (environmental magazine)
- National Association of Interpreters, Regional rep.
- Amnesty International - Women's Action Network