This is what our events are all about.
Designing modern & impactful moments 
Our Mission

A creative play on the word “orchestrate,” Orca Strait is committed to being the conductor behind the scenes of your event. We help our clients visualize authentic experiences and provide them with comprehensive planning & logistical support to discover destinations many dream of — but few adventure to explore. 

we believe by deviating from the expected, we're able to facilitate one-of-a-kind experiences that deliver lasting impressions. 

Our Philosophy is Simple:


Discover Our Signature Experience Planning Approach

We design and orchestrate a variety of event experiences, from corporate retreats & branding activations to intimate gatherings & weddings.  Orca Strait’s signature approach is grounded in three foundational values. 

Breaking Through the Traditional

Community Partnerships

Professional & Human-Centric Design

We are passionate about creating experiences in unique spaces that transport you into the unexplored. With Orca Strait’s imaginative and nature-centric approach, your alternative event possibilities are endless. Take your team dog sledding or kayaking, host your executive meeting overlooking the ocean or on top of a mountain, get married at an oceanfront vineyard — no idea is out of your reach. 

We prioritize collaborations with local talents and build ethical relationships with artists, storytellers, tour guides, food & beverage providers, and environmental organizations to further emphasize the uniqueness of the location for your event. Get inspired while trying out local flavors and discover surprises & delights along the way. 

Providing professional trust with recognized industry leadership at the helm, we are committed to making the strategy & organization of events clear and simple to our clients. We lead with strategic guidance and budget management, oversee the impactful details, and provide comprehensive planning for event programs to make your goals & desired outcomes come alive. From hiking boots to high heels, we have you covered.

What are you here for?

choose your one-of-a-kind experience

brand activation & sponsorship strategy

dmc services & incentive travel

meetings, retreats, workshops & conferences

festivals, events & celebrations

intimate elopements & weddings

customized curated experience

Make a marketing splash and build brand awareness with engaging initiatives & strategic activations for your sponsorship campaign

Take your team to an unexplored destination to disconnect and be inspired by nature. Perfect for corporate gifting & those looking for exclusive experiences. 

Whether you are planning an annual end of year summit, a corporate team kick-off, a group workshop or an exclusive retreat, we can help you bring your event to life with a signature out-of-the-box approach.

Partner with a professional creative consultant for logistic guidance, production coordination, and event design strategy for corporate groups and community programs.

You are excited to embark on your new beginning — but a big & showy wedding just isn’t you. Break through the expectations of a traditional ceremony and celebrate in an authentic way in an abundant natural environment with a spark of adventure.

Have a big idea that doesn’t fit into a box? We can help you design & strategize a one-of-a-kind event or a pop-up brand experience. 

Day of Event Management

for those who need a little bit of extra help putting it all together

Great option for you if most of your event planning has already been taken care of, but there are still a few last questions to finalize. You are now looking for a knowledgeable partner to assist with day-of coordination and logistic management leading up to the event to delight & inspire. 

To make sure that all of the details are in order, we begin working with you 1 to 6 months prior to the event date.

Explore Our Services

services include:

· Consultation planning meeting
· Review and referrals of vendors & services providers
· Finalization of project planning milestones and checklists
· Creation of event day show flow and production timelines
· Day-of onsite coordination and logistic management

Comprehensive Event Planning

For those looking for a strategic partnership to organize a detailed project or a multi-day event

Perfect for you if your event goals and budget guidelines have already been determined but you still need to fill in the missing pieces and turn your vision into reality. We like to dream big and push boundaries, so we begin to work on these projects 3 months to 3 years from the event date.

services include:

• Consultation and on-going planning meetings
• Design and program strategy 

• Sourcing local collaborations, partnerships, and vendor services 

• Budget guidance 

• Creation of full event production summary guide 

• Logistic management 

• Day-of onsite coordination 

(goals and outcomes review and recommendations)

(connections to community and suppliers)

(overview strategy of impactful elements and areas to save)

(creative mood boards, planning recommendations, project timelines, show flow and milestone details)

(detail coordination, set-up/strike)

(event program flow)

Curated All-Inclusive Destination Events

For those who want the custom getaway package for one easy number

Looking for a strategic planner to design & orchestrate your experience from A to Z? We will help you create an out-of-the-box event program based on your goals, group size, and desired outcomes. This packaged option is popular with group retreats and intimate weddings & elopements.

services include:

• Consultation planning meeting
• Day-of onsite coordination and logistic management
• Travel and transportation options
• Venue and location selections
• Overnight accommodations
• Food & beverage services
• Curated activities

Customized event enhancements:

• Sightseeing opportunities
• Entertainment opportunities
• Photography services
• Décor & signage
• Specialized services & permits

“Amber cared deeply for the projects she managed”

“Her strong creative approach elevated the firm’s level of innovation around client interactions and brand marketing initiatives."

-nicola wealth

“A special thank you to Amber!”

“All of our programs are a team effort but Amber was the person on the ground doing an exceptional job. Thank you Amber!!!”

-rare indigo

“It was an absolute pleasure to work with Amber!”

“We’re so grateful for Amber’s support throughout the planning process, her hard work, resourcefulness and positive attitude.” 

-shape immersive

“An advocate and industry leader”

“Amber introduced and expanded relationships with vendors, event venues and third-party providers, which benefited the firm greatly."

-nicola wealth

“For any future events I have in Canada, I will be reaching out to Amber!  A+"

“We recently brought our group of 250 VIP agents for our annual incentive trip! What a great team, an absolute pleasure to work with.”

- Selective Insurance

“She’s very driven and has always delivered best in class experiences.”

“Her strong attention to detail, holistic planning and design approach led to consistently exceptional results."

-nicola wealth

“Amber understands the importance of human-centric design.”

“Amber is a driven and passionate event professional. She is outstanding at collaborating through the design process”

-Event Design Collective

“Our agents loved the entire trip!”

The planning and attention to detail along with top-notch staff made for a fantastic program.”

- Selective Insurance

“ A flair for creative and innovative solutions”

 “Always inspiring her team and clients to try a little hard to achieve more.”

-Event Design Collective

Awards & Recognition

Meeting Professionals International BC, 2018 

Canadian Special Event Awards, 2018

International Live Events Association BC, 2019

International Live Events Association BC, 2019

International Live Events Association BC, 2019

best-house produced event,


event planner of the year,


best event produced for a corporation,



best technical support for an event

(in partnership with FMAV),

event professional of the year,


Doing Business Differently

Supporting our local community partners and leading by example with collaborative opportunities is central to Orca Strait’s ethos & mission. 

We actively collaborate with local service providers and sustainable regenerative tourism partnerships.

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Orca Strait is a boutique event planning agency based in the Southern Gulf Islands of British Columbia, on the small island of Saturna — an unexplored & truly remote location a quick flight or a boat ride away from Vancouver or Victoria. We specialize in the British Columbia & Yukon regions and are available for worldwide engagements.

We simply can’t wait to hear from you! 

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Land Acknowledgement

Orca Strait operates on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the W̱SÁNEĆ and SENĆOŦEN speaking peoples, including the Tsawout and Tseycum First Nations.