March 11, 2007 | Tips from Travellers >
Ucluelet, Kayaking & Canoeing
Find more information about Ucluelet - Kayaking & Canoeing
View a larger image on flickr.com
One of the lesser visited parts of the Pacific Rim National Park, the Broken Group Islands provides an intimate nature experience for those who enjoy kayaking. There are several overnight campsites scattered throughout the island providing kayakers the choice between full and partial days of paddling.
Lots of wildlife; we saw: sea lions, porpoise, humpback whale, black tail deer, eagles, seals, jumping salmon and different varieties of seagulls.
Level of difficulty ranges from novice to expert; novice kayakers can do daytrips from the Sechart lodge and expert kayakers can tackle the big swells and waves in open water.
Broken Group Islands are in Barkley Sound. Travel by ferry from Port Alberni to Sechart where kyaks can be rented or else shove off along the road to Long Beach (look for sign).