Kayaking & Canoeing
Harmony Islands Marine Provincial Park (Albert Normandin photo)
Ocean kayaking, lake paddling, whitewater kayaking... for kayak and canoe enthusiasts, British Columbia’s spectacularly scenic regions offer adventures for all skill levels.
BC is one of the world's premier ocean kayaking destinations, thanks to its jagged coastline and many islands, inlets, and coves. Kayakers enjoy easy-to-challenging waters and myriad wildlife viewing opportunities. Orcas, as well as grey and humpback whales, are commonly seen during their migration seasons. Watch for marine birds, seals, otters and porpoises too.
Launch from Deep Cove or False Creek near Vancouver’s urban environment, or kayak through the isolated Broken Group Islands off Vancouver Island’s west coast.
Prefer canoeing? Head to the renowned Bowron Lakes Canoe Circuit in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast region. Or try the Thompson Okanagan’s Wells Gray Provincial Park, laden with gorgeous waterfalls, and home to Murtle Lake, which boasts 100km/62mi of shoreline.
Meanwhile, whitewater kayakers flock to the legendary Stikine River in Northern BC and the Sunshine Coast’s Skookumchuck Narrows.
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51 Wharf St
Tofino, British Columbia
We are committed to preserving the ecological value & timeless wonder of Clayoquot Sound. We strive to help visitors appreciate the coastal environment through fun, educational outings. Our programs emphasize the many connections between forest & ocean ecosystems.
Whether whale watching, bear watching, dipping into Hot Springs Cove or sea kayaking to a rainforest trail, people of all ages have enjoyed our excursions since 1986.
We launch out of Tofino, on the west coast of Vancouver Island, just minutes from Long Beach & Pacific Rim National Park. Tofino is part of Clayoquot Sound, a temperate rainforest area of beaches & fjord inlets.
17 Kms From Boston Bar On Nahatlatch River Rd
Boston Bar, British Columbia
Changing people's lives - one splash at a time! 32 years of operating excellence & a perfect safety record. REO's edge-of-the-river retreat is truly stunning, perfect for glamping, rafting, retreats & group events. Private beach & 1 km of private river front.
REO's adventure retreat offers wilderness seclusion in a spectacular setting on the edge of a canyon, surrounded by mountains of pine. REO offers all-inclusive, multi-sport vacations featuring whitewater rafting, kayaking, kids camp, lake paddleboarding, guided nature hikes & aromatherapy massage. Trips include professional guides & delicious meals. For overnight stays, camp in your own tent or upgrade to a river's edge cabin tent. For unforgettable whitewater rafting trips & family adventure vacations near Vancouver, Whistler & Seattle, paddle with REO on the Nahatlatch, Thompson, Stein & Fraser Rivers.
1742 Harris Road
Squamish, British Columbia
Sea to Sky Expeditions has been providing quality wilderness experiences since 1988. We offer a wide variety of activities & locations throughout BC. We are British Columbia's hiking experts, come join us on the West Coast Trail or take in a stunning mountain vista. Sea kayak in Johnstone Strait with the orcas or paddle a canoe through the world-class Bowron Lakes circuit. Amazing scenery, great food, certified guides & new friends await! No previous experience required.
2537 Beacon Avenue
Sidney, British Columbia
Breaching, spyhopping, bow riding, tail slapping - if these terms aren't familiar, you probably haven't been on a whale watching tour.
Sidney Whale Watching, located in the Cannery Building at the foot of Beacon Avenue, offers 3 to 3 1/2 hour tours starting right from Sidney's waterfront! We are the closest company to the whale foraging grounds which means less travel time & more whale time! Learning about the traditional territory along the way & viewing all the other animals that call this place home is a one of a kind experience.
5770 Spring Lake Rd
100 Mile House, British Columbia
Travelling through 100 Mile House? Book your horse, wagon and sleigh rides through 4,000 hectares (10,000 acres) forest and field. Stay in your own log cabin overlooking private Spring Lake. There's so much to do for free during your stay overnight at this beautiful guest ranch - canoeing, pedal boating, swimming, fishing, games room, floor hockey in the barn. Help out with the cattle ranch operation and become a true cowboy or cowgirl.
Free winter activities include cross-country skiing, ice-skating, snowshoeing, tubing or sledding. Rent snowmobiles. Whether a trail ride, wagon or sleigh ride, or for a week long stay, you'll wish you'd stayed longer.
Camp Two Rd KM 9
Clearwater, British Columbia
A private retreat in the wilderness with a lake full of rainbow trout. Days for hiking, swimming, fishing, boating, exploring. Quiet nights for stargazing, campfires, songs and the company of your friends and family. Five housekeeping cabins, 10 campsites, hourly or daily boat rentals, canoes and kayaks for rent by the hour. Only 15 mins to Clearwater and 40 mins to Wells Gray Park. Enjoy the wilderness experience at Star Lake Resort.
176 Robinson Ave
Naramata, British Columbia
Sun n' Sup is in the Village at the end of the Naramata Bench. Our shop is walking distance to the beach and offers stand up paddleboard sales with an extensive inventory of quality SUP's and beach wear. We also offer repairs, demos, lessons, rentals, family & locals nights. SUP rentals are available hourly, daily or weekly and entry level kayaks and beach cruiser and mountain bike rentals are available on a limited basis. The Kettle Valley Rail Trail is just minutes away as are 32 award winning Okanagan wineries, 2 distilleries, 2 cheese artisans and many art galleries.
Get on board with us and book your group, ladies only, kids' party, or team building event now.
We are a professionally licensed private tour guide & limousine service offering luxury transportation in a 7 passenger SUV for sightseeing tours in & around Victoria, Vancouver Island, Vancouver & all of British Columbia. All sightseeing tours may be customized to your requests!
We specialize in guided hikes and kayaking in Victoria and the surrounding area.
Kayaks & paddle board rentals available, delivered to you at local beaches and lakes within the vicinity of Victoria.
Victoria airport & BC ferries service available for reasonable rates with pick up from your Victoria hotel, cruise ship, downtown ferry or sea plane terminal. Arrangements can also be made for pick ups in Vancouver and Calgary, AB.
Sechelt Inlet Rd
Sechelt, British Columbia
Experienced guides help visitors discover & experience traditional Salish ways of life on the Sunshine Coast & various Lower Mainland locations by appointment. Hear traditional stories connected to local pictographs, native plants & wildlife & explore the water & land in all of its glory. Our guides will show you pristine sites with an array of wildlife.
Kayaking, canoe, stand up paddle board, hiking tours & lessons are offered May, June, July, August, early September. We will entertain the avid paddler in the off-season. Hiking, snowshoeing, site seeing is in the fall & winter. Co-create a unique cultural experience with us & your group. Talaysay customized events include cultural activities, museum & longhouse visits with heritage songs, stories & drumming with First Nation guides.
1451B Hwy 101
Lund, British Columbia
Terracentric Coastal Adventures offers dynamic tours by boat and sea kayak to some of the most beautiful, scenic marine parks in the world: Desolation Sound, Copeland Islands and Mitlenatch Island Nature Reserve. Our day tours range from 3.5 to 8 hours, with full day tours offering the opportunity to go ashore, enjoying our delicious, home made, locally sourced lunches. Multi-day tours run from 2 to 5 days in length.
On foot, Terracentric offers hiking tours through luscious green forests along the Sunshine Coast Trail.
With local, professional guides/naturalists, you will learn of fascinating human and natural history from ancient First Nations to modern day newcomers. With diverse marine life, including increased whale sightings, stunning vistas and warm waters for swimming, you'll never want to leave.