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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Kyuquot, British Columbia
Savour a diverse west coast sea kayaking adventure that allows you to connect, experience & refresh. Options for families & individual adventurers of all ages. Truly get away and journey off the beaten path by sea kayak in the marine wilderness of Kyuquot Sound & Checleset Bay. With the unmatched camping luxuries of our Wilderness Retreat on Spring Island, learn about local Aboriginal culture, colourful marine wildlife & the mysteries of the coast's old-growth forests on multi-day, all-inclusive, professionally-guided tours with delicious wholesome meals, comfy beds & a team that cares. Guest feedback is that we're in a league on our own - we think that's because of the great people who join us!
Edgewater Activity Centre
Whistler, British Columbia
Whistler Eco Tours has been bringing people back to nature since 2001. Specializing in guided canoe, kayak, hike & bike tours, WET's interpretive & naturalist guides will pass on their knowledge of our local flora, fauna, history & geology. We have canoe & kayak tours of the River of Golden Dreams, Alta Lake & Green Lake. We have a variety of bike tours & you can combine your bike tour with a paddle tour. We also offer an array of walking & hiking tours, fishing tours, eagle viewing & mountain biking. Also come explore the Whistler venues of the 2010 Olympics on a guided tour.
685 Heriot Bay Rd
Heriot Bay, British Columbia
Kayak with Killer Whales at our Orca base camp in Johnstone Strait or take one of our kayak expedition vacations to Desolation Sound, Discovery Islands or the Fjordlands. Trips range from 4 to 7 days. We provide memorable outdoor experiences for adventure travellers that combine spectacular scenery, scrumptious food & abundant wildlife encounters including whales, dolphins, bears & eagles. Our top-rated service caters to both local & international clientele. All tours are fully inclusive & no kayaking experience is required. Only have a day? Visit our storefront for paddleboard & kayak rentals or day tours in the stunning vistas surrounding Quadra Island.
1925 Hwy 3
Christina Lake, British Columbia
Biking, kayaking and paddle board adventures, explore the Kootenays with WildWays. We carry the finest outdoor equipment and a huge selection of beach wear and fashion clothing from Volcom, Fox, Roxy, Quiksilver and RDS in our retail store. We have a full service bike repair shop, 15 seater shuttle van for Trans Canada Trail bike tours and shuttles on the Kettle Valley Railgrade and a huge inventory of bike parts in stock. SUP's, kayaks, canoes and bikes are available from 1/2 day to week long rentals. We also sell a complete line of kayaks and SUP's for the lLake, and bikes for the road, trail, BMX or comfort.
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Coast Discovery Marina
Campbell River, British Columbia
Whales, Bears and Wildlife! Our West Coast Eco-Adventures take you into the heart of the Orca Realm of Johnstone Strait, the Discovery Island, and the Great Bear Rainforest. Cruise in style & comfort aboard our safe, covered cabin cruiser with onboard washroom, as we search for Killer Whales (Orca), Grizzly bears, Black Bears, Bald Eagles, Dolphins, Sea Lions, Seals & Sea Birds. Only company in town featuring kayaking boat-based day trips. Our Transport Canada certified boat & captains cater to small groups and families. Come for a scheduled trip or personalized adventure!
100% West Coast First Nations owned and operated, we are an outdoor adventure tour company located off of the northeast coast of Vancouver Island, BC on Compton Island. Kayak with whales, paddle to a grizzly or black bear habitat or go fishing for salmon, halibut or cod. Immerse yourself in the song, dance and storytelling of our people. Whether you want to hike old growth forests, or relax on our beach, our aboriginal guides will show you a side of British Columbia that you have never seen. We offer 1, 3 and 5 day packages, along with overnight camping, or rustic cabin accommodation. Come share this beautiful marine paradise with us. We can't wait to see you!
Squamish River Dyke Road
Squamish, British Columbia
Aerial Kiteboarding School & Shop is your premier Vancouver Kiteboarding School offering top knotch lessons in Squamish, British Columbia Canada.
With a satisfaction guaranteed policy, we ensure every single student is successful in each lesson. With boat assisted lessons and use of radio helmets, our IKO certified and experienced instructors are beside you every step of the way.
Taking advantage of the summer thermal Howe Sound Winds, Aerial Kiteboarding operates from May 1st to September 30th and offers not only Kiteboarding instruction but also SUP lessons, rentals and tours as well as Kayak Rentals. For more information about Aerial Kiteboarding and other interesting things to do in Squamish check out our website!
We offer some of the best wilderness adventures in British Columbia. Hiking, canoe, river rafting, & kayaking trips for beginners & experienced adventurers. Trips range from 6 to 12 days. In business since 1988.
Hikes include the West Coast Trail, Canada's top-rated hiking trip, & the historic Chilkoot Trail where we follow in the footsteps of the 1898 Klondike Gold Rushers. Sea kayaking tours on Vancouver Island include the Orcas of Johnstone Strait, & the sea otters of Nuchatlitz. Our canoe adventure is to the world famous Bowron Lakes, Canada's quintessential lake canoe experience. Our Tatshenshini River rafting in Northern BC is rated #1 in the world by National Geographic.
Expeditions include transportation from the point of origin, major equipment, food, meal preparation, professional guides, & safety items.
7074 Westminster St
Powell River, British Columbia
One of the only waterfront hotel & marinas within the city of Powell River offering deluxe oceanfront rooms with free WiFi, coffeemakers, hairdryers, air-conditioning and private decks. On site: The Savoury Bight seaside restaurant & pub, beer & wine store, fitness centre & indoor pool. Plus, a full service Marina with both transient and permanent moorage, coin laundry. Family packages, kayaks and paddleboards available.
Peachland, British Columbia
Beachride Rental Co. located in beautiful Peachland, offers fun for the entire family with activities such as stand up paddle board rentals and sales, paddle board lessons, kayak rentals, Italian 4-Wheel canopy bikes, Streetstepper bikes (new to North America) and paddleboard yoga.
We also offer stand up paddle board tours to Rattlesnake Island (weather permitting and a minimum six participants).