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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208 Mabel Lake Rd
Lumby, British Columbia
We provide fun, adventure & unforgettable experiences in the great outdoors. Check out our ATV, quading, canoeing, kayaking & dogsledding tours. Our area of operations is in the north Okanagan from Vernon east to Lumby to the Monashee. We are open year-round with summer & winter outdoor adventure activities.
In the summer, enjoy one of our 6 kayak / canoe trips, or our backcountry ATV adventures. In winter, cross country ski, snowshoe or hike through a mountainous, winter landscape. We have trips for every experience level with our top-of-the-line equipment & knowledge. This is what people dream of when they envision Canada!
1327 Beach Dr
Victoria, British Columbia
We offer both day sailing and overnight cruises from Oak Bay, the 'wild' side of Victoria - only minutes from downtown Victoria. This area and surrounding Gulf Islands are a boater's dream, featuring wild islands, diverse marine life, and tranquil anchorages, against a background of snow-capped mountains.
Ours is a 'hands-on' experience where you will have the opportunity to learn how to sail or gain more experience. Your Captain is a CYA certified instructor, and our vessel is a 35 foot Beneteau sloop.
On our exploratory cruises up the coast we can take along kayaks as well as our inflatable. This spring we are organizing cruises to magnificent Princess Louisa Inlet and Desolation Sound from Nanaimo and Comox, harbours convenient to these world famous cruising destinations.
Whistler, British Columbia
We have a passion for all things adventurous!
Explore Whistler's spectacular Blackcomb Mountain & the beautiful Callaghan Valley by ATV, 4x4 Jeep, snowmobile, snowcat, snowshoe or dog sled. Paddle a canoe down the River of Golden Dreams for a truly Canadian adventure.
Enjoy world-famous mountain top dining at 6,000 ft (1829 m), travel via snowmobile or in the comfort of a snowcat for a 3-course fondue in the winter. ATV or Jeep in the summer for a waffle breakfast or the famous Salmon Bake evening. Live entertainers play as you dine in the alpine! Tours cater to all ages & all abilities.
173 Larson Rd
Christina Lake, British Columbia
Welcome to Christina Lake Marina!
We are the hub of water activity at Christina Lake with the lake's only waterfront marina. We have boat and equipment rentals to suit everyone's needs including pontoon, wakeboard, ski, wakesurf, canoes, kayaks and fishing boats. No boat operator's license needed to rent boats! See our website for more details.
2628 Hwy 95
Parson, British Columbia
Immerse yourself in the serenity & wonder of the world-famous Columbia Wetlands. Witness the wetlands come alive as you float quietly past beaver dams, osprey nests & a heron rookery. With over 300 species of mammals & birds & the Rocky Mountains as a backdrop, our Columbia Wetlands Adventures are a nature-lover's dream come true! An on-board guide will amaze & entertain you with their knowledge of the history, ecology & wildlife of the area.
We also offer canoe & kayak rentals for those who want to create their own adventure. We are a short drive from Golden, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort & Radium Hot Springs.
7806 North Bonaparte Rd
Bridge Lake, British Columbia
As a working dude ranch, we specialize in horseback riding and fly-fishing holidays but offer many other sun and snow activities. Pristine lakes, rolling meadows and deep forests, ranch style meals, log cabins, and real cowboys await you. We take great pride in offering our guests a string of healthy, pasture-kept, trustworthy horses. From Paints to Palominos we have over 20 to choose from, so you can be sure to find the ideal horse for your time on the range. No matter what your riding ability, up here everyone's a cowboy or a cowgirl & everyone can go cowboying.
1596 Johnston St
Vancouver, British Columbia
Sightseeing for your taste buds! Edible Canada (formerly Edible British Columbia) is located across from Vancouver's Granville Island Public Market. We are Canada's largest culinary tourism & locavore retail company, dedicated to sourcing the highest quality culinary products from coast to coast for our customers. Services include our retail & online artisan food store, guided Granville Island Market & Chinatown Tours, demonstration guest chef Market Dinners, Gourmet Kayaking Weekends & popular Amuse Bouche newsletter & blog. In Summer 2011 we opened Edible Canada at the Market - a vibrant bistro in the heart of Granville Island & at the forefront of Canadian cuisine.
12 Erie Street
Victoria, British Columbia
Just around the corner from Victoria's Inner Harbour, Fisherman's Wharf is a hidden treasure waiting to be discovered. This unique marine destination offers food kiosks, unique shops & eco-tour adventures in the heart of the working harbour. Wander down the docks with your lunch, buy seafood fresh off the boat, see moored pleasure vessels & float homes & watch as fishing vessels unload their wares. Visit businesses at Fisherman's Wharf: Restaurant & Seafood Sales, Barb's Fish & Chips, The Fish Store & More, Grilligans BBQ, Jackson's Ice Cream, Hi Gear Crab Sales, Moka House Coffee & Bistro, Marine Adventures, Eagle Wing Whale Watching Tours, Kelp Reef Kayaking, Pirate Adventures & don't forget Sammy the seal!
2220 Harbour Rd
Sidney, British Columbia
Gulf Islands National Park Reserve safeguards a portion of British Columbia's beautiful southern Gulf Islands. Established in 2003, park lands are dotted throughout numerous islands, islets & reefs. Enjoy kayaking, boating,camping, hiking, walking along the beaches or trails, picnicking or geocaching. Take in an interpretive program (free & fun) - check the website for more details.
Haida Heritage Centre
Skidegate, British Columbia
Explore the edge of the world. In the southern portion of Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) lies Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve & Haida Heritage Site, a wild & remote place of haunting beauty. Reservations required May 1-Sep 30.