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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17 Kms From Boston Bar On Nahatlatch River Rd
Boston Bar, British Columbia
REO is an adventure-style resort that overlooks the jade green Nahatlatch River, just 2.5 hrs drive from Vancouver. The resort 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, rock-rappelling, fishing, guided nature hikes & spa treatments. 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 & Vancouver Island, paddle with us on the Nahatlatch, Thompson, Stein & Fraser Rivers.
37977 Fourth Ave
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.
13870 - 70 Ave
Surrey, British Columbia
After 25 years of guiding, we have identified the best of wilderness adventures on Vancouver Island and British Columbia. We offer hiking, canoeing, and sea kayaking trips for all experience levels. Hiking adventures include the West Coast Trail, the new North Coast Trail, the Southern Chilcotins, and the Chilkoot Trail. Sea kayaking tours include the orcas of Johnstone Strait, otters of Nuchatlitz, and the history of Nootka Sound. Our canoeing adventure is to the world famous Bowron Lakes and our river rafting destination is the incomparable Tatshenshini River. All trips include transportation from our point of origin, major equipment, food and meal preparation, and safety items.
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 & sleigh rides through 4,000 ha (10,000 ac) forest & field. Open year round. 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 & become true cowboys. Free winter activities include cross-country skiing, ice-skating, snowshoeing, tubing or sledding. Rent snowmobiles. Whether a trail ride, wagon/sleigh ride or overnight for a week, you'll wish you'd stayed longer.
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.
Trek & Treats invites you to experience Canada's West Coast during an unforgettable journey across southern Vancouver Island. Discover nature, culture and hospitality on a partially guided or self-guided hiking or multi-sport tour.
Walk along rugged coastline, through ancient forest and peaceful farmland during a 3-7 day tour, or travel by kayak or bicycle for some of the distance. Enjoy local eateries and stay in rural B&B's. Travel at your own pace, with your own company.
Trek & Treats provides maps and route information, arranges your accommodations and transports your luggage. Personalized options are available.
218-4293 Mountain Square
Whistler, British Columbia
The wide variety of Whistler Whitewater Rafting tours offered by Wedge Rafting provides the perfect challenge & adventure for your group. We offer white water tours between Classes 1 & 4 rapids.
In the presence of an experienced professional raft guide you will venture onto one of Whistler's pristine rivers with the confidence it takes to rip through the wild waters.
Come & join Whistler's original rafting company in an adventure you will be telling your friends about for years to come. It is quite simply the coolest thing to do this summer!
203 Pandora St
Zeballos, British Columbia
Sea Otter and Whale Watching boat tours off the West Coast of Vancouver Island, Canada. Based out of the village of Zeballos, these tours explore the waters of Zeballos Inlet and Nootka Island. As well as marine mammals, wildlife such as bear, deer and the occasional cougar can be spotted on the beaches. Marine, shore and pelagic birds can help fill out your lists!
Tours last about four hours, including shore break. Packages can be arranged to include rooms and meals at Cedars Inn.