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Powell River

Kayaking & Canoeing

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Family kayaking (Dave Heath photo)

For canoeists and kayakers, Powell River offers a world-class paddling experience.

Not only does the natural setting feature rugged mountains and glittering ocean waters, but it's also well-sheltered from the elements thanks to the bulk of Vancouver Island and nearby Texada Island.

Prefer freshwater paddling? This coastal community also offers easy access to more than 30 lakes and the Powell Forest Canoe Route, which is arguably the most dynamic paddling on the Sunshine Coast.

Powell Forest Canoe Route

The Powell Forest Canoe Route covers a 57km/36mi semi-circle of eight lakes, but paddlers can extend the route to more than 150km/94mi with side trips. Most estimates put it at 80km/50mi. Budget five to seven days to complete the route. All major lakes on the route can be accessed by logging roads, making it feasible to do the route in sections.

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Adventuress Sea Kayaking - Parksville

Toll-free866-955-6702
Phone250-755-6702

Come paddle with us! The scenery is spectacular here with mountain vistas, majestic old growth rainforests, expansive wilderness & captivating wildlife. What better way to see all of this, than to kayak the shores of beautiful Vancouver Island. Adventuress offers wildlife tours, rentals & lessons. Choose from fun day tours, sunset paddles and full moon howls in Nanoose, Parksville & Qualicum Beach. Families welcome. Want to up your adventure quotient? Join us for our weekend getaways & exciting multi-day excursions in the Gulf Islands, Desolation Sound, Johnstone Strait & Broken Group Islands. Check out our all-women trips; all women-all fun! Every day an adventure. Live fully. Let Adventuress Sea Kayaking take you on a trip of a lifetime. All tours come with a certified guide, kayak, gear and instruction.

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Dam Good Trips - Vancouver

2354 W 8th Ave
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6K 2A9
Toll-free
Phone778-865-3597

Self-guided adventure packages for hiking, kayaking and mountain biking in BC. Get outstanding guidance without the guide. Get the trip of a lifetime without the logistics. We're with you every step of the way. We take care of the details. All you have to do is show up, enjoy and create incredible memories. At DGT we believe that the self-guided, highly personalized trips we create offer you a unique kind of independence and flexibility. What we do best is this: match your needs with the many paddling and hiking opportunities available in BC and equip you to do it. Alone. Unguided. But well informed and advised about what challenges you will face. That's how we put our knowledge to work for you.

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Misty Isles Adventures - Cortes Island

Mansons Landing
Cortes Island, British Columbia
V0P 1K0
Toll-free
Phone250-935-6756

Cortes Island's only sea kayaking outfitter & Transport Canada certified sailing charter vessel. Kayak rentals, instruction & guided day trips. Experience paddling with the seals, visit a historic pictograph site or a night paddle with bioluminescence illuminating every stroke. Cruise Desolation Sound or Mitlenatch Island on-board the 13 m (43 ft) schooner Misty Isles. Multi-day kayak mothership trips explore remote areas of the Discovery Islands, Toba & Bute Inlets. Nestled at the entrance to enchanting Desolation Sound & located between Campbell River & the mainland coast of BC, the Discovery Islands dot the intricate waterways in some of the most spectacular scenery in the world.

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Powell River Sea Kayak - Powell River

10676 Crowther Rd
Powell River, British Columbia
V8A 0G4
Toll-free866-617-4444
Phone604-483-2160

Desolation Sound Marine Park is one of BC's most beautiful & largest marine parks. Unusually warm Pacific waters, prolific marine wildlife & towering mountains highlight this beautiful region. Since 1995, Powell River Sea Kayak has been providing high quality guided tours as well as instruction & rentals.

Join us in 2014 for an all-inclusive multi-day tour - including great foods, high-end kayaks & equipment & a total immersion into the beauty of Desolation! Day tours also available.

2014 will begin a new level of comfort, quality & experience. Desolation's Island Cabana Experience! Handcrafted eco-cabins on an island in the middle of Desolation.

And for those looking for comfort & adventures beyond, our new Mothership tours will explore key areas of the BC coast, including prime orca waters.

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Blackfish Sailing & Kayaking Adventures - Victoria

1327 Beach Dr
Victoria, British Columbia
V8S 2N4
Toll-free
Phone250-216-2389

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.

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