Kayaking & Canoeing
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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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 Vancouver Island. Adventuress offers wildlife tours, rentals & lessons. Choose from fun day tours in Nanoose, Parksville & Qualicum Beach to weekend getaways & exciting multi-day adventures 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.
2354 W 8th Ave
Vancouver, British Columbia
Start your journey here with Dam Good Logistics for self-guided kayaking and hiking adventures in stunning British Columbia. My experienced colleagues and I believe that the self-guided, highly personalized kayak & hiking trips we create offer you a unique kind of independence and flexibility. We match your needs with the many 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.
Cortes Island, British Columbia
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.
10676 Crowther Rd
Powell River, British Columbia
Desolation Sound Marine Park is one of BC's most beautiful and largest marine parks. Unusually warm Pacific waters, prolific marine wildlife and towering mountains highlight this beautiful region. Since 1995, PR Sea Kayak has been providing high quality guided tours as well as instruction and rentals.
Join us in 2013 for an all-inclusive multi-day tour - including great foods, high-end kayaks and equipment and a total immersion into the beauty of Desolation! Day tours also available.
2014 will begin a new level of comfort, quality and experience. Desolation's Island Cabana Experience! Handcrafted eco-cabins on an island in the middle of Desolation.
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1327 Beach Dr
Victoria, British Columbia
We offer both sailing as well as kayaking from Oak Bay, the "wild side of Victoria - only 15 minutes from downtown Victoria, this area is a boater's dream featuring wild islands, protected waters, anchorages & the most reliable winds to be found on Vancouver Island. It is also noted for its marine wildlife & snow-capped mountains.
Half-day, day & overnight sail & kayaking tours are offered. Your Skipper & paddling guides/naturalists are fully certified & have over 20 years cumulative experience in these waters.
Check out our 'learn to cruise" sail programs. Join us this spring in circumnavigating Vancouver Island by sail.