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Salt Spring South End Route

Boat at sunset off the coast of Salt Spring Island

(John Cameron/Salt Spring Island Tourism photo)

Salt Spring Island

Kayaking & Canoeing

Family kayaking (Dave Heath photo)

Family kayaking (Dave Heath photo)

Salt Spring Island and its surrounding waters feature some of the finest kayaking on Canada's west coast.

Highlight Routes

The sheltered waters of Ganges Harbour are perfect for short daytrips. The 135km/83mi of coastline invite leisurely exploration from numerous launch points dotted around the island (Southey Point, Ruckle Park and Beddis Beach included) Overnight and longer expeditions let one glide amidst the islands, islets and reefs that comprise the magnificent Gulf Islands National Park Reserve.

Kayak Rentals, Lessons & Tours

Kayaks strapped atop rooftop carriers are common sights aboard ferries bound for Salt Spring. For those who travel light, however, a handful of outfitters on the island offer gear rentals, lessons and a variety of short and long-haul group tours. Book in advance, as the excursions are popular.

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Island Escapades - Salt Spring Island

163 Fulford-Ganges Rd
Salt Spring Island, British Columbia
V8K 2T9
Toll-free888-529-2567
Phone250-537-2571

Island Escapades has welcomed thousands of paddlers to Salt Spring Island since 1990. Kayak along sculpted sandstone islets with your SKGABC certified guide, viewing the spectacular bounty of marine mammals, birds & intertidal life including giant sea stars. Seals pop up & gaze with inquisitive eyes, while bald eagles soar overhead; river otters,mink, porpoise, sea lions & orcas may also be spotted. We offer Kayak harbour Tours & half and full day Marine Park Paddles, Beginner & Advanced Stroke & Rescue Clinics, Multi-Day Accredited Camping Expeditions, Adventure Youth Camps, School Programs & Guide Courses. Eclectic beachfront shop in Ganges offers Outdoor Gear, Kayak Accessories, Lifestyle, Surf & Skate Wear. Two self-contained waterfront accommodations also available.

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Coastal Bliss Adventures - Cowichan Bay

4865 Bench Road
Cowichan Bay, British Columbia
V0R 1N1
Toll-free800-896-9525
Phone250-715-0034

We specialize in adventures for both the novice and the experienced. Coastal Bliss Adventures specializes in active multi - day, and day tours. The famous West Coast Trail is our flagship hiking tour. We also offer shorter or less demanding hiking tours of equal beauty and interest. Our kayaking destinations include the picturesque Gulf Islands, the beautiful Broken Group Islands, and Johnstone Strait, orca capital of British Columbia. Whales and other wildlife are common sightings on all of our Vancouver Island tours. We run both scheduled and custom adventures. Our guides are professional, friendly, and well certified in first aid and food safe. We have your vacation safety and experience as our top priority. Making your adventure vacation exceptional is our business.

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