Kayaking & Canoeing
Family kayaking (Dave Heath photo)
Sheltered waters, a peppering of islands, hidden coves, idyllic beaches and easily accessible marine parks invite paddlers to adventure around Sidney.
Island campsites for kayakers enable overnight expeditions. Bald eagles, sea lions and sea otters watch from the cheap seats.
Sign on for guided, multi-day expeditions through islands and marine parks. D'Arcy Island was a leper colony when the disease arrived in Victoria in 1891. Princess Margaret has three wilderness campsites with toilet facilities and hiking trails.
Rum Island, in the 1920s a base for rum-runners, is another excellent overnight spot for kayakers. It has three campsites, picnic tables, pit toilets and a network of trails.
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