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Kayaking in Desolation Sound Marine Provincial Park

(Vancouver, Coast & Mountains Tourism/Paul Kamon photo)

Vancouver, Coast & Mountains

Kayaking & Canoeing

Family kayaking (Dave Heath photo)

Family kayaking (Dave Heath photo)

The Vancouver, Coast & Mountains region offers a host of kayaking and canoeing opportunities, all within reach of the city of Vancouver.

Enjoy ocean kayaking at Bowen Island or marvel at colourful marine life – from whales to sea stars – while paddling in Desolation Sound Marine Provincial Park, just off Powell River.

Another Sunshine Coast highlight is the Powell Forest Canoe Route, which has a week’s worth of paddling on eight lakes. Closer to Vancouver, don’t miss canoeing or kayaking on Buntzen Lake or in Deep Cove.

Whitewater kayakers can get their thrills on rapids suitable for all levels, from the powerful Skookumchuk Narrows on the Sunshine Coast to Whistler’s curving River of Golden Dreams.

Ocean Kayaking Highlights

Bowen Island is one hour from Vancouver, including a scenic 20-minute ferry ride, and is situated at the mouth of Howe Sound. Kayakers can weave around a multitude of smaller islands, each offering its own brand of scenery and wildlife. Explore the east side from Snug Cove, head north for mountain peak views, or head west for the Pasley Island archipelago and Keats Island.

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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 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.

For a more comfortable immersion into Desolation Sound, Cabana Desolation Eco Resort is located on an uninhabited island in the heart of Desolation. Handcrafted eco-cabins, hot showers, freshly created foods and a stunning setting.

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Sunshine Kayaking - Sailing Tours - Fishing Charters - Gibsons

Molly's Lane
Gibsons, British Columbia
V0N 1V0
Toll-free855-566-9760
Phone604-886-9760

We are the 'Adventure Experts' on the Sunshine Coast, since 1991, located at Gibsons Landing harbour waterfront, a spectacular waterfront location at the entrance to Howe Sound & the islands of Keats, Gambier, Bowen, Paisley & Anvil.

We offer, kayak, paddle board, canoe rentals, lessons & tours.

Our sailing tours & charters, are skippered, offering half day, full day & sunset evening charters, in & around the islands of Keats, Gambier, Bowen & the Paisleys.

Our fishing charters are year round & some of the best salmon fishing on the Sunshine Coast, with 5 different salmon species frequenting the area.

Our harbour tours go along the Gibsons & Keats Island shorelines seeing seals, otters, birds & marine life.

A 40 minute ferry ride from Vancouver.

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BCYukon Adventures - Surrey

Toll-free877-821-1411
Phone604-501-9232

We offer some of the best wilderness adventures in British Columbia. Hiking, canoe, river rafting, & kayaking trips for beginners & experienced adventurers. Trips range from 6 to 12 days. In business since 1988.

Hikes include the West Coast Trail, Canada's top-rated hiking trip, & the historic Chilkoot Trail where we follow in the footsteps of the 1898 Klondike Gold Rushers. Sea kayaking tours on Vancouver Island include the Orcas of Johnstone Strait, & the sea otters of Nuchatlitz. Our canoe adventure is to the world famous Bowron Lakes, Canada's quintessential lake canoe experience. Our Tatshenshini River rafting in Northern BC is rated #1 in the world by National Geographic.

Expeditions include transportation from the point of origin, major equipment, food, meal preparation, professional guides, & safety items.

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Edible Canada - Vancouver

1596 Johnston St
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6H 3R9
Toll-free
Phone604-558-0040

Sightseeing for your taste buds! Edible Canada (formerly Edible British Columbia) is located across from Vancouver's Granville Island Public Market. We are Canada's largest culinary tourism & locavore retail company, dedicated to sourcing the highest quality culinary products from coast to coast for our customers. Services include our retail & online artisan food store, guided Granville Island Market & Chinatown Tours, demonstration guest chef Market Dinners, Gourmet Kayaking Weekends & popular Amuse Bouche newsletter & blog. In Summer 2011 we opened Edible Canada at the Market - a vibrant bistro in the heart of Granville Island & at the forefront of Canadian cuisine.

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Kumsheen Rafting Resort - Lytton - Lytton

1345 Trans-Canada Hwy 1
Lytton, British Columbia
V0K 1Z0
Toll-free800-663-6667
Phone250-455-2296

Kumsheen is BC's longest-standing & largest rafting resort. Complete with mountain biking, kayaking, rock climbing & a variety of other activities, we have grown a lot since 1973. Come see what makes the Thompson River BC's most popular river & what has made Kumsheen the outfitter of choice for over 40 years, for over 250,000 people. This is BC adventure at it's finest!

Kumsheen | Raft. Relax. Recharge.

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Natural West Coast Adventures - Kayak Fishing - Garden Bay

Toll-free
Phone604-535-7985

Natural West Coast Adventures offers kayak fishing tours & instruction for both fresh & salt waters species. Our kayak fishing courses are designed for the novice to experienced angler & take place in beautiful White Rock, BC where you can learn the fundamentals of fishing & paddling.

For those seeking further adventure & sport fishing opportunities we offer guided kayak fishing tours for both fresh & salt water species on BC's Sunshine Coast. Our base operation is located in scenic Garden Bay, where there is easy access to lake & the ocean angling.

NWCA will provide all the gear & equipment needed. We offer small group tours for cutthroat trout, salmon, ling cod, rock cod, green ling & other ground fish species.

Come out for a relaxing day of kayak fishing!

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REO Rafting Resort - Rafting - Boston Bar

17 Kms From Boston Bar On Nahatlatch River Rd
Boston Bar, British Columbia
V0K 1C0
Toll-free800-736-7238
Phone604-461-7238

Changing people's lives - one splash at a time! 32 years of operating excellence & a perfect safety record. REO's edge-of-the-river retreat is truly stunning, perfect for glamping, rafting, retreats & group events. Private beach & 1 km of private river front.

REO's adventure retreat 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, kids camp, lake paddleboarding, guided nature hikes & aromatherapy massage. 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, paddle with REO on the Nahatlatch, Thompson, Stein & Fraser Rivers.

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Sea to Sky Expeditions - Squamish

1742 Harris Road
Squamish, British Columbia
V0N 3G0
Toll-free800-990-8735
Phone604-815-4202

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.

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Terracentric Coastal Adventures - Lund

1451B Hwy 101
Lund, British Columbia
V0N 2G0
Toll-free1-888-522-5558
Phone604-483-7900

Terracentric Coastal Adventures offers dynamic tours by boat and sea kayak to some of the most beautiful, scenic marine parks in the world: Desolation Sound, Copeland Islands and Mitlenatch Island Nature Reserve. Our day tours range from 3.5 to 8 hours, with full day tours offering the opportunity to go ashore, enjoying our delicious, home made, locally sourced lunches. Multi-day tours run from 2 to 5 days in length.

On foot, Terracentric offers hiking tours through luscious green forests along the Sunshine Coast Trail.

With local, professional guides/naturalists, you will learn of fascinating human and natural history from ancient First Nations to modern day newcomers. With diverse marine life, including increased whale sightings, stunning vistas and warm waters for swimming, you'll never want to leave.

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