Kayaking & Canoeing
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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Edgewater Activity Centre
Whistler, British Columbia
Whistler Eco Tours has been bringing people back to nature since 2001. Specializing in guided canoe, kayak, hike & bike tours, WET's interpretive & naturalist guides will pass on their knowledge of our local flora, fauna, history & geology. We have canoe & kayak tours of the River of Golden Dreams, Alta Lake & Green Lake. We have a variety of bike tours & you can combine your bike tour with a paddle tour. We also offer an array of walking & hiking tours, fishing tours, eagle viewing & mountain biking. Also come explore the Whistler venues of the 2010 Olympics on a guided tour.
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Squamish River Dyke Road
Squamish, British Columbia
Aerial Kiteboarding School & Shop is your premier Vancouver Kiteboarding School offering top knotch lessons in Squamish, British Columbia Canada.
With a satisfaction guaranteed policy, we ensure every single student is successful in each lesson. With boat assisted lessons and use of radio helmets, our IKO certified and experienced instructors are beside you every step of the way.
Taking advantage of the summer thermal Howe Sound Winds, Aerial Kiteboarding operates from May 1st to September 30th and offers not only Kiteboarding instruction but also SUP lessons, rentals and tours as well as Kayak Rentals. For more information about Aerial Kiteboarding and other interesting things to do in Squamish check out our website!
1327 Beach Dr
Victoria, British Columbia
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.
Whistler, British Columbia
We have a passion for all things adventurous!
Explore Whistler's spectacular Blackcomb Mountain & the beautiful Callaghan Valley by ATV, 4x4 Jeep, snowmobile, snowcat, snowshoe or dog sled. Paddle a canoe down the River of Golden Dreams for a truly Canadian adventure.
Enjoy world-famous mountain top dining at 6,000 ft (1829 m), travel via snowmobile or in the comfort of a snowcat for a 3-course fondue in the winter. ATV or Jeep in the summer for a waffle breakfast or the famous Salmon Bake evening. Live entertainers play as you dine in the alpine! Tours cater to all ages & all abilities.
1596 Johnston St
Vancouver, British Columbia
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.
1251 Cardero St
Vancouver, British Columbia
During the summer, Lotus Land Tours offers unique nature day tours around Vancouver with hotel pick-up. Popular are our Vancouver Kayak & Beach Barbecue in Indian Arm & our Whistler River Rafting adventure. See Grizzly bears on Grouse Mountain & cross the Capilano Suspension Bridge or watch whales with us on the way to Victoria where you see the magnificent Butchart Gardens. For details & more tours visit our website.
Knowledgeable guides accompany you always, ensure your safety & explain the sights. All our trips are family friendly & do not require experience or fitness & you don't have to be able to swim on our water trips. We have never lost anyone overboard on our kayak trip & the oldest paddler was 92 years old!
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 experience 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, British Columbia 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!
17 Kms From Boston Bar On Nahatlatch River Rd
Boston Bar, British Columbia
REO is an adventure-style resort that overlooks the jade green Nahatlatch River, just 2.5 hrs drive from Vancouver. The resort 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, rock-rappelling, fishing, guided nature hikes & spa treatments. 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 & Vancouver Island, paddle with us on the Nahatlatch, Thompson, Stein & Fraser Rivers.
37977 Fourth Ave
Squamish, British Columbia
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.
13870 - 70 Ave
Surrey, British Columbia
After 25 years of guiding, we have identified the best of wilderness adventures on Vancouver Island and British Columbia. We offer hiking, canoeing, and sea kayaking trips for all experience levels. Hiking adventures include the West Coast Trail, the new North Coast Trail, the Southern Chilcotins, and the Chilkoot Trail. Sea kayaking tours include the orcas of Johnstone Strait, otters of Nuchatlitz, and the history of Nootka Sound. Our canoeing adventure is to the world famous Bowron Lakes and our river rafting destination is the incomparable Tatshenshini River. All trips include transportation from our point of origin, major equipment, food and meal preparation, and safety items.