Cypress Provincial Park
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Vancouver, Coast & Mountains

Surfing & Watersports

Surfing (JF Bergeron photo)

Surfing (JF Bergeron photo)

The brisk winds and waves of the Vancouver, Coast & Mountains region make this area an ideal destination for wind-surfing.

Popular Jericho Beach in Vancouver has 3km/1.9mi of beach and a wind-surfing school to teach beginners the tricks of the trade. Be sure to experience the spectacular winds in Squamish, just 40 minutes north of Vancouver in beautiful Sea to Sky Country.

The Squamish Spit is where the Squamish River meets the Howe Sound, and it is ranked by wind-riding addicts as one of the world's top ten places to set your sails. Even Sir Richard Branson, the owner of Virgin and notorious adventurer, has wind-surfed here. More high performace wind-surfing days on the water in Squamish are guaranteed than in most other places in North America.

Wind-surfing Safety Tips:

  • Wear a wetsuit or drysuit
  • Helmets, PFDs and whistles are all recommended
  • Wind-surf with a buddy
  • Do not obstruct the pathway of others on the water.

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Aerial Kiteboarding School & Shop - Squamish

Squamish River Dyke Road
Squamish, British Columbia
V8B 0C2

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!

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Adventuress Sea Kayaking - Parksville


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 beautiful Vancouver Island. Adventuress offers wildlife tours, rentals & lessons. Choose from fun day tours, sunset paddles and full moon howls in Nanoose, Parksville & Qualicum Beach. Families welcome. Want to up your adventure quotient? Join us for our weekend getaways & exciting multi-day excursions 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. All tours come with a certified guide, kayak, gear and instruction.


Wedge Rafting - Whistler

218-4293 Mountain Square
Whistler, British Columbia
V0N 1B4

The wide variety of Whistler Whitewater Rafting tours offered by Wedge Rafting provides the perfect challenge & adventure for your group. We offer white water tours between Classes 1 & 4 rapids.

In the presence of an experienced professional raft guide you will venture onto one of Whistler's pristine rivers with the confidence it takes to rip through the wild waters.

Come & join Whistler's original rafting company in an adventure you will be telling your friends about for years to come. It is quite simply the coolest thing to do this summer!

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