Paddling

Explore BC by kayak, canoe, or paddleboard

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A kayaker paddles along the rugged coastline of Desolation Sound at low tide.
Kayaking on Vancouver Island

Paddling is a popular pastime in British Columbia and a culturally significant activity for Indigenous communities. 

Kayaks, canoes, dragon boats, and stand-up paddleboards are just some of the self-propelled craft you’ll see out on the waterways. Inland, explore pristine lakes, winding rivers, and rapids. On the coast, navigate protected inlets and fjords. Listening to the sound of a paddle drawing water is a meditative way to experience the wild.

Kye Borserio of Kitgoro Kayaking paddles around BC's Haida Gwaii, a remote collection of islands off the province's northwest coast.
Emerald Lake Yoho National Park | Dave Heath
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On the Water in Whistler

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Fernie | Kari Medig
Takaya Tours First Nations Canoe Adventures, North Vancouver | Albert Normandin

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Columbia Wetlands Outpost

Boating, Paddling, Sightseeing, Bird Watching

Parson

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Tofino Sea Kayaking Day Tours

Paddling

Tofino

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T’ashii Paddle School

Paddling

Tofino

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Paddle Surfit

Paddling

Kamloops

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Cowichan Bay Kayaking and Adventure Centre

Paddling, Wildlife Tours

Cowichan Bay

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Squamish Rafting Company

Adrenalin, Paddling

Squamish

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