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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Squamish Rafting Company

Adrenalin, Paddling

Squamish

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EL Norte Adventures

Paddling

Comox

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North Island Kayak

Paddling, Sightseeing, Whale Watching, Wildlife Tours

Telegraph Cove

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Island Escapades Kayaking – Day Trips

Boating, Paddling, Hiking

Ganges

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Kootenay River Runners

Paddling, River Rafting, Sightseeing, Wildlife Tours

Radium Hot Springs

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Glacier Raft Company – Day Tours

Paddling, River Rafting

Golden

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