Kayaking Guides and Kayak Tours

Vancouver Island, BC Kayak and Attraction Guide

Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Vancouver Island, British Columbia kayaking tours, adventures, guides and rental companies enjoy one of Canada's best backyards for exploring by paddle. To start Vancouver Island is just one of the 6000 islands on the west coast of British Columbia, Canada. The coastline of Vancouver Island is dotted with islands, islets and thousands of secluded coves, bays and sandy beaches. This and mild temperatures makes Vancouver Island a very popular destination for kayak touring.

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Featured Vancouver Island Kayaking Attractions

Every community on Vancouver Island has quick access to a river, lake and ocean waterway. Some of the top kayak adventure destinations on Vancouver Island are the Broken Islands, Gulf Islands, Clayoquot Sound and Deer Islands. While Victoria, the Cowichan Valley, Tofino, Port Alberni, Nanaimo, and the Comox Valley are popular launching points for kayaking tour companies.

Kayaking Vacation Tips

  1. Booking with a kayak tour company and a qualified guide is ideal for any first timer or newbie kayaker on the west coast. A guided tour includes kayak equipment, common sense and lessons. (On multi day tours they most likely provide meals, entertainment and tent or lodge accommodations.
  2. A kayaking tour guide is trained, prepared and experienced in paddling in all weather conditions including navigating surge channels, navigating rough seas, weather conditions and conducting beach landings and wet launches.
  3. Vancouver Island kayaking tour packages includes anything from a 2 hour “introductory kayaking" tour to a long haul, multi day "overnight kayaking trip" with wilderness beach camping.
  4. Kayaking is best enjoyed between March and October which is after and before the west coast storm season.
  5. June and August the most popular months for kayaking Vancouver Island.

Explore Kayaking Attractions on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

To plan and research your next paddle adventure with a Vancouver Island kayaking attraction please visit any of our communities on this website. In each Vancouver Island community is an "Attraction" category which lists participating kayak tours, guides and rentals or for a quick find use our website search feature. Under the "Parks, Trails and Places" category in each community their are information pages about various lake, river and ocean kayak destinations in the region.

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