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Kayaking to Blackberry Point, Valdes Island

On the July 1st long weekend, my husband John and I decided that we needed some down time; life has been frantically busy for months are there's not much let up in sight until we get settled in Calgary. Our single best way to relax isn't in the spa of a fancy hotel but looking out at the ocean from a beach campsite - preferably on Vancouver Island's wild west coast - but with time…

A Kayaking Trip to Baja, Mexico

A kayaking trip to Baja, Mexico is a fantastic way to enjoy the outdoors in winter. I love the consistent sunshine, the blue skies and the stark landscape that the Baja area is famous for. Some of the best weeks of my life have been spent on kayaking trips out of Loreto. Here are 15 reasons you just might love a kayaking trip to Baja, Mexico Baja, Mexico is easily accessible via flights from Los…

5 Places to Sea Kayak Within 90 Minutes of Vancouver

Vancouver is lucky to be close to so much excellent sea kayaking. In fact within 90 minutes of downtown Vancouver there is plenty of sea kayaking to keep both novice and expert kayakers happy. Take your own or rent a sea kayak; if you're a bit nervous take advantage of a short lesson offered by most of the rental companies. Here's where you can sea kayak close to Vancouver Granville Island's Ecomarine Ocean Kayak Centre offers lessons,…

5 of the Best Kayak Trips in British Columbia

Summer has finally arrived in British Columbia. To me that means it's time to dust off my sea kayak and head for the ocean. It's one of THE reasons I moved to British Columbia. I absolutely love the beauty of the places I visit, the wildlife, the birds, the moodiness of the ocean, the sunsets, the campfires and the time to fully disconnect from the world. If you have never done your own self supported sea kayak…

Paddle BC’s Gorgeous Bowron Lakes Circuit

A chance to paddle British Columbia's gorgeous Bowron Lakes circuit is on the wish list of almost ever canoeist or kayaker. It's the equivalent of a Boston Marathon for a runner or the Annapurna Trek for a hiker. The Bowron Lakes attract an international crowd looking for adventure and solitude. The 116 km (72 mile) Bowron Lake Circuit is typically paddled over 7-10 days. The journey involves six major lakes and two rivers linked by numerous portages with…

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