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7 of the Best Places to go Kayaking in BC

British Columbia, Canada is one of the most popular kayaking destinations in the world. With 25,725 kilometres of coastline to be explored it can be a bit confusing as to where you may want to go. Luckily I have some suggestions. Here are seven of the best places to go kayaking in BC. Some are merely weekend trips while others like Haida Gwaii deserve a minimum of a week.  Haida Gwaii kayaking It's no surprise…

A Sea Kayaking Trip in the Broken Group of Islands

For the better part of a week three of us - my friend Judy and husband John spent a lot of time checking the weather forecast for Ucluelet and Bamfield, two small towns on the west coast of Vancouver Island. We were trying to decide if it was worth making the day long drive to Vancouver from Calgary, then hopping a ferry to Nanaimo and continuing for another three hours to Salmon Beach - all…

5 Great Sea Kayaking Adventures on Canada’s West Coast

June to August is the most popular time for sea kayaking in Canada, especially if you're heading for the west coast and the waters around Vancouver Island. With luck the weather will be dry or drier and summer-like. The big question is where you should go when there are so many fantastic spots around Vancouver Island to paddle. Here are 5 sea kayaking trips on Canada's West coast that I can personally recommend. Johnston Strait…

The Delights of Paddling to Cumberland Island, Georgia

Cumberland Island, one of Georgia's outer islands, is a great destination for a day. It's home to gorgeous white sand beaches, seashells galore, mossy covered trees and even wild horses. While most people take the ferry over, half the adventure of going to Cumberland Island is getting there. We chose to paddle over and back. Note that there is one four star resort on the island - Greyfield Inn - that offers private ferry services.…

25 Must Do Activities on Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island is a mere 90 minute ferry ride from Vancouver or a 25 minute hopper flight away. The 460 km by 80 km island offers an incredibly diverse array of activities - but there are a lot of people who don't make it past the Victoria area. First some Vancouver Island facts. It's the world's 43rd largest island. It's Canada's 11th largest island. Nearly half the Vancouver Island population lives in the greater Victoria…

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…

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