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Kayaking Route to Flemming Beach

Kayaking Route to Flemming Beach

Kayaking Around Victoria BC: Fleming Beach Route This route explores the north and west shores of Victoria Harbour and the more exposed shoreline of Esquimalt Municipality on the Straits of Juan De Fuca.  Due to this more exposed section, you will need to carefully check the weather forecasts before you go. Plan to stop for a picnic lunch or snack at Flemming Beach. A word…
Ocean River Sports to the Gorge Tillicum Bridge Paddle Route

Ocean River Sports to the Gorge Tillicum Bridge Paddle Route

Paddling the Upper Harbour and along the Gorge Waterway gives you a completely different perspective than the Inner, Middle and Outer Harbour.  You will pass by the industrial area of the harbour as you move into the Selkirk Waterway and finally the Gorge Waterway itself.  Here you will begin to see the real beauty of this inland passage, with beautiful homes, parks, bridges and other…
Ocean River Sports to Ogden Point Paddle Route

Ocean River Sports to Ogden Point Paddle Route

What to expect when kayaking to Ogden Point from Ocean River Sports This route explores the inner and middle harbour and, weather permitting, guides you out to the Ogden Point Breakwater with it’s beautiful First Nations murals at the outer reaches of the harbour.  You will see historic buildings like the Old Victoria Customs House, the Fairmont Empress Hotel, and the BC Legislature.  You will…
Paddling Victoria’s Beautiful Waterways

Paddling Victoria’s Beautiful Waterways

Victoria has one of the most beautiful harbours and inland waterways in the world, making it a spectacular – as well as an incredibly convenient spot – to go kayaking, canoeing or paddle boarding for a few hours or a day.  Explore this historic working harbor from the water, with its historic streets and architecture as well as it’s rich mix of ongoing activities including; …
Emergency Communication Electronics for Paddlers

Emergency Communication Electronics for Paddlers

There are a lot of Emergency Communications Electronics available for the paddler With their compact size and affordability, it makes a lot of sense for paddlers to carry some kind of electronic communication device for the additional level of safety they can provide.  If you’re in a life-threatening situation the advantage of being able to call for help and knowing that your distress call has…
Kayaking to Race Rocks Lighthouse

Kayaking to Race Rocks Lighthouse

A Kayaking Trip to Race Rocks Lighthouse and Ecological Reserve   Race Rocks is located just one nautical mile off the southernmost tip of Vancouver Island.  It is an archipelago of low rocky islets lying in the narrowest point of the Straits of Juan de Fuca. Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula is only 22 km (12 nautical miles) away. Race Rocks is aptly named for the…
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Paddling Magazine Article – Kayaking in Victoria BC

 

We get a lovely mention in a great article by Virginia Marshall on Paddling Magazine’s site here.

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