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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;  whale watching…
Getting started with Paddleboarding

Getting started with Paddleboarding

How to Get Up and Get Started on a Stand up Paddle Board Getting out on a paddle board can be a unique and amusing activity. There is a lot more to the sport than just paddling around in the sunshine on vacation and it is becoming a big activity in the outdoor world year round in BC. Before getting into the different types of…
BC Marine Trails Network

BC Marine Trails Network

If you are thinking of planning a trip on the BC coast, you should check out the BC Marine Trails Network website.  The BCMTN is a non-profit organization dedicated to the design and development of a network of marine access points and campsites and day use areas along the entire BC Coast. This is being done in association with various levels of government, First Nations…
Emergency Communication Electronics for Paddlers

Emergency Communication Electronics for Paddlers

There are a lot of Emergency Communications Electronics available for the paddler 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, especially now with their compact size and affordability. If you’re in a life-threatening situation the advantage of being able to call for help and know that your distress…
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 strong…
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Planning a Kayaking Trip to Discovery Island

Paddling to Discovery Island is on the top of a lot of paddlers lists. It is a beautiful escape from ...