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Why to kayak to Discovery Island Marine Park

Why to kayak to Discovery Island Marine Park

Kayaking Trips around Vancouver Island: Discovery Island This spectacular paddling route takes you from the shores and stately homes of Oak Bay, crossing through the Chain Islets, to the Chatham Islands and Discovery Islands. This popular destination offers a true west coast paddling experience.  You will feel as though you are hundreds of miles away in the wilderness paddling around Discovery Island. Paddlers should be…
Kayak rescue goes right

Kayak rescue goes right

Kayak rescue saves kayaker’s life On a sunny day In early November  Jim Cliff decided to go kayaking out to Discovery Island, just off our beautiful Oak Bay shoreline.   Jim had kayaked before, had practiced self-rescue skills and had the gear needed for a day on the water or at least he thought he had. Jim came to Ocean River to rent a kayak.  Having…
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