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Paddling on Vancouver Island

Paddling on Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island: A Paddling Paradise In the vast expanse of Canada sits a hidden gem: Vancouver Island. This island on the west coast of Canada has started to gain some serious interest in the tourism sphere for its natural beauty, rugged and mysterious coastline, historic cities and cultures, and abundant wildlife. People flock to this island from all over the world for the west coast…
Top 5 Fall Paddling Spots near Victoria

Top 5 Fall Paddling Spots near Victoria

Our Top 5 best places to see fall foliage from the water this Autumn in Victoria, BC We have a short Autumn season here on the west coast of Canada. A lot of rain leads to a quick fall and long drawn out ‘winter’ of bare branches and very little snow. So when the leaves begin to change you have to take full advantage of…
Sharks in British Columbia

Sharks in British Columbia

Paddlers share the waters of BC with a number of amazing creatures, sharks are one seldom spoken about. These majestic creatures live in the waters we all enjoy as kayakers, canoers and paddleboarders. Sharks in BC may seem like a non-existent entity but they do exist, and in quite the variety. When many people think ‘sharks’ they think dark ominous figures gliding towards them in…
The History of The Kayak

The History of The Kayak

Take a journey through Canada and explore the history of the kayak The history of the kayak is closely interwoven with Canadian history itself. Modern kayaks are used to get up close and personal with the natural beauty and wildlife found all across Canada, but, kayaks have played a large role in the discovery of the land as well. As Canada 150 approaches many are…
5 Facts About Bald Eagles

5 Facts About Bald Eagles

By: Sophia Lynn Bald Eagles are frequent sights to see around Vancouver Island The West Coast offers some of the best natural ecosystems around for viewing wildlife and ┬átheir habitats. One of the most sought after animals for viewing in the area is the Bald Eagle. Many people know a little about bald eagles but there are a few little-known facts about them that will…
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Paddling the Inside Passage: Q & A with Going Solo Adventures

 

Over the span of two months Kelly Durst and Paul Everitt paddled from Skagway, Alaska down into Sidney, British Columbia ...