Located in Victoria, British Columbia on beautiful Vancouver Island, Ocean River is one of the premier speciality kayak and adventure companies in North America. Brian Henry, the founder & current owner, has been running Ocean River since 1981, and Ocean River continues to be recognised as one of the most significant outdoor/paddlesports instructional & tours provider in North America.
Victoria is an amazing mix of culture, nature, and small town charm that really needs to be experienced to be understood. Come see why this is such a vibrant and bustling little city that we are embarrassingly proud to call home.
Greater Victoria has a population of just over 350 000 people and makes up the very Southern tip of Vancouver Island. The extremely well-protected harbour made Victoria the entry point to Western Canada in the early days of European settlement. Vancouver has since grown to vastly outsize Victoria but we feel very much okay with that. There is always lots going on and exciting events to attend but there is a very good chance you will see someone you know there!
Come on over to our beautiful city and join us for a kayaking adventure. You can’t be kayaking the whole time though so here are some handy resources for accommodation, food, events, etc.