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Media Contact: For press inquiries, call or e-mail:

Brian Henry

Ocean River Adventures
1327 Beach Drive, Victoria BC

Tel: (800) 909-4233 / (250) 381-4233


About Ocean River

Ocean River Adventures introduces thousands of clients to the joys of “getting out there” into nature.  At our core, “we are wild at heart” and help foster memorable experiences of being on Canada’s west coast.

We live in one of the most amazing environments in the world: Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.   Everything we do is environmentally sensitive and respectful to the areas we travel.   We take only photos and leave only footprints, or wake from our kayaks.  We are a very community active company that has been in operation for over 30 years and was recently voted best kayak store in Canada and best kayak school in Western Canada by Sea Kayaker Magazine.   All those who connect with Ocean River will feel a vibrancy and excitement.

Leaders in the paddle sport industry; Ocean River Adventures’ mission is “to create an extraordinary experience for all those that connect with Ocean River while protecting our natural environment and providing the enjoyment of nature at its most intimate level by getting you out there.”

Story ideas:

  • Kayaking on the edge of Canada
  • Low impact tourism – Kayaking and Stand Up Paddle Boarding in Victoria and the Gulf Islands
  • Close Encounters with wildlife
  • Vancouver Islands’ Wild West Coast
  • Locally owned business for over 35 years changes the face of the paddling community

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National Paddling Week kick off Party at Ocean River’s Brand New Victoria Kayak Shack

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About Ocean River

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.

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