To book a tour or a course call us:

250.381.4233 250.381.4233

Ocean River’s response to COVID 19 Virus

Retail Store:

We at Ocean River value our customers, staff and friends.

Our retail staff are striving to keep our store as safe and clean as possible during this challenging time of the COVID 19 outbreak.

Ocean River retail hours will remain the same from 10 – 6 on week days and Saturdays.  Sundays will be from 11-5.  We will monitor the number of people in the store and if necessary limit the numbers to give adequate space around each person in the store.

As well as continuing to give great service, our amazing staff are busy cleaning Ocean River on a continual basis. They will take every effort to keep themselves free of germs and will continue to be as diligent as possible to keep everyone safe while at Ocean River.

Our website features many of our most popular products, covering all your gear needs so you can shop without coming into the store.   If you do not see what you are looking for please feel free to email us or give us a call.

Once you purchase online, we will be happy to hold the product for pick up or will ship to you directly.  You can choose between these options at checkout.

Ocean River Adventures: Courses and Tours:

Tours and Courses will run as scheduled.  If we have more than six clients per group, then we will make smaller working groups with no more than six people each. Lecture style courses are cancelled.

Tours are now listed online and are open for booking.  We feel our motto “Getting You Out There” highlights one of the best ways for people to stay healthy and deal with these challenging times.  We believe that being out in nature is one of the safest places to be and are here as a resource for anyone interested in getting out there.


Brian Henry
Big Kahuna

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.

More About Us

From the blog

Recent News

SUP Adventures on the West Coast

Wesley takes on SUP adventures on the west coast of British Columbia!

Moving back to the West Coast from the Rockies ...