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Ocean River is one of the premier specialty kayak and adventure companies in North America. With over 37 years in the business, Ocean River’s kayaking and paddleboarding school has been rated the best school in Western Canada. Whether you are a beginner looking to try kayaking or paddle boarding for the first time, or are looking for a course to further your skill development, we have a course to fit your needs.

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We are nothing without our amazing staff. Our team is more like a family. Although not all of our family members are with us year-round, or full time, they are all an important and vital part of making Ocean River the great adventure it is.

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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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