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Vancouver Island/Gulf Islands
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Boundary Pass


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Separating South Pender and Saturna Islands from the American San Juan Islands, Boundary Passage offers a taste of everything the Gulf Islands has to offer.

71 files, last one added on Sep 09, 2006

The Broken Group


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With sheltered beaches, rugged coastline and amazing scenery at every turn, the Broken Group Islands offer something for everyone.

119 files, last one added on Feb 20, 2007

Clayoquot Sound


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With its rugged open stretches and surf-swept beaches, Clayoquot Sound beckons paddlers seeking adventure and a true West Coast camping experience.

113 files, last one added on Apr 16, 2007

D'Arcy Island


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This southern most destination in the Gulf Islands offers terrific paddling opportunities.

71 files, last one added on Apr 14, 2005

Discovery Island


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A popular and scenic destination for weekend paddlers out of the city of Victoria.

70 files, last one added on Sep 05, 2006

Galiano / Valdes Islands


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With sandy beaches and great camping spots, the south Valdes Island / North Galiano Island area is an easy paddle from the Ladysmith area on Vancouver Island.

43 files, last one added on Nov 25, 2005

Prevost Island


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Prevost Island campground makes a great destination if you've got paddlers meeting from both the mainland and Vancouver Island.

56 files, last one added on May 06, 2005

Portland Island


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Whether you're going paddling for a day or camping for a weekend, Portland Island makes a fantastic destination with a lot of choices.

67 files, last one added on Nov 11, 2005

Sandy Island


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A paddling destination near the city of Courtenay on Vancouver Island that offers some spectacular sights, regardless of weather.

32 files, last one added on Apr 06, 2005

South Pender Island


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Tucked away in a sheltered bay, Beaumont Campground makes a great base camp for a circumnavigation around the smaller of the Penders.

57 files, last one added on Mar 16, 2006

Spring Gales in the Gulf Islands


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Sometimes it's fun to get out and experience the power of nature - as long as you're prepared for it!

72 files, last one added on Apr 06, 2005

Wallace Island


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Quite possibly the best paddling destination in the Gulf Islands, Wallace seems tailored specifically for kayaks.

45 files, last one added on Nov 25, 2005

12 albums on 1 page(s)

BC Lower Mainland
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Alouette Lake


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A short distance from Maple Ridge, Alouette Lake is a great destination for a day paddle or an overnight camping trip.

65 files, last one added on Jan 18, 2006

Alouette River


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This 14 km trip along the peaceful slow flowing Alouette River makes for a very enjoyable day of paddling and bird watching.

51 files, last one added on Feb 02, 2005

Buntzen Lake


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If you're looking for a destination to spend a quiet day in a wilderness setting close to the city, Buntzen Lake is a good choice.

37 files, last one added on Nov 26, 2004

Deer Lake (Burnaby)


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A terrrific place to observe birds in the middle of the city, Deer Lake is a nice place to spend an afternoon.

20 files, last one added on Nov 22, 2006

False Creek


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Exploring the inner waters of downtown Vancouver in a kayak is one of the most interesting things you can do. To make it even more interesting, do it at night.

72 files, last one added on Jan 13, 2005

Hatzic Lake


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A nice spot along the Lougheed Highway in the Fraser Valley for a relaxing, leisurely paddle.

46 files, last one added on Nov 26, 2004

Hayward Lake


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Hayward Lake provides a beautiful setting for the creation of hydro electric power -- and paddling.

32 files, last one added on Nov 26, 2004

Indian Arm


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Indian Arm is a popular paddling destination for good reason -- it's very sheltered and extremely beautiful.

109 files, last one added on Aug 10, 2005

Jones/Wahleach Lake


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Nestled Snuggly between magnificent mountains, Jones Lake is an exciting and scenic paddling destination.

32 files, last one added on Apr 28, 2005

Nicomekl River


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From Crescent Beach to Elgin Road, this 12 kilometre trip is great if you don't have a lot of time to do a longer trip.

44 files, last one added on Dec 22, 2004

North Alouette River


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A very scenic 15 - 16 km paddle through marshland that makes for a great morning or afternoon trip.

32 files, last one added on Nov 26, 2004

Pitt Lake


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The second largest lake in the Lower Mainland region boasts some of the best scenery to be found anywhere.

68 files, last one added on Mar 14, 2009

Sasamat Lake


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If you're looking for a warm spot to practice rolling and bracing, this small lake is the perfect location -- especially if you can get there during the week.

29 files, last one added on Apr 10, 2005

Stave Lake


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The lower portion of Stave Lake has obstacles galore, but it's an interesting place to paddle that is suitable for all experience levels.

57 files, last one added on Mar 25, 2005

Widgeon Creek


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Camp overnight, hike to the falls, or just spend an afternoon exploring the many arms of the Widgeon Creek tributary.

56 files, last one added on Jun 13, 2005

 

15 albums on 1 page(s)

The Fraser River
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Fraser River - East from Fort Langley


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The Fraser River near Fort Langley is a terrific place to paddle for an hour or a full day.

48 files, last one added on Nov 26, 2004

Fraser River - Fort Langley to Barnston Island


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An interesting and enjoyable afternoon of paddling the shoreline of the Fraser River from Fort Langley to Barnston Island.

51 files, last one added on Nov 26, 2004

Fraser River - Deas Slough


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This location is sheltered from most of the current of the Fraser River and is a nice place for a relaxing paddle.

48 files, last one added on Mar 30, 2005

Fraser River - Canoe Passage to Ladner Marsh


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Spend an enjoyable day paddling and exploring the lower part of the Fraser River estuary.

59 files, last one added on Dec 05, 2004

4 albums on 1 page(s)

Interior Regions
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Bowron Lakes


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Enjoy the majesty of BC's Caribou region as you paddle around one of the most beautiful chain of lakes in the world.

297 files, last one added on Feb 11, 2007

 

1 albums on 1 page(s)

Paddling Oddities and Other Strange Occurances
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The Rescue of Scary Mary


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Was it really just a bad dream? A humorous False Creek moment with a damsel in distress.

3 files, last one added on Mar 10, 2005

2005 Vancouver Polar Bear Swim


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A Vancouver New Years tradition continues for the 85th year in a row as hundreds take to the cold waters of English Bay.

12 files, last one added on Mar 18, 2005

2 albums on 1 page(s)

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