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180km of Coastal Paddling Adventures

Accessed via a 40-minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay, just west of Vancouver, the Sunshine Coast offers 180-kilometres of coastline paddling on secluded inlets where emerald green rainforests meet the rocky shores of the Salish Sea. What’s not as well known is this region also boasts fantastic freshwater paddling on dozens of lakes including the 57-kilometre-long Powell Forest Canoe Route. Whatever your preference, the Sunshine Coast is salty and sweet.

Featured waterways in Sunshine Coast

Here are some of the area’s best bodies of water to dip into.

Sechelt Inlet

Offering calm waters, stunning coastal scenery, and abundant wildlife. Beginner to advanced paddlers alike will be enthralled by the tranquillity and ecological diversity of this coastal gem.

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Meet the specialists Sunshine Coast

From guides and instructors to marina owners and sales reps, here are the people who will ensure you’re not sent up the creek without a, well, you know. 

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Retail, Tours, Rentals & Lessons
Alpha Adventures- Outdoor Adventure Store

Whether in Sechelt, Gibsons, or Pender Harbour, Alpha Adventures offers paddle rentals and more at each location.

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Tours and Rentals
Egmont Adventure Centre

Come to Egmont Adventure Centre for kayak tours or rentals.

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Tours and Lessons
Footprint Nature Explorations

Offers unique kayak tours in Desolation Sound and the Copeland Islands.

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Tours, Rentals & Lessons
Halfmoon Sea Kayaks

Explore the Sechelt Inlet on and kayak or paddleboard with Halfmoon Sea Kayaks.

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Tours
Metta Eco Experiences

Immerse yourself in nature with a tour from Metta Eco Experiences.

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Rentals
Mitchell’s Canoe, Kayak & SUP, Sales and Rentals

Paddle the Powell Forest canoe route with Mitchell’s Canoe, Kayak, & SUP Sales & Rentals.

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Lessons, Tours & Rentals
Palli Palli Mobile Ebike & Paddle Board Rentals | Powell River

Rent a paddle board with Palli Palli Mobile Ebike & Paddle Board Rentals.

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Tours and Rentals
Pedals & Paddles

Explore the beautiful Sechelt Inlet with Pedals & Paddles.

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Rentals, Tours & Lessons
Powell River Sea Kayak Ltd.

Enjoy different types of tours or rent a kayak with Powell River Sea Kayak.

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Tours and Rentals
Terracentric Coastal Adventures

Explore the Desolation Sound in Lund BC with Terracentric Coastal Adventures.

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Ten of the Best Flat Water Paddle Trips in British Columbia

The Kicking Horse is only one of many whitewater experiences that make British Columbia one of the best rafting destinations in the world.

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