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Untamed Beauty: Paddle Wild Shores & Secluded Inlets

From tranquil bays teeming with wildlife in the Broughton Archipelago to the thrilling currents and world-class whale watching of Johnstone Strait, Vancouver Island North offers a paddler’s paradise. Kayak serene inlets, navigate island archipelagos, or test your skills in tidal rapids – Vancouver Island North’s diverse waters cater to every adventurer.

Featured waterways in Vancouver Island North

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

Meet the specialists Vancouver Island North

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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Alder Bay Kayak

Alder Bay Resort offers sea kayaking excursions with North Island Kayaks in Johnstone Strait. Explore local islands, remote beaches, and marine wildlife.

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ALERT BAY 360 ECO PADDLE

Join the Alert Bay 360 event for a chance to win prizes and cash rewards. Limited spots available!

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Lessons, Rentals & Tours
AT THE WATER’S EDGE ADVENTURES

Explore breathtaking kayak tours in Vancouver Island’s marine wildlife habitats with At the Water’s Edge Adventures.

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BROUGHTON ARCHIPELAGO PADDLER’S INN

Paddle paradise awaits! Explore Broughton’s islands & inlets at Paddler’s Inn.

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CANADA SEA KAYAK

Sea Kayak Adventures offers world-renowned orca and humpback watching in British Columbia. Enjoy exceptional sea kayaking, hiking, and cultural exploration on basecamp, lodge-based, and expeditionary trips from June to September.

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ECOSUMMER EXPEDITIONS

Experience eco-friendly sea kayaking adventures in Telegraph Cove, BC. Encounter orcas and wildlife up close.

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Farewell Harbour Lodge

Escape to a west-coast lodge in Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest. Experience wildlife, nature, and indigenous culture.

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KARIBU ADVENTURES

Karibu Adventures offers curated trips for active adventurers seeking raw and real experiences.

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North Island Kayak

North Island Kayak offers unforgettable sea kayaking tours in Telegraph Cove, BC since 1991.

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Lessons and Tours
Quatsino Lodge

Quatsino Lodge in Vancouver Island offers top-notch fishing, kayaking, and hospitality in a remote setting.

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Wildcoast Adventures

Wildcoast Adventures offers unforgettable sea kayak tours with gourmet meals and top-notch service.

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