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Get up, Stand up. Stand Up It’s All Right

Stand up paddleboarding has been the world’s fastest growing watersport during the past decade and for good reason: it’s easy to learn, gear is affordable, and you can do it anywhere. British Columbia is no exception. In fact, given its plethora of lakes, rivers, and coastal water routes, the province is one of the best places in North America to SUP. From fast-moving river rapid expeditions, to warm-water lake paddles to coastal island hopping, BC offers something for every kind of stand up paddler.

Another reason stand up paddleboarding is so popular in BC is it allows for excellent viewing of all the surrounding wildlife, both onshore and in the water underneath you. For example, those who SUP on the Columbia River near the interior city of Castlegar are sometimes afforded views of ten-foot-long sturgeon swimming under their feet. And paddle boarders who quietly ply the coastal waters of the Great Bear Rainforest have been rewarded with views of Sitka deer, grizzly bears, and grey wolves. Even those near the province’s largest city of Vancouver regularly see harbour seals, orcas, and otters.

Of course, not everyone on a SUP is interested in going slow. For those with a need for speed, there are multiple races held throughout British Columbia every year including the BC SUP Cup series. There’s also SUP surfing to be had off the beaches of Tofino, on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, and innumerable waves and rapids to play in throughout the province, especially during the Spring run-off season when the province’s rivers are swollen with snow melt. 

Paddle Pros

Meet the experts, businesses, associations, and clubs that have a handle on all things SUP related.

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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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Rentals and Lessons
Aquabatics

Aquabatics sells a wide variety of gear and equipment for different paddle sports.

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BC Marine Trails

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Tours, Rentals & Lessons
Blue Dog Kayaking

Book a kayaking or SUP tour or lesson with Blue Dog Kayaking. Amber specializes in safety training before going out to explore.

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Rentals
Bowron Lake Lodge

Plan a perfect self guided trip with the kayak, canoe, and paddle board rentals at Bowron Lake Lodge.

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Rentals
Bruker Marina & Beach Club

Bruker Marina & Beach Club is a great spot to either go boating or enjoy some family time on the beach.

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Tours
Canyon Raft Company

Located in Fernie BC the Canyon Raft Company offers anything from scenic floats to whitewater rafting, making it suitable for all.

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Rentals
Cariboo Canoe and Kayak Rentals

Explore the waters of the Cariboo-Chilcotin with Cariboo Canoe and Kayak Rentals.

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Rentals and Tours
Columbia Wetlands Outpost

Explore the stunning Columbia Wetlands with self-guided rentals and unique accommodations for special occasions.

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Rentals, Tours & Lessons
Cowichan Bay Kayaking and Adventure Centre

Choose from different kayaking tours or check out their other watersports rental options at Cowichan Bay Kayaking and Adventure Centre.

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Rentals
CRIS (Community Recreational Initiatives Society) Adaptive Adventures

At CRIS Adaptive Adventures the offer canoe, kayak, and SUP rentals for all your paddling needs.

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Lessons, Rentals & Tours
Dog Mermaid Eco Excursions, Kayak Rentals & Retreats

Providing eco-excursions via guided kayaking and paddle board tours, Dog Mermaid Eco Excursions is a great place to reconnect with nature.

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Retail and Rentals
Edge of the World

Edge of the World offers a wide range of snowboarding, skateboarding, paddleboarding, streetwear, and goods in Fernie, BC.

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Rentals
Eldorado Marina

Book a kayak or paddle board rental at the Eldorado Marina to explore Okanagan Lake at your own pace.

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Tours, Rentals & Lessons
Endless Adventure

Endless Adventures offers a variety of different watersports options for everyone to try out.

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Rentals
Escape Route

Need paddling gear, accessories or want to rent a paddle board? Find all it all plus more at Escape Route in Whistler BC.

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Float Golden

Float Golden offers the most affordable paddle board rentals throughout Golden.

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Rentals and Retail
GearHub Sports

GearHub sports offers a wide variety of watersports gear and equipment for rentals or sale.

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Golden Paddle

Golden Paddle provides many different watersports rentals for their guests.

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Rentals and Tours
Gulf Island Kayaking

Rent or book a kayak tour with Gulf Island Kayaking.

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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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Rentals
Hope Kayak and Paddle Board Rentals

Hope Kayak and Paddle Board Rentals is a great place for rental options so you can explore the local waterways.

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Jeff’s Kayak and Bike Rentals

Rent kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards with Jeff’s Kayak and Bike Rentals.

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Rentals and Tours
Kaatza Adventures

With tour and rental options Kaatza Adventures is a great way to explore Cowichan Lake.

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Rentals
Kamloops Water Sport Rental

Kamloops Water Sport Rentals offers three different locations. From paddle boards to pedal kayaks and canoes they have something that will work for everyone!

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Rentals and Tours
Kayaking Gulf Islands

Explore Mayne Island at our own pace with kayak and paddle board rentals or booked a guided kayak tour to explore the beautiful waters.

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Kelowna Downtown Marina

Downtown Marina in Kelowna offers boat rentals, moorage, fuel, retail, and more. Live the lake life with speedboats, pontoons, and SeaDoos.

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Rentals and Lessons
Kelowna Paddle Centre

Join the Kelowna Paddle Centre for safe and accessible paddle sports activities.

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Lessons and Rentals
Kelowna Yacht Club

Rent kayaks and paddleboards at the Kelowna Yacht Club.

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Tours and Rentals
Kootenay Raft Company

For over 20 years the Kootenay Raft Company has been offering adventurous whitewater rafting trips in Kimberley BC.

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Retail, Lessons & Rentals
LakeSUP Paddleboard Co.

LakeSUP has everything to do with paddleboards with rentals, lessons, and retail available you’ll find what you’re looking for.

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Retail and Rentals
LakeSurf Premium Rentals

With kayak and paddleboard rentals LakeSurf Premium Rentals is a great way to explore Okanagan Lake.

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Rentals
Manning Park Resort

Manning Park is your four-season, activity-packed destination.

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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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Tours
Norm Hann

Explore the Great Bear Rainforest with Norm Hann tours.

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Lessons and Tours
Norm Hann Expedition

Norm Hann Expeditions explores the ocean and coastlines of Squamish and Howe Sound: connect with nature while observing a unique and vast ecosystem that’s easy to access.

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Lessons and Rentals
Okanagan Beach Rentals

With a lot of rental options Okanagan Beach Rentals is a great way to explore Okanagan Lake in Kelowna.

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Retail, Lessons & Rentals
Paddle Surfit

Located on Heffley Lake in Kamloops BC, Paddle Surfit is the perfect place to relax and escape the city with SUP and kayak rentals.

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Rentals, Tours & Lessons
Palli Palli Mobile Ebike & Paddle Board Rentals

Rent a paddle board with Palli Palli Mobile Ebike & Paddle Board 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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Retail, Lessons, Rentals & Tours
Pender Island Kayak Adventures

Pender Island Kayak Adventures is a perfect place to try anything from kayaking to canoeing and even paddle boarding.

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Tours and Rentals
Pristine Paddleboard Adventures

Located on Cowichan Lake Pristine Paddleboard Adventures is the perfect place to rent a paddleboard and explore the lake at your own pace.

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Tours
Roam Adventures

Explore the rivers and experience beautiful mountain views while adventuring with Roam Adventures.

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Retail
Rocky Peak Adventure Gear

Rocky Peak Adventure Gear has a great retail selection of different paddle sports gear & equipment.

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Rentals and Tours
Salt Spring Adventures

Salt Spring Adventures has many tour and rental options available.

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Scoop Lake Outfitters

Scoop Lake is the perfect wilderness get away where you can explore over a dozen lakes on a paddle board. 

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Rentals
Scotties Marina

Located on the Arrow Lakes, Scotties Marina is a fully serviced marina that also provides some watersports rentals.

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Retail, Lessons, Rentals & Tours
Sealegs Kayaking Adventures

With many kayak and paddleboard rental and tour options Sealegs Kayaking Adventures has something for everyone!

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Rentals
Shawnigan Surf & Board co

Create your own adventure with paddleboard rentals from Shawnigan Surf & Board Co.

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Rentals
Squamish Paddling Club

Squamish Paddling Club is perfect for paddlers that have a strong focus on the environment and keeping local waterways safe.

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Lessons and Rentals
Squamish Water Sports

Explore the waters of Howe Sound while paddling, kiteboarding, and even wakeboarding there is something here for everyone!

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Rentals, Tours & Lessons
Tunnel49

Tunnel49 is a rafting company that offers a variety of different tours including calmer trips or more adventurous ones.

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Tours and Rentals
Tunnel 49 (Mountain High Adventure)

Whitewater Rafting is a unique way to experience Fernie. You’ll enjoy breathtaking sceneries in our high quality 8 seater rafts as you
navigate through carved canyons, and over Class 2, 3, and 4 rapids.

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Tours
UKEE BACKCOUNTRY

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Rentals
Valhalla Pure

Valhalla Pure in Squamish BC is a great outfitter store that has a wide variety of gear options and even clothing for paddle sports.

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Rentals, Tours & Lessons
Wilderness Kayaking Co

Wilderness Kayaking Co offers many different kayaking tours, lessons, and has many rental options for kayaks and paddleboards.

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