From Saltwater to Freshwater. This Region has it all.
The biggest city in the province, framed by the Pacific Ocean and the Coast Mountains, is located in this region along with the world-famous town of Whistler and the Sunshine Coast, a 180-kllometre-long stretch of beautiful coastline northwest of Vancouver that boasts clear waters, sandy beaches and artsy seaside towns. The Fraser Valley lies to the south and in it you’ll find the longest river in BC winding its way across lush lowlands before running into the Straight of Georgia. There’s a reason the main thoroughfare leading into the mountains here is called the Sea to Sky Highway: this region has it all from sea kayaking to paddleboarding in alpine lakes. And the sky’s the limit for every type of paddler.
Participating communities from Vancouver, Coast, & Mountains
Explore pockets of this region by way of specific communities. Get info on the waterways in or near them and meet local paddling professionals.
There’s a reason the town’s motto is “hardwired for adventure.” Nestled on the northeastern shore of Howe Sound, Squamish offers ocean, lake, and river paddling adventures.Explore
Meet the specialists Vancouver, Coast, & Mountains
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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Canadian Outback Rafting Company
Whitewater rafting expeditions located in Vancouver, Whistler, and Squamish the Canadian Outback Rafting Company has something that will suit everyone.Learn More
Chilliwack River Rafting
Experience year round rafting trips with Chilliwack River Rafting.Learn More
Need paddling gear, accessories or want to rent a paddle board? Find all it all plus more at Escape Route in Whistler BC.Learn More
Klahoose Wilderness Resort
Go on wilderness boat tours and observe grizzly bears, marine-life and more at Klahoose Wilderness Resort.Learn More
Norm Hann Expedition
Connect with nature while paddling along the coastline of the Great Bear Rainforest with guided tours from Norm Hann Expeditions.Learn More
Squamish Paddling Club
Squamish Paddling Club is perfect for paddlers that have a strong focus on the environment and keeping local waterways safe.Learn More
Squamish Rafting Company
The Squamish Rafting Company offers everything from whitewater rafting to family experiences on the Cheakamus River.Learn More
Squamish Water Sports
Explore the waters of Howe Sound while paddling, kiteboarding, and even wakeboarding there is something here for everyone!Learn More
Experience a cultural get away by exploring the local waters on a 35 foot long traditional canoe.Learn More
Sail the Salish Sea or go on a guide sea kayaking tour with Talaysay Tours.Learn More
Valhalla Pure in Squamish BC is a great outfitter store that has a wide variety of gear options and even clothing for paddle sports.Learn More
Wedge Rafting offers whitewater rafting along the Green River that is perfect for beginners.Learn More