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Forty-six kilometres of beautiful ocean paddling. Howe’s that sound?

Extending from Squamish to the Strait of Georgia, Howe Sound offers saltwater paddling that’s as easy to access as it is beautiful to behold. First Nations people have been paddling the waters here since time immemorial, but it was Captain Vancouver who named it for British Admiral Richard Howe when he entered the Sound in 1792. Today it’s a favourite destination of sea kayakers who want to explore the various islands here, as well as stand up paddleboarders looking for an afternoon workout that includes some stunning scenery.      

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Here are the experts who will help perfect your paddling trip.

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Howe Sound

Norm Hamm Paddling
tours and lessons
Norm Hann Expedition

Connect with nature while paddling along the coastline of the Great Bear Rainforest with guided tours from Norm Hann Expeditions.

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Squamish Paddling Club
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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tours and lessons
Squamish Rafting Company

The Squamish Rafting Company offers everything from whitewater rafting to family experiences on the Cheakamus River.

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Kayaking with Squamish Water Sports
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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Valhalla Pure Kayak 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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Every corner of BC has something unique to offer. From freshwater lakes on Vancouver Island to rafting on the whitewater of Squamish, you will never find a shortage of amazing paddling.

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