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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.

Paddle pros

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

32 Lakes Cafe and Bakery

Using high quality local ingredients 32 Lakes Café and Bakery offers a variety of specialty coffees, sourdough bread, and other baked goods.

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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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Backeddy Pub

A local and seasonally inspired menu, with signature cocktails, local Sunshine Coast craft beer selections and carefully chosen wines.

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Backeddy Resort & Marina

Nestled along a remote shoreline on BC’s Sunshine Coast, the Backeddy Resort and Marina offers connection, adventure and renewal.

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Beachcomber Coffee Company

It’s not just a coffee, it’s a lifestyle…We’re a craft coffee company serving those Sunshine Coast Vibes from our two locations on the Sunshine Coast, BC.

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Cabana Desolation Eco Resort

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Desolation Sound Resort

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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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Gibsons Visitor Centre

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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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Joe’s on the Beach

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Lighthouse Marine Pub

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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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Nancy’s Bakery

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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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Pender Harbour Visitors Information Booth * Seasonal

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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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Powell River Visitor Centre

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Sechelt Visitor Centre

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Shinglemill Pub & Bistro

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Skookumchuck Bakery & Cafe

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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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The Boardwalk Restaurant

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The Tuwanek Hotel and Spa

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Explore more in this community.

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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