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BC has all the pacifications for a good time.

British Columbia is larger than the countries of France and Germany combined, but that only accounts for terra firma. When factoring in the amount of the Pacific Ocean located around Vancouver Island and off the 25,725 kilometers of mainland BC’s coastline, the size of the province is astronomical. The Salish Sea alone is 18,000 square kilometers and that only accounts for the waters as far north as Desolation Sound. In other words, there is a lot of saltwater to play on in BC. First Nations have been paddling the waters around Haida Gwaii, Howe Sound, and the Strait of Georgia for thousands of years and these days, ocean paddlers in BC are rewarded with views of lush rainforests and snow-capped mountains as well as local wildlife, which includes everything from massive humpback whales and elephant seals to tiny starfish and baby sea otters. For more about the oceans of British Columbia, we invite you to dive in.

Featured Waterways

Discover some of BC’s best saltwater.

Howe Sound

Vancouver, Coast, & Mountains
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Sechelt Inlet

Vancouver, Coast, & Mountains

Offering calm waters, stunning coastal scenery, and abundant wildlife. Beginner to advanced paddlers alike will be enthralled by the tranquillity and ecological diversity of this coastal gem.

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Canoe, Experiences, Kayak, Lakes, Ocean & Waterways

The Best Paddling On The Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast is Canada’s best-kept secret for paddling opportunities and it’s only a short ferry ride from Vancouver. Here’s where to paddle when you get there.

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Experiences, Kayak Fishing, Ocean & Waterways

How to Start Kayak Fishing in BC

Here are 16 ways to slightly alter our paddling practices and improve our experiences at all of the wild places in BC. 

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Lakes, Ocean, Rivers & Waterways

Let’s Love Paddling in BC. But Not to Death. Here Are 16 Ways How.

Here are 16 ways to slightly alter our paddling practices and improve our experiences at all of the wild places in BC. 

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