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Kayaking / Canoeing / Paddleboarding

kayakThe Sunshine Coast guarantees paddlers unlimited exploration of magnificent bays, inlets and offshore islands. Much of our coastline is sheltered, providing good protection from the elements making your paddling adventure that much more enjoyable. Choose from freshwater or ocean paddling, and even whitewater kayaking (for the experienced) at the famed Skookumchuck Narrows. The renowned Powell River Canoe Route is made up of 8 lakes and portages, 48 miles of canoeing and 6.4 miles of portaging.

Don't miss the spectacular beauty of Desolation Sound or Sechelt Inlet.  Both are beautiful, fjord like waterways where the mountains plunge into the sea, providing some of the most incredible paddling experiences in the world.

Photo: Desolation Sound – Darren Robinson Photography

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West Coast Wilderness Lodge
Phone: 604-883-3667
Address: Egmont
City: Egmont
Our resort is located in the tiny fishing village of Egmont on the Sunshine Coast. We are an excellent destination for weekend getaways, weddings, family reunions or corporate meetings and retreats. The Lodge is just minutes by float plane from Vancouver, Victoria and Seattle, or a scenic three-hour car and ferry ride from Vancouver. So close to the city, yet so deep in the wilderness  – unforgettable.
Mitchell's Canoe, Kayak, & Snowshoe Sales & Rentals
Phone: 604-414-4607
Phone Toll Free: 866-902-2663
Address: 8690 Hwy 101
Postal Code: V8A 0H2
City: Powell River
The only thing better than a wilderness adventure is a well-planned wilderness adventure

Since 1990, Mitchell's has serviced the Powell Forest Canoe Route, Desolation Sound, the Sunshine Coast Trail, and the Knucklehead Mountain Range.

Mitchell’s rents high-end equipment provides wilderness transport and gives the personal attention and little details needed to make your adventure unforgettable.

Friends, family, and active seniors love the Powell Forest Canoe Route.

Time in the wilderness is energizing.
Let us help you tap into your adventurous spirit
Terracentric Coastal Adventures Ltd.
Phone: 604-483-7900
Phone Toll Free: 888-552-5558
Address: 1451 Hwy 101 - Above Nancy's Bakery
City: Lund
Above Nancy's Bakery in Lund, Terracentric offers guided adventures including zodiac boat tours, kayak tours, rentals & lessons, hikes, kids camps & family days, for novices to experts. With over 30 combined years experience, our professional team provides expert knowledge of Desolation Sound, Copeland Islands and Mitlenatch Island marine parks.
Alpha Adventures- Outdoor Adventure Store
Phone: 604-885-8838
Address: #2- 4330 Sunshine Coast Hwy
Postal Code: V0N3A1
City: Sechelt, BC
We offer year round outdoor adventures on the Sunshine Coast. Our Outdoor Adventure Stor services the Sunshine Coast, from Earls Cove to Langdale. In the spring / summer, we specialize in kayaking, stand up paddleboarding and canoeing - rentals, tours, lessons and sales. We can deliver kayaks and paddleboards to your location on the water.  During the winter we offer Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoe rentals, lessons and tours, and a shuttle service to Dakota Ridge. Our stores stock excellent outdoor, camping, & paddling gear from brands like Patagonia & MSR to prepare you for year-round adventure. Visit our location in Sechelt & Pender Harbour (Seasonal).
Pender Harbour Resort and Marina
Phone: 604-883-2424
Phone Toll Free: 877-883-2424
Address: 4686 Sinclair Bay Road
Postal Code: V0N1S1
City: Garden Bay
PHR is a 6 acre property with large marina. We are open year round and have 30 RV sites, 9 cottages, 3 yurts, a meeting hall and a heated swimming pool. We provide a boat launch and have rental boats and kayaks, short and long term moorage, a motel, tent sites, a meeting hall with tables/chairs. Family oriented, firepit, playground and more!
Footprint Kayak & Hike Explorations
Phone: 604-414-6884
Address: 6429 Sutherland Avenue
Postal Code: V8A 4W5
City: Powell River
Footprint Kayak & Hike Explorations’ owners and operators John Hermsen and Christy Krebber love to share their passion for the Sunshine Coast and its nearly endless outdoor activities. We are specialized in guided day and multi-day Sea Kayak and Hike Tours and also offer a variety of engaging Travel Deals.

We are located in Wildwood, Powell River on the Sunshine Coast in British Columbia, a beautiful rural region that offers outdoor pursuits of every type. Whether on land, sea or lake, we can arrange a stay you won’t soon forget. Do you have a request you didn’t see on our website? Don’t hesitate to drop us a line. 

Our main tour areas: Desolation Sound, Okeover Inlet and the Copeland Islands.

We take great care in preparing for all of our tours. We only use high end equipment and as residents and outdoor enthusiasts we know the parks where we execute our tours through and through. Prior to a tour we discuss topics such as dietary preferences and previous experiences. We also provide a Suggested Gear List. This will leave you a clear image of what you may expect from us, but also what we expect from you.

Because of our personal and flexible approach, we are highly capable of customizing almost any of our tours to your personal interests, preferences and skill level. Since we started in 2006 we’ve had indelible outdoor experiences. 

So far, ages varied from 4 years old up to 81 years (!) young. Our tours and lessons are ideal for anyone in a normal physical condition looking for unique experiences matched to their interests and skill level.
Powell River Sea Kayak
Phone: 604-483-2160
Phone Toll Free: (866) 617-4444
Address: 5538 Marine Ave
Postal Code: V8A 2L9
City: Powell River
Experience Desolation Sound, Savary Island, Okever Inlet and the Copeland Islands Marine Park by sea kayak. Powell River Sea Kayak has waterfront locations in Lund and Okeover Inlet, and provides rentals, lessons, day tours and all-inclusive multi-day camping tours. For those seeking a more comfortable option in Desolation, Cabana Desolation Eco Resort is located in the heart of Desolation Sound. Join us at Powell River Sea Kayak Ltd. Since 1995!
Halfmoon Sea Kayaks
Phone: 604-885-2948
Phone Toll Free: 1-877-885-2948
Address: 5356 Ole's Cove Rd.
Postal Code: BC
City: Halfmoon Bay
Located on the beautiful Sunshine Coast of British Columbia since 1998. Ocean kayak rentals, lessons, and tour company. Providing new and experienced sea kayakers with high quality, reliable kayaks and gear, attentive service and a safe and unforgettable kayak experience. Call us any time for a quick quote on our guided tours through out the Sunshine Coast or the Central Coast of BC. Fully outfitted and catered in exceptional surroundings.
Pedals & Paddles Adventure Sports
Phone: 604-885-6440
Phone Toll Free: 1-866-885-6440
Address: 7425 Sechelt Inlet Rd.
Postal Code: V0N 3A4
City: Sechelt
Pedals's & Paddles is Sechelt's founding kayak outfitter, we set the standard and continue to lead in providing the highest level of customer service. Choose from self-guided ocean kayaking for 2 hours to several days, picnicking or camping at any of 9 wilderness, boat access only Marine Parks - and they're free to use! Or join one of our professionally guided kayak tours. We also offer stand up paddle boards and canoes. Our newest addition is Sechelt Inlet Zodiac Boat tours where we take you to the beautiful and pristine Tzoonie Narrows and visit 2 seal colonies, waterfalls and see soaring eagles, seals, blue heron, kingfishers and possibly dolphins and bears on the beach. We also cater to groups - Schools, Scouts and Guides.
Sunshine Kayaking - Sailing Tours - Fishing Charters
Phone: 604.886.9760
Phone Toll Free: 855.566.9760
Address: Molly's Lane, Gibsons Landing Harbour
Postal Code: V0N 1V0
City: Gibsons
We are the 'Adventure Experts' on the Sunshine Coast, since 1991, located in Gibsons Landing Harbour, a spectacular waterfront location on the Sunshine Coast with entrance to the Howe Sound Islands of Keats, Gambier, Bowen, Paisley & Anvil -  Fantastic Paddling, Sailing and Fishing areas.

We offer, KAYAKING, paddle board, canoe Rentals, Lessons & Tours.

Our Skippered SAILING TOURS & charters are half day, full day & sunset evening charters, in & around the islands of Keats, Gambier, Bowen & the Paisleys.

Our FISHING CHARTERS are year round with some of the best salmon fishing on the Sunshine Coast, with 5 different salmon species frequenting the area.

Our HARBOUR TOURS travel along Gibsons & Keats Island exploring the shorelines for marine life including seals, otters and the many birds species

We are just a 40 minute BC ferry ride from Vancouver to the Sunshine Coast, so come over and enjoy your adventure of a lifetime
Cabana Desolation Eco Resort
Phone: (604) 483-2160
Phone Toll Free: 1-866) 617-4444
Address: 5538 Marine Ave
Postal Code: V8A 2L9
City: Powell River
A comfortably designed, exclusive eco resort located on an uninhabited island in the heart of Desolation Sound, British Columbia, Canada. Where warm Pacific waters, lively marine wildlife and towering Coast Mountains provide an awesome setting for a truly unique, west coast British Columbia, eco resort experience. Packages are available for those seeking to experience Desolation by sea kayak as well as those who simply want to enjoy Desolation Sound in comfort - and with everything taken care of.
Tzoonie Outdoor Adventures
Address: #9 5630 Trail Ave
Postal Code: V0N3A3
City: Sechelt
Relax, Enjoy Nature, Create Memories!!

Enjoy a comprehensive wilderness experience in spectacular Narrows Inlet.Only accessible by boat or floatplane, transportation to our resort is included in our packages in addition to kayaking, paddleboarding, hiking, mountain biking, beachcombing and much more. Emphasis is placed on satisfying your culinary desires, utilizing techniques of harvesting and preparing  shellfish, crab, wild asparagus, berries, etc much the same as our Aboriginal ancestors.

Visit Tzoonie as guests and leave as friends!  Our website is a "must see".
Talaysay Tours Authentic Cultural & Eco Experiences
Phone: (604)628-8555
Phone Toll Free: (800) 605-4643
Address: Head Office: 334 Skawashen Rd
Postal Code: V7P 3T1
City: West Vancouver
Authenic Cultural & Eco Experiences
Talaysay Tours offers you an authentic Aboriginal cultural tourism experience. Our First Nation guides will share with you our ancient and contemporary stories, legends and Aboriginal ways of living. While on the Sunshine Coast a day or activity with Talaysay is a great way to get out on the water for a boat tour, paddle, or nature walk and take in a cultural experience.  At Talaysay, we offer a variety of single-day activities, and besides regular daily departures, we also cater to groups with custom needs and interests.  We recommend you book in advance.  Ask about our group rates and multi-day tours.  Our paddle centre is at Porpoise Bay Provincial Park, Sechelt BC.

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