Campbell River Ocean Kayaking

Kayak with the whales in Johnstone Strait, surf the rapids a Surge Narrows or embark on a casual day or multi day paddle From Campbell RIver or Quadra Island to the Octopus Islands or up Bute Inlet. See Vancouver Island at it’s finest, there are so many choices you will have to come back over and over again to see it all.

Ocean Kayaking in Campbell River 

kayaking the rapids at surge narrows Quadra Island British Columbia Canada

Kayaking or Paddle Boarding on the Ocean in the Campbell River area is second to none. Choose your destination, from Quadra Island the Discovery Islands and Desolation Sound, any one of a number of Inlets to Tahsis, Gold River or Cape Scott Provincial Park.

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Ocean Kayaking – Campbell River

A_typical_Kayaker_dinner Campbell River region

Kayaking or Paddle Boarding on the Ocean in the Campbell River area is second to none. Choose your destination, from Quadra Island the Discovery Islands and Desolation Sound, any one of a number of Inlets to Tahsis, Gold River or Cape Scott Provincial Park.

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Crossing the Discovery Passage to Cape Mudge

Paddling from Campbell River to Quadra Island across the passage to Cape Mudge BC Canada

The Discovery Passage is subject to powerful tidal currents however Kayaking or Paddle boarding across this narrow divide can be done, there is just a measure of organisation that needs to be fulfilled first.

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Ocean Kayaking – Cortes Island

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A trip Kayaking or Paddle boarding on Cortes Island always begins at Whaletown, and Gorge Harbour is not to be missed. Van Donop Inlet and Squirrel Cove, Cortes Bay, Smelt Bay Provincial Park and Manson’s Landing Provincial Park are also excellent choices.

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Ocean Kayaking – Quadra Island

Sea Kayaking Campbell River Vancouver Island BC Canada

The best start off point for Kayaking on or near Vancouver Island, Quadra boasts safe landing for all manner of paddling including boards to Heriot Bay, Rebecca Spit Provincial Marine Park, Surge Narrows, Octopus Island, and Hole in the Wall.

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Ocean Kayaking – Thurston Bay

Humpback_Whale_Kayaking_Haikash_Creek near Campbell River Vancouver Island BC Canada

Some of these Islands require marine transport to access, however Thurston Island offer one of the most appealing inlets with Provincial Marine Parks with secluded beaches and lagoons.

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