Sea Kayaking in British Columbia, Canada

Sea Kayaking in British Columbia, Canada

Best places to go sea-kayaking in British Columbia

If you've always dreamed of sea kayaking Canada, let Fresh Tracks help you plan the sea kayaking adventure of a lifetime. Whether your interested in watching eagles, Orca whales, or just observing the sea lions - the tranquil beauty of the Canadian coasts include some of the most pristine coastal wildlife in the world!

If you're sea kayaking in British Columbia some great destinations are Johnstone Strait, Clayoquot Sound, The North Gulf Islands, and the Broken Group Islands in Barkley Sound to name a few.

Johnstone Strait

Take an exhilarating sea kayaking adventure in Johnstone Strait, British Columbia where you can kayak with killer whales! Johnstone Strait is a world renowned spot known as the best location on the planet to observe wild Orca whales in their natural habitat. Experience the thrill of seeing killer whales from a sea kayak, and learn about the fascinating and complex aspects of their behavior, social organization and ecology. If you've ever dreamed of seeing Orca Whales up close, Sea kayaking in Johnstone Strait ranks on the top of the bucket list!

Clayoquot Sound

If you're looking for a combination of world-class sea kayaking combined with the creature comforts of a rustic wilderness west coast lodge, Clayoquot Sound offers the best of both worlds with a brilliant seascape of cedar-crowned islands, deep fjords, misty sounds, and vast sand beaches. The land is draped with old-growth forests and the surging Pacific Ocean collides with rocky headlands. This rugged coastline provides some of the best sea kayaking opportunities in North America and also offers a host of 4-star, rustic lodging accommodations.

The North Gulf Islands

The temperate North Gulf Islands situated off the southeastern end of Vancouver Island, provide endless sea kayak touring opportunities. These Islands lie in the rain-shadow of Vancouver Island enjoying the mildest climate along coastal British Columbia. The Gulf Islands offer stunning scenery, an excellent choice for a 3-day sea kayaking adventure. When explored by sea kayak, the waterways of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, offer unsurpassed adventure and natural beauty.

The Broken Group Islands of Barkley Sound

Explore by sea kayak the secluded western shores of Vancouver Island at Barkley Sound. The majestic beauty of the Broken Group Islands offers endless natural wildlife, crystal blue waters, and pristine island landscapes with sandy beaches, temperate rainforests and rugged islets off the west coast of Vancouver Island.

No matter what British Columbia kayaking adventure you choose, Fresh Tracks will help you discover the sea kayaking wildlife adventure of your dreams.

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