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   Discover Nootka Sound On Vancouver Island, British Columbia

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"Vancouver Island is one of those rare escapes where nature is as it should be. Relatively undisturbed and spectacularly sublime."

Bobby Schmutz,
Portland, Oregon

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"There's no wonder why the Europeans may have ended up at Nootka Sound first, it's absolutely gorgeous! This trip was relaxing, interesting and unforgettable. We'll be back."

Stephen and Laird Weiss,
San Francisco, California

Specializing In Open Ocean & Sea Kayaking In Nootka Sound, B.C.

Have you ever fantasized about waterfront property at one of the world’s most remote and majestic beaches? Fantasize no more as hundreds of such beaches are waiting for you and your tent within the confines of Nootka Sound.  Treat yourself to the raw rugged beauty of Vancouver Island’s western coast by gliding to sheltered coves and countless islands on the calm protected waters of Nootka Sound.  Paddle quick as there is much to be explored; this area is rich with beauty, wildlife and Canadian history.

Learn more about Nootka Sound or plan your excusion now!

Vancouver Island has lots to offer for deep sea enthusiasts

Nootka Sound, known for its place in Canada's history books and its breathtaking scenery, is one of our favorite places to paddle. Stories of its rich native history and the European connection to Friendly Cove only enrich our travels here. (This area is said to be the original place where white settlers and First Nations people met, the so-called "Birthplace of European influenced Canada.") Still, this is not the only interesting place we travel on Vancouver Island. This island is rich with wilderness and waterways and on our boats every summer, we hope to cover it all. Our trips to Kyuquot Sound, Clayoquot Sound and the Broken Islands are also explorations of Canada's great western island, its waterways and rainforests. view our prices and departure dates here...

Just getting to the launch point on Vancouver Island is an exciting trip

Our Nootka Sound trips launch from one of two places; Gold River or Zeballos. Either way, your drive to the launch site will be an adventure in itself. Usually including a ferry ride across the Strait of Georgia and definitely including a ride through Vancouver Island's forested mountains. You will have the opportunity to stop in some of the Island's unique communities along the way such as Comox, Campbell River and Woss.

Our guides will teach you more about Nootka sound than just kayaking

Knowing the history of this area will enrich your experience as you paddle within the Sound. Not only is Nootka Sound the ancient home to the Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nations people but it also has an important spot in the history of European influenced Canada. Nootka Sound is the site of the first meeting between Europeans and native Canadians. In fact, the name 'Nootka' does not come from the native language but from the Europeans misunderstanding of the Mowachaht people. When Captain James Cook and his ships first arrived at Nootka's Friendly Cove, the natives told them "Itchme nutka" which translated to 'it's easiest to go around.' The European traders heard "Nootka" and took it as the nations' name.


Best kayak company for personalized trips to Vancouver Island!

"Anyone interested in exploring one of the world's most unique ecosystems should consider a kayaking trip to Vancouver Island. It is here that rare pristine temperate rainforests blanket steep mountains that rise from ocean inlets rich with marine life."
Phone us today and to join us on Vancouver Island this summer!

Kits Kayak Crusades is located in North Vancouver (North Shore) British Columbia, Canada. All information including trips, lessons, day, weekly and overnight trips are updated on a seasonal basis and are subject to change.

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