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  Specializing In Customized Trips, Lessons and Rentals For Seniors and the Slightly Disabled

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"I never imagined that I'd ever ride in a kayak, much less paddle one on my own! Thanks Kit for our trip... I won't soon forget paddling through the water in Deep Cove. To think that I've been in Vancouver for decades and have only now explored it by water... better late than never!"

Betty Kieffer, 83 years-young!
West Vancouver, B.C.


Welcome to Kit's Kayak Crusades of North Vancouver, B.C..

From pristine old-growth forests to countless mazes of ocean inlets, British Columbia is rich with natural beauty.  The best way to enjoy this beauty is from the cabin of a kayak.  Kayaking is a form of exploration that the aboriginal people have long used to navigate the B.C. waters.  At Kit’s Kayak Crusades, we paddle in modernized versions of the natives’ ancient vessels; always placing heightened emphasis on safety and enjoyment. Our guides are always excited to take a group out for their first kayaking experience; whether it be a day trip in Deep Cove or a multi-day trip to one of Vancouver Island’s great escapes, paddling in our top-of-the-line Nimbus kayaks is sure to be an adventure.  We travel places that are inaccessible by roads and hiking trails and want to invite everyone to share in the explorations.   We therefore can customize our trips to accommodate your needs and abilities.

What would you like to do?

Day Trips for Seniors And Those Slightly Disabled

A great way for interested seniors or disabled people to begin their kayaking adventures is with one of our day trips to Deep Cove.  This is a great way for any inexperienced kayaker to “test the waters.”   We encourage elderly members of the Vancouver community as well as disabled people to come kayaking with us in order to see some of the beautiful landscape in their own backyard. The same experienced and knowledgeable guides that host our overnight outings host these trips and you can expect to learn plenty about the sport and your natural surroundings.  Day trips are great for groups of all sizes so don’t forget to bring your friends! Day / Night Kayak Tours...

Extended Seniors Day Trips & Multi Day Tours

Multi-day trips are the most exciting tours we offer and as usual, we don’t want anybody to miss out on the fun!  We provide everything from the camping gear and kayaks, to meals, a photographer and get this, your own personal chef!  The amount we paddle on each trip is determined by the needs and abilities of our clients and we encourage elderly or disabled clients to contact us in order to help them customize a trip that accommodates their needs.  The many years our guides have spent paddling through B.C. waters has led them to believe that everybody should have the chance to slice the still water of Hotham Sound or see the world-renowned orca population in Johnstone Strait.  Our mentality is that if there is a will then there is a way…. so call us and let us make your kayaking dreams come true! 

Group Instruction & Lessons for Slightly Disabled and Seniors

Kit’s Kayak Crusades is based in North Vancouver, just 15 minutes from downtown and easily accessible from throughout the lower mainland.  We offer group instruction and lessons on a daily basis and invite anyone to come out to learn more about the increasingly popular sport of kayaking.  Through our years, we have taught kayaking to several senior citizens and disabled members such as paraplegics, mental ill and mentally disabled people of the community.  We are confident in our ability to accommodate anyone and invite the elderly or disabled to join in one of our casual kayaking clinics.  The clinic is taught outdoors, at water’s edge, and can include actual time on the water.  Our instructors’ combined teaching experience is over 30 years and their past students include people of all ability levels. Lessons...

Rates, prices and information

All our prices include taxes and are listed in Canadian dollars.  Our trips are filled on a first-to-pay basis with a 50% deposit to reserve your spot.  The multi-day trip cost will include licensed kayak guides, kayaking instruction, all equipment including camping gear and food, as well as a professional cook and photographer.  Basically, all you’ll need to pack is your clothes and it never hurts to bring a bottle of wine.  Day trip costs include licensed guides and instruction.  Rental cost are calculated on an hourly basis and all necessary kayaking accessories are included in the rental fee.  (i.e. life jacket, spray skirt, paddle)  The Nimbus fiberglass kayaks we take on our trips are the best that paddle the sea on several different levels; they are highly maneuverable, have maximum storage capabilities and are built to last.  If you are traveling in a group of over 8 people, be sure to ask if you qualify for a discount.  For more about our rates, click the adjacent link. Prices...

Animal watching

Whether on a day trip to Deep Cove or a weeklong trip through the Clayoquot Sound, we are sharing our space with the fantastic creatures of the land and sea.  There is no better place to see wildlife than from a kayak and so keep your eyes open.  Our guides know what to expect from nature and can quickly spot the signs of wildlife nearby.  Wildlife sightings on our past trips have been plentiful and we paddle out on every trip knowing we may see some of the world’s most unique and beautiful creatures.  Our past sightings have included animals such as orca whales, bears, sea otters, sea lions, wolves and bald eagles to name a few.  To learn about the animals you may see on your trip, click the adjacent link. Wildlife...

Serving ocean and outdoor enthusiast for over 10 years

"Our family run company has a philosophy of providing the best experience on the open water, from the comfort of one of our Nimbus or Boreal Design kayaks. Whether it be gliding up an ocean inlet or the popular challenge of cresting open water waves one can take comfort in the quality of our equipment and experience. Book your boat and gain our experienced insights. We know the best beaches, most appropriate launching spots. Talk to us and we’ll recommend when and where to go. We know so much of what the Pacific can offer."
Phone us today and learn how Kit and his team can help you prepare your memorable ocean kayak adventure.

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.

'We are proud members of the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce.'

Main Office
473-1641 Lonsdale Avenue
North Vancouver, BC
V7M 2J5

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