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   Discover Kayaking On The Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, B.C. Gibsons, Bowen Island & Sechelt

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"Thanks for the trip Kit! I'd always thought of myself as just a Gibbons beach bum but now you've made me a Nelson Island beach bum too!"

George Tate,
Gibbons, British Columbia

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"Loved it! It was nice to get out of town for a weekend and celebrate the beauty of the Sunshine Coast!"

Elle Brouilette,
Langdale, British Columbia

Kayaking For Residents Of The Sunshine Coast

Explore your home like you've never done before, from the cabin of a kayak! Some of the world’s most praised kayaking trips are those that explore the serene ocean inlets of the Sunshine Coast.  Hotham Sound, Jervis Inlet, Desolation Sound and Princess Louisa Inlet are among our favorite paddling paradises.  Year after year, we travel to Sechelt, Egmont, Powell River and Lund to launch our boats and explore the wonderland that is the Sunshine Coast. Residents of this area are living near one of the planet’s most precious kayaking gems and we urge them to explore the area’s raw beauty and rich native history on one of several Sunshine Coast trips!

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Exploring Hotham Sound, Jervis Inlet and Princess Louisa Inlet

Egmont and Earl's Cove have been among our favorite launch sites since we started leading trips over a decade ago. The reason for this is simple; these towns provide the most convenient access to a maze of waterways leading to some of British Columbia’s natural wonders.  Every year, we paddle from Egmont to see one of Canada’s tallest waterfalls, Freil Falls, at the intersection of Jervis Inlet and Hotham Sound.  We also take a multi-day trip to see the world’s most beautiful Princess, Princess Louisa Inlet.  Here we enjoy paddling through tranquil waters, feeling the spray of countless waterfalls and hearing the roar of the impressive Chatterbox Falls.  While kayaking enthusiasts travel every summer from across the globe to explore the waters surrounding the Sunshine Coast; residents of Egmont, Earl’s Cove and Saltery Bay can enjoy the luxury of launching from their hometown into this world-class kayaking destination. Day / Night Kayak Tours...

Exploring the Northern Sunshine Coast and Desolation Sound

Those calling the Powell River, Lund and the northern Sunshine Coast home have quite the paddling playground at their fingertips.  This part of the coast provides ideal launches to world-class ocean and inland kayaking in places like Desolation Sound and Powell Lake.  Trips to these destinations come highly recommended by our kayaking guides who combine for decades of experience kayaking the planet’s best kayaking.  In Desolation Sound you can expect to paddle along the seemingly endless coastline maneuvering into intricate waterways and stopping for lunch on one of the many small islands that can only be reaching by boat.  From Powell River we not only can access great Georgia Strait paddling but also breathtaking inland paddling through Chippewa Bay and on towards Powell Lake.  Even if a trip is not listed on our website, we are also open to new explorations of the storied Sunshine Coast.  If you are wanting to explore the waterways surrounding your home, give us a call to arrange a custom trip!

Close to Home, but World's Apart: Nelson Island

When it rains in Vancouver, chances are that the sun is shining on the Sunshine Coast! Nelson Island rests at the heart of the sublimely scenic Sunshine Coast, at the confluence of Jervis Inlet, Malaspina Strait and the Agamemnon Channel. Nelson Island and its tiny twin, Hardy Island, are somewhat well-kept secrets in the kayaking community. These islands offer a diverse array of marine and wild life such as seal colonies, sea lions, river otters, orca pods, bald eagles and kelp beds teeming with benthic fanua. Park your boat to explore numerous pebble beaches, sandstone cliffs and inter-tidal pools rich with sea life. It is also an intriguing excursion for the archeologist within, paddlers can expect to explore indigenous rock paintings, abandoned logging camps and washed-up shipwrecks. This treasured island is a must-see for Sunshine Coast residents looking to reminisce about the old-time British Columbia coast.

Sechelt Paddling and the Rich Native History of the Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast kayakers of any skill level should consider taking a paddle into Sechelt, Salmon and Narrows Inlets.  The name “Sechelt” is adopted from the native town name meaning “place of shelter from the sea.”  The name is ideal for the kayaking hear with the water protected by mountains on all sides from the Georgia Strait’s open ocean.  Within these waters, there is plenty to explore.  Paddler’s can explore the natural beauty of mountains greeting serene inlet water and myriad waterfalls within Narrows Inlet.  Maybe most interesting of all is this areas rich First Nations History.  Those paddling into the inlet are likely to see evidence of the ancient presence of Sechelt First Nations People in the form of petroglyphs.  More experienced paddlers can also find adventure by paddling rapids at Skookumchuck Narrows near Jervis Inlet.   

Enjoying the waterways of the Sunshine Coast for over a decade!

"At Kit's Kayak Crusades, we are open to every adventure. The Sunshine Coast offers endless exploration along its sublimely scenic 160-km of coastline... we are as anxious as anyone to see it all! If you don't find the trip you are looking for on our website, contact us to chart a custom trip. No expedition is out of the question!"
Phone us today and learn how Kit and his team can help you prepare your memorable ocean kayak adventure in your own backyard!

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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