Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

Lonely Planet's Top 10 - #2Sign up for a kayaking tour and explore coastal nooks and crannies, offshore islands, and pristine saltwater inlets that cut deep into the landscape. Vancouver Island North scenery is even more magnificent when viewed from the water, and the marine wildlife will be happy to welcome you to their playground. Guides and fellow kayakers become fast friends on day trips or longer excursions that might include sleepovers in rustic campgrounds, comfortable base camps or luxurious resorts hidden away on remote islands.

Strap your own transportation to a roof rack, rent from a local outfitter or sign up for a guided tour in this world-class paddling destination. View intertidal life in the clear, cold waters.  Seals, sea lions, orcas and maybe even humpback whales are happy to welcome respectful, low-impact visitors to their aquatic playground.  The Lonely Planet travel guide ranked killer whale watching from a kayak in Johnstone Strait #2 in their Top 10 list of Canadian Adventures.

Experienced, long-distance kayakers tackle the West Coast Vancouver Island North Marine Trail, newly designated thought the BC Marine Trails Network, that traces the coastline from Port Hardy past Cape Scott Provincial Park and all the way to Tofino.  Weather and sea conditions can change quickly, so be prepared and travel in a group.

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Ecosummer Expeditions

ECOSUMMER EXPEDITIONS Feed your passion for adventure. Unleash your wild side. Have a whale of a time! Kayak with Orcas and Humpback whales in thei ... Read More

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Spirit of the West Adventures

Kayak the realm of the orcas and humpback whales. Enjoy our eco-friendly ‘glamping’ style tour- The Johnstone Strait Ultimate. This tour is bas ... Read More

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Quatsino Lodge

Located in Quatsino Sound, Quatsino Lodge is the perfect choice for fishing adventures, corporate getaways and family vacations. Target Chinook, Ha ... Read More

Orca Dreams

Orca Dreams offers Canada’s first whale watching camp, with packages that include 4 days of luxury camping on a remote Island. Orca Dreams has twent ... Read More

Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures

Imagine waking one morning to the sound of a humpback whale's blow as it swims past your ocean side tent. Later that same day watch in awe as a pod of ... Read More

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Broughton Archipelago Paddler’s Inn

BROUGHTON ARCHIPELAGO PADDLER'S INN Experience the Wilderness of British Columbia and the Broughton Archipelago Marine Park The Paddler's Inn of ... Read More

250-230-0088

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Blackfish Adventures Ltd.

Blackfish Adventures Ltd. is an Eco-Adventure tourism company that provides guided kayaking tours into the remote wilderness of the Johnstone Straight ... Read More

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Canada Sea Kayak

Kayak with orcas in the BEST spot on the planet! Over 220 fish-eating killer whales congregate in this part of Vancouver Island’s Inside Passage eac ... Read More

Alert Bay 360 Eco Paddle

Join us for our annual kayaking tour on July 31st, 2016! Known for the hospitality and rich culture of our locals, this annual paddling event is alway ... Read More

North Island Kayak

We are North Island Kayak. For the best in wilderness kayaking - from 2 hours to 8 days - Specializing in North Vancouver Island Killer whales or Orca ... Read More

250-928-3114