island's diverse geography provides river kayaking for all levels of skill. Satisfy
your passion for rapids by running our fast-flowing rivers through breathtaking
canyons and waterfalls; or launch from beaches and inlets to surf the wild waves
of the Pacific Coast.
Satisfy your passion
sports can match the thrills, spills and challenges of whitewater kayaking, and
few places can enhance the excitement like the scenic wonderland of Vancouver
River: Try an expedition on the Gold River and apply your kayaking skills
against continuous rapids, rock gardens, surfing waves and the "Big Drop".
The river is class II to IV - suitable for advanced kayakers and guided intermediates.
The Gold River experience is enhanced by the wonderful scenery through which the
River: This scenic river flows 58km and drops 168m before finally emerging
in the tidal flatlands of Cowichan Bay. Along the winding route are a series of
steep falls and over a hundred sets of rapids suitable for intermediate-level
kayakers or guided beginners.
River: Kayakers usually put in at the confluence of the Nimpkish River and
Kaipit Creek. However, due to logjam, launch just west of Kaipit Creek. Swirling
eddies and surf waves provide a challenging ride down the river to Nimpkish Lake.
The river is class II to III - suitable for novice paddlers.
River: The Woss river flows from Woss Lake to the Nimpkish River. The river
is class II - suitable for novice paddlers. This is an excellent location, as
you can practice newly acquired skills on the lake before braving the river.
River: The river flows through a deep canyon, with most of the river being
grade II, with two class III rapids suitable for novices and up.
River: This is an excellent river - the swift moving water, waves and eddies
enable you to practice your skills.
Josef Bay and Raft Cove: Experienced kayakers can paddle to Raft Cove via
the San Josef River and San Josef Bay. Waves at Raft Cove are three times the
size of those at San Josef Bay.
Beach, Pacific Rim National Park: Here, the full effect of the Pacific Ocean
can be witnessed - it's immense and unpredictable!
For those who devote
themselves to adventurous exploration, the Jordan River, Koksilah River, Nanaimo
River and Campbell River will provide the opportunity for an enjoyable kayaking
for Surf Kayaking
to May for river Whitewater Kayaking (autumn rains, spring snow melts)
Kayaking is potentially dangerous
helmet, lifejacket and paddling jacket are mandatory
water of B.C are cold: wetsuits are required
your put-in and take-out locations before paddling