Adventure is out there, but you have to paddle to it. Some of the most magical spots on the West Coast are best experienced on the water. It is time to find your new happy places, as we've gathered up the top places to kayak in B.C.

Even if you've never gone kayaking before, don't let that stop you. You'll be surprised how easy it is to learn.

You can find yourself gliding next to playing sea lions and otters in the Sunshine Coast. Or if you are really lucky, you might even see a whale off in the distance.

It is an out of this world experience you'll never forget. So make sure to have your phone handy in a waterproof case to snap a quick video to share with your friends.

Meanwhile, at Boya Lake, it feels like you are on vacation in St. Lucia. There is nothing but crystal clear water so bright turquoise; it is hard to believe it isn't in the Caribbean.

For those looking for a cute date idea, you could always try a two-person boat for a day trip. Not only will you get to stay right next to your special someone, but it often cheaper than renting two kayaks.

Telegraph Cove

Address: Telegraph Cove, BC

Why You Need To Go: You can go whale watching around the charming fisherman village hidden in Northern Vancouver Island. 


Desolation Sound

Address: Desolation Sound, Comox-Strathcona I, BC

Why You Need To Go: It is one of the many stunning kayaking spots on the Sunshine Coast.

Emerald Lake

Address: Yoho National Park, BC

Why You Need To Go: It is one of the most iconic spots to go kayaking or canoeing in Canada. Get ready for some postcard-worthy views of the mountains.


Chilliwack Lake

Address: Chilliwack Lake, Fraser Valley E, BC

Why You Need To Go: You can spend the afternoon paddling across the sparkling blue water surrounded by old-growth forest and mountains.


Indian Arm

Address: Indian Arm, BC

Why You Need To Go: It is only a few minutes away from Vancouver, and can easily rent a boat from Deep Cove Kayak.


Murtle Lake

Address: Wells Gray Provincial Park, BC

Why You Need To Go: Your jaw will drop when you see this unbelievable mirror lake with a white sandy beach.

Boya Lake

Address: Boya Lake Provincial Park, Stikine Region, BC

Why You Need To Go: It is a nature-lovers paradise with aqua water and ample hiking trails too.


Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your trip.


 

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