6 beautiful places near Metro Vancouver to kayak this summer

Aug 15 2020, 8:00 am

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Please note: As recommended by BC’s provincial health officials, if you choose to participate in events or leisure outside of your home, please adhere to COVID-19 health and safety measures, including proper physical distancing, frequent handwashing, and keeping your groups small. If you are sick, please stay home. If you are travelling to get to one of these destinations, please read and follow the Province of BC’s COVID-19 travel tips before you go.

If you are headed out to explore what beautiful BC has to offer please follow BC Parks guidelines, pack appropriate safety equipment, and do your part to respect natural habitats.

BC is an amazing place to explore—by land, air, or water.

With hundreds of hiking trails, mountains, and lakes to discover, this province is an adventurers dream—though there are a few places that even the hardiest of snowshoes, hiking boots, or rock climbing shoes can’t get you to, and when water is the only way to go, kayaking is your best bet.

All those hard to reach paradises scattered along BC’s extensive coastlines and rivers are just waiting to be docked at, and you may even find yourself a view that you’ve never laid eyes on before.

Remember that safety comes first and to always wear a lifejacket.

Grab a paddle, rent a kayak, and get out on the water—before we’ve completely run out of these beautiful summer days.

Deep Cove Night Kayaking


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Where: 2156 Banbury Road, North Vancouver,

Launching from Deep Cove Kayak in North Vancouver (2156 Banbury Rd, North Vancouver) you can join in on their Friday Night Lights tour every Friday night until September 1. The two and a half hour tour takes you up the Indian Arm at dusk, and you’ll learn about the geography and First Nations of the area.

Widgeon Creek

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Where: Widgeon Falls near Pitt Lake

A suitable day trip for those living in Metro Vancouver, a kayak up Widgeon Creek will take you to the beautiful Widgeon Falls. You’ll need to bring your own boat for this one, because rentals at Grant Narrows aren’t available during the coronavirus pandemic.

False Creek

Where: Downtown Vancouver, Granville Island, Vanier Park

A great place to get on the water—especially if you don’t have a car to get you out of the city! Vancouver Water Adventures LTD rents out kayaks right from Granville Island, so you can take a trip around the well-trod area from an entirely different vantage point.

Howe Sound


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Where: Launching from Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal

Officially opened in 2015, the Sea To Sky Marine Trail along the Howe Sound gained six new campsites for kayakers looking to take extended trips North of Vancouver. Kayaks can be launched from Horseshoe Bay, just stay out of the way of those ferries.

Deer Lake


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Where: 5435 Sperling Avenue, Burnaby

The calm waters of Deer Lake make it a great area for beginner kayakers to learn the ropes. Kayaks, canoes, and paddle boats can be rented from Deer Lake Boat Rentals at hourly or daily rates.

Alaksen National Wildlife Area

Where: Westham Island, Delta

If you’re hoping to see some creatures while out on the water, this is the place to go. The Alaksen National Wildlife Area is teeming with wildlife, as it is a migration stopover for more than a million birds each year.


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