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$119 Daytrips Granville Island, Jericho Beach

Daytrip from Jericho Beach

We venture out for the day from our Jericho Beach location to explore further than we normally get. Wind depending we will either paddle along Spanish Banks and maybe even around the corner to Tower Beach or further, or we will explore English Bay and paddle towards Siwash Rock. We supply the kayaks, safety gear and our enthusiastic guides. All you have to do is bring lunch!

 

Daytrip from Granville Island

We venture out for the day from our Granville Island location to explore further than we normally get. Depending on the wind and conditions we will paddle along Stanley Park and try to make our way to Ambleside on the North Shore. We supply the kayaks, safety gear and our enthusiastic guides. All you have to do is bring lunch!

2019 Dates & Times:

Saturdays & Sundays | 9AM–3PM

  • Jericho
    • June 8
    • July 21
    • August 25
  • Granville Island
    • July 7
    • August 10

Cost:

  • $30 discount if you have your own kayak

Prerequisites:

Although no official pre-requisites are required, most participants on our daytrips have had some form of kayaking experience or training, often one of our Beginner Weekend, Intermediate Weekend, or Complete Series courses.

We paddle at a relaxed pace and will never leave anyone behind, but most participants find it helpful to have some previous paddling experience before embarking on a full day journey. Consider taking one of our lessons, or at minimum renting a kayak first, to ensure you’ll be comfortable paddling in a kayak for approximately two hours in both the morning and afternoon.

Participants typically paddle in their own single kayak, but double kayaks are available on request.

Trip Details:

Areas we usually explore:

Indian Arm is a beautiful 20 km long fjord that is just minutes from Vancouver. Mountains rise steeply on both sides and the area has an abundance of wildlife to be seen including seals, bald eagles, and herons. Leaving from Belcarra Park, at the southern end of Indian Arm, we explore sections of this inlet.

Pitt Lake is the largest tidal lake in North America, with Golden Ears Provincial Park to the east and the Southern tip of Garibaldi Provincial park at the far northern end of the lake. We depart on a scenic paddle along the shorelines of either Pitt Lake or Widgeon Creek, weather and tide depending.

Ladner Marsh is a calm waterway is full of floating homes, marinas, birds and unique scenery. The Fraser River Delta is home to roughly 230 species of migratory birds including thousands of snow geese that migrate to BC every year from Siberia. Come explore the marshes of the lower mainland!

Burrard Inlet stretches from the Lions Gate Bridge to Port Moody and intersects our region.  Explore the eastern end of the inlet from Port Moody, where the water is calm and port activity is limited.  Surrounded by mountains and the communities of Anmore, Port Moody and Burnaby there’s a variety of urban and natural scenery to take in on this paddle.

Booking & Cancellation:

  • Pre-booking is required at least 3 days prior to trip.
  • We’ll send you a packing list and driving directions to the trip launch site.  Carpooling options may be arranged for those without personal transportation.