We venture for the day to visit some of Vancouver’s surrounding scenic paddling highlights. All locations are hand-picked by Ecomarine for their scenery and beginner friendliness. We supply the kayaks, safety gear and driving directions. All you have to do is bring lunch! The daytrip locations are subject to change and are weather dependent.
Dates & times:
Sundays | 9am – 3pm
- June 17 -Pitt Lake
- July 8 – Alouette Lake
- July 22 – from Jericho Beach
- July 29 – Burrard Inlet (Rocky Point)
- Aug 12 – Indian Arm (Belcarra)
- Aug 26 – Ladner Marsh
- $119 per person plus 5% GST
- $89 with Season’s Pass or own kayak (use Coupon:DAY no kayak)
Important Information & Resources:
Although no official pre-requisites are required, most participants on our day-trips have had some form of kayaking experience or training, often one of our Beginner Weekend, Beginner Series, 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 2 hours in both the morning and afternoon. Typically, participants paddle in their own single kayak but double kayaks are available on request.
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 will send you a packing list and driving directions to the trip launch site. Carpooling option may be arranged for those without their own personal transportation.