Kayaking and Canoeing in British Columbia






BC Kayaking & Canoeing

Canoe Vacations in BCBritish Columbia's rivers, lakes and streams offer some of the finest kayaking and canoeing in the world, amid spectacular scenery.

Canoe and kayak vacations in BC are unforgettable. The towering mountain ranges act as backdrops painting a canvas of blues and purples, the forests are a melting pot of greens and the lakes are hues of azure and deep navy blues.

For sea kayaking, the BC coastline with the Pacific Ocean at its doorstep forms long, deep fjords and inlets that are teeming with fish and the lands are abundant with wildlife.

The different topography and elements of this land are amazing and unmatched. One of the more interesting ways to enjoy the beauty and wilderness that comprise British Columbia is to canoe and kayak the lakes, rivers and the inlets throughout the province.

BC's many and experienced canoe and kayak tour companies offer professional services throughout the province. Many resorts provide canoes and kayaks for their guests, or are simply excellent locations to launch your own.

BC Rockies
Alpine Rafting: 30+ seasons on the Kicking Horse River, the Whitewater Gem of the Cdn Rockies - BC & Alberta's Biggest Whitewater Thrills! We offer afternoon family trips, all day rafting challenges and overnight riverside camping. Plus, raft and camp, paddle board and kayak ... more
Kootenay River Runners: Experience river rafting down the Kicking Horse, Kootenay, Columbia Rivers, and Toby Creek as they carve their way through the Rockies mountain landscape. Our unique rafting adventures offer challenging whitewater, family rafting, & evening float trips. more
Nipika Mountain Resort: A spectacular setting, with energy efficient luxurious well appointed accommodations right on the trail system. We maintain harmony with the environment and emphasize many self-propelled recreation opportunities. Kids and pets are welcome. more
ROAM (Rivers Oceans and Mountains): Experience the most unique vacations with whitewater rafting, sea kayaking, whale watching, heli-hiking and multi-sport activities. We offer unprecedented access to pristine wilderness environments and places no other adventure companies dare to venture. more
The Cabins at Whitetail: Enjoy the splendor and tranquility of the Purcell Mountains & a well appointed cabin with today’s modern conveniences. There’s fishing, swimming, canoeing, hiking, snowmobiling, and x-country skiing – plus pack trips into the famous Purcell Wilderness Conserv... more

Cariboo Chilcotin Coast
Alpine Wilderness Retreat: Retreat from the bustle of the city to our fly-in resort on Elbow Lake! Our snow fed lakes in the North Thompson are home to world-famous Kamloops Trout, and our resort has everything you’ll need. There’s lots of wildlife too so don’t forget to bring your ca... more
Bear Camp at Chilko Lake: Chilko Lake is a jewel set amongst the breath-taking Coast Mountain Range and Tsylos Provincial Park. We offer many outdoor / indoor / multi-sport adventures, and a luxurious stay in this truly healing blend of wilderness and comfort. more
Becker's Lodge Bowron Lake Adventures Resort: We offer affordable family vacations on beautiful Bowron Lake with canoeing, kayaking, hiking, and RELAXING The Lake View Restaurant and Chuters Blue Bar have great food, and we’re “THE” outfitter for the Bowron lakes with over 150 canoes and kayaks. more
Bella Coola Grizzly Tours: We’re home to some of the worlds largest Grizzlies & Mountain Goats. Summer and Fall spawning Salmon, a natural food source for Grizzlies & other wildlife, return to the Bella Coola River. We offer Grizzly & Wildlife viewing, Eco Tours, Hiking Fishing, and m... more
Big Bar Guest Ranch: No deadlines, fresh mountain air, good horses & trails that lead to spectacular views. Nestled in the rolling hills of the Cariboo, where time has no meaning, we offer riding, hiking, gold panning, canoeing, hay rides, fishing, x-country skiing, snowmobiling,... more
Blackwater-Spruce Ranch: In the high plateau country you’ll find meadows, rivers, & lakes. Hike the Alexander Mackenzie Heritage Trail, camp, canoe or experience ranch life as you spend time at the Blackwater-Spruce Ranch in the North Cariboo! The wagons hooked up and ready go! more
Bowron Lake Lodge & Resort Ltd: Enjoy a wilderness canoe trip around the world famous Bowron Lake Canoe Circuit, or relax at the resort where beaches are sandy and swimming is great. Bowron Lake Lodge & Resort offers canoe, kayak and motorboat rentals – plus a restaurant, cabins, & campsite... more
Duncanby Lodge: Duncanby Lodge offers a level of outstanding service and amenity quality that is unparalled by any other fishing resort. Located at Rivers Inlet, this bountiful fishing paradise, matched with the breathtaking BC coast, is truly a sight to behold. more
Ecotours-BC.com: Adventure in the wilds of BC … untamed, wild and remote. Ecotours-BC will take you to rare ancient forests, glaciers, and the alpine. You’ll see wildlife, mountain grizzly bears, eagles, and salmon – all surrounding Quesnel Lake - the deepest fjord lake on e... more
Elysia Resort: Our full service getaway destination on Quesnel Lake offers fishing for Rainbow Trout, romantic getaways, great dining, and vacation packages in lakeview rental cabins & guest rooms. You'll be warmly greeted at our small, friendly and secluded piece of paradi... more
Euchiniko Lakes Ranch: Enjoy flyfishing the famous Blackwater River, packhorse trips or riding wilderness trails, big-game hunting, canoeing or hike the historic Alexander Mackenzie Trail. There’s something for everyone at Euchiniko Lakes Ranch including a relaxing camp fire. more
Free Rein Guest Ranch: Explore our amazing landscapes, enjoy our Western hospitality, experience our adventures and embrace our friendly and relaxed Cariboo lifestyle. We really do give you free rein to decide how you spend your days with us. more
Highland Cream Resort: Our 3 fully equipped 3 & 4 bedroom chalets with hot tubs overlook Gun Lake, 190km north of Vancouver & 2-hours north of Whistler. Rent includes a canoe, kayak, windsurfer paddle boat, & aluminum boat with motor. All you need is food, drink, & an adventurous sp... more
Interior Whitewater Expeditions Ltd: It’s a raft adventure you won’t forget with wild undisturbed rivers plus hiking, canoeing, & the astonishing scenery of Wells Gray Park. We provide a rare combination of river trips as you hike to pounding waterfalls, raft volcanic canyons, & see stunning wil... more
Lac Des Roches Resort: Our year-round resort on the Fishing Highway overlooks one of BC’s most photographed lakes. From your suite or cabin there’s nothing between you and the lake but a picnic table and fire pit. Relax with fine dining, and many outdoor activities in our 175 acre... more
Morehead Lake Cabins & Campsite: Centrally located in the Cariboo east of Williams Lake, there are great fishing lakes and historic sites close by. You can also hike, bike, see wildlife & go sight-seeing. Our cabins are fully self-contained and we also have RV sites with full hook-ups and ca... more
Morrow Chalets: 2.5 hours north of Whistler, we are located in the mountains on Tyaughton Lake. There are endless winter and summer adventures from hiking, fishing, and horseback riding -- to skiing, snowmobiling, and more. Join us for a weekend getaway, or family vacation. more
Pathways Canada Tour Company: Experience Bowron Lakes Canoe Circuit, a uniquely Canadian wilderness adventure, with the original and most experienced Bowron Lakes Canoe Guides. 9 lakes, each with a distinct personality, linked by 100kms of lazy rivers, towering peaks, rapids and cascading ... more
Plato Island Resort: The sunsets have to be experienced … no words can describe the serenity and splendor. We offer excellent fishing on Quesnel lake, camping & comfortable cabin accommodation, a well protected marina, & delicious quality meals. See you soon! more
REO Rafting Adventure Resort: Raft BCs best rivers near Vancouver, Kelowna & Whistler. Enjoy a hot tub, sauna, private beach, serene wilderness & hiking trails. REO adventure vacations include kayaking, fishing, hiking, canoeing, & more. Stay in your own tent, rivers edge cabin tent, or l... more
ROAM (Rivers Oceans and Mountains): Experience the most unique vacations with whitewater rafting, sea kayaking, whale watching, heli-hiking and multi-sport activities. We offer unprecedented access to pristine wilderness environments and places no other adventure companies dare to venture. more
Siwash Lake Ranch: 4.5 Stars - explore pristine wilderness by horseback, on your own or with a guide. Cast to a rising trout, hike to cascading waterfalls, mountain bike an array of trails or paddle shimmering Siwash Lake. Ultra-luxe accommodation, fine dining & all season adven... more
Spring Lake Ranch: Enjoy horseback riding, hiking, canoeing, & winter sports with old fashioned hospitality & a relaxed western atmosphere. Our year-round natural paradise, in BC’s Cariboo Country, is the perfect place for a tranquil adventure and to create special memories. more
The Hills Health & Guest Ranch: Enjoy a rejuvenating escape from everyday at our world-class health spa and western guest ranch. In winter there’s X-country skiing & snowshoeing … and in summer canoeing, mountain biking, and hiking. Our country dining room also features a gourmet menu. more
Ts'yl-os Park Lodge: Enjoy fully guided river fly fishing and horseback riding vacations, through the valleys, while staying at our mountain lodge. Call us or visit our website to ask for a free colour brochure and be sure to ask about week-long mountain horse packtrips! more
Westwind Tugboat Adventures: North America’s original tugboat adventure. Enjoy wilderness fishing for trophy salmon and halibut plus Luxury cruising on the beautiful "Inside Passage" of BC. Follow the Fish to Langara Island, Prince Rupert and Bella Bella regions. Only 8 & 12 guests. more

Northern BC
Bluewater Adventures: Come see why National Geographic thinks we are “One of the Worlds Best!” Quality wilderness and wildlife eco-adventures about 70’ sailing and power vessels – our tours raise the profile of wildlife cruising in BC and Alaska. For small ship adventures off the... more
Duncanby Lodge: Duncanby Lodge offers a level of outstanding service and amenity quality that is unparalled by any other fishing resort. Located at Rivers Inlet, this bountiful fishing paradise, matched with the breathtaking BC coast, is truly a sight to behold. more
Ecosummer Expeditions: Have a whale of a time at Orca Camp! Sea kayak with Orcas and Humpback whales along BC's Johnstone Strait. Join an intimate group of travelers, paddling out on three, four, or six-day kayaking adventures with expert guides. more
Euchiniko Lakes Ranch: Enjoy flyfishing the famous Blackwater River, packhorse trips or riding wilderness trails, big-game hunting, canoeing or hike the historic Alexander Mackenzie Trail. There’s something for everyone at Euchiniko Lakes Ranch including a relaxing camp fire. more
Nation Lakes Canoeing Camp: Canoe the un-crowded four Nation Lakes area of northern BC, an unspoiled wilderness environment. There’s 130 km of remote canoeing through beautiful wilderness, with sandy beaches, fishing and unrestricted camping. We also have cabins and canoes for rent. more
Peregrine Lodge: A distinguished full service land-based saltwater fishing lodge at Naden Harbour in the pristine wilderness of Haida Gwaii, Queen Charlotte Islands, amid some of BC's best salmon and halibut fishing more
ROAM (Rivers Oceans and Mountains): Experience the most unique vacations with whitewater rafting, sea kayaking, whale watching, heli-hiking and multi-sport activities. We offer unprecedented access to pristine wilderness environments and places no other adventure companies dare to venture. more
Round Lake Resort: Visit our 4-season, 28 acres holiday destination on Round Lake in the Smithers / Telkwa area. We offer forested lakeshore, nature trails & cozy cottages in the Bulkley Valleys recreation hub, plus fishing, swimming, hiking, x-country skiing, snowmobiling, & mo... more
Westwind Tugboat Adventures: North America’s original tugboat adventure. Enjoy wilderness fishing for trophy salmon and halibut plus Luxury cruising on the beautiful "Inside Passage" of BC. Follow the Fish to Langara Island, Prince Rupert and Bella Bella regions. Only 8 & 12 guests. more
Williston Lake Resort: Williston Lake Resort is situated in the foothills of the Northern Rocky Mountains, on the shores of the largest reservoir in Canada. Whether your crave backcountry adventure, or family memories that will last a lifetime, we’ll help you make the most of your ... more

Thompson Okanagan
Alpine Wilderness Retreat: Retreat from the bustle of the city to our fly-in resort on Elbow Lake! Our snow fed lakes in the North Thompson are home to world-famous Kamloops Trout, and our resort has everything you’ll need. There’s lots of wildlife too so don’t forget to bring your ca... more
Beaver Lake Mountain Resort: Join us for family fun. They’re log cabins, a campground, Coffee Corner, fishing, boats, canoes, kayak rentals, hiking & biking, & lots of kids fun. Just east of Lake Country (Winfield) on Hwy 97 there’s a wellness retreat, internet corner, & grocery store. more
Big Bar Guest Ranch: No deadlines, fresh mountain air, good horses & trails that lead to spectacular views. Nestled in the rolling hills of the Cariboo, where time has no meaning, we offer riding, hiking, gold panning, canoeing, hay rides, fishing, x-country skiing, snowmobiling,... more
Big Bear ATV Canoe and Kayak Tours: Experience the “Real” North Okanagan with Big Bear Tours. We provide wilderness fun, adventure and unforgettable ATV, Canoeing, Kayaking and Dog Sledding experiences in and around the lakes, rivers, valleys, and mountains of the North Okanagan. more
Cozy Cabins Nature Resort: Our 4-season family resort, with cozy cabins & sandy beach, is nestled next to the beautiful Monashee Mountains overlooking a pristine lake. They boast fully equipped kitchens, bath, wood burning stove, and more. You’ll feel like this is your own personal re... more
Interior Whitewater Expeditions Ltd: It’s a raft adventure you won’t forget with wild undisturbed rivers plus hiking, canoeing, & the astonishing scenery of Wells Gray Park. We provide a rare combination of river trips as you hike to pounding waterfalls, raft volcanic canyons, & see stunning wil... more
Kumsheen Rafting Resort: Come and experience one of BC’s premier tourism destinations. You want the best, and Kumsheen Rafting Resort delivers: a luxurious, activity-filled adventure resort and an unforgettable whitewater rafting experience on BC’s Thompson River. Hot sunny weather an... more
Lac Des Roches Resort: Our year-round resort on the Fishing Highway overlooks one of BC’s most photographed lakes. From your suite or cabin there’s nothing between you and the lake but a picnic table and fire pit. Relax with fine dining, and many outdoor activities in our 175 acre... more
Postill Lake Lodge Fishing Resort: Bring the family for a vacation any time of year. There’s fabulous fly-fishing on a choice of 7 lakes, plus activities including swimming, boating, hiking, and more. In winter slide on that beautiful white stuff with x-country skiing and snowmobiling. more
REO Rafting Adventure Resort: Raft BCs best rivers near Vancouver, Kelowna & Whistler. Enjoy a hot tub, sauna, private beach, serene wilderness & hiking trails. REO adventure vacations include kayaking, fishing, hiking, canoeing, & more. Stay in your own tent, rivers edge cabin tent, or l... more
Thuya Lakes Lodge: Fishing as good as it gets! Our resort just north of Kamloops has over 30 lakes joined by streams, naturally reproducing with wild Kamloops trout, perfect for flyfishing and float tubing. Enjoy hiking trails into lakes, mountain biking, the wildlife or just t... more

Vancouver Island
Bluewater Adventures: Come see why National Geographic thinks we are “One of the Worlds Best!” Quality wilderness and wildlife eco-adventures about 70’ sailing and power vessels – our tours raise the profile of wildlife cruising in BC and Alaska. For small ship adventures off the... more
Clayoquot Wilderness Resort: Discriminating travelers will find a world-renowned ultra-luxurious eco-resort, 4 star accommodations, coastal cuisine, adventure, and a lush & breathtakingly wilderness frontier. Our golden triangle of adventure begins and ends in Tofino on Vancouver Island. more
Destiny River Adventures: We offer thrilling whitewater rafting, serene scenic river floats, & snorkeling with thousands of returning salmon. Our focus on the wilderness, wildlife, personal discovery, & attention to detail will create an unforgettable experience & memories! more
Ecosummer Expeditions: Have a whale of a time at Orca Camp! Sea kayak with Orcas and Humpback whales along BC's Johnstone Strait. Join an intimate group of travelers, paddling out on three, four, or six-day kayaking adventures with expert guides. more
Mothership Adventures: Join us for a luxury, multiday, sea kayaking experience using the elegant mothership, “Columbia III” as our travelling home. We’ll kayak through pristine, coastal wilderness, paddling glacier-fed waters amongst lushly forested islands while observing abundant ... more
ROAM (Rivers Oceans and Mountains): Experience the most unique vacations with whitewater rafting, sea kayaking, whale watching, heli-hiking and multi-sport activities. We offer unprecedented access to pristine wilderness environments and places no other adventure companies dare to venture. more
Salt Springs Spa Resort: Leave your worries behind at Salt Spring Spa Resort, a relaxing retreat from the burdens of everyday life. The natural beauty of this Gulf Island, and peaceful atmosphere, makes for an ideal island getaway, romantic escape, or health retreat (Ayurveda). more
Sea Kayak Adventures: For 20 years we've offered sea kayak wilderness vacations for active outdoor-minded travelers -- a combination of fun, challenge and excitement. Join us to seek beautiful places to get away from it all, and once-in-a-lifetime wildlife encounters. more
Spirit of the West Adventures: We offer sea kayaking tours to the Johnstone Strait & the largest pods of killer whales on the BC coast – Desolation Sound, Quadra Island, & Campbell River - & guided excursions to explore ancient native villages. Set a course for a one of a kind wilderness a... more
Steep Island Lodge: We are the perfect starting point to set off on a days sports fishing, enjoy the streams on Vancouver Island and the mainland, go sightseeing or eco-touring, golf , kayak, and dive -- all with friendly personable and attentive service and luxurious accommodati... more
Westwind Tugboat Adventures: North America’s original tugboat adventure. Enjoy wilderness fishing for trophy salmon and halibut plus Luxury cruising on the beautiful "Inside Passage" of BC. Follow the Fish to Langara Island, Prince Rupert and Bella Bella regions. Only 8 & 12 guests. more

Vancouver, Coast & Mountains
BC Sport Fishing Group: The Fraser Valley, rich with rivers and surrounded by the Coast Mountains offers an incredible backdrop to unique and amazing world-class Salmon fishing and Sturgeon fishing. We offer a great fishing experience while maintaining a sustainable fishery. more
Bluewater Adventures: Come see why National Geographic thinks we are “One of the Worlds Best!” Quality wilderness and wildlife eco-adventures about 70’ sailing and power vessels – our tours raise the profile of wildlife cruising in BC and Alaska. For small ship adventures off the... more
Duncanby Lodge: Duncanby Lodge offers a level of outstanding service and amenity quality that is unparalled by any other fishing resort. Located at Rivers Inlet, this bountiful fishing paradise, matched with the breathtaking BC coast, is truly a sight to behold. more
Ecosummer Expeditions: Have a whale of a time at Orca Camp! Sea kayak with Orcas and Humpback whales along BC's Johnstone Strait. Join an intimate group of travelers, paddling out on three, four, or six-day kayaking adventures with expert guides. more
Highland Cream Resort: Our 3 fully equipped 3 & 4 bedroom chalets with hot tubs overlook Gun Lake, 190km north of Vancouver & 2-hours north of Whistler. Rent includes a canoe, kayak, windsurfer paddle boat, & aluminum boat with motor. All you need is food, drink, & an adventurous sp... more
Historic Lund Hotel: Our oceanfront hotel is in the quaint village of Lund on the Sunshine Coast. There are 31 guest rooms, from budget friendly to lavish boutique style units, and many recreational opportunities. Our pub, restaurant and decks feature ocean views and outstanding ... more
Kumsheen Rafting Resort: Come and experience one of BC’s premier tourism destinations. You want the best, and Kumsheen Rafting Resort delivers: a luxurious, activity-filled adventure resort and an unforgettable whitewater rafting experience on BC’s Thompson River. Hot sunny weather an... more
Morrow Chalets: 2.5 hours north of Whistler, we are located in the mountains on Tyaughton Lake. There are endless winter and summer adventures from hiking, fishing, and horseback riding -- to skiing, snowmobiling, and more. Join us for a weekend getaway, or family vacation. more
Pitt River Lodge: Only one hour from the city, we’re Vancouver’s ultimate fly fishing destination, the only lodge on the entire river! Drift the Pitt River with the most experienced guides, & enjoy our comfortable full service lodge. Exceptional year round fishing for salmon, ... more
REO Rafting Adventure Resort: Raft BCs best rivers near Vancouver, Kelowna & Whistler. Enjoy a hot tub, sauna, private beach, serene wilderness & hiking trails. REO adventure vacations include kayaking, fishing, hiking, canoeing, & more. Stay in your own tent, rivers edge cabin tent, or l... more
ROAM (Rivers Oceans and Mountains): Experience the most unique vacations with whitewater rafting, sea kayaking, whale watching, heli-hiking and multi-sport activities. We offer unprecedented access to pristine wilderness environments and places no other adventure companies dare to venture. more
Steveston Seabreeze Adventures: Experience our warmth and hospitality as we share with you the pristine BC West Coast wilderness. Our love is to observe marine animals in their natural environment, and to share that experience with our tour passengers. Join us for the thrill of a lifetime! more
Sunshine Coast Resort Hotel and Marina: Executive & oceanfront cottages, ocean-view suites & rooms, along with boat rentals & spectacular marine tours to world renowned Princess Louisa Inlet, Pender Harbour boat tours & professionally guided fishing or sailing charters. Sunshine Coast Resort has it ... more
Westwind Tugboat Adventures: North America’s original tugboat adventure. Enjoy wilderness fishing for trophy salmon and halibut plus Luxury cruising on the beautiful "Inside Passage" of BC. Follow the Fish to Langara Island, Prince Rupert and Bella Bella regions. Only 8 & 12 guests. more
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