If you have some time to watch an enjoyable video (40 minutes-ish) along a stunning stretch of Vancouver Island you might want to take a look at this one. The trip dates back to 2012 but the coast looks the same. Not my video but I hope to return this year. It might encourage you to put this trip on your bucket list.
To be clear, I’m wound a bit tighter and I always wear a dry suit when paddling these waters. Just sayin’.