Vancouver BC info

Going to be in Vancouver for a few days with sea kayaks. May have a half day or day to play. Any suggested paddles within an hour or so of downtown? Will be paddling from Burrard Civic Marina / Coast Guard Station one evening with a local, so looking for info on some place away from there.

What are the good local retailers to go to so I can ogle boats?

Ecomarine and Feathercraft
on Granville Island

Second EcoMarine
Nice shop – nice folks. Paddled with them on a short tour while up there in February. They even have some really old issues of Sea Kayaker available.

Consider posting to…

Deep Cove, North Vancouver

Awesome shop, awesome people.

day trips
Best day trip in the Vancouver area, imho, is Deep Cove up to Twin Islands in Indian Arm. Deep Cove is about a half hour from downtown. If you want to drive an hour, Widgeon Creek is a pretty nice place too.

If you’re launching from the Coast Guard Station near Burrard Bridge you can padddle False Creek…nice bit of urban kayaking, or up along English Bay and Stanley Park.

Have fun!

Deep Cove/Indian Arm…seconded!
For being so close to the city, this is really a nice area to paddle. Good suggestion! :slight_smile: