Without a doubt the west coast of British Columbia, and in particular, the area around southern Vancouver Island is really one of the best places for sea kayaking.
In the Victoria area we can load up our boats and be in some of the most scenic paddling locations in less than 30 minutes. Just launch your boat at Oak Bay Marina and paddle out to the east side of Discovery and Chatham Islands to see this for yourself. Or, drive a little longer and launch from Whiffen Spit and experience some of our rugged coast line.
No matter what the weather we can usually find some place to paddle year round.
The main purpose of this site is to provide interested paddlers with the information they need to plan a paddle. However, please note that users of the information presented here are responsible for their own safety and confirming that the information presented is accurate.
The Location Map page generates a map that allows you to turn on and off various groups of place marks that would be of interest to a paddler.
- Bailout spots (Just in case the weather changes)
- Debriefing locations. Where to go after the paddle for coffee or hot chocolate and a snack
- Launch sites
- Lunch stops
- Washroom locations
The Launch Site page provides a link to all the launch sites where a brief description of the site is given. Some of the pages also provide plots of paddles from the launch site.
The Tides & Currents page allows the user to generate a tide or current table for a specific site for a specified date. The user can also generate a table for the BC Current Atlas. The option for generating a maps showing the location of the tides & current stations is also available.
The Weather page allows the user to generate a page that shows Environment Canada Marine Weather forecast areas and WindAlert weather forecast sites. The option for generating a maps showing the location of the weather stations is also available.
The Wednesday Paddles page is used by a group of like minded paddlers that get together every Wednesday to enjoy a paddle. Access to the options under this menu tab is limited to members of the group.