Coastal British Columbia is home to some of the richest wildlife in the world. It’s become a renowned place for hikers and wildlife enthusiasts. It’s also rapidly growing as an ‘all-inclusive nature resort’ to those aqua loving sea freaks out there.
The oceanside Parksville and Qualicum area isn’t just a place to feel the sand in your toes. It’s a place to jump in and paddle your way through the adventure you so earnestly crave. Pods of whales, gulf islands, the beauty that is the sea, these things are only the beginning of what Seaside Kayaking and Canoeing in the area can offer.
Some of the most popular spots around include Rathtrevor Beach and Qualicum Beach, but you aren’t limited to the ocean. You can find kayaking all around the area, including many of its lakes and provincial parks.
The Qualicum Beach area is well known for its gradual immersion into the ocean. You can literally find yourself 1000m out to sea, and still not be waist deep, offering both safety for beginners and families with children. But it doesn’t stop there. With an enormous coastline stretching as far as the eye can see, there is room for intermediate and advanced seafarers to explore deeper and farther than the coastlines of Qualicum Beach itself.
No matter what your skill level, the routes and options for sea-faring strangers to the area are plenty. Several companies rent canoes and kayaks and most of the resorts around the area can help you get a discount on your rentals, or point you in the right direction.