Water Sports

Having fun in or on the water around Victoria, BC

  • Sea Lions off Discovery Island

A Winter Paddle in Victoria

Beautiful Mild Winter Days Provide Great Sea Kayaking Opportunities One thing we truly love about Victoria are the mild winters. In late February, leaves in the undergrowth are beginning to bud, blossoms and flowers are blooming, the scent of the Indian Plum blossoms can be intoxicating. Don’t get me wrong, we can get our fair

  • Tod Inlet-gowland tod park Visitor in Victoria


Tod Inlet in Gowlland Tod Provincial Park One of our favourite spots in Victoria is tucked in behind Butchart Gardens where thousands of people visit every year but have no idea that this hidden gem is close by! Part of the reason is that this beautiful tree-lined inlet is only accessible by boat or by


Bareboat Charters Ideal for qualified skippers who want to set sail on their own. These individuals will appreciate that at Island Cruising, the term "bareboat" means anything but "bare". Our safety gear, navigation equipment and operating equipment far exceed that supplied by other charter companies. Skippered Charters An option for those with little or

  • Kayaking Instruction


Looking to find good Kayak, Canoe and SUP instruction in Victoria, BC? Whether you’re a resident or a visitor looking for some quality lessons to get you started in kayaking, canoeing or standup paddle boarding, or if you are wanting to take your paddling skills to the next level, there are a number of excellent

  • Historic buildings, and lots of boat activity make the harbour an interesting


Kayak in Victoria Harbour There are some wonderful paddling opportunities right in Victoria Harbour. Whether you kayak, canoe or stand up paddle board (SUP), whether you're a beginner or an expert, you can tailor a paddling trip anywhere from an hour to a few hours that will be sure to please.  Victoria is a working


If you'd love to try SUP-ing (stand-up paddleboarding) but you don't have your own equipment, here's a chance to try it out.  Click on each company's link to see what they offer and what works for you*.   FAIRWAY GORGE PADDLING CLUB Ph:  778-432-3472  -  kayak@fgpaddle.com GYRO BEACH BOARD SHOP Ph:  778-433-9200  -  gyrobeachboards@gmail.com OCEAN


Whitewater Sports Around Victoria and Vancouver Island   Cowichan River   Whitewater paddling around Victoria and Vancouver Island, including kayaking, canoeing and rafting, is primarily a winter sport. While the rest of the country is prepping for snow sports, here on the island we are grabbing our paddles and hitting the rivers and ocean

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