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Looking for the best places to Rec Kayak in and around Nanaimo? Below are some great routes, trips and resources to help you Rec Kayak in and around Nanaimo.

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I think it was John Grace who once said "It's all just training for British Columbia". He was referring to the super challenging creeking and multi day wilderness whitewater trips that are located all over this mountainous province. There is a lifetime worth of easy and intermediate paddling too. Whether it is multi day ocean trips, winter whitewater paddling on Vancouver Island, surfing tidal rapids, creeking in the interior, remote trips up north BC offers it all and then some.

Rec Kayak Trips or Routes


Departure Bay
Pacific Ocean - A trip around Jesse Island in Departure Bay continuing around Newcastle and Protection Islands and back along the Nanaimo Harbour to Departure Bay Beach.


Coastal Expression

(250) 591-3021

1840 Stewart Avenue, Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Island Römer Adventures

(250) 618-5415

Nanaimo, Vancouver Island British Columbia

Jeff’s Kayak and Bike Rentals

(573) 598-4555

34 A Pirates Ln, Nanaimo, BC V9R 6R1

Local Paddling Clubs

Canoe Kayak Freestyle Committee National Programs

Canoe Kayak Canada Freestyle is responsible for the growth and development of Freestyle Canoe/Kayak in Canada. We work with provincial, territorial and local organizations to hold programs that support athlete development. We also host National Team trials and support athletes at the international level.


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