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Outdoor activities


Fishing

The top sport fishing resorts in the world exist in British Columbia. You can also catch Halibut and bottom fish in just about any location from Victoria to the Haida Gwaii along the west coast of Vancouver Island. If you would like to book a fishing trip of a lifetime we will book you into a place that suits your needs and budget. Here is a little overview the hotspots from Vancouver Island up to the Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlottes). Note there many locations around BC that catch fish, but these are consistently top destinations every year. Locations are listed from North to South.

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Top Hiking Spots

At 460 kilometres (290 mi) in length, 80 kilometres (50 mi) in width at its widest point, and 32,134 km2 (12,407 sq mi) in area Vancouver Island has many lakes, rivers, mountain regions and ocean to make years of hiking available here. Below we have listed the top 5 hikes in each category.

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Short hikes by region

1-2 hours total

Short hikes


Medium hikes by region

2-6 hours total

Medium hikes


Overnight hike by region

1+ days

Overnight hikes


Kayaking

Vancouver Island is renowned as one of the world’s premier Sea Kayaking destinations. Secluded beaches, rugged coastal rainforest, thriving marine ecosystems teeming with sealife along the shores of hundreds of sheltered inlets and intriguing island chains makes Vancouver Island a paddlers paradise.
Launching from most seaside city marinas will give day paddlers ample opportunity to explore local waters but for sea kayakers looking for more in depth adventure here are some of Vancouver Islands Sea Kayaking secrets.

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Paddleboarding

Paddle boarding is becoming one of the fastest growing outdoor water activities in the world and there is no more beautiful place to do it than on Vancouver Island. Various paddle boarding companies are popping up around the island during the past couple years. Ucluelet, Tofino, Victoria, and Nanaimo are some of the more popular places to go. You can however, go and paddle anywhere that is accessible and find a rewarding activity with a friend or even just out in nature yourself.
If carrying a large board around on your holiday does not interest you, you can rent boards or try carrying an inflatable SUP. With a battery powered pump you can have a great inflated board in just a few minutes. The boards inflate at high pressure, so it is very similar to cruising on a fiberglass board.

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Windsurfing abd kite boarding

Windsurfing Around Vancouver Island

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Wake boarding and water skiing

Although Vancouver Island is known around the world for its seaside activity it also has a variety of pristine lakes to enjoy. Fed by the snows of the Vancouver Island mountain ranges and excellent annual rainfalls, clean and beautiful fresh water lakes present wake riders with abundant opportunities. Both wake boarders and water skiers will find a plethora of fresh water playgrounds on which to tow their lines. Below are just a few of the best watersports lake destinations.

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