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Gulf Islands Coastal Camping Expedition

Explore the Salish Sea

...Get Paddle Canada Certified!

The 2-night/3-day Salish Sea Camping Expedition will take place at the North end of Sidney, BC and includes 2 nights of self-supported camping at a remote island location reached only by boat or paddleboard, depending upon conditions.

This SUP camping trip is perfect for paddleboarders who want to explore coastal areas and enjoy multiday overnight stays. Participants learn how best to use the water and navigate through it as well as campsite spot techniques that leave no trace while your out there exploring!

 

We place emphasis on knowledge of navigation skills with a strong focus placed on safety during our time spent outdoors - so you'll be sure not only have fun but come home safe too!

The scenic waters of the Saanich Peninsula including the more dynamic waters of the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve near Swartz Bay provide the ideal backdrop for learning and exploring perfectly. We hope you will leave us feeling confident enough to set off on your own paddling adventures in the future. 

We pride ourselves in saying you'll never paddle the same way again after taking this trip! You are guaranteed fun, adventure and new friends while exploring Sidney Island coastlines.

Let us show you what Vancouver Island has to offer!

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Bonus...

You can opt-in to receive the Paddle Canada Coastal Touring Level 1 Skills certification too! Just let Pam know and she will ensure all the material is covered for you. 

Is this paddle program right for you?

This is an Intermediate/Advanced paddling program.

 

  • Paddlers should have Advanced flatwater SUP certification or equivalent experience, skills and knowledge as assessed by the instructor. Paddlers need time and practice to sufficiently develop the skills learned in the prerequisite course before registering in this course. Please contact us if you are unsure if you meet the prerequisites. 

  • Must feel comfortable Stand Up Paddling at an easy pace for 3 to 4 hours per day with a fully loaded board. 

  • Must be comfortable in the water. 

  • No previous camping experience is necessary but you will have to provide your own camping gear. 

  • Age restrictions 18+ (may consider mature 16+ who are strong paddlers)

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Logistics

COASTAL CAMPING EXPEDITION

  • Starts at 8 am Day 1 and ends around 5pm on Day 3.

  • We start and end at: Pacifica Paddle Sports - Canoe Cove Marina & Boatyard, Canoe Cove Road, North Saanich, BC

  • Please arrive 15 minutes before, earlier if you need to collect your rental gear from Pacifica Paddle Sports or inflate board.

  • The location may change if weather conditions require it. You will be contacted 24 hours before if a change is anticipated.

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Interested in SUP Camping but don’t know where to start?

This guide is perfect for beginners! It covers all the basics of camping, from what you need to bring with you to how best to prepare. You’ll be an expert in no time.

 

With this guide, you can hit the open water feeling confident and ready for anything. From finding the best campsites to mastering cooking over a campfire, we’ve got you covered. Download now and get started on your next SUP camping adventure!

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