Salish Sea Camping Expedition

Explore more Coastline

...and get Paddle Canada Certified!

We offer three versions of this program: a 2 night/ 3 day camping version, a 1.5 day non-camping version, and

a 3 night/4 day lodge based version.

$925 + GST

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

This SUP camping trip is best for paddleboarders who are interested in exploring their coastlines for multiday overnight trips. Participants are introduced to paddling and navigating in a coastal environment with a loaded board, route planning, campsite selection, leave no trace camping practices and much more! As always, we place emphasis on knowledge, navigation and safety skills.

The scenic waters of the Saanich Peninsula including the more dynamic waters of the Southern Gulf Islands near Swartz Bay provide the backdrop for learning and exploring that will have you confidently and safely setting off on your own paddling adventures.

You can opt 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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  • 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.

What to Bring

It's important to come prepared so you can make the most of your time on the water.  For this course, you will need to bring all paddling equipment, camping gear and personal clothing. 

To help you make getting ready for your course easier, we made you a printable list.