GULF ISLANDS CAMPING EXPEDITION
Explore the BC Coast by Stand Up Paddle Board
This short SUP trip is the perfect way to spend a weekend camping on the Gulf Islands. Relax for three days and two nights on Portland Island (inside Gulf Islands National Park Reserve), soaking in fresh air, sunshine and salt water. This beautiful area, located just off the coast of Swartz Bay, will provide us with plenty of opportunities to see wildlife, practice paddling techniques and frolic in the water.
This trip is perfect for paddle boarders who want to explore the coast while spending a few nights camping under the stars! It's also great if you want to try expedition paddling, but don't know where to start.
During this multi-day trip, you will learn the techniques and skills required to safely embark on paddling expeditions on your own.
Skills such as:
How to route plan
How to navigate coastal waters
How to identify hazards on the water
How to identify good camping spots, select a tent pad location and pitch a tent
How to pack a dry bag
How to Leave No Trace
and much more
July 6-8, 2023
Aug 10-12, 2023
Intermediate - Advanced
opt-in to receive the Paddle Canada Coastal Touring Level 1 Skills certification
Choose Your Trip
Is this trip 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: 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.