Whitewater Paddling on Vancouver Island
There are few places in the world where three different types of whitewater excitement can be experienced all in the same weekend.
For those that love river running the Island is home to many rivers of varying difficulty and length. The season runs from March until early July and then picks up again with fall rains. Only winter's cold and summers drought slows the flow down.
Meanwhile all year round waves pound the shores of the west coast beaches creating a playground for boat surfers. And several times a month large tides forced between the narrows between Vancouver Island and the Mainland set up powerful tidal rapids that test even the most skilled paddler.
For rafters, kayakers and canoeists the Island is home to multiday, park and play and solid day long paddling adventures that promise adventure and the chance to get wet.