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Waterfront Accommodation on Johnstone Strait

Kayaking Vancouver Island

Alert Bay Lodge is pleased to recommend the services of Vancouver Island Kayak, which offers scheduled kayak tours of Vancouver Island in seven locations, from the Mediterranean-like Gulf Islands, to the wilds of Johnstone Strait, where you can kayak with Orcas, or "killer whales".

On Vancouver Island's east coast:

Queen Charlotte Strait Kayaking. Lying off northeast tip of Vancouver Island, this area includes Broughton Archipelago, a region noted for its rich aboriginal habitation, fjord-like inlets, tiny islands and Orcas.

Johnstone Strait Kayaking. The top of Johnstone Strait and the bottom of Queen Charlotte Strait are the most popular areas for those who want to kayak with whales. The area offers diverse opportunities for sea kayaking including intricate and remote island archipelagos, refuge bays and deep fjords. Consider staying at Alert Bay Lodge on your next kayak tour of Johnstone Strait.

Northern and Southern Gulf Islands Kayaking. Offering warm temperatures and short distances between the islands and a close proximity to Victoria and Vancouver, the Gulf Islands are a unique archipelago of 250 islands situated on the south east coast of Vancouver Island.


On Vancouver Island's west coast :

Nootka Sound Kayaking. One of the most remote and rugged areas to kayak on the west coast of Canada, this area features deep wilderness of the northwest coast: its remote beaches, dense rainforests and the lingering presence of aboriginal culture.

Clayoquot Sound Kayaking. Located on the southwest coast of Vancouver Island, in the Pacific Rim region, this rugged stretch of coastline is known for fjords, islands, mountains, old growth forests and the colourful town of Tofino.

Broken Group Island Kayaking. Facing the Pacific Ocean, on the southwest coast of Vancouver Island, the islands are a maze of pocket beaches, exposed reefs, lagoons, densely forested islands and bare, windswept rocks.

Kayaking Queen Charlotte Islands. Further north, lie the Queen Charlotte Islands. As the only part of Canada that escaped the last Ice Age, kayaking the Queen Charlotte Islands brings to light a flora and fauna dramatically different from those of the mainland.


                   Alert Bay accommodation on North Vancouver Island