Nahmint Lake

Photo curtousy of Todd Laplante   Nahmint Lake is in many ways the perfect West Coast, Vancouver Island lake. Long, deep and cool, perfect for canoeing or kayaking, Nahmint Lake is surrounded by old-growth hemlock fir, fragrant western red cedar, and spectacular mountain views. This is a great lake to spend a day or possibly […]

Powell Forest Canoe Route

  The Powell Forest Canoe Route isn’t in fact on Vancouver Island, but rather on the Sunshine Coast, just across from Campbell River. We have however, included this amazing canoe route here because of it’s close proximity to the Island (a short ferry ride from Campbell River), and also because of it’s one of British […]

Comox Lake

  Comox Lake is still an interesting place to paddle despite it’s long history as a reservoir, both for the production of hydro electricity and as a drinking water source for the nearby communities of Comox, Courtenay and Cumberland. Paddling along the shore line one can still see the submerged stumps and forests of still […]

Brewster Lake

  Brewster Lake, with it’s views of glacier topped mountains in the distance, is one of my favorite lakes on the Sayward Forest Canoe Circuit. There are several gorgeous off-road camp sites to choose from and four drive in recreation sites. I like to start the Sayward Forest Canoe Circuit at the North end of […]

Spider Lake

  Spider Lake is a is a smaller lake which can be easily paddled in a hour or two. About one third of the shore line is occupied by Spider Lake Provincial Park providing lots of places to pull up and enjoy a picnic or a swim. One thing I really like about this lake […]

Kennedy Lake

  Kennedy Lake is a wild and beautiful West coast lake, and the largest of Vancouver Island’s many lakes. One can easily spend and entire week exploring this amazing lake’s rich and varied shoreline using either canoe or kayak. Three different parks boarder the lake, Kennedy Lake Provincial Park, Clayoquot Arm Provincial Park, and Pacific […]

Cameron Lake

  Cameron Lake is a spectacular lake with crystal clear water, surround by high densely forested hills. The Northern shore is largely undeveloped (There are a handful of cottages at Western end of the lake.). The old, now abandoned, Port Alberni railway line runs along the North shore and about mid-way down the lake is […]

Buttle Lake

  Buttle Lake is Vancouver Island’s answer to Banff’s famous Lake Louise. It’s a long narrow turquoise lake, bordered on both sites by towering majestic cliffs. It is an amazing place to spend a day or two or more padding and exploring. There are several hiking trails along the west shore that are only accessible […]