Friends & Resources

Canoe Vancouver Island – Our Facebook group dedicated to canoeing on Vancouver Island. Please feel free to join and participate.

Vancouver Island Back-Country Gear – Our sponsor and also a great place to find quality Backpacking, Hiking, Camping and Paddling equipment.

Copper Canyon Canoe – Cedar and Canvas Canoe Repair and Restoration.

100 Lakes on Vancouver Island – Although Richard hasn’t quite covered 100 lakes (31 by my reckoning) this site is one of the best resources I know of for Vancouver Island canoeing destinations.

Anglers Atlas – An excellent resource for those interested in lakes and river, even for those who don’t fish.

Vancouver Island Backroad Map Book – One of all time favorite resources for Island exploration.

Victoria Canoe and Kayak Club – A not-for-profit organization devoted to the promotion of safe and skillful paddling on Vancouver Island and in the surrounding waters. The club has a diverse paddling community and with six paddling programs gives members a wide range of paddling opportunities. Members may participate in any Club program(s).

The Nanaimo Canoe and Kayak Club – a non-profit amateur sport organization that provides entry-level to high-performance canoe and kayak training to people of all ages and skill level – This is one of my favorite resource sites for the lakes, rivers, and widlife of the Pacific Northwest.

Canadian Canoe Routes – Hundreds of route descriptions, trip reports, gear information and reviews, recipes, tips, tricks and techniques and active discussion forums. In addition there is a wealth of Route Resource Information. All of Canada is included & selected areas of the US.

Algonquin 875 – One man attempts to visit all of the 875 portagable lakes in Algonquin Park.

Backroad Map Book – Paddling Routes You’ll Fall in Love with on Vancouver Island.

Dogs Secret Lakes of Southern Vancouver Island – The best lakes for dogs in the Victoria and southern Vancouver Island area.

Paddle Canada – Learn to paddle, you’ll love where it takes you.

Castonguay Adventure Tours – Specializing in Outdoor Education related Professional Development in British Columbia.

Beaver Canoe Club – Learn to paddle, make friends, and have fun.

Leave No Trace Canada is a national non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and inspiring responsible outdoor recreation through education, research and partnerships. Leave No Trace builds awareness, appreciation and respect for our wildlands.

BC Marine Trails Site – Do you like protecting the environment and helping with conservation efforts? This year we are looking for Site Condtion Reporting along the Cape Scott Marine Trail.