We kayak the lakes and rivers of the Interior and get to the ocean or to the Rockies now and then. We have 18+ foot kayaks with high capacity storage areas for kayak camping. They are bit cumbersome to store, transport, and launch, but while we can get them into the water from March to November.
We try to get to a paddling destination several times a year, but weather is always the central issue. We can paddle in strong winds, but we usually choose to hike those days. Sometimes the winds come up while we are out there, offering a challenge, and sometimes a risk. Paddling the larger lakes and the ocean requires experience and planning.
We always paddle with a PFD, paddle float, towrope, and a few other items. We have practiced our self-rescue and assisted-rescue techniques. We wear a wet suit in cold water and we hope to buy dry suits too. If you paddle the routes listed on this site, please follow all the required safety measures.
See you on the water,
Some Featured Posts:
It was raining on the West Chilcotin Plateau. While traveling east on Highway 20 there was a break in the weather right at Nimpo Lake, so I found a boat launch and paddled out into the quiet lake. There … Continue reading →
The Interlakes Area of Highway 24 has many lakes to paddle and explore. Birch Lake is found west of McDonald Summit (4300 feet) on the Nehaliston Plateau just east of Lac des Roches. The turn off the highway is signed … Continue reading →
Paddling on any large lake is a transit from one marine campsite to the next. There are 4 backcountry campgrounds on Azure Lake. Each has its own special quality. They all have tent sites, a beach, a metal food cache, … Continue reading →