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.
Locations using the blue-green canoe icon are at the launch spot for that paddling site. They have stories on the website. Red icons show launching spots too, but are locations we haven’t paddled yet.
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.
A new companion site is also ready for kayakers – www.kamloopskayak.com
See you on the water,
Some Featured Posts:
Every spring the snows melt from distant mountain ranges and the lands at the head of Kamloops Lake are flooded. We can paddle in the bays and channels, and enjoy the views, especially on a calm day. Reflections from the … Continue reading →
Three lakes lie near the 50km mark on the Jamieson Creek Forest Service Road on the Bonaparte Plateau. Mayson Lake is a short drive down a BC Recreation Site road. There is a boat launch at this small campsite. The … Continue reading →
The floodlands out from Tranquille invite paddlers an opportunity to paddle for about 10km through channels, bays, and lagoon-like mazes of wetland vegetation. Launching out of Tranquille, both sides of the river await exploration. As the freshet approaches in June, … Continue reading →