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:
Mamit Lake borders the road that goes from Logan Lake to Merritt (Highway 97). From the juction west of Logan Lake, drive 11.5km south. There are 3 pullouts next to the lake and there is a boat launch at the … Continue reading →
One of the best paddling destinations we try to do every year is Clearwater Lake. The boat launch is at the very end of the Wells Gray Corridor Road. Beyond the launch is 22km of wilderness lake with treed shorelines … Continue reading →
By the end of summer, the McArthur Island boat launch has its gate closed and the lagoon begins to dry out. In the first week of September, there was just enough water to paddle out of the channel in a … Continue reading →