Deep Cove Kayaking

Comments 9 by Rebecca Bollwitt

I was recently able to spend a morning out in a kayak in Deep Cove and was reminded how special the North Shore truly is. From sea to sky there are natural wonders, tasty treats, and great communities to explore.


Deep Cove Outdoors

I was with a group and the first stop of the day was at Deep Cove Outdoors where we were treated to some legendary Rolly Polly doughnuts and coffee from Honey’s (just down the street).

Rolly Polly Doughnuts from Honey's

Deep Cove

Deep Cove Outdoors

General Manager Bob Putnam told us a bit about the services, products and special deals this summer from Deep Cove Outdoors:

Women on Water
Every Thursday evening at 6:00pm women are invited to come out for a paddle and to socialize with Women on Water.

Cheap Date Night
Every Friday evening is Cheap Date Night at the Cove where you can rent a single kayak (2 hour rental) for $20 and a double kayak for $30.

Explorer series: Full Moon
“We venture out on the night of the full moon with hopes of seeing it rise over the eastern mountains and flood Indian Arm with its silvery light.” Guides will take you over towards Belcarra where you will be able to float and watch this spectacle while learning about the moon and its effects on the tides.

You can rent a kayak for an afternoon, sign up for a guided tour, or take on one of the Deep Cove Outdoors multi-day adventures.

Deep Cove

Deep Cove Kayaking

Deep Cove Kayaking

Even if you’re an experienced kayaker, if it’s your first time out in Deep Cove I would recommend having a guide as I learned a lot about local history, the dynamics of Deep Cove’s protected land and waters, and the Spanish explorers. While out on the water we were also told a story about how Belcarra came to be and that it’s a Celtic word meaning, “the fair land on which the sun shines”.

Deep Cove Kayaking

Deep Cove Kayaking

School group out for a morning hike

Deep Cove Kayaking

Getting out to Deep Cove you can take a transit bus, or choose between the scenic Dollarton Highway and Mount Seymour Parkway. Once you’re in the Cove, there are resturants, shops, an active community centre, beaches, Cates Park, Panorama Park and Deep Cove Park. You can also take walking tours to explore landmarks and the Cove’s history.

Deep Cove

SUP Boards

Deep Cove

Before yesterday I hadn’t been out in a kayak in about 12 years and I realized I really missed the activity combined with being out on the ocean like that. I’m fortunate to have two more opportunities to kayak this summer and if I play my cards right, I just might get a special man in my life to treat me to an upcoming Cheap Date Night in Deep Cove.

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  1. ErinWednesday, June 17th, 2009 — 7:58am PDT

    This makes me miss Deep Cove so much – I rowed and coached out of there for years. I had an amazing kayaking experiencing there last summer, with Deep Cove Canoe and Kayak’s Full Moon tour – ’twas beautiful, and I’d recommend it.

  2. Miss604Wednesday, June 17th, 2009 — 8:00am PDT

    I totally forgot to mention their Full Moon tour, it sounded amazing. I’ll add that to the post, thanks Erin!

  3. Keira-AnneWednesday, June 17th, 2009 — 8:02am PDT

    Those are are some really beautiful pictures, Rebecca. It’s made me even more excited for our upcoming paddle trip!

  4. GillianWednesday, June 17th, 2009 — 9:49am PDT

    I’ve been wanting to go kayaking, thanks for the tip! Is it hard to pick up if you’ve ever gone before? I can see myself tipping over way too easily!

  5. TylerWednesday, June 17th, 2009 — 10:35am PDT

    We took our first kayak lesson at Deep Cove and I feel in love with it! Was a cool private lesson for Robyn and I (we had 2 instructors actually). It was a bit meh weather wise, but the water was calm. Definitely a cool place to kayak!

  6. Michelle EvansWednesday, June 17th, 2009 — 3:52pm PDT

    I’m now feeling the need to run to Deep Cove in order to eat a Honey’s doughnut! Oh how I’ve missed them…

    Thanks for the kayaking idea for a date – it’s been a long time since I’ve been.

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