Where to Rent a Kayak in Vancouver


Monday, August 17th, 2015 — 2:14pm PST
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There are three activities I will always recommend for visitors to Vancouver (and locals) if they’re looking to fully enjoy our city: The first is to get up a mountain (hiking or by taking a SkyRide), the second is to explore Stanley Park (SeaWall and forest trails), and the third is to get out on the water. There’s still plenty of time this season to take to the waters off English Bay, Deep Cove, or Port Moody and what better way to explore than in a kayak.

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Where to Rent a Kayak in Vancouver

If you’re looking to rent a kayak, canoe, stand up paddleboard (“SUP”) this summer check out the following locations, many of them are right on the beach. Summer hours for most run until September, with limited winter rental options past October. Click through to each listing to find the very best location and provider.

Vancouver

Who: EcoMarine Paddlesports Centre
Where: Granville Island (1668 Duranleau St), English Bay (1700 Beach Ave), Jericho Beach (1300 Discovery St)
What You Can Rent: Kayaks, SUP, dragon boat
Extras: Long-term rentals, seasons passes, rack and gear rental, some winter rentals
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Who: Vancouver Water Adventures
Where: Kitsilano Beach, Granville Island (1812 Boatlift Lane)
What You Can Rent: Kayak, SUP
Extras: SeaDoo rental, Flyboard rental
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Who: Creekside Kayaks
Where: #1 Athletes Way
What You Can Rent: Kayak, SUP
Extras: Introduction to kayak courses

North Shore

Who: Deep Cove Kayak
Where: 2156 Banbury Road, North Vancouver
What You Can Rent: Kayak, SUP , surf ski
Extras: Lessons and tours, seasons passes
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Lower Mainland

Who: Rocky Point Kayak
Where: 2715 Esplanade Street, Port Moody
What You Can Rent: Kayak, canoe, SUP
Extras: Paddle & Pints and Date Night social events, kids camps
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Who: Natural West Coast Adventures
Where: Marine Drive & Bay Street, White Rock
What You Can Rent: Kayaks, equipment
Extras: Multi-day extended rentals, guided paddle tours locally and in the Fraser Valley

Deep Cove Kayaking

Disclosure: I have rented from EcoMarine and Deep Cove Kayak before so those are the only two I can fully endorse as having a great service and fleet options.

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