Paddle with Deep Cove Kayak Centre This Season

Comments 78 by Rebecca Bollwitt

I love my forest walks but there’s also something so rejuvenating about being on the water, between evergreen-covered shores, spotting jellyfish below in the emerald waters off the North Shore. It just doesn’t feel like summer in Vancouver until John and I have suited up at Deep Cove Kayak Centre and gone for a paddle over to Jug Island or up Indian Arm.

Rebecca Kayaking in Deep Cove

If you’re new to kayaking or looking for an enhanced experience, here are a few offerings from Deep Cove Kayak Centre to enjoy this season:

Deep Cove Explorer Tour

When: April to November
Registration: $89 adults, $50 kids (+GST) book online now
About This Tour: The 3 hour Deep Cove Explorer is the most popular tour. During this relaxing guided paddle, which runs rain or shine, you will explore Deep Cove and the southern part of Indian Arm, learn about local history and relish the beauty of our surrounding mountains. Nestled in the fjord, you will find harbour seals, eagles, sea stars and other wildlife in a rich marine environment .Low intensity, no experience required.

Night Kayak Deep Cove

Friday Night Lights

When: May 3 to September 28, 2019
Registration: $75 (+GST) book online now
About This Tour: Kayaking at night is an unforgettable experience! It is totally different to paddling during the day time; the water is calm, there is very little boat traffic and noise, and it can be very tranquil. Paddle out into Indian Arm at dusk, in a well-illuminated kayak on a 2.5 hour guided tour. Experienced guides will tell you about the history of Indian Arm, details about the geography of the area, and information about local wildlife. If you’re lucky, you might get to experience the magical bio-luminescence that appears. Some experience preferred.

Full Moon Tour

When: Various, April to September. Next up is August 14 & 15, 2019
Registration: $75 (+GST) book online now
About This Tour: Venture out on the night of the full moon to see it rise over the eastern mountains and flood Indian Arm with its silvery light. Your guide will discuss the effects of the moon on tides as well as teach you about safe paddling during the night. Some experience preferred.

Indian Arm Challenge Registration Now Open

  • Where: Deep Cove Indian Arm.
  • When: Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Early registration is available until August 7th at midnight then the fee increases (fee includes race, boat transportation to Granite Falls or back from Granite Falls, food and drinks afterwards). Register today »
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Indian Arm Challenge

It’s a 32 km Paddlesport Challenge from Deep Cove to Granite Falls which is at the Southern part of the Indian Arm Provincial Park. You can challenge your friend, family, co-workers or yourself to complete the race solo.

You can do the challenge as a relay team. One will paddle to Granite Falls and the other paddler will paddle back to Deep Cove (with boat transportation available for the relayers). Start looking for your teammate and challenge someone in your office or street or local watering hole to take the Indian Arm Challenge with you!

Head into Coast Outdoors to get your photo taken, fill out the 1-minute questionnaire about the race and receive a $10 coupon to use in the shop. They will post your photo on the Events Facebook page under “Racer Profiles”.

Win Full Moon Paddle Passes

To get you out on the water this season, I have a pair of passes to the super cool Full Moon Paddle happening on August 14th or 15th. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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Follow Coast Outdoors on Facebook and Deep Cove Kayak on Twitter and Instagram for more info. One winner will be drawn at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Monday, August 5, 2019. The winner can select the August 14th or 15th tour date.

UPDATE The winner is Emma!

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78 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. AnaMonday, July 29th, 2019 — 11:29am PDT

    Sounds amazing! I always wanted to try this. Fingers crossed I will win! 😀

  2. Martha JohnsonMonday, July 29th, 2019 — 11:34am PDT

    Hope to win. Always wanted to try this.

  3. JocelynMonday, July 29th, 2019 — 11:38am PDT

    would love to win this experience!

  4. Alex McRobertsMonday, July 29th, 2019 — 11:59am PDT

    This sounds amazing. We were in Deep Cove yesterday morning, and saw lots of kayaks heading out for the day

  5. MelanieMonday, July 29th, 2019 — 12:00pm PDT

    Would love to win !

  6. MeganMonday, July 29th, 2019 — 12:09pm PDT

    Would love this opportunity! I have always wanted to try kayaking, and after spending the last 3 months in the hospital, the water is calling my name!

  7. KirstenMonday, July 29th, 2019 — 12:17pm PDT

    This would be lovely!

  8. leanaMonday, July 29th, 2019 — 12:20pm PDT

    What a magical way to spend an evening!

  9. Alice LawMonday, July 29th, 2019 — 12:23pm PDT

    What a neat tour! Would be awesome to try! Thanks for the contest!

  10. Lindsay MuldoeMonday, July 29th, 2019 — 12:35pm PDT

    Amazing prize! I love kayaking at Deep Cove! Magical 🙂

  11. Harry PeringMonday, July 29th, 2019 — 12:43pm PDT

    very cool.. would love to try that

  12. HalaMonday, July 29th, 2019 — 12:44pm PDT

    Sounds amazing. Always wanted to try this kayak experience

  13. MarieMonday, July 29th, 2019 — 12:56pm PDT

    Looks like an amazing unforgettable experience.

  14. TianaMonday, July 29th, 2019 — 1:59pm PDT

    My mum would love this

  15. RoderickMonday, July 29th, 2019 — 2:16pm PDT

    This night owl would love to enjoy the moon paddling on the lake!

  16. janMonday, July 29th, 2019 — 2:30pm PDT

    sounds awesome

  17. Dan TaoMonday, July 29th, 2019 — 2:58pm PDT

    Please pick me! I’ve always wanted to try kayaking. ?

  18. Ide moynihanMonday, July 29th, 2019 — 2:58pm PDT

    I would love this please!

  19. SandraMonday, July 29th, 2019 — 3:01pm PDT


  20. Cheryl GreenMonday, July 29th, 2019 — 3:10pm PDT

    This is so amazing! Thanks for the chance!!

  21. Barbie warwickMonday, July 29th, 2019 — 3:22pm PDT

    This is one of the items on my bucket list. Would love to take my sister!!

  22. Charlene KellerMonday, July 29th, 2019 — 3:34pm PDT

    I was just thinking today how lovely are kayaking session would be with this amazing weather! My perfect timing!

  23. LisaMonday, July 29th, 2019 — 3:50pm PDT

    What a beautiful way to spend an evening!

  24. SarahMonday, July 29th, 2019 — 3:59pm PDT

    Ohhhhh that would be so amazing!!

  25. Shannon SMonday, July 29th, 2019 — 4:22pm PDT

    Oh wow that would be such a cool experience. Yes please!!

  26. ValerieMonday, July 29th, 2019 — 5:09pm PDT

    Would love to win this! My friend and I were just talking about doing this tour!!

  27. Luc IsaakMonday, July 29th, 2019 — 5:50pm PDT

    Let’s howl to the moon!

  28. IainMonday, July 29th, 2019 — 6:13pm PDT

    My daughter’s birthday on the 15th – perfect timing!

  29. KatherineMonday, July 29th, 2019 — 6:23pm PDT

    This would be AWESOME!

  30. Shelley ButcherMonday, July 29th, 2019 — 8:32pm PDT

    This sounds so amazing! Thank you for the opportunity!

  31. ariel chiuMonday, July 29th, 2019 — 9:00pm PDT

    what a great prize!

  32. Adam SteeleMonday, July 29th, 2019 — 9:01pm PDT

    thanks for the chance!

  33. chloeMonday, July 29th, 2019 — 9:48pm PDT

    This would be so fun!!?

  34. Michelle HarrisMonday, July 29th, 2019 — 10:01pm PDT

    Would love to win this!

  35. Jason BTuesday, July 30th, 2019 — 12:56am PDT

    Would be great to try.

  36. AimeeTuesday, July 30th, 2019 — 6:53am PDT

    Would be amazing to see bioluminescence.

  37. Diane ToTuesday, July 30th, 2019 — 8:07am PDT

    This sounds really fun.

  38. MichelleTuesday, July 30th, 2019 — 8:56am PDT

    Sounds like a wonderful experience. I would love to win the pair of passes to do this.
    Thanks for the opportunity!

  39. GregoryTuesday, July 30th, 2019 — 9:45am PDT

    What a cool thing to do!

  40. Lester CTuesday, July 30th, 2019 — 11:22am PDT

    sounds cool!

  41. ShaneTuesday, July 30th, 2019 — 1:00pm PDT

    What a wonderful idea

  42. LorenaTuesday, July 30th, 2019 — 2:35pm PDT

    Have never tried a “Full Moon Paddle” but it sounds like one of those unique summer activities that you’d remember years from now with a smile!

  43. Stella PanagiotidisTuesday, July 30th, 2019 — 10:40pm PDT

    Would love this for my August birthday celebration! Thank you! ❤

  44. RitaTuesday, July 30th, 2019 — 11:56pm PDT

    Sounds like so much fun!

  45. StevenWednesday, July 31st, 2019 — 12:17am PDT

    Love kayaking!

  46. KarenWednesday, July 31st, 2019 — 12:18am PDT

    So romantic…

  47. LillianWednesday, July 31st, 2019 — 7:08am PDT

    We would love to go on “Full Moon” Paddle

  48. Rachel ExleyWednesday, July 31st, 2019 — 11:31am PDT

    Sounds like a perfect date!

  49. AmandaWednesday, July 31st, 2019 — 3:34pm PDT

    What an amazing opportunity to see more of beautiful BC! <3

  50. LeeWednesday, July 31st, 2019 — 4:28pm PDT

    It would be amazing

  51. RoseThursday, August 1st, 2019 — 6:13am PDT

    Sounds like a very fun adventure!

  52. ErocaThursday, August 1st, 2019 — 11:53am PDT

    Sounds like so much fun!

  53. AlexMThursday, August 1st, 2019 — 3:23pm PDT

    Sound fun!

  54. bjhThursday, August 1st, 2019 — 9:04pm PDT

    Beautiful prize!

  55. LynThursday, August 1st, 2019 — 10:39pm PDT

    Love kayaking – as I’ve never been at night – would love to!

  56. mike vintThursday, August 1st, 2019 — 10:40pm PDT

    Nice On the water – away from the busy city…

  57. adamThursday, August 1st, 2019 — 10:40pm PDT

    Would like to give it a try.

  58. SusanThursday, August 1st, 2019 — 10:53pm PDT

    Would be lovely!

  59. AnitaThursday, August 1st, 2019 — 11:39pm PDT

    Done it before, would love to do it again.

  60. shannon loweFriday, August 2nd, 2019 — 5:48am PDT

    sounds like fun, i want to Win Full Moon Paddle

  61. Jill H JohnsonFriday, August 2nd, 2019 — 7:12am PDT

    Sure…. that would be great. Thanks

  62. Lucie BFriday, August 2nd, 2019 — 7:46am PDT

    Wow, this sounds like an unforgettable experience.

  63. Tania ModicamoreFriday, August 2nd, 2019 — 10:29am PDT

    This would be an amazing experience!

  64. RinoFriday, August 2nd, 2019 — 10:30am PDT

    Kayaking in Deep Cove sounds great!

  65. ClaireFriday, August 2nd, 2019 — 3:43pm PDT

    I would love to experience this adventure!!

  66. LindsayFriday, August 2nd, 2019 — 4:54pm PDT

    sounds fun!

  67. TammyFriday, August 2nd, 2019 — 5:11pm PDT

    How spectacular!

  68. EmmaFriday, August 2nd, 2019 — 5:47pm PDT

    Sounds amazing! I’d love to go with my friend, we’ve been talking about paddling at deep cove for quite a while.

  69. CrisFriday, August 2nd, 2019 — 11:40pm PDT

    Sounds amazing. I’ve never kayaked at night!

  70. simonSaturday, August 3rd, 2019 — 12:48pm PDT

    Would be really cool!

  71. PraveenSaturday, August 3rd, 2019 — 10:25pm PDT

    Deep Cove is a truly magical place, the mountains and the water make it a dream kayaking destination. Kayaking on the Full moon is a supremely sublime experience.

  72. V SandrySaturday, August 3rd, 2019 — 10:35pm PDT

    Kayaking enriches my being. Soothes my soul. This would be phenomenal!

  73. StotesSunday, August 4th, 2019 — 9:39am PDT

    This sounds fantastic!!

  74. J. W.Sunday, August 4th, 2019 — 9:40am PDT

    This would be great!!

  75. TracySunday, August 4th, 2019 — 10:30am PDT

    This would be an unforgettable experience!!

  76. SimonSunday, August 4th, 2019 — 2:12pm PDT

    Love kayaking!

  77. JazzySunday, August 4th, 2019 — 6:57pm PDT

    This sounds like fun!

  78. RandyMonday, August 5th, 2019 — 8:42pm PDT

    Sounds cool

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