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Monday, July 29th, 2019 — 11:26am PDT
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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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  1. Ana says:

    Sounds amazing! I always wanted to try this. Fingers crossed I will win! ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. Martha Johnson says:

    Hope to win. Always wanted to try this.

  3. Jocelyn says:

    would love to win this experience!

  4. Alex McRoberts says:

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

  5. Melanie says:

    Would love to win !

  6. Megan says:

    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. Kirsten says:

    This would be lovely!

  8. leana says:

    What a magical way to spend an evening!

  9. Alice Law says:

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

  10. Lindsay Muldoe says:

    Amazing prize! I love kayaking at Deep Cove! Magical ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Harry Pering says:

    very cool.. would love to try that

  12. Hala says:

    Sounds amazing. Always wanted to try this kayak experience

  13. Marie says:

    Looks like an amazing unforgettable experience.

  14. Tiana says:

    My mum would love this

  15. Roderick says:

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

  16. jan says:

    sounds awesome

  17. Dan Tao says:

    Please pick me! I’ve always wanted to try kayaking. ๐Ÿ˜€

  18. Ide moynihan says:

    I would love this please!

  19. Sandra says:


  20. Cheryl Green says:

    This is so amazing! Thanks for the chance!!

  21. Barbie warwick says:

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

  22. Charlene Keller says:

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

  23. Lisa says:

    What a beautiful way to spend an evening!

  24. Sarah says:

    Ohhhhh that would be so amazing!!

  25. Shannon S says:

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

  26. Valerie says:

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

  27. Luc Isaak says:

    Let’s howl to the moon!

  28. Iain says:

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

  29. Katherine says:

    This would be AWESOME!

  30. Shelley Butcher says:

    This sounds so amazing! Thank you for the opportunity!

  31. ariel chiu says:

    what a great prize!

  32. Adam Steele says:

    thanks for the chance!

  33. chloe says:

    This would be so fun!!๐Ÿ›ถ

  34. Michelle Harris says:

    Would love to win this!

  35. Jason B says:

    Would be great to try.

  36. Aimee says:

    Would be amazing to see bioluminescence.

  37. Diane To says:

    This sounds really fun.

  38. Michelle says:

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

  39. Gregory says:

    What a cool thing to do!

  40. Lester C says:

    sounds cool!

  41. Shane says:

    What a wonderful idea

  42. Lorena says:

    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 Panagiotidis says:

    Would love this for my August birthday celebration! Thank you! โค

  44. Rita says:

    Sounds like so much fun!

  45. Steven says:

    Love kayaking!

  46. Karen says:

    So romantic…

  47. Lillian says:

    We would love to go on “Full Moon” Paddle

  48. Rachel Exley says:

    Sounds like a perfect date!

  49. Amanda says:

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

  50. Lee says:

    It would be amazing

  51. Rose says:

    Sounds like a very fun adventure!

  52. Eroca says:

    Sounds like so much fun!

  53. AlexM says:

    Sound fun!

  54. bjh says:

    Beautiful prize!

  55. Lyn says:

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

  56. mike vint says:

    Nice On the water – away from the busy city…

  57. adam says:

    Would like to give it a try.

  58. Susan says:

    Would be lovely!

  59. Anita says:

    Done it before, would love to do it again.

  60. shannon lowe says:

    sounds like fun, i want to Win Full Moon Paddle

  61. Jill H Johnson says:

    Sure…. that would be great. Thanks

  62. Lucie B says:

    Wow, this sounds like an unforgettable experience.

  63. Tania Modicamore says:

    This would be an amazing experience!

  64. Rino says:

    Kayaking in Deep Cove sounds great!

  65. Claire says:

    I would love to experience this adventure!!

  66. Lindsay says:

    sounds fun!

  67. Tammy says:

    How spectacular!

  68. Emma says:

    Sounds amazing! Iโ€™d love to go with my friend, weโ€™ve been talking about paddling at deep cove for quite a while.

  69. Cris says:

    Sounds amazing. I’ve never kayaked at night!

  70. simon says:

    Would be really cool!

  71. Praveen says:

    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 Sandry says:

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

  73. Stotes says:

    This sounds fantastic!!

  74. J. W. says:

    This would be great!!

  75. Tracy says:

    This would be an unforgettable experience!!

  76. Simon says:

    Love kayaking!

  77. Jazzy says:

    This sounds like fun!

  78. Randy says:

    Sounds cool

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