Canoe

Canoe Rentals, Guided Tours & Paddling Lessons

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Rent a Canoe and visit unseen destinations on the Howe Sound.

There are lots of great ways to explore the Squamish surroundings by canoe. For a mellow experience, a morning estuary paddle or a calm float on a nearby lake is just what the doctor ordered. For those with more paddling experience, an exhilarating downstream river float or long-distance downwinder from Porteau Cove to Squamish will get your heart racing. Wherever you choose to go, you will be sure to see nature in its full beauty and perhaps even catch a glimpse of some local wildlife from a comfortable view on the water.

rentals

Traditional Canoe

Enjoy a day in the Howe Sound, or on a beautiful lake near Squamish with our traditional wood and fiberglass canoes.

Rental Details

Rent a canoe and explore the beautiful Squamish scenery from a rarely seen angle! Our two person traditional canoes are highly durable, they can easily fit on the roof-bars of your vehicle, regardless of its size. Rentals include canoe, paddles, and life jacket.

Canoe Lessons, Paddling Classes

Introduction to Canoeing & Ocean Navigation

Learn the basics of canoeing with us, and set of in the beautiful Howe sound! No prior experience necessary. If the wind is strong, there are many sheltered lakes that you can go canoeing at. 

Course Details

This course covers all the basics of canoeing, from loading the canoe onto the crossbars of a vehicle and getting in and out of the canoe, to guiding you through your first paddle strokes and current crossings. Starting on dry land, we will go over water safety basics and how to set up your equipment. We will then take you into a calm waterway to go over position, team coordination, balance and paddling techniques. Based on your comfort we will then travel along calm waterways to explore the Howe Sound. This course is perfect for those who have never put foot in a canoe. This 1-hour course is weather dependent and includes all gear.

$80
Additional participants $25/each

 

Guided Tours

The River Run

Float down the Squamish River all the way back to town.

~ 3-4h tour.
*4 person minimum for this tour.
** For experienced paddlers only.
***Transportation costs not included.

Tour Details
Join us on an adventure through the beautiful class 2 rapids of the Squamish River starting at Sunrise. This full day trip starts early in the morning to enjoy calm, glassy waters. This River Run starts approximately 45 minutes North of Squamish, continues down around the Spit and finishes in downtown Squamish. Enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, waterfalls and wildlife. Depending on the season of your tour, you might see the largest population of bald eagles in the world feeding on the abundant fish of the Squamish River. This 4-hour experience includes approximately 2.5 hours of paddling down the river, necessary gear, guide and shuttle. The trip length and route are weather dependent, wildlife sightings are not guaranteed and a minimum of 4 participants are required to run the course. Basic paddling experience is necessary.

$99/person

Min 4 participants for this tour
~ 3-4h tour

 

Local Lakes & Squamish Estuary Tours

Explore the pristine waters of our local lakes, or visit the magnificent fauna & flora of the Squamish Estuary. We offer guided tours through this unique ecosystem.

Tour Details
This beautiful 2-3 hours tour of the Squamish Harbour and Estuary explores the diverse surrounding waterways and ecosystems of Squamish. There is a large abundance of different insects, animals and plants to be seen. The tours are in sheltered waters and no experience necessary! Space is limited to 10 participants, all gear, guide and shuttle included. Departure location and route depends on tide and wind conditions.

$240 for the 1st participant
Additional participants $75/each
~ 2-3h tour

 

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