Is on my bucket list. I see myself sitting beside one of those lakes in a cabin or lodge drinking coffee in the early morning looking at the mountains.
Any suggestions on places to look to begin this quest? My wife is coming,so camping is out.
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Posted by: willowleaf on Oct-08-12 12:15 AM (EST)
We just visited the island and Victoria (the BC capital city on the island) in early September. I had been to Vancouver city and area the same time 4 years earlier and liked it (great time of year to visit), but I LOVED Victoria and the parts of the island we had time to see this trip. Cottages and very nice apartment rentals are the way to go there. It's amazing what you can find for around $100 a night -- a few places even come with kayaks!
Posted by: BigandSmall on Oct-08-12 1:56 AM (EST)
If you plan on paddling while here check out the trip report section on Westcoastpaddler.com That should give you a good idea of whats out there for destinations.
Posted by: chodups on Oct-08-12 8:16 AM (EST)
Consider the Broughtons. Water taxi across Queen Charlotte Strait. Nice accommodations. Great scenery. Good folks.
kayaking in Victoria|
Posted by: willowleaf on Oct-08-12 10:52 AM (EST)
The Victoria waterfront is really cool and nicely kept, with pubs and little cafes along it. Some even rent kayaks so that you can explore the sheltered inlet harbor, an outing I would highly recommend. (We had planned to do so while there but my breaking my arm the second day of our vacation nixed that.)
for a lake and a cabin|
Posted by: nickjc on Oct-08-12 12:35 PM (EST)
Check out areas around Penticton,Skaha lake and the other lakes in the area.
Just spent 5 days in BC |
Posted by: Morayreef on Oct-08-12 5:12 PM (EST)
I just spent 5 days paddling from the Discovery Islands Lodge and I am already thinking about a trip next year. Paddling to suit most tastes, flat water to tide race wave surfing. Surge Narrows is a 15 minute paddle, the Okisollo wave is 6 miles but you if you get the tide for the ride home if you don't linger too long at the wave. Calm flat water too if that's what you are into.
Thanks everyone! Great suggestions.|
Posted by: string on Oct-08-12 8:03 PM (EST)
Thanks from me too! I'm going in 2013.|
Posted by: gingernc on Oct-10-12 8:49 PM (EST)
Very helpful information! String, thanks for asking.
Its just gorgeous|
Posted by: kayamedic on Oct-10-12 9:58 PM (EST)
along the Stewart Cassiar Highway that runs from Kitmat to the Yukon line.
Been a Decade Ago|
Posted by: wildernesswebb on Oct-11-12 1:08 AM (EST)
Go up to Telegraph Cove ...|
Posted by: Roanguy on Oct-11-12 5:08 AM (EST)
on Vancover Island, and take a paddle out in Johnstone Straight with the Orcas.
Ocean better than lakes|
Posted by: WaterMark on Oct-11-12 2:38 PM (EST)
As a local I say forget the lakes and enjoy the ocean and rugged coast in BC.
Posted by: northyak on Oct-16-12 10:08 AM (EST)
Bowron Lakes is a 118 km lake circuit in the mountains in interior BC. At the start point is a comfortable lodge,http://www.beckerslodge.ca/, and you can head out on day trips or you could leave you wife and go for one overnight to Una Lake on the west side of the circuit. It is really beautiful paddling, and once you leave the first lake (Bowron), no power boats are allowed.