-- Last Updated: Dec-07-12 8:54 AM EST --
On Oct 7 String asked about BC paddling destinations and got good answers. I bookmarked the thread. I'm planning a trip out there in July to paddle the Bowron Lakes. After that, my canoe partner and I would like to go out to Vancouver Island, rent a little cabin, poke around the coast and also do some kayak day trips. We will have to rent kayaks, of course. So here's the question: where should we be looking to do paddling day trips in relatively calm waters? (The calmness versus wildness of the water was not addressed in answers to String -- only the scenic beauty.) My emphasis is on protected waters because my canoe partner is not very comfortable in a kayak (prefers a double with me in it), though she's a highly competent canoeist on lakes (learned in Minnesota). We don't need a lot of excitement -- just a beautiful place and the opportunity to paddle out on quiet waters. Thanks for any suggestions you can give me.
This will be our first trip out there and I don't know a thing about the coastal paddling. I did check out some trip reports on PNet and need to go back and look at those again. Some useful ones on Bowron Lakes.