Vancouver Island is one of six coastal regions defined by the BC Marine Trails Network Association. The Vancouver Island Region is comprised of the following paddling areas: Barkley Sound, Cape Scott, Carmanah, Clayoquot Sound, Goletas Channel, Gulf Islands, Hesquiaht, Island East, Juan de Fuca, Long Beach, Nootka Sound, North Brooks, Nuchatlitz, Quatsino Sound, South Brooks and Victoria. Paddling area boundaries are generally distinquished by changes in water conditions.
Paddling Experience Pages
We have a number of Vancouver Island paddling experience pages available for your perusal.
|Barkley Sound Paddling Area: Broken Group Islands||Tofino and Clayoquot Sound Paddling Area||Kyuquot Paddling Area|
|Quatsino Sound, Port Alice||Cape Scott Paddling Area|| Island East Paddling Area
|Gulf Islands Paddling Area: Nanaimo and northern Gulf Islands||Goletas Channel Paddling Area: Port Hardy, God's Pocket||Gulf Islands Paddling Area: Victoria, Southern Gulf Islands|
Using the Trails: Paddling Resources
Please visit our paddling resources page to help you plan your trip to Vancouver Island.