Multi Day, Over Night Trips and Vacations Throughout Vancouver Island And The Sunshine Coast Of British Columbia.

Multi-Day / Night Trips In British Columbia

Below is our latest trips with scheduled departure dates and departure areas for both Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast. We are always adding more trips each year as our customers keep coming back and requesting tours of areas few kayak companies dare to explore. If you don't find a trip listed below we can customize any adventure you want to experience in B.C.

Rising Sun's Multi-day Trips!

 

At Rising Sun Kayak Adventures Inc., we have several multi-day trips that serve as great adventures in British Columbia's pristine wilderness.  We paddle waterways throughout the Sunshine Coast and Vancouver Island; among other places, stopping to camp on offshore islands and sheltered beaches. Occasionally we observe our special privilged access to remote, pristine and sacred First Nations lands.

These trips allow for in depth exploration of British Columbia’s marine life, protected ocean inlets and temperate rainforests.  Travel like you’ve never done before, in the cabin of a kayak!  This is a fantastic way to unwind and soak in the unparalleled beauty of Canada’s westernmost province! 

At Rising Sun Kayaks, we offer a fun atmosphere where you will learn about the B.C. water, landscape and wildlife with the accompaniment of our knowledgeable, safe and entertaining guides.  Browse below to see our list of 2015 kayaking expeditions! All trips are done with the partnership of our sister company, Kit's Kayak Crusade's.

 

9. Egmont
10. Texada / Jededaih Islands
  11. Day Trips and Rentals
   
 
Costs for all Multi-day trips include:
  • Professional guides, kayak instruction
  • Double and single kevlar kayaks, paddles, life jackets, pumps
  • Tents and group camping gear
  • All meals and food
  • Professional photographer
  • Professional cook (for groups over 8)
  • Amateur guitarist or mandolin player
 
Booking conditions:
Clayoquot Solstice Multi-Day Trip Photo

"We'd found out about Rising Sun through our hostel and thought it was a great, affordable way to really see the British Columbia in all its beauty. We spent five days camping off the Sunshine Coast and it was the highlight of our Canadian travels!"

Stuart Reed,
Sydney, Austrailia

 

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Click Here To Learn About Custom Group Trips Available!

  • All prices are in Canadian dollars. Our trips are filled on a first-to-pay basis. Fifty percent of the trip fee will hold your spot.

  • Upon receipt of your deposit, we will confirm your registration by phone and send you a pre-trip information package. Full payment is due at least two weeks before the trip starts or payment by phone with a credit card can be made.

  • To book your trip or discuss booking possibilities, contact Kit Perrick at 604.929.4492 or cell: 604.315.5596



6. Princess Louisa Inlet (7 Days - Departs from Egmont)

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Paddle into the dream world of Princess Louisa Inlet.  At times, the water of over 60 waterfalls cascades down massive cliffs into this tranquil narrow inlet.  This is undoubtedly a world-class kayaking destination.  As you paddle into the inlet, through a myriad of waterfalls, you will hear the growing roar of the inlet’s crown jewel, Chatterbox Falls. 

Chatterbox Falls, at the inlet’s apex, is where glacial runoff thunders 45 meters into “the Princess.”  The inlet’s water is notably warm; making this a destination that is great for swimming and those who prefer the land can enjoy the trails surrounding Chatterbox Falls.You will also have the chance to see the Sunshine Coast's Jervis Inlet on this trip. This is one of our favorite places to be! Link to learn more about the Princess Louisa Inlet!

Getting to the Egmont launch site:

From the B.C. Ferry terminal in Langdale, (a short ride from Vancouver's Horseshoe Bay), you will drive north on Hwy 101. It is the last town you will hit so it's hard to miss! We realize that so many travelers do not have access to their own automobile. If getting to Egmont poses a problem, contact Rising Sun about traveling with the grew from Langdale or Vancouver.

Waterfalls cascade down the cliffs at Princess Louisa Inlet
 

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10. Texada/Jedediah Islands (4 Day Trip - Sunshine Coast departure)

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Explore abandoned mining shafts and work camps on Texada Island and then move on to Jedediah Island, where we take in rugged B.C. beauty in the form of beaches, wildlife and abandoned dwellings. These islands have long been one of our favorite shorter multi-day trips. They offer hiking and great paddling for the nature lover as well as artifacts of Sunshine Coast past, for the archeologist in you!

This trip is a fastastic way to spend a long weekend away from city life!

On the water near Jedediah Island
 

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9. Egmont- (Custom trips available throughout the year)

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Egmont is one of the best launch sites on the Sunshine Coast, providing the best access to several of our favorite waterways. Hotham Sound, Princess Louisa Inlet and Nelson Island can all be reached from Egmont and the water just outside of this small town also provides for great day-trips. At Rising Sun, we have offered custom trips out of Egmont since our company began. Whether you are looking for a day-trip or a multi-day exploration of the Sunshine Coast, Egmont is easy to reach and the provides access to some of our most beautiful waterways!

Getting to the Egmont launch site:

From the B.C. Ferry terminal in Langdale, (a short ride from Vancouver's Horseshoe Bay), you will drive north on Hwy 101. It is the last town you will hit so it's hard to miss! We realize that so many travelers do not have access to their own automobile. If getting to Egmont poses a problem, contact Rising Sun about traveling with the grew from Langdale or Vancouver.

Overview of Egmont marina

 

 

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8. Nelson Island (Departs from Egmont or Sechelt year round)

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Situated at the heart of the scenic Sunshine Coast, Nelson Island rests at the intersection of Jervis Inlet, Malaspina Strait and Agamemnon Channel.  Nelson Island, and its tiny sister Hardy Island, remain secrets within the kayaking community but this is a location our guides know well.  Trips to Nelson Island were one of the original weekend adventures Rising Sun offered when the business was formed in the early 1990’s. 

The islands have an array of marine and wildlife.  Paddlers can expect to see seal colonies, sea lions, river otters, bald eagles and depending on the season, they may even glimpse the dorsal fins of a migrating orca pod. 

The trip will include explorations of several beaches, sandstone cliffs and inter-tidal pools.  This is also a place rich with relics telling the history of the Sunshine Coast.  From aboriginal rock paintings to abandoned logging camps and washed-up shipwrecks, this island, as isolated as it seems, tells the story of hundreds of years of civilization on the Sunshine Coast. Trips to Nelson Island take place year round so no matter what season it is, we're ready to paddle out with you!

To get to Egmont or Sechelt:

From the B.C. Ferry terminal in Langdale, (a short ferry ride from Vancouver's Horseshoe Bay), you will drive north on Hwy 101. The road travels directly through both towns so you can't miss them! Contact us before your trip for exact departure locations. We realize that so many travelers do not have access to their own automobile. If getting to Egmont or Sechelt poses a problem, contact Rising Sun about traveling with the grew from Langdale or Vancouver.

 

Nelson Island

 

 

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7. Hotham Sound (3 Days - Departs from Egmont weekly throughout 2012 & 2015)

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• Departs Every Weekend: Prices

Packing list for Hotham Sound

Spend a weekend paddling in the eerily still waters of Hotham Sound.  See one of Canada’s tallest waterfalls, the 1,400 foot Freil Falls, snorkel in the warm waters surrounding the Harmony Islands and take in oyster filled beaches under the backdrop of snow-capped peaks. 

This is one of our shorter multi-day trips but do not be mistaken, Hotham Sound still has the beauty of some of the further places we paddle.  Our trips here leave from Egmont and can be arranged every weekend! Learn more about paddling the warm waters of Hotham Sound!

Getting to the Egmont launch site:

From the B.C. Ferry terminal in Langdale, (a short ride from Vancouver's Horseshoe Bay), you will drive north on Hwy 101. It is the last town you will hit so it's hard to miss! We realize that so many travelers do not have access to their own automobile. If getting to Egmont poses a problem, contact Rising Sun about traveling with the grew from Langdale or Vancouver.

Hotham launch
 
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(5 Days - Departs from Telegraph Cove, BC)

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Johnstone Straight

 

Attention: THIS IS THE TRIP YOU BOOK TO KAYAK WITH WHALES! In the Johnstone Strait, you will likely have the opportunity to paddle alongside magnificent migrating orcas, also known as killer whales.  There aren’t many experiences that can rival the feeling of seeing a killer whale’s dorsal fin rising from the water as you glide beside in your kayak.  The Johnstone Strait is a globally recognized kayaking destination because it is the most common place on the planet to spot these spectacular mammals. 

Our days within the Johnstone Strait will also be spent visiting abandoned Kwakiutl First Nations Villages with their midden sites and totem poles.  The ancient Kwakiutl people have called the Johnstone Strait home for ages and it is our privilege to explore their waterways and forests here.

Another highlight of this trip will be exploring the Broughton Archipelago where we will have our choice of which island we want to call home for the night. 

Our twice annual trip to the Johnstone Strait is an exhilarating escape that is open to paddlers of all ability levels.  Link here to read more about Johnstone Strait and its resident whales! Read more on the Johnstone Strait and its people....

 

To get there:

To reach the Telegraph Cove departure point for the trip, follow Hwy 19 north up Vancouver Island. From Campbell River it is about 125 km's north to a very small town called Woss. Pay attention to the Hwy signs. Continue past Woss for another 30 km's to the well-marked Telegraph Cove turnoff. (If you hit Port McNeil, you have gone too far!) Drive down the paved road until you reach a T-junction. Keep left onto the gravel road and follow signs to Telegraph Cove, it's about another 20 minutes.

We realize that many of our clients are travelers without a vehicle.  If reaching the Telegraph Cove launch site independently is a problem, contact Rising Sun to ride from Vancouver or a Nanaimo with our crew.

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2. Kyuquot Sound, Bunsby Islands, Brooks Penninsula (Meets in Campbell River, BC - Departs from Fair Harbour)

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A beach in the Bunsby Islands

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Travel to the quiet northwest quarter of Vancouver Island where you will paddle through the tranquil protected waters of Kyuquot Sound and then beyond to the open ocean where you will island hop in the Bunsbies and explore the sprawling beaches and dense rainforest of the Brooks Peninsula. 

The sparsely populated area of the island is only accessible by air and water and that means, you will feel like you have the place all to yourself.   This area is the native home to the Kyuquot/Checleseht People of the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations and there will be totem poles and village sites to explore as evidence of their ancient island presence.

From your boat you are likely to spot some of the areas wildlife and marine life.  There is an abundant sea otter population here and our past trips have included sightings of bald eagles, bears, wolves, humpback whales and sea lions. Link to learn about Kyuquot Sound, its rich native history, and its neighbors, the Bunsby Islands and the Brooks Peninsula!

 

To get there:
To reach Fair Harbour, as the departure point for this trip, one must follow Hwy 19 on Vancouver Island. From Campbell River it is about 125 km's north to a very small town called Woss. Pay attention to the Hwy signs. Continue past Woss another 22 km's to the well-marked Zeballos turnoff. From there, follow the gravel road for 41 km's to Zeballos and keep going for another 33 km's along the logging road. Total distance from the main hwy to Fair Harbour is 75 km's one way, but since it is a gravel logging road, be prepared to drive slowly; and for it to take about one hour.

We realize that many of our clients are travelers without a vehicle.  If reaching the Fair Harbour launch site independently is a problem, contact Rising Sun to ride from Vancouver or a Nanaimo with our crew.

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3. Nootka Sound

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Nootka Sound is a kayaker’s paradise on Vancouver Island’s western coast.  Explore sheltered ocean inlets, tiny islands, sandy beaches and dense mountainous rainforest.  This area is teeming with wildlife and marine life so be prepared to see orcas, sea otters, seals, bald eagles and even bears. 

The Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations people have inhabited this area for thousands of years, undoubtedly because of its abundance of sea life and natural resources.  Aboriginals have always sustained themselves on the area’s plentiful salmon and the resources of the temperate rainforest.

Our guides have been coming here for years and will enthusiastically take you to Nootka’s best beaches, which are, in our opinion, some of the best in the world.  Nootka is largely sheltered from the ocean, which means this expedition is great for everyone, beginning to expert paddlers. Read more about Nootka Sound...

 

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4. Clayoquot Sound (Departs from Government Dock in Tofino, BC)

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Clayoquot Solstice '07

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“Get Pacific” and paddle into the priceless panorama of one of the world’s most unique ecosystems!  In Clayoquot Sound, you will maneuver your boat through an array of islands, fjords, sheltered inlets in order to reach sprawling sandy beaches, rocky shorelines and mountainous temperature coastal rainforests.  Sky-high western hemlock, red cedar and Douglas fir trees characterize these forests; their undergrowth is as lush as their canopy with deer ferns and mosses that paint the land a thousand shades of green.  Through it all, you will encounter rich salmon streams and marine life.

Not only kayakers have recognized this area as a thing of unmatched beauty but the United Nations has as well, naming it a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.  Its pristine temperate, old growth rainforest is among the last of its kind surviving in the world.  Once you have paddled here, you will understand the nicknames Clayoquot has been given.  Among them are the “Eighth Wonder of the World” and “Hawaii of the North.” To read more about the amazing Clayoquot!

To get there:

It is a 270 km drive from Nanaimo to reach Tofino. Once in Nanaimo, head north along Hwy 19 to Qualicum where you take the well-marked Hwy 4 turnoff. One must follow the Pacific Rim Hwy - Hwy 4 - from Qualicum. Follow the road signs as you head west through Port Alberni to the Pacific Rim Hwy. More about Tofino...

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5. The Broken Islands

Broken islands kayaking

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The Broken Islands are made up of more than 100 islands, scattered like the pieces of a puzzle, throughout the tranquil waters of the Barkley Sound.  This paddling paradise is one of the three main recreation areas of the Pacific Rim National Park.  It is one of Vancouver Island’s true gems and one of our favorite places to travel. 

Rarely do people think of Canada as an island hoping destination but on a warm summer week, this escape is second to none! Between the islands' breathtaking beaches to the area's impressive rainforest, it will be easy to see why this destination is finally being recognized as a world-class kayaking destination. Each island is extremely small but maintains its own unique beauty.  You’ll have the opportunity to call a different island home each night! This west coast archipelago is largely protected from the open ocean's winds and currents, making paddling ideal for people of all skill levels.

Between the sea, land and sky, you will have the opportunity to see some of the creatures that thrive in this thrilling ecosystem. Spotting wildlife can be the most exciting part of any trip and on this one you will have the chance to see it all, so bring a camera. Between marine mammals, land animals and birds; the Broken Islands guarantees more impressive sightings than you may have had on your last trip to the zoo! Link to learn more about these magnificent west coast islands. More about the Broken Islands!

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11. Day Trips (Departs from North Vancouver, Kitsilano or the Sunshine Coast)

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Packing list for Day Trips

At Rising Sun Kayak Adventures, we offer day trips that launch from throughout the lower mainland and the Sunshine Coast. These trips include professional introductions to kayaking for beginning paddlers as well as the accompaniment of our seasoned guides. The price of day trips include the rental of our state-of-the-art kayaks and associated equipment.

Our regular day trips travel to Deep Cove and Indian Arm, the English Bay, False Creek, Horseshoe Bay and Howe Sound. To read more about our individual and group day trips, link below.

Deep Cove, Cate's Park Launch
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Food & Equipment

On our multi-day trips, all you need to worry about is packing your clothes and camera, we handle the rest.

We provide food that is healthy and tasty, usually provided by a guide or chef with extensive outback cooking experience. You won't only be eating weiners on a stick! Menus are often of vegetarian nature but do usually offer some meats. Such as bacon with breakfast, a cheeseburger meal and assorted fresh caught seafood.

Our kayaking equipment is the best available. Our kayaks are easy to maneuver and extremely comfortable. We also provide tents and associated camping equipment as requested. All included in your trip cost.

Note: Please alert Rising Sun to any food allergies or preferences at least one week prior to your departure.