Vancouver’s skyline and wildlife come together for your viewing pleasure during this guided kayaking tour. Take a few hours to explore the inlet of False Creek, sharing the waterway with seals, ducks and kingfishers as you paddle. High rises, Science World and BC Place Stadium provide a dramatic backdrop in the early morning or at sunset, the two times you can choose to take this peaceful kayak excursion.
Head to the base camp at the north end of Kitsilano Beach to begin your kayaking tour. Choose between a morning journey or paddle off at sunset, ideal times in the day when you can enjoy calm waters and less boat traffic. Receive a safety briefing from your expert guide, then slip on a vest and learn basic paddling techniques. Once you're ready, take a single or double kayak into the English Bay and follow your guide into False Creek, an inlet dividing Vancouver’s downtown area from the rest of the city, and site of the Expo ’86 World’s Fair.As you paddle along, pass floating homes and marinas, and marvel at the wildlife, including harbor seals, herons, cormorants, kingfishers and owls. As you travel eastward, see the bridges of Burrard, Cambie and Granville. Check out waterfront landmarks like Science World at Telus World of Science, its multifaceted sphere resembling the one at Epcot Center, and BC Place Stadium. Listen to Vancouver history from your guide and gain insight into the city’s latest ventures. If you’re kayaking at sunset, admire the brilliant golds and oranges illuminating the sky and the water. Paddle your way back to Kitsilano Beach, where your tour ends.