Winter Paddling – Vancity Style

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Does your weekend warrior spirit have you longingly gazing at the ocean, dreaming of warm, sunny days in your kayak? Perhaps, it’s time to challenge yourself and embrace winter paddling! Frankly, some of my favourite paddling is done during our coldest season. Although the ocean may appear moody and unforgiving during the winter months, the cold and grey also seem to create an atmosphere in which my senses are sharpened. Few folk brave the waters at this time of year. Consequently, peacefulness and a sense of tranquillity abound.

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Winter Paddling – Vancity Style

Serving Up Vancouver Lightly Chilled…

The following article was submitted by Tourism Vancouver’s resident dive enthusiast, Stephen Pearce, and Vice President, Marketing.

In late September, I had an opportunity to host Ms. Jing Xu, also known as Layla, for her first ever cold-water dive in Canada. Layla is a self-described travel junkie who shares her global adventures on social media in China with 4.5 million passionate fans.

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Serving Up Vancouver Lightly Chilled…

Scuba Dive in Vancouver’s Backyard

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Diving in British Columbia is fun, stunningly beautiful, and like skiing, if you wear the right gear – warm and cosy!

Check out these videos that highlight a few spots that you can go for a dive:

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Scuba Dive in Vancouver’s Backyard

Paddle Boarding Takes Off in Vancouver

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Imagine a surf board but no surf and you get an idea of paddle boarding. Boarders stand upright, using a single paddle to glide through calm waters. It’s a great workout and a fantastic way for almost anyone to get out on the water.

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Paddle Boarding Takes Off in Vancouver