How to Go Paddleboarding in Vancouver

Two people are seen in silhouette paddleboarding in Vancouver

Paddleboarding near Kits Beach. Photo: Destination Vancouver/Kindred and Scout

Vancouver is the perfect place to plan a paddleboarding adventure. You can get on the water in the heart of downtown, at the beaches, and on wilderness coastlines. No matter where you go, you’ll experience incredible mountain and cityscape views.

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How to Go Paddleboarding in Vancouver

7 Ways to Explore Átl’ka7tsem / Howe Sound UNESCO Biosphere Region

Mountains tower above Howe Sound

Mountains in Howe Sound. Photo: David Ivanchikov/Unsplash

Stretching from the ocean floor to mountain peaks, the Átl’ka7tsem / Howe Sound Biosphere Region just north of Vancouver has lots to explore. Kayak through its waters, hike to its peaks, admire the old-growth trees, and lots more.

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7 Ways to Explore Átl’ka7tsem / Howe Sound UNESCO Biosphere Region

8 Unique Ways to Go for a Paddle in Vancouver

Kayakers paddle in False Creek at Sunset

Kayakers paddle in False Creek at Sunset. Photo: Destination Vancouver/Kindred & Scout

Vancouver is a beautiful place to paddle a kayak, canoe, or stand-up paddleboard. But you can take your trip to the next level by paddling during the full moon, kayaking with seals, and more unique paddling options.

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8 Unique Ways to Go for a Paddle in Vancouver

7 Ways to Get Outdoors on Bowen Island

Beach on Bowen Island

Beach on Bowen Island. Photo: Rod M/Unsplash

Bowen Island is a short ferry ride from Vancouver, so it makes a great nature escape. Leave the car behind and walk or bike onto the ferry. Once you arrive, go for a hike, paddle a kayak, hit the beach, or have a picnic.

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7 Ways to Get Outdoors on Bowen Island

ComeBack to Attractions this Summer

There’s something about getting a new perspective on a place you thought you knew well. Now that many of Vancouver’s beloved attractions are reopening their gates, bridges, and gondolas, it’s an excellent chance to look at the city with fresh eyes. Put yourself in the shoes of a tourist and explore one of the world’s top city gardens, marvel at local and international art, embark on a water adventure and basically have an answer when out of town friends ask you about fun things to do around here. Use this list as a jumping-off point to start from this summer! Continue reading:
ComeBack to Attractions this Summer

6 Places to Try Stand-Up Paddleboarding in Vancouver

Paddleboarding on False Creek in Vancouver

Paddleboarding in False Creek. Image credit: Tourism Vancouver / Tanya Goehring

In the last few years, stand-up paddleboarding (also known as “SUP”) has become really popular. Since you stand up on the board, you get a full-body workout AND you get a much better view of your surroundings than if you were sitting in a kayak or canoe. There are lots of places near Vancouver to try it out, plus some unusual ways to experience this fun new sport.

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6 Places to Try Stand-Up Paddleboarding in Vancouver