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sea kayaking Quadra Island - B&B hostel accommodation near Vancouver Island British Columbia

Accommodation & Kayaking Quadra Island - B&B Kayak Inn near Vancouver Island British Columbia

Discovery Islands Lodge is Quadra Island’s kayak adventure centre and a friendly B&B style kayak inn providing affordable waterfront accommodation for adventurous people.

From Discovery Islands Lodge you can enjoy sea on kayaking Quadra: daytrips, kayak rentals, kayak instruction, whitewater kayaking, Quadra Island hiking trails, canoeing, and exploring Main Lakes Provincial Park. Our Quadra Island B&B Kayak Inn offers easy access to an un-crowded paradise of clear sheltered ocean, marine parks, abundant wildlife, spectacular rainforest, and towering mountain vistas. From our British Columbia kayak lodge, a classic west coast building on Quadra Island’s remote north shore, its easy paddling to some of the best British Columbia sea kayaking destinations.


Our Quadra Island accomodation is just minutes away from paddling and excellent swimming at Main Lakes and sea kayaking adventures at beautiful and exciting Surge Narrows Marine Park. We’re also near Octopus Islands Marine Park, and Okisollo -- the world-renowned standing wave at Cooper Point. We are intimately familiar with this Vancouver Island wilderness kayaking mecca: Let us show you safe and easy Quadra Island sea kayaking tours, forest trails, canoe routes, and kayak camping beaches. Enjoy comfortable accommodation after a day of sea kayaking or Quadra Island outdoor adventures, or as a starting place for multi-day sea kayak tours.


At Discovery Islands Lodge we also offer beginner to advanced kayak lessons, including Paddle Canada certified kayak courses. You can learn basic flatwater kayak skills or high performance whitewater and tidal rapids sea kayaking. We offer kayak daytrips (everyone welcome!) in spectacular Surge Narrows Marine Park, canoe rentals, and sea kayak rentals for kayak touring and performance kayaking.

Sea Kayaking Quadra Island Accommodation

Clean, friendly, and affordable; waterfront location with close-up view of the Coast Mountains.


Our sheltered location makes Quadra Island's Discovery Islands Lodge a year-round sea kayaking destination. There are also opportunities for hiking, swimming, lake kayaking, canoeing, and class I, II , III, & IV whitewater tidal rapids kayaking in local tidal rapids. Discovery Islands Lodge is owned and operated by Coast Mountain Expeditions, one of B.C.’s original sea kayaking companies. For 24 years we have offered sea kayaking instruction, kayaking tours and extraordinary wilderness experiences.


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Quadra Island Kayak Daytrips

Quadra Island kayaking adventure & abundant wildlife in Surge Narrows Marine Park. Join us for a kayak daytrip in Surge Narrows Marine Park, one of the most biologically diverse ocean environments in the Pacific Northwest! You’ll see a myriad of intertidal creatures including colourful sea stars, urchins, and the world’s biggest seaweeds. We’ll enjoy the company of seals, observe numerous ducks and sea birds; perhaps spy mink, otters, porpoise... If we're very lucky, dolphins or a pod of whales will share our route. Our Quadra Island sea kayak day trips start at Discovery Islands Lodge, adjacent to the marine park at Surge Narrows, truly the heart of the outer islands! Includes wholesome home-made lunch. These are limited-space small group adventures, so please reserve ahead!


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Kayak & Canoe Rentals 

Rent high quality touring sea kayaks, performance kayaks and canoes. When you rent a sea kayak from Discovery Islands Lodge on Quadra Island, you’re already in the middle of one of Vancouver Island’s great wilderness kayaking touring areas. We rent Canadian made Esquif canoes – the best! We also rent fibreglass touring sea kayaks, high-performance Nigel Dennis kayaks, and assorted whitewater kayaks. Our equipment is high quality and well-maintained. Kayaks come with all necessary accessories. You must have previous experience to rent a kayak from us.


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Multi Day Sea Kayak Tours

Further-out adventures with Coast Mountain Expeditions. Now in our 24th year, we offer the best kayak routes in the Discovery Islands, Desolation Sound, and mainland fjords, as well as grizzly watching expeditions to Bute Inlet. All kayak tours begin with safety instruction--no previous kayak experience necessary. We provide all specialized equipment, meals and accommodation at Coast Mountain’s waterfront homestead lodge on Read Island. Get a little farther out!


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Kayak Instruction & Courses

Paddle Canada certified kayak courses. We offer every level of kayak instruction – beginner basics and safety lessons, intermediate kayaking skills, rolling, high performance and advanced whitewater technique. We also offer skills refresher courses if you're a bit rusty. Get the skills you need to have fun and paddle safely on your own.


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Tidal Rapids Whitewater Kayaking

Offering kayakers information and access to local tidal rapids. We’re very experienced when it comes to paddling the tidal rapids at Surge Narrows and Okisollo! We can offer advice, logistical support, and/or instruction. Whether you’re putting your sea kayak into moving water or surfing the big flood tides with your whitewater kayak…we’re here to help you be safe and have fun!


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Hiking & Swimming

Enjoy hiking Quadra Island trails and swimming in clean warm lakes. If you want to stretch your legs, Quadra Island offers diverse and beautiful trail routes, several just out our back door. Surge Narrows trail is Quadra’s newest dayhike route. Main Lakes, the nearby BC provincial park, is a chain of five wilderness lakes -- offering some of the best warm water canoeing and swimming you can find anywhere!


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Discovery Islands Lodge offers Quadra Island sea kayaking tours and remote kayak accommodation on Quadra Island, British Columbia Canada near Vancouver Island. Our sea kayaking wilderness eco tours and lodge based nature vacations start in BC ’s Discovery Islands east of Campbell River BC. Guided Quadra Island sea kayaking trips include kayak instruction rainforest lodge accommodation & kayak tours in spectacular island locations. We are one of BC ’s original sea kayaking companies – offering natural adventures since 1987


We guarantee our sea kayaking Quadra Island trips in BC’s most beautiful wilderness are one of the best ways to slow down, mellow out and momentarily abandon the chaos of regular life! Our west coast Canada waterfront kayak lodge offers Quadra Island B&B hostel accommodation and a peaceful haven where you can treasure Quadra Island moments: at the breakfast window a swooping eagle, a heron on the beach, a ruby sunrise with your fresh baked cinnamon roll… And then a day of sea kayaking Quadra Island adventures: purple starfish and dancing dolphins, towering mountains, deep green forest, the rhythm of the ocean… Discovery Islands Lodge and Coast Mountain Expeditions offer the best of Sea kayaking Quadra Island wilderness: natural wildlife, spectacular landscapes and quiet sheltered ocean. Join us for a sea kayaking Quadra Island adventure eco tour or indulge with Discovery Islands Lodge getaway kayaking in BC and enjoy a great-escape Quadra Island wilderness vacation!