Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast Guide Book

by Peter McGee (Greystone Books)
Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast  by Peter McGee

304pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 1553650336

Explore the Pacific Northwest Coast by Kayak with this insiders' guide to more than 40 trips in 18 regions from Oregon to British Columbia. Written by experienced paddlers who know the ins and outs of their local waterways, this completely revised and updated edition features 6 entirely new trips on the historic Lower Columbia River, in rugged Queen Charlotte Strait and on the remote Central Coast. Whether you are a beginner or an expert paddler, this essential volume will lead you to the best of the hidden coves and wild shores, the abundant shorebirds and the spectacular marine life that make the Pacific Northwest a world-class paddling destination.

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Trails from the "Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast" Guide Book
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... Preview: A favourite day paddle is the 16-km (10-mi.) circumnavigation of Bachelor Island in Washington State, part of Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. Other options entice from across the river, including ... From the guidebook "Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast"
Ridgefield, WA - Sea Kayaking
... Preview: The trips in the Bamfield area are numerous and range from a few hours in the inner harbour to a few days in the Deer Group. Although campsites in the Deer Group are generally quite small and will onl ... From the guidebook "Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast"
Bamfield, BC - Sea Kayaking
... Preview: This trip to the Hakai Conservation Study Area starts in Bella Bella and is located entirely within Heiltsuk traditional territory. The Central Coast is the ancient and contemporary homeland of the He ... From the guidebook "Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast"
Bella Bella, BC - Sea Kayaking
... Preview: This spectacular hike through a grove of giant cedars is an essential ingredient for any visit to Clayoquot Sound. A short paddle, the trip is suitable for all but complete novices. Home to ancient ra ... From the guidebook "Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast"
Tofino, BC - Sea Kayaking
... Preview: If you are looking to add adventure to your local paddling excursions, take the time to visit the communities of Crescent Beach and White Rock. The towns are quaint, and the shoreline between the two ... From the guidebook "Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast"
White Rock, BC - Sea Kayaking
... Preview: This trip passes through Desolation Sound and Homfray Channel. The route leaves from Lund, although there is an alternative and more protected launch site in Okeover Inlet, on the eastern side of the ... From the guidebook "Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast"
Lund, BC - Sea Kayaking
... Preview: From the Fairview floats to Tugwell Island typically takes 3–4 hours in these relatively protected waters. The crossing from Tugwell to the Lucy Islands puts you in the middle of Chatham Sound and tak ... From the guidebook "Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast"
Prince Rupert, BC - Sea Kayaking
... Preview: Paddling in English Bay quickly gives you a sense of Vancouver’s beauty. To the north are the often snow-capped mountains, to the east are the forests of Stanley Park, to the south are the beaches of ... From the guidebook "Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast"
Vancouver, BC - Sea Kayaking
... Preview: Situated in the heart of Vancouver, False Creek is about as urban as you can get without actually being on land. As the former home of the world fair, Expo 86, and the new home of a massive Concord Pa ... From the guidebook "Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast"
Vancouver, BC - Sea Kayaking
... Preview: Westham Island, west of Ladner, is best known for the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary, a congregating place for a variety of marine and predatory birds. Each spring and fall, thousands of ou ... From the guidebook "Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast"
Delta, BC - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length:
... Preview: In contrast to the islands and summer homes in the southern part of Howe Sound, surprisingly little development has occurred to the north. Although close to urban civilization and industrialization, w ... From the guidebook "Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast"
Langdale, BC - Sea Kayaking
... Preview: Not long ago the notorious stretch of water known as Hecate Strait was paddled by the Haida during raids on mainland tribes. Legend has it that following an attack, the Haida canoes would turn and hea ... From the guidebook "Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast"
Queen Charlotte, BC - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length:
... Preview: Few trips along B.C. waters combine as many pleasures as the trip from Tofino to Hot Springs Cove. Not only is the scenery beautiful and the wildlife abundant, but at the end of it all you can soak aw ... From the guidebook "Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast"
Tofino, BC - Sea Kayaking
... Preview: Close to Vancouver, with great fishing and surreal beauty, this area is quickly becoming known in paddling circles. Exploring Hotham Sound requires 3–4 days. If you have more than a week, you might wa ... From the guidebook "Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast"
Vancouver, BC - Sea Kayaking
... Preview: There is no better place within 30 minutes of Vancouver to experience wilderness paddling than Indian Arm. Whether you are day-tripping or planning to spend a few nights, Indian Arm has something for ... From the guidebook "Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast"
Vancouver, BC - Sea Kayaking
... Preview: Jedediah Island is one of the newest provincial marine parks on the coast and a favourite trip for more experienced paddlers. Nestled between Texada and Lasqueti Islands, Jedediah is a 243-ha (600-a.) ... From the guidebook "Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast"
Vancouver, BC - Sea Kayaking
... Preview: A number of day trips are possible from Telegraph Cove, including visits to Bauza Islet, the Wastell Islets and the Blinkhorn Peninsula. If you have a couple of nights to spend in the area, however, c ... From the guidebook "Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast"
Port McNeill, BC - Sea Kayaking
... Preview: If you are approaching Howe Sound from Gibsons on the Sunshine Coast, exploring Keats Island is your best option for a day trip. Named after Admiral Sir Richard Goodwin Keats, a compatriot of Viscount ... From the guidebook "Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast"
Gibsons, BC - Sea Kayaking
... Preview: Klemtu is now a thriving modern community, but life here is as it’s always been—simple and timeless—and residents welcome visitors. Please respect the area’s rich cultural history. There are over one ... From the guidebook "Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast"
Klemtu, BC - Sea Kayaking
... Preview: When a local sea kayak guide was asked once why she loved returning to Kyuquot every season, she closed her eyes, inhaled the salty air, smiled and said it was the bone-coloured nights when moonlight ... From the guidebook "Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast"
Kyuquot, BC - Sea Kayaking