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Day Tours and Adventures

Our day tours and adventures can give you a taste of the beauty of Vancouver Island. These are full day excursions to some of the local highlights, in the forest, on the beach, or on the local waters. Whether you live here or are just visiting, there is always something to see.

Big Trees and Living Seas-Riding and walking tours to some of the giant trees and tide pool areas along the south coast

Juan de Fuca Trail-Botanical Beach to Sombrio Beach-25 km day hike along the western end of the Juan de Fuca trail

Day Out Kayaking Trips-Kayak to some of the best local sea kayaking sites around southern Vancouver Island

Weekend Adventures

When you are ready to explore a little deeper, take a weekend adventure. If you are too busy for a longer multi-day, or just in the area for a short time and wanting to fill a weekend, this is a great opportunity for you. Fill your weekend with adventure.

Discovery Island Kayak Weekend-Overnight just out of Victoria, across from Oak Bay

Sidney Spit Kayak Weekend-A local highlight of Sidney

Portland Island Kayak Weekend-Between Salt Spring Island and Sidney, this is a beautiful location for a weekend

Salt Spring Island Kayak Weekend-Explore highlights of Salt Spring, the largest of the Gulf Islands

Hiking Adventures - Multi-day

Our multi-day tours really take you on a journey of discovery. Find your bliss on a hiking adventure along rugged coastal trail. Vancouver Island has some of the most spectacular scenery in the world, and some of the rare, remaining, true wilderness. Join a group and hike beyond your dreams.

West Coast Trail-The incredible journey-9 days

West Coast Trail/Nitinat Mini Tour-The alternate, with a lot of First Nations history and flair, entering at Nitinat Lake-6 days

North Coast Trail-The rugged extension to Cape Scott, wild and raw, and incredibly beautiful-9 days

Cape Scott Explorer-The hiking is tame, the beauty incredible, this is a good warm up for a longer trip-6 days

Juan de Fuca Trail-Harder than it might look, this is also a good warmup to a harder, longer trip-6 days

Nootka Island Trail-Remote and beautiful,this is yet another way to experience the wonders of Nootka-6 days

South Chilcotin Mountains-Coast Mountains, but inland and part of the Lilloet ice field, incredible alpine areas to explore

Kayaking Adventures - Multi-day

Our multi-day kayaking adventures let you really explore an area and experience the sea in a truly intimate way.New this year is the Nootka Sound Kayaking and Fishing Adventure. This trip will give you all the best of the west coast.

Broken Group Islands-The ultimate West Coast island group has it all-6 days

Nuchatlitz Inlet-Explore the west side of Nootka Island-6 days

Nootka Sound Kayaking and Fishing Adventure-The south side of Nootka Island has access to some of the best fishing in BC-6 or 9 days

Northern Gateway/Kitimat Kayaking-This is the controversial Douglas Channel, potential terminus of the Northern Gateway pipeline: come explore the area-6 days

Gulf Islands-3, 4, and 5 Day Adventures-Although still a bit wild, the Gulf Islands are calm and surprising in many ways

Deer Group Islands-Across Barkley Sound from the Broken Group, this area is wilder and a little more exposed-6 days

Johnstone Strait-The orca travel through this section of the inside passage almost every day-6 days

Canoeing Adventures - Multi-day

Canoeing is Canadian history. Taking a trip along lakes and rivers in a canoe is a Canadian must. The Bowron Lakes give you that great Canadian canoeing experience right in BC.

Bowron Lakes-The Bowron Lakes are in eastern BC, nestled between mountians and rivers-10 days

Instructional Adventures and Courses

If you want to learn how to kayak or better your skills, we can set you up with certified courses at Coastal Bliss Adventures.

Paddle Canada Introduction to Kayaking-Basic flat water skills-1 day

Paddle Canada Level 1 Sea Kayaking Skills-Good for day trip preparation-2 days

Paddle Canada Level 2 Sea Kayaking Skills-Builds competency toward overnight kayaking trips-4 days, can be part of a tour

Kids in Kayaks-Get them out in the water young to increase their confidence and safety

River Kayaking Courses

The whitewater kayaking scene on Vancouver Island and in southern BC is great. There are lots of opportunities to paddle and play, if you can connect to a group. We can help you learn the basics so you can join a group to play with regularly.

Basic River KayakingIntroduces you to the kayak and how to manouver it-1 day

Custom Tours and Adventures

If there is something you want to do, just ask! We might be able to set it up for you, or direct you to someone we know and trust. If we can do it, we will put together a custom package for you and your group. Give us a call to discuss it. 1-800-896-9525

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