Broken Group Islands
“Vancouver Island West – One of the last places where a wild land still meets a wild ocean” Bertie Gregory, National Geographic wildlife filmmaker
“One of B.C. top 10 World-Class adventures” Vancouver Sun
“There are sandy beaches, lagoons, sea caves, and quiet coves to explore. Seals play hide-and-seek off the side of your kayak while bald eagles soar overhead and fish dart through the clear waters below. Quiet forested islands proved ample secluded camping spots and the west coast sunsets are just exceptional. Because it is remote and only accessible by water, this idyllic kayaking destination manages to remain peaceful and pristine, despite its fame. With no electricity, freshwater, or shelter available, a kayaking trip in the Broken Group Islands requires a lot of planning to ensure a safe and enjoyable adventure (That’s where we come in).” – The PlanetD – Forbes ranks it one of the top travel influencers on earth
Our Broken Group Islands guided kayaking is in one of the three main recreational components of Pacific Rim National Park, British Columbia.The Broken Group Islands Unit consists of over 100 islands, islets and rocky outcrops scattered in the centre of Barkley Sound. For paddlers, it doesn’t get any better—pristine waters, white-sand beaches and an oasis of stillness in the notoriously rough Pacific Ocean
Our lead guides are members of the Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of BC. They area non-profit society which upholds high standards for professional sea kayak guides and operators in BC. Through ongoing professional development and certification, the Alliance strives to ensure safe practices on an industry-wide basis.
- known internationally for its top-notch kayaking waters and wilderness camping.
- ideal for those seeking an escape to the more remote and desolate islands on Vancouver Island’s west coast.
- a natural wonderland of an old-growth rain forest, secluded lagoons, white sand beaches, blowholes, sea arches and caves, and secluded anchorages.
- ancient native middens, village fortifications, stone fish traps, and archaeological sites speak to 1000s of years of First Nations traditional territorial presence.
- eagles, cormorants, seals, sea lions, grey and humpback whales, and orcas are likely to be seen from your kayak or camp.
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“Still full of nice memories of our amazing trip. Every day I’ve got a short memory about an experience we had together: first of all the wonderful animals we encountered and the awesome scenery we saw, Nicks’ impressive Eskimo roll, Georgia your great talent as a storyteller; the daily delicious cooking, the meditative paddling, and a good deal more. I’m very glad I had the chance to go on this trip with you guys and I appreciated every moment with you Isabelle Rast, Bellingham, Wa