Kayaking in Downtown Vancouver

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Operated by the Canadian International Dragon Boat Festival Society, Dragon Zone Dragon Boat Paddling Club makes it easy for people to experience the ancient art of dragon boating, as well as many other types of paddle sports. In addition to 10- and 20-foot dragon boats, the club equips guests with marathon canoes, six-person outriggers, one-person outriggers, and kayaks.

For those who are new to dragon boating, Dragon Zone Dragon Boat Paddling Club offers four-week classes that introduce basic techniques and get students used to working as a team. More specialized workshops supplement foundational skills with more advanced instruction, which is especially useful for anyone who decides to join a racing team.

1 Athletes Way
Vancouver,
BC
CA

A dragonboat sounds like a boat that shoots fire—but it's actually a traditional Chinese paddleboat, one of the many that members can row at False Creek Racing Canoe Club. Founded more than two decades ago, the club now boasts a fleet of outrigger canoes and flatwater kayaks and canoes that are ideal for days when big waves are away auditioning for surfing movies. While the club is members-only and does not rent to casual paddlers, novices can learn the ropes in introductory programs for kids and adults while experts can join official boating teams.

1318 Cartwright St.
Vancouver,
BC
CA

Vancouver Water Adventures equips maritime adventurers with wet suits, life jackets, and personal watercraft for exploring the waterways of False Creek and English Bay. The staff stocks a fleet of jet skis, paddleboards, and kayaks, which riders can paddle past beaches and along inlets. In addition to soaking up scenic ocean views and spying on local wildlife, guests can accompany skilled guides on jet ski tours to the area's most impressive sights. Those operating machines must have a valid driver's licence, and all passengers must be at least 6 years old without factoring in alternate theories of relativity.

1812 Boatlift Ln
Vancouver,
BC
CA

Ecomarine has specialized in Ocean Kayaking for over 31 years, and Stand Up Paddling for 2. We are dedicated to safety on the water through proper education, and yet we bring a fun enthusiastic vibe to the sport, keeping it interesting and entertaining. Our team consists of passionate paddlers, see you on the water!

1668 Duranleau St
Vancouver,
BC
CA

We build, and we teach people how to build the most beautiful boats on the water! We specialize in skin on frame construction, which means that they're also ultralight, and super tough! We love to teach people how to make their own canoe, kayak or rowboat. We also sell and rent them.. We have kits and materials

1362 33rd Ave E
Vancouver,
BC
CA

The abundance of natural splendour surrounding Burnaby's small lake inspired the creation of Deer Lake Boat Rentals. With blue herons standing tall in the waters, eagles soaring overhead, and turtles playing duck-duck-goose with Canadian geese, the region is teeming with wildlife. Fourteen years under the current ownership and opened in 1972, Deer Lake Boat Rentals rent kayaks, rowboats, pedal boats, and canoes to make the lake and its wildlife accessible to families. They are also equally focused on safety, so they provide all the requisite necessities, including lifejackets and staff a skilled crew ready to assist in any way necessary.

5485 Sperling Ave
Burnaby,
BC
CA