Friday, 16 May 2014

Sea kayaking with Ecomarine at Granville Island in Vancouver, B.C.

by Keith and Heather Nicol
Paddling in False Creek is handy for anyone visiting Vancouver
     On Friday, May 16th we took advantage of the continued good weather to take a self guided sea kayak trip on False Creek. Ecomarine has a paddle sport centre at Granville Island and they must be Vancouver`s oldest sea kayak outfitter. They offer a variety of services from their Granville Island location including rentals, sales, tours and lessons. Beside sea kayaks they also sell stand up paddle boards which have shown a big increase in business over the last few years according to rental manager, Catherine Paone. We did a 2 hour self guided sea kayak tour of False Creek which is a great protected area for paddling. We paddled to Science World at the end of False Creek and although we are used to paddling in the wilderness of Newfoundland we enjoyed the ``urban paddling`` experience of False Creek. We paddled past the tall apartment buildings of downtown Vancouver, several marinas and even a floating village. Ecomarine also has locations at Jericho Beach and English Bay which operate seasonally. For more information see: While you are at Granville Island you can check out the many shops and restaurants or take in a show by a street performer.
False Creek ends with dome shaped Science World

While at Granville Market take in a street performer show

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