List of Paddle Camping Destinations


Paddle camping to water-access-only spots is a fantastic way to get away from the crowds that flock to frontcountry campgrounds and explore the backcountry. Since your watercraft is carrying the weight, there is more leeway for how much you can carry compared with backpacking. And you are guaranteed to have an easy access to the water for more paddling whenever you want!

There are of course lots of logistical and safety considerations when planning a paddle camping trip. Having only done a couple of trips so far, I’m by no means an expert, so I will defer to other resources online for more credible information.

Here are our paddle reports on trips we’ve done.

Paddle Camping at Moyer Creek Marine Campsite in Golden Ears Provincial Park

Paddle Camping at Moyer Creek Marine Campsite in Golden Ears Provincial Park

BillySep 8, 20238 min read

After a 2-year hiatus from paddle camping since our unforgettable trips to Granite Falls and Sechelt Inlet, the stars aligned for Johnny and I to team up once again for another quick but impactful overnight paddling trip at Moyer Creek…

Paddle Camping at Sechelt Inlet

Paddle Camping at Sechelt Inlet

BillyAug 12, 202110 min read

Since our successful, even transformative paddle camping trip to Indian Arm, Johnny and I have been eager to go again. We narrowed our destinations down to two options: Pitt Lake and Sechelt Inlet. After doing ample research on both, and…

Granite Falls Paddle Camping: Out Of This World!

Granite Falls Paddle Camping: Out Of This World!

BillyJun 24, 20218 min read

Paddle camping with a Standup Paddleboard (SUP) has been a dream of mine for a while. As a SUP lover, I think a version of heaven might be to paddle to my heart’s content, camp at beautiful waterfront locations, then…

To-do list:

  • Widgeon Creek
  • Twin Island
  • Pitt Lake
  • Alouette Lake
  • Thormanby Island

Aspirational list:

  • Desolation Sound
  • Howe Sound
  • Maligne Lake
  • Gulf Islands