Tag: beginner friendly

  • Hayward Lake Paddle

    Hayward Lake Paddle

    Hayward Lake in Mission is not quite as busy as Buntzen Lake, but it’s similar in several regards. They are both managed by BC Hydro as reservoirs, both prohibit motorized boats, and both have a wealth of facilities and walking trails for people who don’t want to paddle. They are both medium sized lakes, with…

  • Elk/Beaver Lake Paddle

    Elk/Beaver Lake Paddle

    Elk/Beaver Lake is a Regional Park in the Capital Regional District, located halfway between Sidney (and Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal) and Victoria. The lake derived its funny name when the two once-separate lakes became dammed and the water level rose to flood the marsh land between them. Instead of renaming the newly formed lake, they…

  • Burnaby Lake Paddle

    Burnaby Lake Paddle

    Quick Facts Parking and Launching: Burnaby Lake Rowing Pavilion Launching type: dock Difficulty – very easy, beginner friendly Boat traffic – no recreational motor boats allowed View – wetlands, wildlife, North Shore mountains, and crops of high rise buildings Facilities – no public washrooms Overall score – 7/10 Located in the center of Burnaby Lake…

  • One Mile Lake Paddle

    One Mile Lake Paddle

    Quick Facts Parking and Launching: One Mile Lake Launching type: dock and sandy beach Difficulty – very easy, beginner friendly Boat traffic – no motor boats View – nice views of the surrounding mountains, some snow-capped peaks in the background Facilities: pit toilet Overall score – 5/10 (good spot for beginner paddlers to practice if…