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Intimate groups

At the Water’s Edge Adventures offers multi-day kayaking tours and rentals to Johnstone Strait and the Broughton Archipelago from our base in Telegraph Cove, BC

Experience the serenity of whale watching from a kayak as humpback, minke and killer whales roam these rugged waterways. Steller sea lions, Dall’s porpoises and acrobatic white-sided dolphins are the locals here. Glide past mist-shrouded islets with bald eagles perched on towering cedars and watch for bears foraging along the shoreline. Commune with nature unplugged and end your day with friends around a beach bonfire as the sun sets on the North Pacific. 

All our trips are fully nomadic, so we go where the wildlife and conditions are best. No two trips are the same. Our small group tours practice no-trace camping on the many remote islands of the archipelago. Our expedition-grade gear is the best in the business, so your paddling experience will be superior to most of our competitors. 

Experience abundant nature and blissful wilderness on this 3-day kayaking adventure in Johnstone Strait. Our most popular tour.
Paddling from Johnstone Strait into Blackfish Sound, you’ll glide through two of the most biodiverse bodies of water on the Pacific Coast.
Spend a week paddling with whales and other wildlife as we visit some of the most remote reaches of the Broughton Archipelago.
Our family tour is designed with families in mind, with plenty of breaks and nature interpretations along the way.
It’s really up to you to choose your preferred activities and itinerary. From learning new skills to discovering new spots, we promise to make it happen!

Telegraph Cove Kayak Rentals

Our rental fleet of Seaward expedition kayaks, lightweight fiberglass or carbon paddles and gender specific PFDs will ensure you’re as efficient and comfortable on the water as can be. Launch right from our base in Telegraph Cove on Northern Vancouver Island.

Self Guided Kayak Opportunities

Meal Plans
Resupply Service

For those with the skills and experience, a self-guided tour of Johnstone Strait can be the ultimate mix of freedom and adventure. We’ll outfit you with all the gear rentals you’ll need including tents and camping equipment, backcountry cooking gear and even meal plans.

At the Water’s Edge Adventures offers specialized training sessions to prepare you for your kayaking adventure. We even have a resupply service. No matter your plans — we’ve got you covered.

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As of mid-July, British Columbia is in Phase 3 of our Provincial Restart Plan and things are slowly beginning to open up as we adjust to this ‘new normal’. Travel within BC is now allowed for both BC residents and Canadians from other provinces. For those planning a kayaking trip to Johnstone Strait and Telegraph […]
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The Wildlife of Johnstone Strait
Johnstone Strait is a world-renowned destination to sea kayak with orcas. Nowhere else can you see these majestic mammals as closely or reliably. For many that make the trek to Telegraph Cove, for a kayaking tour on Vancouver Island, it has become a bucket list experience. But there’s a lot more to see here than […]
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