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The Brooks Peninsula Challenge

Trip Overview

Explore one of the most wild and least visited areas of Vancouver island by sea kayak with other experienced paddlers. Enjoy stunning views, amazing wildlife, long sandy beaches, old growth rain forest and vast wilderness. This unique one way adventure takes you on a committing journey through some of the most exposed and remote coastline in Canada, with 2 highly experienced and certified guides, and enough time to chose good weather windows and discover the most beautiful and interesting spots along the way. Highlights of the 2 week expedition will include the extensive mazes of islands like the Bunsbys, rafts of sea otters near Spring island, rugged coastal hikes and a rich coastal ecology that includes bears, wolves, whales, sea otters and sea birds. Imagine waking up to see wolf footprints outside your tent, watching a black bear turn over rocks looking for food and a grey whale emerging from the depths with a loud whoosh close to your kayak Kayaking around the imposing Brooks Peninsula is a dream for many paddlers. It’s high mountains were unaffected by the last ice age, preserving many rare plant communities and a vast and ancient rainforest that may be among the oldest in the world. It juts out 20km into the wild Pacific Ocean, focusing wind and wave energy. We’ll chose a good weather day to paddle around this beautiful and challenging headland. This adventure is 14 days long. See https://skils.ca/advanced-expeditions-brooks-challenge/ for more details
  • Duration: Extended Trip
  • Sport/Activity: Kayaking, Kayak Fishing
  • Skill Level: Intermediate, Advanced
  • Water Type: Open Water/Ocean
  • Number of Portages: 0
Exposed, rugged coastline with typically 0.5-2metre swell in the Summer. Some committing sections with few landing spots. Very beautiful and wild with interspersed good sheltered landings.

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