Vancouver Island - Ladysmith - Burleith Arm, Bute Island, Dunsmuir Islands

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Trip Overview

Highlights from kayak trip on Vancouver Island near Ladysmith from Transfer Beach around Burleith Arm, Bute Island, and the Dunsmuir Islands, with video in 4K UHD including highlights at the timestamps below. See video on

0:06 Location of Ladysmith in the Pacific Northwest
0:26 Transfer Beach in Ladysmith, BC, Canada
0:52 Sealegs Kayaking Adventures kayak rentals
0:57 Delta 17 foot sea kayak
1:22 Heading north up Ladysmith Harbor
1:49 Burleith Arm
2:10 Dunsmuir Islands
2:16 Eagle
2:33 Bute Island
2:41 Dunsmuir Island (north)
2:56 Paddling Around Bute Island
3:59 Dunsmuir Island (southeast)

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Safety Notes

Check winds, currents, tides. Best around high tide to paddle around Burleith Arm

Gear Notes

17 ft Delta sea kayak


Light winds, currents calm, around high tide.

Portage Notes


Trip Details

  • Trip Dates: 5/15/2021-8/15/2021
  • Sport/Activity: Kayaking, Canoeing
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Water Type: Open Water/Ocean

Trip Location