Whether you’re comfortable in the ocean or a placid lake, there are loads of places to rent canoes, kayaks, and pedal boats around the Lower Mainland.
Ecomarine Paddlesport Centres
Rent a single or double kayak and paddle around the quiet waters near Granville Island, paddlers have to be at least 8 years old.
1668 Duranleau Street, Vancouver
Rent a kayak and check out Southeast False Creek, even small kids can come as long as an adult is in the boat too.
1 Athletes Way, Vancouver
Deer Lake Boat Rentals
Rent a canoe, rowboat, kayak, or pedalboat. Watch out for beavers, herons, turtles and eagles around the lake!
5435 Sperling Avenue, Burnaby
Golden Ears Provincial Park
Alouette Lake is a beautiful place for a paddle, you can rent canoes and kayaks on site. Great provincial campground as well.
Deep Cove Canoe & Kayak
Deep Cove is a calm and beautiful place to learn to paddle, great for small people. Very busy at weekends.
2156 Banbury Road, North Vancouver
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Erin McGann is the former Managing Editor for Vancouver Mom and Toronto Mom Now. She drinks just a bit too much coffee, is a bit obsessed about sourcing local food, plays the cello moderately well, spends too much time on Twitter, keeps honeybees on a rooftop, and has a thing for single-malt whisky. Erin is working on a novel set in turn-of-the-century Vancouver, which her husband, son and dog have to hear about all the time, and also blogs at Erin at Large.