You’ve seen them from the beaches, now it’s time to get out there and try stand up paddleboarding AKA SUP. Stand Up Paddleboarding is a stable, relaxing way to paddle on the water and there are plenty of places to try it out. It’s also a great core workout. Paddleboarding is surprisingly easy for kids. Older kids can paddle themselves and littler kids can lie on the paddleboard while you get a good workout.
Five places to rent or learn to Stand Up Paddleboard
Vancouver Water Adventures
Learn SUP, rent a board, try your hands (and feet) and SUP yoga, or take a day or Light The Night tour with friends.
1812 Boatlift Lane, Vancouver
Deep Cove Kayaks
SUP lessons and rentals available for a fun day exploring the waters of Indian Arm. Kids SUP classes too, from age 10.
Pro tip: Head to Honey’s Donuts for a sweet treat afterwards
2156 Banbury Road, North Vancouver
Windsure Adventure Watersports
Start your day with a sunrise SUP fitness class or take some lessons to improve your core strength and balance.
Pro tip: Hit the Galley patio afterwards for lunch or a drink!
Jericho Sailing Centre, 1300 Discovery St, Vancouver
Stand Up Paddle Vancouver
SUP fitness classes and Vancouver’s only SUP Yoga on the water, near Maritime Museum at Vanier Park, and in White Rock.
142-757 West Hastings St, Vancouver
Ecomarine Paddlesport Centre
Rent your own SUP and get fit on the water. Locations on Granville Island, Jericho Beach and English Bay.
Granville Island, 1668 Duranleau St, Vancouver