Welcome to the tropics of Canada and your next kayaking experience!

You have come to the right place to get out in nature on the water side.  A Paddle in the Park Kayaking offers guided kayak tours to paddlers of every experience level.  We are fortunate to be located close to a cluster of gulf islands and islets just a few minutes paddle from our dock.  The islands provide the ideal location for paddling about and exploring the shallow waters and shorelines.  Not only are the islands home to many marine and terrestrial mammal and bird species, but they provide supreme paddling conditions–they are protected from wind and have many small channels to explore.


Kayaks were originally designed by native hunters to sneak up on their prey, but we will stick to capturing them in our cameras!  Kayaks today are designed with water-tight bulk heads, making them virtually unsinkable.  Presently, we have single and double kayaks produced by Current Design and Necky–both brands are favoured for their outstanding designs and comfort.  The kayak decks have elastic bungees, making them useful for strapping down safety gear and items you want to keep within reach during your paddle.  The kayaks we use are plastic, making them durable and able to handle minor bumps and scrapes.  We are convinced that plastic is the way to go for a tour company.  We can then be focused on you and your comfort and safety while seeking out  wildlife, and not so concerned about whether a kayak gets a minor, cosmetic scratch.  We want your whole kayaking experience to be everything it should be, which is exceptional.

Keep your feet dry!  We launch the kayaks from our dock, which is designed with a small step-down.  Entering our kayaks is easy and you won’t get your feet wet getting in at our dock.

Getting to us is easy and close!  We are located within Van Isle Marina, at 2320 Harbour Road in Sidney.  We are a 5 minute drive from the Swartz Bay ferry; 10 minute drive from Victoria airport; 30 minute drive from downtown Victoria and there is free parking at Van Isle Marina, which is equipped with a washroom facility.  After your paddle you may wish to enjoy a fantastic dining experience at Sea glass grill.

We look forward to being your guide and sincerely invite you to join us doing something we love to do, which is get out on the water.  Please check out our other pages for information about us, our tours, rentals, rates, wildlife, photo gallery, kayak club, directions, and testimonials.

Christopher Graham & Melissa Hailey
Lead Guides