Thursday, August 16, 2012

Sea Kayaking in Deep Cove

It was my sister-in-law's birthday a few days ago and we decided that it would be fun to go recreational kayaking out at Deep Cove in Panorama Park, North Vancouver. We rented a single-person and a two-person kayak from Deep Cove Canoe and Kayak Centre for $38 each for 2 hours. We paddled through the tranquil sea waters staying close to the inland so that we don't get in the way of any motor boat traffic. We tried to find the waterfalls but turned around thinking we didn't have time (that's too bad).


We briefly saw a lone freckled seal close to the moored boats before it went underwater and disappeared from view. Rumor has it that she has pups around the wharf area. My sister-in-law said she enjoyed paddling around that day and I must say she was very brave for doing this, especially since she doesn't swim. She and her husband enjoyed it so much that they said they'll go out and buy a two-person kayak soon.


You can always use Google Map to get the directions to Panorama Park but to get there from my house:
1). Take the ramp onto BC-1 W.
2). Take exit 22B toward Mount Seymour Parkway ( 350 m )
3). Turn right onto Mt Seymour P)kwy W ( 5.5 km )
4). Turn left onto Deep Cove Rd ( 1.2 km )
5). Slight right onto Gallant Ave ( 100 m )
6). Take the 1st left onto Panorama Drive. Beach parking will be on the right ( 140 m ).

Parking and picnic benches are limited so get here early. There is also a very high demand for the canoes and kayaks so make advanced bookings either by walk-in or by calling in. We had to wait 2 hours, just an fyi.

(Panorama Park, North Vancouver, BC; http://www.deepcovebc.com/parkspanorama.html)
(Deep Cove Canoe and Kayak Centre, 2156 Banbury Road, North Vancouver, BC; (604) 929-2268; www.deepcovekayak.com/)

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