Vancouver island has a wealth of outdoor resources, from the extensive gear rentals available from MEC in Victoria to the exceptional guides and instructors at Strathcona Lodge. Retail boutiques make every imaginable type of gear available and in addition have precious local knowledge of trails, rivers and paddle routes which is indispensible.

 
 

The islands also have thier share of outdoor clubs and associations which maintain trails and work as advocates to ensure that sports and nature areas are keeped open to enthusiasts. Many of the trials, parks and recreational areas have been set aside because of the tireless work of these groups. Make a point of pitching in with some volunteer work, or perhaps a donation, to ensure that the thier efforts can continue.

Outdoor Retailers

Vancouver Island

 

Gulf Islands

 

Vancouver Coast and Mountains

Whistler

 

Gear Rentals

Vancouver Island

  • Cycle BC Rentals - Victoria
  • Reckless Bike Store - 1826 Government Street & 721 Yates, Victoria
  • Reckless Bike Store - 3202 Happy Valley Road, Langford
  • Sports Rent (Government) - 1950 Government Street, Victoria

Gulf Islands

 

Vancouver Coast and Mountains

 

If you're looking for a particular manufacturer consult our Gear Manufacturers Page. For information on the various outdoor activities on Vancouver Island and the surrounding regions have a look at our Adventure Section.

 

Clubs & Associations - Regional

Vancouver Island

 

Gulf Islands

 

Vancouver Coast and Mountains

 

Clubs and Associations - Provincial and National

 

Whale Watching

 

Guides, Outfitters, Schools and Instructors

Vancouver Island

 

Gulf Islands

 

For information on the various outdoor activities on Vancouver Island and the surrounding regions have a look at our Adventure Section.

Buffer Zone Wilderness Resort - Broughton Archipelago
Coastal Waters Recreational Maps - British Columbia
Eagle Nook Ocean Wilderness Resort - Broken Group
Due West Charters
Lady Rose Marina Services - Port Alberni (Barkley Sound), Vancouver Island
Mothership Adventures Strathcona Park Lodge
Voyageur Water Taxi - Kyuquot Sound, British Columbia

 

 

Resources

Vancouver Island and Victoria

 

Tourism Vancouver Island - Victoria & the Gulf Islands
Out-There's British Columbia
British Columbia Tourism

 

Gulf Islands

Vancouver Coast & Mountains

Whistler

Out-There's Whistler Main Page
Whistler Tourism

Out-There's Destinations

Banff
Gulf Islands
Jasper
Montreal
Mont Tremblant
Toronto
Vancouver
Whistler

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