Broken Group Islands

A moderate paddle in the Broken Group Islands of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve in Vancouver Island's Barkley Sound.

on the water

Paddle in the Broken Group Islands of Barkley Sound on the west coast of Canada's Vancouver Island. Launch and recovery is best from Secret Beach in Toquart Bay. For those with paddling skills at the Sea Kayak III+ difficulty rating, this is a great 3-7 day, moderate trip. For more experienced paddlers, there may be opportunities for Sea Kayak V level paddling to the outside Islands depending on current conditions.

information for leaders

Considerations for international travel

  • Start by reviewing the latest regulations.
  • Everyone will need a passport or other valid ID such as a NEXUS card.
  • NEXUS cards can save a lot of time but only work if everyone in the car has one.
  • Make sure your vehicle insurance is valid for Canada.
  • Make sure your health insurance is valid for Canada.
  • Border crossing regulations are strict in both directions. Know what you’re allowed to take and declare everything to avoid problems.
  • You may be able to save time by checking alternate border crossings. Find apps that show updated times and other good tips.
  • Difficulty: Sea Kayak III+
  • Length: 50.0 nm
  • Wavelength Barkley Sound and The Broken Group Islands

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