Multi-day canoe trips in Canada are a perfect way to get deep into the wilderness while enjoying peaceful and relaxing settings. Canoe across crystal clear lakes, surrounded by steep, snow capped mountains and lush forest. Camp on scenic shorelines with a roaring campfire while watching the sun set over distant peaks.
Powell River is a town located on the Sunshine Coast in BC. This area is well known for its beautiful canoeing, kayaking and hiking. There are many lakes in this area which form a perfect circuit for multi-day canoe trips. The Powell forest canoe circuit takes us 5 days, departing from, and returning to North Vancouver. We will take 2 ferry crossings which offer incredible views of the ocean and surrounding islands and mountains. If you’re lucky, you may spot a Whale or Orca!
The Powell Forest Canoe Circuit is approximately 57 km, covering 8 lakes split by 5 portages. A portage is a short hike where we must carry the canoe from one lake to the next. Canoes are lightweight and can be carried by 1 or 2 people. Portages range from 0.7 km to 2.8 km, and paddling stretches from 1 km to 28.5 km. Campsites are well equipped with pit toilets, picnic tables and fire pits.
This is the perfect setting to view wildlife. Common sightings include bald eagles, black bears, beavers and deer. The forests are laden with Cedar, Spruce and Fir trees, including some ancient old growth forests.
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Please note: prices shown below are for public trips, meaning other guests may be on the same trip. This trip will only run once 3 or more guests are booked for the selected date.
To book a private trip for 1 or more people, please contact us
Want to book a different date? Contact us to book a private trip.
Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, however, we cannot guarantee that we will stick to this plan. Weather conditions and the health of participants can all contribute to changes. The trip leader/guide will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but an easy going nature will be an asset!
Camping accomodation is provided while on the trek (1 night).
Our tents are supplied by MountainSmith and are lightweight and weatherproof. They are very roomy to give you the most comfortable camping experience. We can provide either 2 or 4 man options, depending on the number of people in your group.
Please bring your own sleeping bag and sleeping pad/Thermarest. If you are unable to bring your own, please contact us and we can arrange a rental.
Group Size: Small
Groups of 2 - 8 guests per trip. For smaller or larger groups, or for private trips, please contact Outdoor Explore.
Trip Timing: May - September
This trip is best in late spring or through the summer months with warm, stable weather and longer days.
This trip is aimed at those with a moderate level of fitness. While canoeing can be relaxing, you will be required to hike short distances with a heavy pack and/or portage a canoe from one lake to another. Days can be quite long, with lots of paddling.