"If you or your family is looking for the best group of professional kayakers that care about their customers, I give high reviews to Kits Kayaks of the North Shore of Vancouver. The kayak equipment was modern, easy to use and the guides were not only patient and friendly but they made the trip entertaining with their knowledge of the local area."
"Thank you Kit and your team for taking the time to show myself and my children the proper instructions for beginners. Your private outdoor school atmosphere made the lessons relaxing and easy to remember. The equipment you supplied was clean, modern and new. Dave was the best, really funny."
Jim, Jordan & Brandon Weeler,
San Juan Islands,
Welcome to Kit's Kayak Crusades of North Vancouver, B.C..
Welcome to a whole new world of natural exploration of beautiful British Columbia coastlines, waterways, and most important of all... yourself! Kayaking in BC has evolved to a whole new way of life. Kayaking, unlike simple hiking, camping or boating, provides an adventure that truly makes you feel like a liberated 18th century explorer in command of the ocean and land. Located south of Whistler and just 25 minutes from downtown Vancouver, B.C. (see maps) our kayak company specializes in ensuring your enjoyment, safety and memories. Whether you are looking to take kayak lessons, rent for personal use, take a guided tour with a qualified guide or take a multi day trip somewhere on Vancouver Island.
Stand-up paddling uses a longboard to propell yourself with an extra long canoe paddle. Stand-up-paddling is a great way to improve your core strength and balance, making it an ideal cross-training activity for martial arts, hockey players, track and field athletes, or anyone that wants to build arm and mid section muscles! From a stand-up position the surfer benefits from an elevated stance, as when standing on a pier, you can see deeper into the water. Try it today!
Day Trips Guided from North Vancouver, B.C.
Our short day and night trips are perfect for beginners, intermediate and professionals. Your tour will involve a brief introduction of the equipment and a quick learning of the basic strokes and will be hosted by qualified guides with many years of experience. These trips are perfect for small to medium sized groups, hostelling back-packers, corporate business gatherings and community groups. To learn more about these day and night tours click here. Day / Night Kayak Tours...
Extended Multi Day Trips & Tours
The multi day trips also referred to as extended tours are the most exciting of all. Everything is included in these trips including food, meals, kayak accessories a professional photographer and of course our trained guides and cooks. We have a wide variety of excursions starting in June and running to late summer. All kayaking tours are booked on a first come basis and include scenic areas of Vancouver Island, and world famous island destinations. Some of our breathtaking B.C. destinations are Johnstone_Strait, Hotham_Sound, Kyuquot_Sound, Nootka_ Sound, Princess Louisa Inlet, Nelson Island and the Clayoquot Sound on Vancouver Island.
Group Lessons and School Instruction
Our kayaking company located 15 minutes from downtown Vancouver and 30 minutes from many lower mainland cities offers customized lessons for high school students, corporate groups, seniors, back-packers, families and anyone wanting to learn how to kayak. Our casual clinic starts with a brief introductory course and is taught in an outdoor school like environment. Our instructors have been teaching white water and ocean kayaking for over a combined 30 years. To learn more about our kayak lessons click here. Lessons...
Rates, prices and information
All our prices are in Canadian dollars and included all B.C. and Canada federal and province taxes. Our trips are filled on a first to pay basis and require a 50% deposit upon booking. They include one or more guides, instruction, all equipment including camping gear and a professional cook. Rentals are rented on an hourly basis and include all accessories. Kit's Kayak Crusades does not use cheap quality kayaks and only uses fiberglass sea kayaks made by Nimbus. If you have groups of 8 or more then you may qualify for a discount. Click here to learn more about our kayak rates. Prices...
As we glide along in our top of the line fiberglass ocean built kayaks always remember to keep an open eye for all signs of wildlife. Our guides are specialy trained to know exactly when the animals come out of hiding (just kidding) but seriously our guides know what to expect from nature at certain areas during the day and will give you advance notice of possible upcoming animal sightings such as orca whales, bear, seals, otters, sea lions, eagles and various mammals and ocean living creatures. Wildlife...
Serving ocean and outdoor enthusiast for over 10 years
"Our family run company has a philosophy of providing the best experience on the open water, from the comfort of one of our Nimbus or Boreal Design kayaks. Whether it be gliding up an ocean inlet or the popular challenge of cresting open water waves one can take comfort in the quality of our equipment and experience. Book your boat and gain our experienced insights. We know the best beaches, most appropriate launching spots. Talk to us and we’ll recommend when and where to go. We know so much of what the Pacific can offer."
Phone us today and learn how Kit and his team can help you prepare your memorable ocean kayak adventure.
Kits Kayak Crusades is located in North Vancouver (North Shore) British Columbia, Canada. All information including trips, lessons, day, weekly and overnight trips are updated on a seasonal basis and are subject to change.
'We are proud members of the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce.'
101-2411 Dollarton Hwy
North Vancouver, BC