Our Kayak equipment is the best of any company in British Columbia
Our fleet of Nimbus single and double fiberglass sea kayaks are undoubtedly the best you will find to paddle. Many of them have been custom built exclusively for Rising Sun Kayak Adventures. These easy-to-maneuver boats have allowed us to paddle thousands of ocean miles in comfort. Our boats and all their associated equipment are included in the price of our day and multi-day trips and are also available to rent for personal use.
Main Launch Location (Little Cates Park)
Our day trip and rental main location is on Dollarton Hwy in Deep Cove, North Vancouver. It is located at:
Little Cates Park, 4000 Dollarton Hwy North, North Vancouver, B.C.
We are with you every step of your vacation
From your arrival in British Columbia to your departure, we are available to help make your vacation worry-free. Since many of our Vancouver Island and Sunshine Coast launch sites are hard to reach, Rising Sun does offer transportation services. Staying in Vancouver, Victoria or Tofino before and after your trip? We can help you find great, affordable accomodations and recommend priceless recreational activities. Just let us know what we can do to make your British Columbia vacation more relaxing, are we will be here to help.
Spotting whales off Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast for over a decade!
The waterways we paddle are a popular migration stop for some of the world's most impressive marine mammals. Each year, humpback, grey, and killer whales travel through our oceans on their natural migratory routes between the North Pacific and the Baja Peninsula. At Rising Sun, we have been spotting these whales since we started leading kayak trips in the early '90's. No matter how many whales we have spotted, we still get goosebumps each time we see the dorsal fin of an orca rise from the waters of the Johnstone Strait or a humpback whale breach in the waters off Vancouver Island's west coast. Year after year, we've had incredible success with whale sightings, especially on our Johnstone Strait trip. This passageway near the northern tip of Vancouver Island is home to the world's largest known orca pod and it is our pleasure to take in these magnificent creatures every summer!