REGIONAL MAP OF VICTORIA
FERRIES, BUS LINES, AIRLINES ,
INFORMATION ON VICTORIA & B.C.
1. What can we expect to see and experience in Victoria and on Vancouver Island? The links on the right will give you all the information you need and then some. Victoria and the Island is a magnificent place.- the reason why so many people who have travelled the world do their darndest to try and live here (we fortunately have succeeded). It is still on the edge of the "wild" and escape to unique and tranquil places "off the beaten path" is still possible .
2. How do we get there? The Map on the right shows Victoria and Vancouver Island in regional perspective. Note that Victoria is easily accessed from Seattle and Vancouver, the two closest major cities. Refer to the Links below this map for transport here by air, bus and ferries. For a Google link giving you directions to the Oak bay marina : Click!
3. What's the weather like? Many people do not know that Victoria and the Island recieve less rainfall during the summer than most other areas of Canada. If it were not for irrigation, our lawns and gardens would not be the attraction they are. Just come expecting lots of sunshine and temperatures in the comfy 20 deg C. or 70 degree F. range from June to the end of September. Bring a sweater for sailing however, as cool ocean waters (10 deg C. - 50 degree. F.) on a breezy day can surprise. And don't be worried if your hotel does not have air conditioning, an open window generally sufices. For a good website describing the weather you can expect while here Click! For an overview of weather any month 0f the year - Click!
4. What kind of kayaks do we use? We have a variety of kayaks to choose from: singles , doubles and even a triple with a centre hatch (great for kids and dogs if not storage on overnight trips).
5. Is paddling experience a requirement? Uless otherwise stated, you do not need any experience, only the ability to get in and out of the kayaks (which we will also show you) and the desire to learn.
6. How many persons do you take on trips? We gernerally provide one guide for up to five paddlers. If doubles are used, we will go up to six paddlers per guide.
7. What other equipment is provided? We provide spray skirts, paddles, PFD's, and throw bags. We also can supply a variety of booties, and even hats for those who forget them - as well as dry bags for any clothing or items that you wish to protect.
8. What should I bring on my overnight trip? We will give you a list of what to bring. The main concern is that you do not bring too much and that what you bring is packed in many small bags, elongated where possible.
9. Where can I get more information and answers? Call us or better still, E-mail . We would be glad to answer any further questions you may have.
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