The perfect location for a multi-day paddling trip from the Victoria area or a day trip from Vancouver.


CLOSED FOR THE SEASON - Come enjoy a paddle in Brentwood Bay until next year!!


- Kayak Rentals (Single / Double)

- Canoe Rentals                                              

- Gear Rentals

- Tours

- Lessons

- Corporate / Group Events

- Kayak & Gear Storage (Lockers)

- SUP (Paddle Board) Rentals

There is lot parking available at this location. Need directions?

Pacifica Swartz Bay Directions

Trip Options/Ideas!

Day Trips

Our Canoe Cove location is perfect for a day trip from Vancouver as it is right beside the ferry terminal! Exploring the Gulf Islands is so special because there is so much to see. Weather you are looking to see local marine life or some scenery, it is an amazing location for this!

Multi-Day Trips

Our Canoe Cove location is great for multi-day trips. The Gulf Islands are awesome for camping. One fabulous spot for camping is on Portland Island. You can hike around the whole island and there are multiple camping spots you and your family can enjoy for a weekend!

Marble Surface

Our Boats!

Single kayaks

We have 16-18 feet touring kayaks. They are great for a 2 hour paddle or a multi day paddle. They have a few hatches where you can store all your items you need for your adventures on the water! We size you when you arrive to make sure the kayak is best fitted for you!

Double Kayaks

We have very stable double kayaks that our guests love. they are great for long leisure paddles and fun to take your children out on! They also have hatches for storage which are great!

An INCREDIBLE day trip option from Vancouver or Victoria!

From Vancouver and the Lower Mainland:

Leave your vehicle at Tsawwassen, and walk on to the ferry going to Swartz Bay. Once on Vancouver Island, we're a short walk from the terminal, down at Canoe Cove Marina.

From Victoria:

Take the bus to the Swartz Bay bus stop, and walk across the overpass to Canoe Cove Marina.

If you're driving, make your way to the end of Dunne Road and head inside we can give you a parking pass for the visitor parking lot at the marina.

Nestled in the heart of Canoe Cove Marina, our Swartz Bay location features a world class paddling environment set against the most beautiful coastal and Gulf Islands views. Around the corner from the ferries, we have the perfect access to the surrounding islands, without worrying about the marine traffic from Swartz Bay or Sidney!