Gulf Islands

The Southern Gulf Islands offer a small taste of the Mediterranean, blended with a unique Canadian flavor. Located between Vancouver Island and the mainland, the Gulf Islands are made up of over a dozen large islands and a multitude of islets. A wide array of wildlife inhabitants the region. Galiano Island for example, is home to more than 130 different species of birds. This island also offers Montague Harbor Marine Provincial Park where white sand and shell beaches, a tidal lagoon and towering forests all form to create a truly remarkable sight.

Wallace Island, Southern Gulf Islands Aerial Photographs, British Columbia, Canada.

Come join us on a beautiful kayak trip around the Gulf Islands. This trip is great for beginners as well as those with more experience. Enjoy the beautiful views that the islands and trip has to provide. You will journey with exceptional guides who have past experience on this specific trip and a passion for the outdoors. Come enjoy the island life with us this summer!

[wptab name=’Itinerary’] Please contact the office for details ( or 250 979 3941). Information is available, but yet to be updated to our website. GulfIslandsSealegsKayaking[/wptab]

[wptab name=’Logistics’] Transportation: Transportation is not included  for this trip. All participants are responsible for getting themselves to and from the location identified in the Itinerary. If transportation is an issue, we will work with you to find an alternative. Alternative transportation costs will be added to the price of the trip.  These costs will be determined based on individual and specific needs.

Meals/Accommodation: Meals and accommodation (tents) will be provided for everyone while out on the trip. Participating individuals can decide to stay at resorts if they so decide. Resort costs and meal costs from eating out will be the responsibility of the participant to pay and are not included within the costs of the trip.


[wptab name=’Gear’] Attached is our recommended Kayaking Gear List. This is not intended to be a mandatory or all-inclusive list, but instead a guideline. Terrain, distance, location, time of year, objective of trip, etc. will all determine the need for certain items. CRIS owns a wide array of gear that participants can use throughout the duration of their trip. Whether you need something as big as a tent or as small as a dry bag, CRIS has the gear that you will need. Kayaks on Shore [/wptab]

[wptab name=’How’] CRIS’ AWA program enables any person regardless of ability or disability to access outdoor recreation through the use of innovative adaptive equipment. Through the utilization of adaptive kayak equipment, along with innovative adaptive hiking equipment individuals can feel secure in all terrain that this trip has to offer. Please see our kayaking equipment and hiking equipment for more information on how this is all possible. This trip is perfectly suited to those who want to experience the thrill of ocean kayaking. If you are interested or have any questions please contact our Program Coordinator through email at or by phone at 250 979 3941. Lake Country-20130613-03160 [/wptab]

[wptab name=’Booking Info’] In order to book a trip participants must contact or call 250 979 3941. Trip planners will work one-on-one with you to determine exactly what is required and will be needed to ensure your safety and comfort throughout your experience. Once goals, expectations, and needs have been discussed participants will receive an estimate for the costs of their trip. A 50% down payment will be required at the time of booking. 20% of the 50% down payment is non-refundable as it is allocated towards trip planning. The remainder of payment will be required two weeks before the trips commence. Trips should be booked as early as possible as availability is limited. People who pay book before May 15th will be provided with a 10% discount.

Once a booking has been made participating individuals will be required to fill out a Waiver and Health and Medical Record. booking-keyboard[/wptab]

[wptab name=’Staff’]???????????????????????????????Trip Leader: Troy Becker Is a full-time firefighter based out of West Kelowna, BC. To say he is a qualified expedition leader is a gross understatement. Troy founded CRIS in 2001 and ever since has been leading Adaptive Wilderness Adventures. He leads the majority of CRIS AWA trips and has almost every qualification you could want from the person in charge. Troy also spends his time as a volunteer Search & Rescue member. His may years of training and experience have prepared him to deal with challenging, dangerous, and emotional situations.

rob cuCamp Coordinator and Logistics Manager: Rob Braun Has ten years of experience in making adaptive outdoor adventures happen. He started volunteering with CRIS right from its start and has never faltered in his commitment to engage people with disabilities to the outdoors. With 22 years as a Search & Rescue volunteer, Rob is an ideal camp coordinator. With his attention to detail and careful analysis of situations everyone can feel safe in his more than capable hands.

Staff participating and facilitating specific trips may change based upon availability and specific qualifications required.[/wptab]

[wptab name=’Costs’]Costs for AWA Trips vary significantly dependent upon numerous factors. The severity of the disability a person has can influence the costs of the trips. For example a person with quadriplegia and no experience likely needs a pilot to enable them to kayak, whereas someone with paraplegia and lots of experience may be perfectly capable of paddling a kayak on their own. Participants are encouraged to bring friends, care support, or family with them on AWA trips. Group rates are available. Those who have preferences about whom they do the trip with may incur higher costs than individuals going as a large group. Please contact or call us at 250 979 3941 to receive a quote for your specific trip. An estimate of the minimum cost you can expect to pay is provided below. These costs are only estimates and can vary significantly based on specifications and needs (some of which were identified above).  There may be more spaces available so please be sure to ask! This just provides a rough idea of what kind of costs you can expect to see.

Number of People                 1     2     3     4
Costs Per Person $3000 $1500 $1250 $1000



[wptab name=’Who’] Please contact the office for details ( or 250 979 3941). Information is available, but yet to be updated to our website.gulf Islands Map.indd [/wptab]