Saltery BayExplore the shores, nooks and islands and feel the salty air all around
All Experience Levels
Saltery Bay Provincial Park, Boat Launch
Duration & Times
9am, 1pm, 5pm
May - Oct
A novel vantage point to take in the quiet life of the coast! Starting at Saltery Bay just south of Powell River, this tour offers views of surrounding islands and the Vancouver Island mountain range. In these areas, removed from the busyness of it all, we commonly encounter Bald Eagles, Blue Herons, and Harbour Seals.
We are excited to celebrate the LGBTQ2S community during Pride in July and early August! We will be running day trips to bring the community together in an outdoor setting. Please look back here for dates or view our Facebook page for updated event dates. See also our Broken Group Island Journey if you are interested in a multi day. We are offering two LGBTQ2S specific dates there.
Bringing people together with commonalities and like stories is a big part of Wild Root Journeys. We believe in creating memorable trips that have depth, and offer more than just an escape into nature, but rather a return to nature, a return to yourself, and a return to community.
Where We Paddle
The Saltery Bay Journey will include a 20-30 minute kayak orientation followed by 2.5 hours on the water. The route may vary depending on weather and group dynamics but generally, we paddle the shorelines and near islands.
When & Where We Meet
We will meet at the boat launch in the Saltery Bay Provincial Park. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start time as a trip form and waiver will need to be filled out. If you are under 18, an adult will need to sign on your behalf. Map
What is Included
- Your certified guide,
- All kayak and safety equipment
- A paddle jacket
- One dry bag (to keep your personal items secure and dry).
Please ask about any extra rentals if needed
What to Bring
- Shoes that can get wet and most importantly have grip. They need to have ankle support. I recommend runners, water shoes, Keen or Croc sandals. Closed toed shoes help against stubbing toes on rocks.
- Shorts or pants that dry quickly when wet.
- 2 shirts so you can adjust your layers depending on the weather.
- 1 light sweater
- A wool hat for cold days.
- Gloves for those who easily get cold fingers.
- Face mask
No cotton/jeans. They become heavy and cold when wet. Synthetic clothing such as fleece or polyester is a better option. These will warm with your body if wet.
Other items include:
- A hat or sunglasses for sun protection
- 1 litre of water and snack
- Personal medications
- Waterproof camera if possible, otherwise we have dry bags which will keep the camera dry
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