Bowen Island Sea Kayaking is pleased to be able to offer our rental fleet for multiday trips around Howe Sound. The BC Marine Trails organization has spent a lot of effort creating lovely wilderness campsites around the Sound, in addition to the three provincial parks that were already established. These wilderness sites vary in size and accommodation. Some have bear boxes, some do not. Some have sleeping platforms. None has a toilet. Some have seasonal fresh water creeks nearby but plans should be made with the assumption of having no access to fresh water.
To explore around Howe Sound requires a minimum of two nights though a one night trip to Halkett Bay or other nearby site is possible. You should always have time in your itinerary to spend an extra day on shore if the weather/wind makes paddling unsafe. The wind can really blow in the Sound. You should have the ability to obtain weather forecasts, know the tides, have appropriate first aid and be honest about your paddling abilities. It is highly recommended that you take a self-rescue course if you have not previously done so.
Fire bans are in effect all summer long. Practice "Leave No Trace" camping etiquette.
Additional information on overnight paddling tips can be found here. Please read this document. We will ask you if you have.