Island Escapades, now under new ownership, is being reborn as BEACHSiDE, a blend of Nantucket and Salt Spring style. Offering clothing sales and Seaward Kayaks and Kahuna Paddle Boards for touring, rental and sales. We have now opened up the beach beside the creek. Come visit, relax and enjoy the BEACHSiDE experience.

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One of British Columbia's premiere Kayaking companies, Island Escapades offers kayak tours, expeditions, lessons, rentals and guide training. Summer camps for youth and teens plus outdoor education programs for schools and groups. We were voted Salt Spring Island's tourism business of the year in 2013 and Green Business of the Year in 2014!

Green Business of the Year
(Driftwood Article - January 2015)

We offer a wide variety of year-round adventure options primarily on Salt Spring Island and in the Gulf Islands including:


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Jack's Alaska expedition photos here.

The sheltered waters of the Gulf Islands offer spectacular scenery and excellent opportunities for bird and wildlife watching:

Bald Eagle   Seal

Check out our What's New Page for news and specials!

If it is ACCOMMODATION you are looking for, we have 2 great options:

  • Beachside Flat, with fabulous harbour views, is right in the heart of Ganges, and a quick walk to shops, restaurants, music and art events.
  • Lakeside cottage is set on a knoll overlooking Cusheon Lake with a short footpath down to the waterfront.

When you are in Ganges, drop by our store, which is right near the Saturday Market, to check out our complete line of name-brand sporting, outdoor, camping and yoga gear.

Contact us:
Toll-free: 1-888-KAYAK-67 (1-888-529-2567)
Phone: (250) 537-2553 Fax: (250) 537-2532

Downtown Store Address:
163 Fulford-Ganges Road
Salt Spring Island, BC
V8K 2T9

Office Address:
118 Natalie Lane
Salt Spring Island, BC
V8K 2C6





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