Leave the stress of the city behind and experience a relaxing weekend in the wilderness with our kayak and yoga retreat in Howe Sound. You will find balance and quiet with daily yoga and meditation sessions. Our certified yoga instructor will guide you with the intention of creating a deeper connection with your body and the natural surroundings. Daily kayaking provides ample opportunity to explore the stunning shorelines of Howe Sound Islands, beaches and bays. You will be kept fueled throughout your journey with hearty vegetarian meals and snacks.
3 Days Sea Kayaking in beautiful Howe Sound
6 Yoga & Meditation classes
2 Nights wilderness camping
Professional Kayak Guide
Certified Yoga Instructor
Opportunities to swim and hike in your spare time
Hearty vegetarian meals and snacks
Coffee, tea and water are always available
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We’ll host an online meeting a few days before our trip departs to meet the group, review our trip plan and answer any last minute questions you may have.
We’ll meet at the kayak shop in Snug Cove around 9 am. If you’re coming over from Horseshoe Bay please take the 8 am ferry. We’ll get the boats packed up with camping gear and personal items, and get on the water for our first kayaking session of the trip. After a lunch break at a beach we’ll continue north arriving at our basecamp for the weekend.
Once camp is set up, you’ll have free time to relax or swim before an afternoon yoga class. Following dinner there will be time to get to know your fellow paddlers along with an evening meditation before turning in for the night.
Morning begins early with coffee, tea, juice and fruit before a morning yoga class. With our minds and bodies awakened we sit down to enjoy a hearty breakfast. The morning continues with a kayaking trip to visit local sites, search for marine life and learn about the region.
After lunch you have free time to enjoy more kayaking, swimming, hiking or relaxing at basecamp followed by an afternoon yoga class.
Night time brings your full day of activity to a gentle close with dinner, exchanging stories with new friends, and an evening meditation session.
Following a morning yoga class and breakfast, we’ll pack up camp and reload our kayaks. We’ll spend the morning paddling south towards Bowen Island. There will be a beach break for lunch, a quick swim and stretch before we get back in our boats for the last leg of our journey.
We will arrive back at Snug Cove on Bowen Island around 5 pm with time to unload and exchange contact info with new found friends.
Date: September 11-13, 2021
Start: 9 am Saturday September 11, 2021, Snug Cove (plan to take the 8 am ferry if coming from Horseshoe Bay)
End: Approx. 5 pm, Monday September 13, 2021, Snug Cove
Price $890+GST (CDN) per person
A 50% deposit is required to reserve your spot.
Full payment is due 30-days before our departure date.
Extra items that can be requested:
Sleeping bag: $20
Sleeping pad: $10
Dry bag: $15
Private tent: $40 (Tents are included. If you are a solo traveler and wish to have your own tent please add one, quantities are limited)
30 days or more before the departure date, a full refund will be given.
15-29 days before the departure date, a 50% refund will be given
Less than 15 days before the departure date, no refund will be given.
The trip requires a minimum of 4 guests to go ahead. If we don’t have a minimum of 4 people signed up, full refunds will be given to everyone who has paid.
Yoga & meditation instructor
Tents (2 people per tent)
Coffee, tea, juice, water
All meals and snacks (All food is vegetarian, please let us know if you have any other food restrictions)
Space is limited in our kayaks so please try to pack lightly. The following is a list of suggested items but please check the weather forecast before you pack.
Warm days: Synthetic board shorts, hiking shorts, t-shirts
Cold day: Synthetic layers, long sleeves, long pants or leggings.
Warm pants, fleece, socks for evenings
Base layers/thermals for sleeping
Gloves and toque for chilly nights or mornings
Lightweight wind and/or rain jacket
Hat and sunscreen
Sunglasses with “croakies” or keepers
Waterproof case or ziplock bag for cell phone, camera, valuables
Neoprene booties, water shoes or running shoes.
Shoes for around campsite
Sleeping pad (Thermarest)
Dry bags for packing all items
The following items are available for rent:
Sleeping pad (Thermarest)
Dry bags for packing personal items
Alcoholic Beverages: If you would like to bring your own beverage to have at the end of the day, please ensure they are in cans or plastic containers (no glass) and limit the quantity. For safety reasons alcohol may only be consumed once the day’s activities are done.
Location: We start and end at our kayak shop located right beside the ferry terminal in Snug Cove.
Timing: Please arrive by 9 am on Day 1. If you’re coming from Horseshoe Bay, plan to catch the 8 am ferry. We plan to be back in Snug Cove by 5 pm to allow time for unpacking and for anyone to take the ferry back to the mainland that night.
Youth participants: This trip is suitable for participants aged 14+. Youth ages 14-18 must be accompanied by at least one adult.
Experience: This trip is suitable for all levels. We will have a mix of single and double kayaks with us. New paddlers may find the double kayaks more comfortable and stable.
Food: All food will be lacto-ovo vegetarian and may include eggs or dairy. If you have other food requirements please let us know.
Accommodation: We will be sleeping in tents. They are 3-person tents, shared by 2 adults so there is lots of space. If you are travelling solo we will match you up with a buddy. If you prefer to have your own tent, you can request one for $40 (limited quantities).
Yoga & Meditation: All of our classes are led by a certified RYT 200 hour yoga instructor. Camp mornings will start with a gentle flow and stretches to get ready for the day ahead. The afternoon practice will be a gentle flow with a mindfulness practice to deepen our connection with the natural surroundings. We’ll close our day with an evening breathwork, meditation, and mindfulness practice, leaving us relaxed and ready for a good night’s sleep. If you have any specific requests please let us know or speak to the instructor before the first class. Details are subject to change based on the needs of the group.
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Full details and booking information can be found on the Bowen Island Sea Kayaking Website
Based in Vancouver, BC. Drew Climie offers experiences that promote healthy living, outdoor enjoyment, and prosperity. He accomplishes this through yoga, paddling, and coaching programs and retreats.
I acknowledge that my work takes place on unceded and traditional shared territories of the Coast Salish peoples – xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) nations.I recognize these nations and peoples as the founders and custodians of the lands and waters.