Vancouver Island Paddling Directory

Vancouver Island Zones

This directory, featuring Vancouver Island’s freshwater lakes and rivers, is very much a work in progress and probably always will be. We have several years worth of accumulated photos and notes and are slowly adding lakes and rivers as time allows. If you’re interested in a particular Vancouver Island Lake or river, and don’t see it here, please feel free to contact us. Also, we welcome your input and, should you find errors or omissions, please do let us know. If you have information you’d like to contribute, that would also be greatly appreciated.


South Island

Nanaimo South

Southern Vancouver Island

Beaver Lake
Brannen Lake
Chemainus River
Cowichan Lake
Cowichan River
Diver Lake
Elk Lake
Fairy Lake
First Nanaimo Lake
Fourth Nanaimo Lake
Glen Lake
Green Lake
Hobiton Lake
Jordan
Jump Lake
Langford Lake
Long Lake
Quamichan Lake
Quennell Lake
McClure Lake
Mesachie Lake
Nanaimo Lakes
Nanaimo River
Nitinat Lake
Nitinat River
Nitinat Triangle
Prospect Lake
San Juan River
Second Nanaimo Lake
Shawnigan Lake
Somenos Lake
Sooke Lake
Spectacle Lake
Squalicum Lake
Tsusiat Lake
Westwood Lake


Central Island

Campbell River – Nanaimo

Central Vancouver Island

Buttle Lake
Cameron Lake
Comox Lake
Elisie Lake
Courtenay River
Cruikshank River
Great Central Lake
Henderson Lake
Horne Lake
Kennedy Lake
Langley Lake
Maple Lake
Nahmint Lake
Nahmint River
Oyster River
Puntledge River
Sarita Lake
Sproat Lake
Spider Lake
Upper Campbell Lake
Wolf Lake

Under construction


North Island

Campbell River North

Northern Vancouver Island

Alice Lake
Adam & Eve Rivers
Amor Lake
Benson Lake
Benson River
Bonanze Lake
Boot Lake
Brewster Lake
Fry Lake
Georgie Lake
Goose Lake
Gray Lake
Kains Lake
Kathleen Lake
Keogh Lake
Lake of the Mountains
Lower Campbell Lake
Main Lakes Canoe Route
Main Lake
Maynard Lake
Mine Lake
McCreight Lake
Merrill Lake
Mohun Lake
Nahwitti Lake
Nahwitti River
Nimpkish Lake
Nimpkish River
Pye Lake
Roberts Lake
Salmon River
San Josef River
Sara Lake
Sayward Forest Circuit
Stella Lake
Surprise Lake
Victoria Lake
Village Bay Lake
Woss Lake