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Quadra Island offers endless recreational activities both inland and on its spectacular shoreline.

If you enjoy walks and picnics or just sitting on the beach, Rebecca Spit Provincial Park is a favourite among visitors and locals alike. Just a short drive from Buttercup Beach House, the spit is a 2 Km piece of land that juts out into the ocean, offering views of Drew Harbour on one side and the ocean on the other. The park is flat and has well marked trails.

More than 18 hiking trails network around Quadra Island, offering something for everyone. From adventurous day hikes to shorter and less strenuous hikes, hiking on Quadra Island during your vacation will not disappoint.  There is a map of the trails locally available. Some of the more popular hikes are: Kay Dubois Trail, Haskin Farm Trail, the Community Centre Trails, Heriot Ridge Trail,  Morte Lake Trail, Chinese Mountain Trail and Mt Seymour.

Quadra Island is world renowned for its incredible sea kayaking opportunities. Quadra Island Kayaks and Spirit of the West Adventures offer kayaking tours from Quadra Island, BC. Whether you want a short trip or a multi-day experience, join them for your next Vancouver Island kayak adventure, or rent kayaks from them to chart your own course. Mothership Adventures offers some fascinating cruises, guided sea kayaking tours and eco tours around Quadra Island and the Broughton Archipelago. They offer tours in First Nations cultural tours as well as nature, art, photography and videography tours.

According to www.britishcolumbia.com, “the waters around Quadra Island have yielded some of the largest salmon ever caught on BC's west coast” and the wildlife viewing possibilities are endless. The Quadra Island Adventure Centre offers grizzly bear and orca tours as well as salmon fishing packages and tours.

Diving is another recreational activity that enjoys popularity on Quadra Island. Abyssal Dive Charters is located Quadra Island and offers world class diving with opportunities for underwater photography and exploring the waters off the coast of Vancouver Island.

If cycling is your passion then bring your bike and spend hours cycling the maze of trails and old roads on Quadra Island. Can’t bring a bike? Then rent one from Island Cycle. Island Cycle offers sales, rentals, maintenance repairs and bike tours.

Quadra Island was originally home to the Laichwiltach People, part of the Kwakwak'awakw First Nation people. To learn more about the local Aboriginal culture then start your journey at the Kwaguilth Museum & Cultural Centre located at Cape Mudge on Quadra island. There is also an Artists and Carving Centre located there. Inquire locally for opening times.





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