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NEW Kayak Rentals at the Tyee Spit!

NEW Kayak Rentals at the Tyee Spit!

We have exciting news to share. This summer, Island Joy Rides is launching kayak tours and rentals from the scenic Tyee Spit in Campbell River. Offering a unique way to experience this coastal paradise. Join us for an unforgettable journey filled with wildlife, history, and the tranquil beauty of Campbell River's estuary.Launching from Tyee SpitThe Tyee...

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Paddle & Pedi

Paddle & Pedi

A River-Inspired Evening of Outdoor Luxury Paddle & Pedi is a rejuvenating and immersive outdoor experience that combines relaxation, adventure, and connection. This unique and luxurious evening inspired by the beauty of the river, perfect for women, mothers, daughters, sisters, and friends alike. Located in Campbell River, a picturesque coastal community in British Columbia, our Paddle...

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Wildlife Spotting by Kayak or Bike

Wildlife Spotting by Kayak or Bike

Do you dream of spotting wildlife in their natural setting doing what they do from your own seat in a kayak or on a bike? Campbell River, Vancouver Island BC has your seat ready and waiting for you. Our excitement at spotting an animal or bird on the river never gets old. Wildlife spotting in Campbell River is part of the fabric. Meaning, you won't go far before you see an eagle perched in a...

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Self-Guided Cycle Tours are Like a Treasure Hunt

Self-Guided Cycle Tours are Like a Treasure Hunt

Explore Vancouver Island, discover hidden gems, and create your own unforgettable adventure. If you're the type of traveler who loves adventure and exploration, a self-guided cycling tour might be the perfect vacation for you. Imagine setting out on your bike each day. With a map, a set of directions, and local suggestions to guide you. Visit interesting sights and landmarks along the way, with...

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Planning Adventures Near and Far

Planning Adventures Near and Far

Being on the south side of the Christmas and New Year holiday break we find ourselves eagerly planning adventures near and far.  It may be in part to it being a new year, which always brings us a refreshed list of things to do and see.  Also the additional minutes of sunlight every day amplifies our adventure radar.  Regardless of the exact recipe of this flow, it is our favorite...

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What Christmas Traditions Bring You Joy?

What Christmas Traditions Bring You Joy?

Christmas Traditions Bring Joy pc: Laurel Cronk At Island Joy Rides we search for joy all year long. Christmas traditions connect us year after year. We look forward to them, and reflect back on them. For every beautiful tradition there are memories and stories that last our lifetime.  Read more from Laurel and Leah on their most memorable Christmas Traditions. The Story of the Night Tree...

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Does Travelling Make You Happier?

Does Travelling Make You Happier?

Article from CNBC's Cory Stieg New research confirms what many travel buffs have been missing out on during Covid: frequent travel makes people happier. And although traveling is not safe or advised amid the pandemic, even talking about past travel or planning future trips can boost your well-being, other studies have shown. For the study, researchers from Washington State University...

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