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Discovery Islands - Women's Only

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Our Intro to Expedition Courses is ideal for women who want to improve their paddleboarding skills and work towards multiday or overnight camping trips. You can opt to get Paddle Canada Certified or just come along to enjoy full days on the water and the camaraderie of a women's-only group. 

Discovery Islands Lodge, is the perfect place to hone your paddleboarding skills and explore the amazing coastal environment around Quadra Island. It is also a great way to learn all more paddleboarding, from navigating in a coastal environment to route planning, as well as group management and self-care. After this program, you will feel more confident to take your own overnight trips or perhaps attend a more challenging expedition camping program. 


Welcome to one of the nicest waterfront accommodations for adventurous people. Located on Quadra Island, Discovery Islands Lodge offers easy access to an un-crowded paradise of the clear sheltered ocean, marine parks, abundant wildlife, spectacular rainforest, and towering mountain vistas.

On this adventure, our group gets full, exclusive use of the top two floors of the lodge, and shared access to the dock and downstairs. There are six regular rooms that have two single beds, one double bed, or single bunk beds. Maximum 2 people per room. Beds provided with clean bottom sheet, pillow, and pillow case. There are two showers with hot & cold running water, and there is also a wood-fired sauna on the dock.


If we get lucky, we may see some wildlife! This is a Pacific Harbour Seal, AKA Phoca vitulina richardsi. Did you know that the large eyes of harbour seals are protected by oily “tears” that help them see in deep dark waters? We will be paddling in a biodiverse region of BC so our chances for viewing a variety of sea birds and marine mammals is pretty good. 


Pam is a local guide who specializes in stand-up paddleboarding and ocean literacy. She is a certified Paddle Canada SUP instructor and has studied Marine Biology at the University of Guelph and Commercial Photography at Sheridan College. Pam's goal is to share her love of the ocean with others through paddling and to foster connections between people and the sea. Her teaching style emphasizes safety and technical skills while also having fun in a positive environment. Pam has been involved in many aquatic pursuits over the years, including canoeing, competitive sailing, sprint canoe/kayak racing, and long-distance outrigger canoe racing. She currently enjoys stand-up paddleboarding and loves sharing this sport with others. If you're looking for an experienced and knowledgeable guide to help you explore the local waters, Pam is your woman. 


Girls On Boards Donation

Price : Bring cash if you would like to make a donation.
As a licensed provider of Girls On Boards events, all of our other trips and programs contribute a donation towards this program. You can learn more here: 

What to Bring

For this SUP adventure, we are keepin' it simple! Click here to access and print your packing list. 

Add-on +C$300

Paddleboard Rental

Register by 13 Sep 2023
Use our NEW Red Paddle paddleboards for this adventure. We will bring it up to the lodge and provide the paddle and leash. 
Add-on +C$695

Bring a Non Paddler with You

Register by 15 Jul 2023
Bring a friend or family member with you on this adventure! With this package, they secure themselves 4 nights rustic accommodation at Discovery Island Lodge which includes basic bedding (fitted sheet, pillow, pillowcase), 4 bathrooms, kitchen with cooking basics and solar power. Their stay includes the use of the sauna, access to nearby hiking trails, and quiet, peaceful days to enjoy the stay beside the ocean. 

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