Want to have fun, be challenged,and be actively engaged in the outdoors? At Coastal Expression we offer a range of water and land based activities,tours, and lessons.

Experience activities such as kayaking, stand up paddling boarding,and geocaching for student field trips, staff development activities, team building sessions, Pro D days etc. Tours range from 2-3 hours to a full day of activities

Having Fun on the water
Come experience Nanaimo on Vancouver Island

 Our Adventure Center is located at 1840 Stewart Ave. at the Brechin Point Boat Ramp adjacent to and within a short walk of the Departure Bay Ferry Terminal. Experience Newcastle Island and The Nanaimo Harbour. We are Nanaimo's only Kayak Rental / Tour Center located on the water in Nanaimo. 

Our Outdoor Education Programs

Choose from our regular tours or lessons or allow us to customize single or multiple activities and tours to meet your particular needs and budget.Groups can be divided to experience 2 or 3 different  activities over the course of the day.

Camping on Newcastle Island? We can meet you there with the boats and gear at various locations.

KAYAKING: sessions involve a mixture of instruction and fun.From our Adventure Center we can investigate the variety of marine plant and animal life as well as explore the geology, history, and stories of Newcastle Island. Or enjoy the warm water and beauty of the surrounding forests and mountains of Westwood Lake.

STAND UP PADDLINGBOARDING: Available at our Adventure Center or at Westwood Lake. This sport has a simple learning curve so your class will be up and paddling and exploring the limits of their balance. This can be a wet activity, so come prepared! Limited maximum group size. 


GEOCACHING: Like treasure hunts? Welcome to the modern version. Learn to use a GPS to track down and find geocaches and maybe even some treasures. Encourages discussion and promotes problem solving abilities. Available at Newcastle Iland, Neck Point Park, or a location of your choice.

PRICING: Pricing for our custom activities varies depending upon the number of activities duration, location, and the number of guides needed. We also offer discounts if you book 2 or more activities with us. Contact us today for a quote. 

250-591-3021 or email at


1840 Stewart Ave, Nanaimo, V9S 4E6, Canada

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