As part of my 1000km challenge in 2012 I have mixed up my routine from just walking/hiking and have incorporating kayaking. The local waters around Salt Spring are just so amazing with so many unreal places to go to. Over the last few week I have taken my old kayak on numerous adventures. The area around Wallace Island is just so fascinating. On my trip there I encountered a pod of dolphins, a colony of seals, numerous sea birds and stunning vistas of the natural limestone that looks like some type of sun-real art. The other place I have visited has been Walkers Hook Beach which is probably the best beach on Salt spring. It is only accessible via the water.
If you have the chance try kayaking on the water off the Gulf Islands. You will think you have gone to the far side of the earth and it’s actually right here off Salt Spring Island.