Elk Bay Adventure Tours

Elk Bay Adventures offers a number of one or two-day adventure tours. To find out more, select a tour from the list shown below.

Mount Benson & the Nanaimo Lakes 
Enjoy a challenging hike up to the summit of Mount Benson, with views over the City of Nanaimo and the Georgia Strait before descending across the ridge to the Nanaimo Lakes. Paddle the lower lake to an enjoyable BBQ lunch and then home. Our tour takes us from Witchcraft Lake just outside Nanaimo on Friday evening, with a hike to the summit of Mount Benson. From here you will see incredible views...Read More
River & Ocean Paddlers - Canoe Tour 
Enjoy a day paddling on the lower Nanaimo River, crossing the Nanaimo Estuary with an abundance of wildlife to the Nanaimo Harbour, Protection Island and Newcastle Island. A full day on the water with an opportunity to paddle through some amazing scenery. Your tour will start with a welcome to guests and an introduction to the canoes and safety equipment we will be taking on the water. This trip...Read More
Mount 5040 & Cobalt Lake 
With stunning alpine views, the summit of Mount 5040 has everything for a day hike or expedition tour. The route from Marion Main to Cobalt lake will take around 2 hours for a hiker with good fitness levels. The trail is well marked and climbs steadily following the outflow of Cobalt Lake. Even in summer there is access to water at several points on the trail as it winds up the hillside through...Read More
An Introduction to Caving 
Few people are aware of the delicate ecosystems and maze of cave passage that lay hidden beneath the surface of Vancouver Island. Blessed with thousands of kilometers of subterranean passageways, there is much to explore and understand about these special environments. Our introduction to caving is a one day adventure tour where we explore some of the more accessible caves in the mid-island area...Read More
Canoe Explorers 
Join us for a day on the lake with a full day canoe explorer tour. This tour is ideal for those with little to moderate paddling skills. Your experienced guide will help you with canoe strokes and give you basic instruction to help you manouevre your boat and enjoy your day. We'll paddle on one of the many lakes in the mid-island area, exploring secluded beaches, rock bluffs and cliffs and taking...Read More
Kennedy Lake Canoe Tour 
Kennedy Lake is a beautiful lake, nestled between the mountains of the mid-island the the coastal towns of Tofino and Ucluelet. Our tour takes you on a canoe adventure for two days, camping overnight on a secluded beach and exploring hidden coves and inlets in a wild an unspoilt area. We will be backcountry camping, with warm days and star-filled nights. No canoe experience is necessary and you...Read More
Mount Arrowsmith Day Hike 
Join us for a fun day hike to the summit of Mount Arrowsmith. Offered throughout the summer months (the mountain has much snow cover from late fall through the spring), we will explore from the Cameron Main, taking the judges route to the summit of Mount Arrowsmith. Arrowsmith is 5,961 feet (1,817 metres) and offers amazing viewpoints along the trail, culminating with a view over the Georgia...Read More