Activities on Quadra Island
Oceanside trails to forest-lined fairways;
mountain top views to island shores.
In a province like British Columbia renowned for its spectacular beauty and adventure recreation opportunities Quadra Island and the surrounding Discovery Islands region stands out as an excpetional destination for the active traveller. Quadra is literally at the edge of the wilderness and offers a perfect experince of life and adventure on the doorstep to the backcountry.
Hiking - The island has many miles of hiking trails carefully constructed and maintained by dedicated locals. There are easy walking trails to sunny beaches, longer moderate outings through the forest around sparkling freshwater lakes and more strenuous climbs to hilltop views across the islands to the high mountains beyond. Read more>
Biking - Biking on Quadra Island is the perfect way to get around, keep active and enjoy some of the thrills and spills of a cyclists dream. The quiet roads and many local landmarks provide ideal daily cycle trips at the perfect pace for visitors looking to enjoy a relaxing vacation. For ideas on cycling on Quadra read more>
Quadra is also home to a very active mountain biking community who have constructed and connected many miles of excellent single-track cross country biking trails and some wicked downhill riding. There is a jump park at the Quadra Community Centre and local bike shops and even a bike manufacturer. Biking is a big part of our island culture. For more information on mountain biking read more>
Sea Kayaking - The sheltered waters that surround Quadra Island are a paddlers dream! The maze of waterways, coves, beaches and stunning scenery draw experienced and first-time kayakers alike. Local tour operators can help you discover this all-ages, all-abilities activity in one of the world's premier kayaking destinations. Find out more about kayaking aroudn Quadra Island read more>
Golf - One of the newest facilities on Quadra and fast becoming a favourite with avid local and visiting golfers is the Quadra Island golf course. This is golf as it was meant to be played in a stunning natural setting at a relaxed pace. The 9 hole course provides challenge and fun through spring, summer and fall. Find out more about golf on Quadra read more>
Rock Climbing - High above the evergreen forest, on the warm south-facing slopes of Mt Seymour are a collection of rock faces that have been developed into one of the finest sport climbing areas in the Vancouver Island region. The picturesque views, steep, clean rock and intricate climbing features combine into a must visit climbing experience. With over 150 routes (almost all are bolt-protected 'sport' routes) between 5.5 and 5.12 there's something for climbers of every age and ability. Find out more>
Diving - Nutrient-rich waters rush through the intricate maze of ocean channels with every tide feeding a dazzling array of undersea life. Quadra Island and nearby Campbell River has become world famous for its diving experiences and every year peopel travel from every corner of the globe for this unique clear, cold-water experience. Read more>
For more information about activities on Quadra Island and to find local tour operators rental outlets and many ideas for an active stay visit our adventure-recreation pages>