Pria outback offers lessons, guiding and backroad maps to the Ucluelet, Tofino, Vancouver Island area

By: Pria Outback  09-12-2011
Keywords: Weather, kayaking, outdoor recreation

  • Navigation, Sea State & Weather
    A Paddler's Manual
    Freedom of the Sea Volume 1
    The newest publication in our product line offers information and lessons on navigation, such as how to use a compass, chart a course, and avoid collisions. This 232 page book will also teach you how to predict the tides, understand the waves and how to observe, record and predict the weather. This manual teaches a set of skills that can be applied anywhere in the world.
    Read more.
  • Tofino-Ucluelet-Pacific Rim Backroad Map
  • Kayaking the Broken Group Islands, the essential guidebook
    Outdoor recreation guide book specifically written as an invaluable tool for a trip to the magical Broken Group Islands in Pacific Rim National Park. By JF Marleau. See below for sample pages.

Navigation, Sea State & Weather
A Paddler's Manual
Freedom of the Seas Vol. 1

Freedom of the Seas, Volume 1 is intended as a reference for kayakers and canoeists touring large bodies of water. This book is written from a Canadian perspective. The examples in this book are drawn from across Canada, but the lessons can be applied anywhere in the world.
In this book you will learn to:

  • Read a chart
  • Navigate using numerous techniques
  • Use a compass to take bearings and steer a course
  • Understand and predict tides and currents
  • Avoid collisions with other vessels
  • Understand waves and surf
  • Distinguish different forms of sea ice
  • Understand weather phenomena
  • Observe, record and predict the weather
  • Make the most of marine weather forecasts
  • And much more

Two popular products will guide you to the best locations, suggested highlights and prepare you for this unique wilderness area.

2008 Second edition:

"Kayaking the Broken Group Islands.
The Essential Guidebook"

The Broken Group Islands (BGI) on the west coast of Vancouver Island is one of the most famous sea kayaking destinations in the world. There is no match for its natural beauty and diversity of wildlife.

This section of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve has much to offer kayakers of all levels. The inner islands are sheltered waters with quiet lagoons. The outer islands are exposed to open ocean swells and powerful waves which pound the shore.

The BGI is a wilderness brimming with life including a variety of intertidal critters, marine mammals, land mammals and birds which live in this archipelago of over 100 islands. This paradise also has a rich history of First Nations culture that dates back more than 5000 years.

Keywords: kayaking, outdoor recreation, Weather