Burrard Inlet is an excellent area for a few hours of kayaking. The area is well used by both recreational boat users, and commercial vehicles. A controversial new pipeline expansion planned would increase the number of tankers in the area by seven fold and there is significant concern and worry about the environmental impact if there were to be an accident in the busy waters.
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Beached Sea Kayaks at Vargas Island . Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands provide a wealth of small channels, wild islands, and wilderness setting making it an ideal area for sea kayaking during the summer months. There are some hazards to master in terms of surge channels, sudden inclement weather, and navigating through channels that are shared with larger craft but also rewards in gorgeous scenery, opportunities to see eagles, whales, orcas, otters, and other assorted wildlife.
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Sea Kayaker at Burrard Inlet . Burrard Inlet is an ice free and deep water harbour It extends from the Straits of Georgia 25 km, almost due East to Port Moody and there is a connecting mountainous fjord known as Indian Arm that extends Northward another 20 km. The inlet mouth includes English Bay and the Port of Vancouver which is the most active port in Canada.
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Harbour Seals On a Log Boom . These Pacific harbour seals ( Phoca vitulina richards) are sunning themselves on a log boom in Burrard Inlet near Vancouver, Canada. Harbour seals are the most common of all temperate water seals. The adults may reach a length of 1.6 to 1.9 metres in length and weigh from 60 to 120 kg.
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