There are a few kiteboarding spots in BC, such as the city beaches of Vancouver or Vancouver Island with Nitinat being the main destination for kiteboarding there.
Ofcourse there is also Sea to Sky kiteboarding spots north of Vancouver. The best known location is at the Spit. The Spit is located in Squamish and is a long narrow piece of land, at the North of Howe Sound and where the river meets Howe Sound. During the summer time this location gets wind almost everyday. From the Sea to Sky highway you can see this part of the Howe Sound filled with kiteboarders.
For kiteboarders the Spit is well known for the strong winds. It gets quit busy during the weekends but the Howe Sound area is large enough to find your space. In front of the Spit itself there is a flat water area, but if you enjoy wave riding, you also get small waves around the corner of the spit. And who doesn’t want to kite in an area with such beautiful surroundings?
On the Sea to Sky kiteboarding is also possible in Whistler on Alta lake or Green lake. However Whistler is more known for it’s snowsports and mountainbiking, so a visit to Whistler in winter for snowkiting might be a better option!
On the Sea to Sky kiteboarding area, you will be kiteboarding in a beautiful area. Don’t forget to take your thick wetsuit and booties as the water is glacial water so it will be cold! Ofcourse you can also rent wetsuits from our shop downtown, or our trailer at the Spit.