|In Store Events|
Maple Leaf Adventures
The Great Bear Rainforest
Wed Jan 14
Presenting her new book
Northern British Columbia Canoe Trips: Volume One
Wed Feb 11
Dag Goering & Maria Coffey
|Jan & Feb
10am - 5:30 pm
Mon - Sat
11am - 5pm
More 2009 Courses
Practice your kayaking skills independantly, in the warmth of
6:30 - 9:30 pm
Kayak Rental: $25
Feb 14, 21, 28
Mar 7, 21, 28,
Apr 4, 18, 25
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Phone us to
reserve a spot
|Reel Paddling Film Festival
March 11 & 12
at Ocean River
$15. at the door
have been Saved!
The Integrated Land Management Bureau has chosen to disallow the investigative
permits for hydro projects on Surge Narrows and Okisollo.
This is huge victory for the community, and the direct result of public pressure.
Thank you to all of you who wrote letters!
|Did You Know?|
Ocean River is a proud member Canada's foremost buying group -
Outdoor Authentic Specialty
Twenty of Canada's best outdoor retailers bond together to share ideas and increase our buying power so we can be competitive.
You might say that we are the Mom and Pop outdoors store with the buying power of the big guys, but with the small specialty store flavour.
Another one of the ways Ocean River is
"getting you out there."
We are looking for historically significant kayaks to display in our kayak museum like:
Klepper Aerius 2
Lettman Mark 4,
Derek Hutchinson's Badarka,
Percy Blanford kayaks
or any other interesting kayaks you would allow us to display. Please contact us.
|Happy New Year everyone.
Everywhere in Canada had a white Christmas
this year,which was awesome. We are
Canadian and we all know, that there really
is no such thing as bad weather because we
know how to dress.
Ocean River was super busy in December
dressing lots of people for the weather we had been experiencing. We were glad to have
kept so many people warm and dry. Thanks
for all of you who trusted us to help you out.
As we enter January, it may be a time to travel south to enjoy the warmer climates or to head
to the hills to enjoy the slopes. If you choose
to stay here, be ready for the west coast
Please come and visit us for any of your
outdoor, paddling or traveling needs as
January is a great time to "Get out there"
Good luck in your adventures in 2009.
Travel Smart Ideas
Ocean River Sports carries some great items that will make your travels that much easier and more comfortable!
Eagle Creek Products - 10% off
Absolutely the greatest travel packs and accessories on the market today.
Chaco Sandals - 10% off
The best sandals for traveling with. Hike, play or just to wear around the water.
Silverfoot Money Belts - 10% off
These great stylish items are a must to store some extra cash in a discrete and safe place, around your waist.
Seal Line Seal Pak - 10% off
With removable waist belt and shoulder strap attachments, this
watertight waist pack is a versatile choice for urban adventures, day
hikes, or travel.
|Valley Sea Kayaks
We are excited to have Valley Kayaks coming to Ocean River Sports. We plan to have a few demo Valley boats by late January and our first container lands in mid March with a pile of really beautiful boats.
The Gray Zone Course
(Build your skills)
Designed to give you confidence in the gray zone-the area between being right-side up and upside-down, you will practice techniques to get your kayak on edge and brace yourself to avoid a possible capsize.
All in the comfort of an indoor pool!
Feb 28th 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
There is limited space in this course,
so book your spot now to avoid disapointment. 250-381-4233
|Maple Leaf Adventures
Presents the Great Bear Rainforest
Wed, Jan 14, 7pm @ Ocean River Sports
Admission by Donation
to support the Boys and Girls Club
A multi-media odyssey
Join explorers and ecotourism pioneers Kevin Smith and Maureen Gordon for a spectacular photo odyssey to the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest.
The show includes spectacular multimedia, humourous anecdotes about wildlife, and a deep understanding of physical and human geography. Don't miss it. More info
|Victoria International Marina Project
We at Ocean River are concerned about the possible impact(s) of the proposed Victoria International Marina proposed for the Outer Harbour.
As it sits, there does not seem to be adequate space left for paddlers to safely pass this proposed mega marina.
SISKA and VCKC , two local paddling clubs are actively engaged with the issue, so is Ocean River as we lobby for the paddlers. Read More
Learn MoreVictoria International Marina VCKC SISKA
|Free Downtown Parking
in Jan & Feb
The DVBA has extended its very popular free parking campaign, which they featured in December. Every Saturday, in January and February, the DVBA will be paying for two hours of free parking at City parkades and they will be having their meter fairies flitting about adding 15 minutes of time to expired meters.
Come visit us