We recently got to spend a great afternoon at the lake with the kids and a bunch of boats because a local paddling store was running a big day to try boats out. Both Cynthia and I used to work there, and a bunch of our friends still work there. That makes it more than just a day to paddle. We caught up with friends and got our kids paddling and enjoying something Cynthia and I very much enjoy.
If you’re in BC or northern Washington check out Western Canoeing and Kayaking. They have very helpful staff, and one of the biggest collection of boats within hours of travel. A great family owned and run business for over 25 years.