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Buchart Gardens Cove Daphne Inlet

Victoria + Gulf Islands, British Columbia

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Buchart Gardens Cove Daphne Inlet

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  • Daphne Inlet on the north side of Butchart Gardens.- Buchart Gardens Cove Daphne Inlet
  • Butchart Gardens.- Buchart Gardens Cove Daphne Inlet
  • Brentwood Bay, the launching spot for Daphne Inlet.- Buchart Gardens Cove Daphne Inlet
  • Brentwood Bay, the launching spot for Daphne Inlet and a great place to rent paddling options.- Buchart Gardens Cove Daphne Inlet
  • Paddling in Daphne Inlet.- Buchart Gardens Cove Daphne Inlet
  • Paddling in Daphne Inlet.- Buchart Gardens Cove Daphne Inlet
  • Paddling in Daphne Inlet.- Buchart Gardens Cove Daphne Inlet
  • Paddling in Daphne Inlet.- Buchart Gardens Cove Daphne Inlet
  • Paddling in Daphne Inlet.- Buchart Gardens Cove Daphne Inlet
  • Paddling in Daphne Inlet.- Buchart Gardens Cove Daphne Inlet
  • The clear water of Daphne Inlet.- Buchart Gardens Cove Daphne Inlet
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Access to Butchart Gardens. Exceptionally clear water. Wildlife.
Cons: 
Very few cons, as this is an enjoyable and easily accessible paddle.
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Region:
Victoria + Gulf Islands, BC
Congestion: 
Low
Site characteristics: Water: 
Ocean
Motorized watercraft allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Portage required: 
No
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Total Distance: 
3.22 km (2.00 mi)
Water difficulty: 
Easy / Class A
Current Local Weather:
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Paddle Description

Paddle Description

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The Daphne Inlet provides an easily accessible paddle option right near the famous Butchart Gardens. While most people heading up to the Victoria area go for the urban attractions and the garden, there are certainly exceptional active-water destinations like this that should be worked into your itinerary. 

The Daphne Inlet is just on the north side the of Butchart Gardens. To reach the destination, simply paddle over from Brentwood Bay. The round trip can be completed in just about an hour, and this paddle route can also be easily combined with other nearby paddles such as the Tod Inlet, Willis Point and Senanus Island. 

The route is full of wildlife, so you may want to consider bringing a pair of binoculars. Keep an eye out for bald eagles, otters (with babies), sea lions, an uncountable number of jellyfish, and a broad range of birds. 

If you're making the trip to the area and traveling light, it's quick and easy to rent high-quality kayaks and stand-up paddleboards right at Brentwood Bay. No need to pack the life jackets and paddles.

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