Days
<1
Motors Allowed?
Yes
Difficulty
Easy / Class A
Distance
2.00 mi (3.22 km)
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The Tod Inlet paddle is an option that takes you right up to the famous Butchart Gardens. Launching from Brentwood Bay, you have the option to make this a 2-mile, there-and-back paddle directly into Tod Inlet, or you can choose your own adventure by combining this with any combination of Daphne Inlet, a circumnavigation of Senanus Island and/or a more extensive trip around the bend to Goldstream Provincial Park. Whichever route you take, you're highly likely to see plenty of wildlife. Keep you eyes peeled for bald eagles, seals, otters, starfish, jellyfish, and more. 

There are plenty of options for watercraft rentals in Brentwood Bay ranging from kayaks to stand-up paddleboards.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

None

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Easy access. Adjacent to Butchart Gardens.

Cons

Possible boat traffic.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Put-in location (lat, long coordinates)

48.577666, -123.465668

Take-out location (lat, long coordinates)

48.577666, -123.465668

Water Temperature

70.00 °F (21.11 °C)

Features

Lodging
Fishing
Picnic tables
Covered picnic areas
Whale watching
Wildlife
Bird watching
Family friendly
Rental facilities
Boat ramp(s)
Potable water
Flushing toilets

Trail type

There-and-back

Access

Vehicle

Typically multi-day

No

Shuttle required

No

Portage required

No

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Adventures

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Nearby Lodging + Camping

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