By Sports Editor Cole Schisler

For many students arriving for the fall semester, the first glimpse of Nanaimo came from the deck of a BC Ferry approaching the terminal of Departure Bay. Along the harbour, some may have seen sea planes, sail boats, and people laughing as they splashed along in kayaks. With the help

Located at 1840 Stewart Dr., the Alberni Outpost Adventure Centre offers a variety of services such as canoe, kayak and stand up paddle board rentals, paddle board yoga, lessons on kayaking and paddle boarding, as well as paddling events throughout the day ending with a full moon paddle around Departure Bay.

The Alberni Outpost also offers many kayaking tours such as a tour of nearby Newcastle Island, which includes half a day of paddling and lunch on the shore of Newcastle Island, available daily from 10 am-2 pm.

For more information on tours, lessons and equipment rentals, contact the Alberni Outpost Adventure centre at 250-754-6626 or by email at

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