6. Kayak the Lakes
Dip your paddle into breathtaking scenery along the 48-kilometre Sayward Forest Canoe Route on Vancouver Island. A number of portage trails link a series of 12 lakes, with many accessible points for dropping in. The Great Campbell River Fire in 1938 destroyed much of Sayward Forest, but a year later a massive endeavor saw almost 800,000 Douglas-fir trees planted in one month, which are now in full view from the lakes. Although there are four sets of small rapids to be aware of, the waters are generally calm and it is recommended you traverse the route in a counter-clockwise direction.