OUR STORY  

Comox Valley Kayaks and Canoes has been in operation in Courtenay since 1991. We have been under the same local ownership for over 27 years, and we pride ourselves on being the Comox Valley's local specialty paddling shop.  Over the years we have evolved to become one of the premier kayaking shops on the West Coast. Our staff of paddlers, instructors, and guides can offer first-hand advice on kayaking, canoeing, and stand up paddleboarding.  Whether you are a beginner, an expert, or somewhere in between, we have the expertise to help you get on the water - with a lesson, a boat rental, or a boat purchase.  We are proud to carry a variety of quality brands of kayaks, canoes, SUPs, and gear.  Comox Valley Kayaks & Canoes is passionate about paddling, and it shows!

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CVK in community

For a number of years we successfully run programs for local schools and organizations, we help organize massive events such as MOMAR race.

We are proud to name ourselves partners and friends to local businesses and entrepreneurs.

 

Our main policies are to make our customer happy and community strong! 

Meet The Team

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owner

Don

Owner. Don has owned Comox Valley Kayaks & Canoes since 1991. He is a kayaker and paddleboarder - and an instructor for both. He is also an expert in boat transport, and can stack 6 kayaks on a Mini (don't try that at home!). He & Nigel can be found stand-up paddle boarding together in the Courtenay River Estuary.

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mascot

Nigel

True friend and our main employee!

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sales/instructor

Kirby

You best know her as the beautiful voice on our voice message.  Kirby has been with CVKC for 3 years working in all aspects of the shop.  She is the most friendly face you've ever seen and is studying to be a teacher in our school system.  

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sales representative

Sierra

most positive and supportive person that can greet you at our entrance. Very passionate about caring for our customers and our team!

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manager

Viki

As the new manager of CVKC she is learning lots and getting to know the community.  Figuring out the best gear for you to enjoy your time on the water is what she has passion for. 

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admin

Sue

You best know Sue from all the email interactions that transpire while you are planning your summer kayaking adventures.  She is a staple at CVKC and knows basically all the customers by name.  She is part of the admin staff that pays all the bills and keeps product on the shelves.  If you want something you gotta ask her for it!

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admin/lessons, tours manager

Kris

Admin staff of our Lesson and Tours division at CVKC. Kris can help you determine the skills that are most important to keep you safe on the water; then, she can schedule a private lesson for you to learn those skills with a qualified instructor! 

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media/sales/guide

Slav

Our own professional photographer/videographer who happens to be a kayak and canoe guide 

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sales representative

Thor

lacrosse player star who happens to be a very passionate paddler and very outgoing person!

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sales representative

Sam

white water kayaker who knows so much about kayaks! Just talk to him and you will absorb so much information.

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guide/sales

Liam

will talk about wildlife and kayaks above and beyond. No one knows how he knows all the information.  

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sales representative

Kyle

Always ready to help you out and go above and beyond to make you smile! 

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sales representative

Rory

passionate paddler with an amazing personality, will go all out to help you!

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guide

Brenda

professional musician with kind and creative paddler's heart! You will definitely learn a lot after tours with her.