Deep in the forest of Vancouver Island is a kite spot that is that magical combination of windy and wild. Few kite Destinations take so much planning and work just to score a session, but this Canadian gem is well worth the effort.
On this edition of Destinations, we're taking you to Nitinat Lake.
After flying to Vancouver Island or taking a ferry from the mainland (near Vancouver or Squamish), you'll need to load a car full of supplies and camping gear and head into the woods. After a 3 hour drive - half of which is down bumpy old logging roads with no phone reception - you'll be treated to an absolutely picturesque Canadian kite spot. Also with no phone reception. Oh, and bears!
While that might scare off many kiters, it should only serve to tickle the imagination of the adventurous ones out there! Experiencing this spot is without doubt something that will change your perspective on kiteboarding.
In this Video, we'll tell you everything you need to know about kiteboarding at Nitinat Lake... and how to prepare yourself for the adventure!