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About Alpha Adventures
We offer the best selection of specialty outdoor gear on the Sunshine Coast, plus rental gear, guided tours and lessons for kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, canoeing, snowshoeing, camping, hiking, and cross country skiing. In store we offer a great selection from brands like Arc'teryx, Patagonia, Smartwool, MSR, Thermarest, Black Diamond, Crocs, Rossignol, Nalgene, Deuter and many more. Our staff are avid outdoor enthusiasts, certified wilderness guides, and educators who offer a wealth of local knowledge to get you the right gear for your adventures. Whether you're shopping in store or coming on a guided tour, we strive to make your experience top notch. In summer- we'll take you paddling anywhere from Gibsons to Pender Harbour, with Sechelt Inlet and Thormanby Island inbetween! In winter we are your Dakota Ridge specialists, offering regular road and trail condition reports, 4x4 winter transportation, and of course rental equipment, tours, and a variety lessons suited to your abilities.
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

Reserved 4 sea kayaks with rudders, but Alpha kept trying to provide 3 ruddered kayaks. After one of our party dropped out of the trip, we got 3 kayaks with rudders - or so we thought. Turns out Alpha doesn't do a pre-rental physical safety...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank trevorcsanderson
Reviewed December 28, 2017 via mobile

I had forgotten my chains at home and therefore we opted for the shuttle service. We were able to book 2 spots the day before for a mid morning shuttle. The store manager and staff were friendly and prepared with the appropriate waivers etc. The...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Yuji K
Reviewed December 24, 2017

We decided to rent some snowshoes and head up to Dakota Ridge for some holiday fun with Alpha Adventures and we had a great time. They offer a shuttle service which we took advantage of, and were glad we did as it was a pretty...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank dilype
Reviewed September 17, 2017

Amazing first time experience kayaking & camping. My boyfriend and I stumbled across this store while camping at Creekside. We ended up coming back with another couple to kayak the Sechelt Inlet as recommended by Sarah. It was a great recommendation as there were numerous...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank mandiechowchow
Reviewed August 18, 2017

We rented a double touring kayak from the Madeira Park ‘site’ of Alpha Adventures. ‘Site’ refers to a shipping container ‘office’ in a lot just off the boat launch. The single front staff was very jovial and friendly, but administratively loose. We discussed the dates...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank lilybowser
Jamie M, Owner at Alpha Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2017

Thank you for your feedback. We will look into this matter with our staff and try to pull some positive growth from this. While we do not issue a copy of the rental agreement to clients - we can and do provide a receipt for...More

Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

We phoned ahead to rent a double kayak from the Madeira Park location, close to where we were staying. Daniel was right on time to meet us and help get the kayak fitted properly. Calm waters, lots of shoreline interest and great paddling. Thanks

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank travelwriteVancouver
Jamie M, Owner at Alpha Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2017

Thanks for your feedback. We are super happy that you enjoyed paddling with us and we hope to see you again on the Coast.

Reviewed August 4, 2017

Attempted to book on behalf of a group. They complained that I was using their whole fleet - can you believe that? Isn't that what business is supposed to do - WELCOME business? He was completely inflexible and THEN charged me a delivery fee for...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank larsonc04
Jamie M, Owner at Alpha Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2017

It is unfortunate that your rental did not work out. I am happy to correct some of your statements: 1. We never complained about booking our "whole fleet". We simply stated that it would be a logistical challenge to meet your requests for a large...More

Reviewed July 1, 2016

Context: Kayak rental for solo ocean kayaking & camping for one week in late June. Review: I had a very positive rental experience with Alpha Adventures / Outdoor Adventure Store. Ema, the store manager in Wilson Creek, was exceptionally helpful in setting me up with...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed June 17, 2016

Had an amazing time with Alpha for our first kayaking outings. Alina was a great and enthusiastic instructor, quickly getting us to the point where we were feeling really comfortable with everything and she went way above and beyond to make sure we had a...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank mnmldave
Reviewed June 17, 2016

We booked our basics and rescue kayak lessons with Alpha as we had no prior kayaking experience. Alina took us out, and even though the weather wasn't great, we had an awesome time. Before going out I didn't think I would feel totally comfortable being...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Elena D
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