Ocean River Sports

Brian Henry, Owner & Founder

Brian Henry has been kayaking our waters since he was 5 years old, and was one of the founders of sea kayaking as we know it.  Starting Ocean River Sports in 1981, when the sport of kayaking was not well know, he not only sold kayaks, but taught kayaking to many people to help start the sport of sea kayaking become wildly popular.   


Sea kayaking is a human powered activity that leaves a tiny impact on our environment and allows people to appreciate the amazing beauty of BC's coastline and the wildlife. Ocean River Sports is still a viable outdoor store in Victoria BC, the company also operates Ocean River Adventures, with a kayak and SUP school as well as touring company. Saturna Kayak Shack was set up and is run by Ocean River Adventures, working with locals to run the operations.  

This video was made possible by Canada's Department of Fisheries & Oceans, Habitat Stewardship Program for Aquatic Species at Risk