Norm Hann Expeditions
Explore Scenic Squamish & Howe Sound by SUP
Norm Hann Expeditions has been offering lessons, instructor courses and tours on Squamish's ocean playground since 2009. Certified at the highest levels for SUP instruction and safety, Norm Hann has been guiding coastal waters for close to two decades. Norm Hann Expeditions offers SUP tours and inflatable paddleboard rentals with all the required safety gear included. Contact Norm Hann Expeditions for private or group bookings or for custom dates. See you on the water!
Coffee Run | June - Fall
Depart from Nexan Beach on the Squamish oceanfront, and paddle by the 8700-year-old village of Statmus, a Squamish First Nation village underneath the towering cliffs of the Stawamus Chief. The paddle takes you on a nine-kilometre paddle south on the Howe Sound Fiord/Atlkitsem to Brittania Beach for a morning beverage at the new Chatterbox Cafe at Britannia Mine Museum. This guided interpretive tour gives you the opportunity to experience a thriving marine ecosystem with stunning views on the Salish Sea.
Howe Sound Tour | June - Fall
The Howe Sound Harbour tours are designed to introduce you to the incredible ocean playground here in Squamish and to the sport of standup paddleboarding.
Intro to Stoke | June - Fall
Learn about the sport of standup paddleboarding on the ocean. Your lesson will focus on ocean safety and awareness, technical paddling skills and an opportunity to build the skill set for ocean exploration and touring. Led by certified Paddle Canada instructors and coaches this 2 hour intro is perfect for those who have never paddled before or for those who have paddled but want to tune up and improve their skills while building comfort on the ocean.
Fiord Explorer | June - Fall
A 3.5-hour adventure which will give you ample opportunity to explore areas like the Squamish Estuary, the lower Squamish River and the stunning west wall. It will also give you a lot of time to look for the abundant marine wildlife under the stunning backdrop of the Stawamus Chief and Shannon Falls.
SUP with Sea Lions | April - May *NEW
During the month of March and April Pacific Herring return to the waters of Howe Sound and not far behind them are Harbour Seals and Stellar and California Sea Lions. The Sea Lions start showing up in April and start to head back out of Howe Sound in early June. Join in for a tour during the month of April and look for the packs of Sea Lions and other wildlife that return to the local waters in spring.