Are you not only a paddler, but also a friend of an ecological reserve? It's nice to think of ourselves as friends to these protected places, based on our blog posts about some of 'em!
There's a great website that lists all the ecological reserves here in British Columbia. Many of these reserves are on lakes and islands; just looking at this list makes me want to take my little inflatable kayak out to paddle as many of these places as possible! As possible without treading on bird's nests or fragile plants, of course.