Event List

May 2017

Date Event Type
Sat, May 27, 2017 - Sun, May 28, 2017
(9:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Strokes and Rescues Course
In this course you will learn and practice: Techniques for efficient forward paddling Reverse paddling A variety of bracing techniques A variety of steering and...
Training Course

June 2017

Date Event Type
Fri, Jun 2, 2017 - Sun, Jun 4, 2017
(All Day)
Trip Leader Course
Spend three days in the Gulf Islands developing the skills required to lead a SKABC trip for a day, a weekend or an extended period....
Training Course
Sat, Jun 3, 2017
(9:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Crescent Beach to White Rock (2C)
A shoreline paddle from Boundary into Semiahmoo Bay, with a lunch stop in White Rock
Trip
Mon, Jun 5, 2017
(7:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
June Meeting: Favourite Kayaking Trips
Members will share information about one of their favourite Kayak trip destinations - why go, things to know, logistics to consider and resources to help...
Meeting, Public
Thu, Jun 8, 2017
(9:00 AM - 2:30 PM)
Barnet Marine Park to Cates Park (2B)
Meet up at 9:00am at the lower drop off zone. When you turn off of Barnet Hwy keep to the right as you turn the...
Trip
Sun, Jun 11, 2017
(9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
Anvil I. and Pam Rocks (3C)
Explore central Howe Sound and sea lion and bird colonies.
Trip
Sun, Jun 11, 2017
(11:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Rescue Practice Session – 2017/02
Come on out and practice your rescues with other club members.  This is an informal practice session.  This practice session is open to any SKABC...
Training Course
Wed, Jun 14, 2017 - Sun, Jun 18, 2017
(All Day)
BCMTNA Site/Beach Cleanup
A cleanup and culling of invasive plants trip is planned for several small islands in the Winchelsea Islands group with access out of Nanoose Bay...
Training Course
Sat, Jun 17, 2017
(8:00 AM - 5:30 PM)
Bowen Island Circumnavigation – Classification (3D) 24 NM
Circumnavigation of Bowen Island, including passing through Pasley Group. Difficulty depends on the wind. Wind and waves can be significant along Bowen south side. Wetsuit or...
Trip
Sat, Jun 17, 2017
(10:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
MEC Paddlefest at Jericho Park
Come join a daylong celebration of paddlesport at Jericho Beach. A small and growing (hint, hint) team of SKABC volunteers will have tents, tables, chairs, banners, photos, brochures, trip and course schedules, free food and drink, and a few touring kayaks to help show what we are all about. Come hang out, tell the world about SKABC, test out a new kayak (or paddle board), and attend the famous MEC "Paddleswap" (lots more than paddles). NO RSVP necessary, just show up.
Public, Social
Sun, Jun 18, 2017 - Sat, Jun 24, 2017
(All Day)
Broken Islands Group Kayak Camping (2A-3B) TRIP FULL
Visit the beautiful and popular Broken Group before the summer crowds arrive. This trip can accommodate newer kayak campers but requires that paddlers be able to...
Trip
Sat, Jun 24, 2017 - Sun, Jun 25, 2017
(All Day)
Granite Falls (2B)
Summary: This trip is ideal for those new to kayak camping.  We’ll launch from the beach at Deep Cove rental. First targeted rest stop will...
Trip

July 2017

Date Event Type
Sun, Jul 9, 2017
(9:00 AM - 12:30 PM)
Rescue Practice Session – 2017/03
Come on out and practice your rescues with other club members.  This is an informal practice session.  This practice session is open to any SKABC...
Training Course
Mon, Jul 10, 2017 - Fri, Jul 14, 2017
(All Day)
Blackberry Point kayak camping (2B-3B)
Explore the southern Gulf Islands from a basecamp on Valdez Island.
Trip
Mon, Jul 17, 2017 - Sat, Jul 22, 2017
(All Day)
Desolation Sound and Discovery Islands Camping (2B/2C)
This is multiday paddling and camping trip in Desolation Sound and the Discovery Islands group. The waters of this area are relatively protected and suitable for...
Trip
Fri, Jul 21, 2017 - Sun, Jul 23, 2017
(All Day)
Currents course
To paddle safely in currents one requires basic knowledge of currents such as when and where they form as well as developing skills such as ferrying across currents and crossing eddy lines to manoeuvre in and around them.
Training Course
Sat, Jul 22, 2017
(8:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Indian Arm Archaeology (1B)
Explore the unknown aboriginal settlements on the lower Indian Arm, and learn how to identify and respect these culturtally-important sites.
Trip
Sat, Jul 22, 2017
(5:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Sunset Paddle: Blackie Spit to Serpentine River (2B)
Shoreline paddle with a picnic dinner just prior to sunset
Trip
Sun, Jul 30, 2017
(11:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Rescue Practice Session – 2017/04
Come on out and practice your rescues with other club members.  This is an informal practice session.  This practice session is open to any SKABC...
Training Course

August 2017

Date Event Type
Sat, Aug 5, 2017 - Mon, Aug 7, 2017
(All Day)
Sechelt Inlet (2B)
This is a good trip for people new to kayak camping.  Between launch location to Nine Mile Point campsite (one of the two largest campsites...
Trip
Sun, Aug 6, 2017
(11:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Rescue Practice Session – 2017/05
Come on out and practice your rescues with other club members.  This is an informal practice session.  This practice session is open to any SKABC...
Training Course

September 2017

Date Event Type
Sat, Sep 2, 2017 - Sat, Sep 9, 2017
(All Day)
Broken Group (2B)
This weeklong trip into the mostly-protected Broken Group is on the bucket list of every BC kayaker.
Trip
Sun, Sep 10, 2017
(11:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Rescue Practice Session – 2017/06
Come on out and practice your rescues with other club members.  This is an informal practice session.  This practice session is open to any SKABC...
Training Course
Mon, Sep 11, 2017
(7:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
September Meeting: From Middens to Rock Art - Archeological Sites on our Coastline - Date may change - watch this page
Guest Speaker: Brian Pegg is an archaeologist teaching at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.  He has been working in archaeology in British Columbia, Ontario, and the NW...
Meeting, Public
Sat, Sep 16, 2017 - Sun, Sep 17, 2017
(All Day)
Grand Opening Salish Sea Marine Trail
Please join us on Newcastle Island in opening the Salish Sea Marine Trail! Co-hosted by BC Marine Trails Network Assoc and the Snuneymuxw First Nation....
Public, Social
Fri, Sep 22, 2017 - Sun, Sep 24, 2017
(All Day)
Thormanby Islands (2B)
A full weekend on the Sunshine Coast up past Sechelt and on the remote and wild Thormanby Islands
Trip

October 2017

Date Event Type
Mon, Oct 2, 2017
(12:00 AM)
October Meeting: TBA
Details for this meeting's speaker are being finalized and will be posted once confirmed. ********************** Come at 7:00 p.m. to socialize — meeting and presentation...
Meeting, Public
Sat, Oct 14, 2017
(All Day)
Day Trip-Harrison River-(2B)
Join us for this all-day, always fun, event. This is an easy (but fairly long) float from Harrison Hot Springs down the river to Kilby Regional...
Trip
Sun, Oct 22, 2017
(9:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
English Bay (2B)
Circumnavigate English Bay on a 12 mile (20km) route exploring the entire coastline.
Trip

November 2017

Date Event Type
Mon, Nov 6, 2017
(7:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
November Meeting: TBA
Speaker for the meeting will be posted here once confirmed. ********************** Come at 7:00 p.m. to socialize — meeting and presentation 7:30 pm
Meeting, Public

February 2018

Date Event Type
Mon, Feb 5, 2018
(7:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
February meeting: Disappearing Sea Stars & Cedar Beach Ocean Lodge
Guest speaker: Andy Lamb - local author of several books on BC coast sea life and co-owner of Cedar Beach Ocean Lodge In the summer...
Meeting, Public