Event List

April 2018

Date Event Type
Wed, Apr 25, 2018
(5:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
Wednesday Evening Paddle Series in North Vancouver (2A)
Offered every Wednesday evening from April through June. Destinations and routes will vary each week. Please bring a headlamp in case of late return! Trip goes...
Trip
Fri, Apr 27, 2018 - Sun, Apr 29, 2018
(2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Denman & Hornby Islands – Overnight Camping (1A/2A)
An hour north of Nanaimo just off Vancouver Island, explore two natural islands and several islets from a pristine beach campsite.
Trip
Sat, Apr 28, 2018 - Sun, Apr 29, 2018
(12:00 AM)
Portland Island From Swartz Bay (2A/2B)
Expect to see an abundance of wildlife as you depart from Swartz Bay and pass through the scenic Gulf Islands. Excellent camping and ample opportunity...
Trip

May 2018

Date Event Type
Wed, May 2, 2018
(5:30 PM - 7:30 PM)
Wednesday Evening Paddle Series in North Vancouver (2A)
Offered every Wednesday evening from April through June. Destinations and routes will vary each week. Please bring a headlamp in case of late return! Trip goes...
Trip
Sat, May 5, 2018
(All Day)
Spring Fling 2018 (1A/2B)
Join us for SKABC's annual paddle and party on May 5, 2018. It's open to members and the public. First, we paddle, then we feast!...
Public, Social, Trip
Mon, May 7, 2018
(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)
May Club Meeting
Guest speaker Steve Best will talk about the Howe Sound Stewardship program. More details to follow. Doors open at 7pm. Meeting starts at 7:30. Public...
Meeting, Public
Wed, May 9, 2018
(5:30 PM - 7:30 PM)
Wednesday Evening Paddle Series in North Vancouver (2A)
Offered every Wednesday evening from April through June. Destinations and routes will vary each week. Please bring a headlamp in case of late return! Trip goes...
Trip
Sat, May 12, 2018 - Sun, May 13, 2018
(All Day)
Howe Sd Spring Site Inspections
Your opportunity to visit each of the 6 sites by boat or possibly by kayak to see how they have fared over winter and to...
Stewardship/ Environment
Sat, May 12, 2018 - Sun, May 13, 2018
(7:30 AM - 7:30 PM)
Weather – Course
The Weather Course will teach you the basic skills and knowledge to make a go or no-go decision for a kayak launch based on the weather.
Training Course
Wed, May 16, 2018
(5:30 PM - 7:30 PM)
Wednesday Evening Paddle Series in North Vancouver (2A)
Offered every Wednesday evening from April through June. Destinations and routes will vary each week. Please bring a headlamp in case of late return! Trip goes...
Trip
Fri, May 18, 2018 - Tue, May 22, 2018
(12:00 AM)
Broken Group Islands (2B/3B) – CANCELLED
UPDATE: As of April 20th 2018 this trip is canceled. Sorry for any inconvenience.   Visit the beautiful and popular Broken Group before the summer...
Trip
Fri, May 18, 2018 - Tue, May 22, 2018
(12:00 AM)
Copeland Islands (2B/3C)
Copeland Islands Marine Provincial Park was established in July of 1971 and consists of a small chain of islands, islets and rocks in Thulin Passage....
Trip
Fri, May 18, 2018 - Mon, May 21, 2018
(All Day)
Pender Island Base Camp and Day Paddles May 18 to May 21 2018
Base Camp at Prior Centenial Campground Day Paddle each day from Mortimer Spit on South Pender Possible destinations South Pender, Saturna, Samuel or Mayne Islands...
Trip
Wed, May 23, 2018
(5:30 PM - 7:30 PM)
Wednesday Evening Paddle Series in North Vancouver (2A)
Offered every Wednesday evening from April through June. Destinations and routes will vary each week. Please bring a headlamp in case of late return! Trip goes...
Trip
Sat, May 26, 2018 - Sat, Jun 2, 2018
(12:00 AM)
Broken Group Islands Mentored Trip (2B/3B)
A spectacular set of islands on the west coast of  Vancouver Island, the Broken Group Islands are a kayaker's dream destination, offering a secluded wilderness...
Trip
Wed, May 30, 2018
(5:30 PM - 7:30 PM)
Wednesday Evening Paddle Series in North Vancouver (2A)
Offered every Wednesday evening from April through June. Destinations and routes will vary each week. Please bring a headlamp in case of late return! Trip goes...
Trip

June 2018

Date Event Type
Fri, Jun 1, 2018 - Sun, Jun 3, 2018
(All Day)
Beginners Course
The Beginner Course will give you the basic skills and knowledge to go on trips in sheltered waters or to join competently led trips in places such as Indian Arm and the Gulf Islands.
Training Course
Sat, Jun 2, 2018 - Sun, Jun 3, 2018
(12:00 AM)
Kayak Cuisine Weekend Trip (3C)
Tired of instant noodles or pasta for dinner every night of your kayak trip? Frustrated with the high cost/low taste freeze dried packaged meals? Planning...
Trip
Sat, Jun 2, 2018
(9:30 AM - 3:30 PM)
Crescent Beach, Surrey to White Rock Return (2C)
Paddle along the shoreline from Crescent Beach, Surrey (Boundary Bay) to White Rock (Semiahmoo Bay). Break for lunch in White Rock before returning back to...
Trip
Mon, Jun 4, 2018
(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)
June Club Meeting
Guest speaker TBA. Doors open at 7pm. Meeting starts at 7:30. Public welcome!
Meeting
Wed, Jun 6, 2018
(6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Wednesday Evening Paddle Series in North Vancouver (2A)
Offered every Wednesday evening from April through June. Destinations and routes will vary each week. Please bring a headlamp in case of late return! Trip goes...
Trip
Sat, Jun 9, 2018
(7:30 AM - 4:30 PM)
Apodaca Park Cleanup for World Oceans Day (2A or 3A)
Let's celebrate World Oceans Day by cleaning up this beautiful cove on Bowen Island that has long been a Provincial Park, but a rather neglected...
Stewardship/ Environment, Trip
Sat, Jun 9, 2018
(9:30 AM - 3:30 PM)
Bowen Island Circumnavigation (3C) – TO BE CONFIRMED
Bowen Island is just across the Queen Charlotte Channel from Horseshoe Bay. The quiet, forested island of 52sq km/20sq miles lives up to its slogan...
Trip
Sun, Jun 10, 2018
(9:30 AM - 3:30 PM)
Barnet Marine Park to Deep Cove Return (2B)
Enjoy a day paddle at the where the Burrard Inlet meets the south end of Indian Arm, a scenic fjord surrounded by spectacular mountains, with...
Trip
Wed, Jun 13, 2018
(6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Wednesday Evening Paddle Series in North Vancouver (2A)
Offered every Wednesday evening from April through June. Destinations and routes will vary each week. Please bring a headlamp in case of late return! Trip goes...
Trip
Thu, Jun 14, 2018 - Sun, Jun 17, 2018
(12:00 AM)
Indian Arm (2C)
Indian Arm is a steep-sided glacial fjord adjacent to the city of Vancouver in southwestern British Columbia. Formed during the last Ice Age, it extends...
Trip
Fri, Jun 15, 2018 - Sun, Jun 17, 2018
(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 16, 2018 - Sun, Jun 17, 2018
(9:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Strokes and Rescues Course
This course is an excellent follow-up to the Beginners' course and for every paddler wishing to improve their forward and reverse strokes, work on bracing, steering and boat handling techniques, as well as towing and rescues.
Training Course
Mon, Jun 18, 2018 - Sat, Jun 23, 2018
(12:00 AM)
Deer Group Island (2B/3C)
The Deer Group Islands are a beautiful set of islands in the south east corner of Barkley Sound. Rugged shorelines, sandy beaches, sea caves and...
Trip
Wed, Jun 20, 2018
(9:30 AM - 3:30 PM)
Barnet Marine Park to Cates Park Return (2B)
Enjoy a day paddle at the where the Burrard Inlet meets the south end of Indian Arm, a scenic fjord surrounded by spectacular mountains, with...
Trip
Wed, Jun 20, 2018
(6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Wednesday Evening Paddle Series in North Vancouver (2A)
Offered every Wednesday evening from April through June. Destinations and routes will vary each week. Please bring a headlamp in case of late return! Trip goes...
Trip
Sat, Jun 23, 2018 - Sun, Jun 24, 2018
(12:00 AM)
Indian Arm to Granite Falls (2C)
Indian Arm is a steep-sided glacial fjord adjacent to the city of Vancouver in southwestern British Columbia. Formed during the last Ice Age, it extends...
Trip
Sat, Jun 23, 2018
(8:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
Howe Sound Rock Art (2B)
Sign up for a kayak day tour to visit an important rock art site on the east shore of Howe Sound just north of Furry...
Trip
Wed, Jun 27, 2018
(6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Wednesday Evening Paddle Series in North Vancouver (2A)
Offered every Wednesday evening from April through June. Destinations and routes will vary each week. Please bring a headlamp in case of late return! Trip goes...
Trip
Sat, Jun 30, 2018 - Sun, Jul 8, 2018
(12:00 AM)
Bunsby Group Islands (2C/3C)
Experience the spectacular rugged north-west Vancouver Island coastline from the the Bunsby group of islands. Adjacent to the Checleset Bay Ecological Reserve, located on the...
Trip

July 2018

Date Event Type
Sun, Jul 1, 2018 - Sat, Jul 7, 2018
(All Day)
Clayoquot Sound (2C/3C)
Paddle Clayoquat Sound starting from Tofino Harbour.  This trip can have a range experiences from protected waters to open ocean including some surf beaches. A wetsuit or drysuit will be...
Trip
Fri, Jul 6, 2018 - Sun, Jul 8, 2018
(All Day)
Beginners Course
The Beginner Course will give you the basic skills and knowledge to go on trips in sheltered waters or to join competently led trips in places such as Indian Arm and the Gulf Islands.
Training Course
Wed, Jul 11, 2018 - Sat, Jul 21, 2018
(All Day)
Nuchatlitz and Nootka (3D)
Paddle Nuchatlitz and Nootka starting from Little Esperanza.  This trip can have a range experiences from protected waters to open ocean including some surf beaches. A wetsuit or drysuit...
Trip
Fri, Jul 13, 2018 - Sun, Jul 15, 2018
(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 21, 2018
(8:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Indian Arm Archaeology (2C)
Sign up for a kayak day tour to several important archaeological sites in the Southern Indian Arm area. Participants will learn how to identify sites...
Trip
Sun, Jul 29, 2018
(12:00 AM)
Boundary Bay Crossing (3C)
Paddle across Boundary Bay from Crescent Beach, a beachside community, within South Surrey. We'll plan a crossing that will serve as as a training run...
Trip

August 2018

Date Event Type
Sat, Aug 4, 2018 - Sun, Aug 5, 2018
(10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Thornbrough Point or Bain Creek: An Overnight on Howe Sound (2A/3A)
Explore lower Howe Sound camping at a site identified and improved by SKABC volunteers. This is a single overnight with a potluck dinner and breakfast at one of the BC Marine Trails sites.
Trip
Sun, Aug 12, 2018 - Thu, Aug 23, 2018
(12:00 AM)
Central Coast (3B/3C)
The Central Coast, BC is a Paddler’s Paradise. Kayakers can explore the central coast’s inlets, coves and beautiful sandy beaches. En route, watch for sea...
Trip
Wed, Aug 15, 2018 - Sat, Aug 18, 2018
(12:00 AM)
Jedediah Island Marine Provincial Park (3D)
Jedediah Island, located between Lasqueti and Texada islands in the Strait of Georgia off central Vancouver Island, has long been a popular destination for kayakers....
Trip

September 2018

Date Event Type
Tue, Sep 4, 2018 - Thu, Sep 13, 2018
(All Day)
Quatsino Sound (3C)
Quatsino Sound is a complex of coastal inlets, bays and islands. It is the northernmost of the five sounds that pierce the north west coast...
Trip
Sun, Sep 9, 2018
(12:00 AM)
Anvil Island from Porteau Cove (3C)
Anvil Island is the third-largest of the islands in Howe Sound and the northernmost of the major islands there. Afternoon inflow winds can be challenging...
Trip
Sun, Sep 16, 2018
(12:00 AM)
Fraser River, Hope to Chilliwack, BC (3C)
The mighty Fraser River is a Canadian Heritage River and one of the longest (1375 km) in Canada. Though there are few rapids, the most...
Trip
Thu, Sep 20, 2018 - Sun, Sep 23, 2018
(All Day)
Quadra Island (2B-C/3C)
Come discover the beauty and fun of Quadra Island. We'll have the Discovery Islands Lodge to ourselves and we'll have a fantastic time! There will...
Trip
Fri, Sep 21, 2018 - Sun, Sep 23, 2018
(All Day)
Thormanby Islands (2B)
Thormanby Island, one of the Sunshine Coast's best kept secrets, is noted for its sandy beaches and pristine shoreline. Low tide exposes tidal pools and...
Trip

October 2018

Date Event Type
Sat, Oct 13, 2018 - Sun, Oct 14, 2018
(All Day)
Howe Sd Fall Site Inspections
Our opportunity to visit each of the 6 sites by boat or possibly by kayak to see how well they have held up to many...
Stewardship/ Environment
Fri, Oct 26, 2018
(12:00 AM)
Harrison River Day Trip (1C/2C)
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