Event List

March 2019

Date Event Type
Sun, Mar 24, 2019
(8:00 AM - 9:15 AM)
Rescues and Re-entries and/or Rolling Practices
This is NOT a course, it is a practice session, you must already be able to perform rescues and re-entries or rolls, depending on which skill you wish to practice. You must ensure your boat is cleaned properly prior to taking it into the pool.
Training Course
Sun, Mar 24, 2019
(11:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Lower Fraser River (2B), Part 2
Join Nick Heath on a 2nd day trip exploring the lower Fraser River along the north arm of the Fraser in Vancouver around Point Grey to Jericho Beach. [ booked 6/7 ]
Trip
Fri, Mar 29, 2019
(7:00 PM - 9:30 PM)
Paddling Film Festival
Tickets on sale now! Hosted by SKABC. The net proceeds will benefit BC Marine Trails Campsites in Howe Sound. Doors open at 6pm, films start...
Public, uncategorized
Sun, Mar 31, 2019
(8:00 AM - 9:15 AM)
Rescues and Re-entries and/or Rolling Practices
This is NOT a course, it is a practice session, you must already be able to perform rescues and re-entries or rolls, depending on which skill you wish to practice. You must ensure your boat is cleaned properly prior to taking it into the pool.
Training Course
Sun, Mar 31, 2019
(9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
English Bay (2C)
Philip Kubik & Kapila Jayaweera lead this early season day trip circumnavigation of English Bay, including False Creek and crossing of English Bay. [ booked 7/8 ]
Trip

April 2019

Date Event Type
Mon, Apr 1, 2019
(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)
April Club Meeting: BC Parks
Guest speaker: Elyse Curley from BC Parks on current state and future plans for our parks. More details will be posted as they're available. Doors...
Meeting, Public
Sat, Apr 6, 2019 - Sun, Apr 7, 2019
(All Day)
Portland Island (2B)
Join Jayne Hardy and Quirine Schuyff on this shoulder season, overnight trip to Portland Island from Schwartz Bay. [ booked 3/6 ]
Trip
Sat, Apr 6, 2019
(9:00 AM - 2:30 PM)
Knots and Tarps – Course Registration
Learn to tie a variety of knots you'll use when kayaking, camping, securing your kayak to your car and your food out of reach of bears.
Training Course
Sat, Apr 13, 2019
(All Day)
South Howe Sound From Bowen Bay (2B)
A club classic, this day trip launches from Bowen Bay to explore the Pasley Islands and area. [ booked FULL | Wait List ]
Trip
Sat, Apr 13, 2019
(9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
Paddle & Pull – Widgeon Creek Invasive Plants Removal (1A)
Calling on our members to join the Conservation Committee on a paddle up Widgeon Creek to root out some invasive plant species. For this special event, we will be allowed access onto a beach that is normally off limits.
Stewardship/ Environment, Trip
Sat, Apr 20, 2019
(8:30 AM - 6:00 PM)
Eagle Harbour & Rescue Practice (2B)
A day trip in West Vancouver to explore Whytecliff Park and practice rescues with club safety officer Scott Tebbutt. [ booked FULL | Wait List ]
Trip

May 2019

Date Event Type
Sat, May 4, 2019
(All Day)
Spring Fling 2019
Registrations are now open for this annual event that takes place the first Saturday of May.
Trip
Sat, May 4, 2019
(9:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Spring Fling: Deep Cove Kayak Rental Centre to Twin Islands (2B)
Join us for the annual Spring Fling! Our group will launch at Deep Cove and paddle to the Twin Islands beach for lunch. The paddle...
Public, Social
Sat, May 4, 2019
(9:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Spring Fling: Deep Cove to Silver Falls (3B)
Join us for the annual Spring Fling! Our group will launch at Deep Cove and paddle to Silver Falls (Elsay Creek) for lunch. The paddle...
Public
Sat, May 4, 2019
(9:30 AM - 3:00 PM)
Spring Fling: Cates Park to Thwaytes Landing (3B)
Join us for the annual Spring Fling! Our group will launch at Cates Park and paddle to Thwaytes Landing for lunch. The paddle is 12 nautical...
Public
Sat, May 4, 2019
(9:30 AM - 3:00 PM)
Spring Fling: Cates Park to Twin Islands (2B)
Join us for the annual Spring Fling! Our group will launch at Cates Park and paddle to Twin Islands beach for lunch. The paddle is 8...
Public, Social
Sat, May 4, 2019
(10:00 AM - 2:30 PM)
Spring Fling: Cates Park to Jug Island (1A)
Join us for the annual Spring Fling! Our group will launch at Cates Park for a leisurely paddle to Jug Island beach for lunch. The paddle...
Public
Mon, May 6, 2019
(7:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
May Club Meeting: Trip Expo
Trip Expo: Club members will be on hand to answer questions and share their knowledge and experience about their favourite kayak destination. Each table at...
Meeting, Public
Sat, May 11, 2019 - Sun, May 12, 2019
(8:35 AM - 9:00 PM)
Navigation – Course
This course will teach participants the fundamentals of navigation, including using charts and compasses. You will learn how to follow a course to a destination and find your way home again with confidence.
Training Course
Sat, May 18, 2019 - Wed, May 22, 2019
(All Day)
Copeland Islands (2B), Victoria Day Weekend
Come for a Base Camp & Explore trip to the Copeland Islands with Karin Hartner. [ booked 1/6 ]
Trip
Tue, May 21, 2019
(9:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Furry Creek Rock Art (2B)
Join archaeologist (and club member) Brian Pegg on this day trip in Howe Sound to view ancient First Nations rock art. [ booked FULL | Wait List ]
Trip
Sat, May 25, 2019 - Sun, Jun 2, 2019
(All Day)
Broken Islands Mentored Trip (3A)
Led by Graham Lorimer and Bob Salo, this trip to the Broken Group Islands offers Beginners mentoring in planning and executing a multi-day trip. Please provide a paddling CV to Bob & Graham for consideration. [ booked FULL | Wait List ]
Trip
Sat, May 25, 2019 - Sun, May 26, 2019
(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
Sat, May 25, 2019 - Sun, May 26, 2019
(8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
Wilderness First Aid
This two-day Wilderness First Aid Course is designed to help you deal with an injured person for up to 24 hours.  Due to the nature of the...
Training Course

June 2019

Date Event Type
Sat, Jun 1, 2019 - Sun, Jun 2, 2019
(8:00 AM - 4:30 PM)
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
Sun, Jun 2, 2019
(9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Anvil Island & Pam Rocks (3C)
This day trip circumnavigation of Anvil Island, launches from Porteau Cove and takes in Christie Islets and Pam Rocks. Led by Philip Kubik. [ booked 1/6 ]
Trip
Mon, Jun 3, 2019
(7:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
June Club Meeting: Coastal Scene Investigation - Using Clues from Intertidal Diversity Studies to Solve Ecotoxicological Puzzles in Howe Sound
Guest Speaker: Dr. Shannon Bard is a researcher, environmental consultant and fellow kayaker. She has been studying the environmental state of Howe Sound, before and...
Meeting, Public
Sat, Jun 8, 2019 - Sun, Jun 9, 2019
(8:00 AM - 4:30 PM)
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
Thu, Jun 13, 2019
(5:30 PM - 10:00 PM)
Crescent Beach Sunset Paddle (2B)
A sunset paddle at Crescent Beach, out the channel markers then turn toward Camp Kwomais. Paddle along the shore on the way back. [ booked 2/12 ]
Trip
Fri, Jun 14, 2019 - Sun, Jun 16, 2019
(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, Jun 15, 2019 - Sun, Jun 16, 2019
(All Day)
Indian Arm to Granite Falls (2C)
This overnight trip up Indian Arm is a club classic, led once again by John Leung. [ booked FULL | Wait List ]
Trip
Mon, Jun 24, 2019 - Fri, Jun 28, 2019
(12:00 AM)
Gulf Islands (3B) – Go With the Flow
Join Maureen Benzon on a multi-day trip through the Gulf Islands (Gabriola Passage to Carlos Island) gaining practical experience negotiating tidal currents. This is also a great opportunity for a new trip leader to learn the ropes. [ booked 2/5 ]
Trip

August 2019

Date Event Type
Mon, Aug 12, 2019
(6:00 PM - 8:30 PM)
Summer BBQ at Locarno Beach
Details will be posted when they're available.
Public, Social
Sat, Aug 17, 2019 - Sun, Aug 18, 2019
(10:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Nahatlatch Paddling & Car Camping (2B)
Club member and archaeologist Brian Pegg leads this trip on mysterious Nahatlatch Lake in the Fraser Canyon to see ancient rock art. [ booked FULL | Wait List ]
Trip
Fri, Aug 30, 2019 - Mon, Sep 2, 2019
(12:00 AM)
Labour Day Weekend Trip (Proposed)
Details will be posted when they are available. Trip leaders TBD.
Trip

September 2019

Date Event Type
Mon, Sep 9, 2019
(7:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
Monthly Club Meeting
Topic/guest speaker will be posted when it is available. Doors open at 7:00, meeting starts at 7:30. Public welcome!
Meeting
Sun, Sep 15, 2019
(8:30 AM - 5:00 PM)
Alouette Lake (2D)
Please join Philip Kubik & Kapil Jayaweera on this fall day trip up Alouette Lake to the far end and return.
Trip

October 2019

Date Event Type
Mon, Oct 7, 2019
(7:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
October Club Meeting: Evolution as a Paddler and Photographer
Guest speaker: Martin Ryer will reflect on his evolution as a paddler and photographer. It will also encompass elements related to his involvement with BC...
Meeting, Public
Sat, Oct 26, 2019
(9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Harrison River (2B)
Float down the Harrison River from Harrison Hot Springs to Kilby Provincial Park - Beginners welcome! [ booked 9/24 ]
Trip

November 2019

Date Event Type
Sun, Nov 3, 2019
(9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Indian Arm, Deep Cove to Silver Falls (2C)
Pogies are suggested for this late season day trip on Indian Arm. Led by Philip Kubik. [ booked 1/6 ]
Trip
Mon, Nov 4, 2019
(7:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
November Club Meeting: BC's Best Kept Wilderness Secret - The Chilcotin Ark
Topic/guest speaker will be posted when it is available. Doors open at 7:00, meeting starts at 7:30. Public welcome!
Meeting, Public

March 2020

Date Event Type
Sat, Mar 14, 2020 - Sun, Mar 15, 2020
(12:00 AM)
Draft event
uncategorized