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April 2024

Date Event Type
Wed, Apr 24, 2024
(6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Trip Planning and Decision-making Workshop (2 evenings) 2024
In this 2 evening workshop you will learn skills to help you successfully plan a kayaking trip and skills for managing decision-making
Training Course

May 2024

Date Event Type
Sat, May 4, 2024
(8:30 AM - 4:30 PM)
Spring Fling: Cates Park to Thwaytes Landing (2C)
Spring Fling 40th Anniversary paddle! Our group will launch from Cates Park and have lunch at Thwaytes Landing.
Trip
Sat, May 4, 2024
(10:30 AM - 4:30 PM)
Spring Fling: Cates Park to Twin Islands (2B)
Spring Fling paddle -- our group will paddle to have lunch at Twin Islands.
Trip
Sat, May 4, 2024
(11:15 AM - 4:30 PM)
Spring Fling: Cates Park to Bedwell Bay (2B)
Spring Fling paddle - our group will launch from Cates Park and paddle to Bedwell Bay.
Trip
Sat, May 4, 2024
(12:00 PM - 4:30 PM)
Spring Fling: Strathcona Park to Twin Islands (2B)
Spring Fling paddle -- our group will start at Strathcona Park and go to Twin Islands and back.
Trip
Sat, May 4, 2024
(1:30 PM - 4:30 PM)
Spring Fling: Shoreline paddle (2A)
Spring Fling 41st Anniversary Paddle! This group will paddle along the shoreline to Deep Cove and back.
Trip
Sat, May 4, 2024
(5:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Spring Fling Pizza Dinner
Our Spring Fling is fast approaching! Join in on a paddle, the picnic or both. There are five different paddle trips going! Please check the...
Social
Sun, May 5, 2024 - Sun, May 12, 2024
(All Day)
Southern Gulf Islands tour (3C)
This car-free tour takes us to several of the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve water access sites, taking advantage of BC Ferries’ fine service.  Leave...
Trip
Mon, May 6, 2024
(7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Club meeting via Zoom: Clam gardens: Ala̱g̱a̱mił Nicole Norris, Halalt First Nation
For May we are excited to welcome Ala̱g̱a̱mił Nicole Norris, a Shellfish Aquaculture Specialist, Intergovernmental Communicator, Cultural Support Worker; knowledge holder and language preserver for the Hul’qumi’num. The public is welcome to join in. Nicole will speak on clam gardens, ancient intertidal features constructed by coastal First Nations of British Columbia and Native Americans of Washington State and Alaska, to enhance shellfish productivity and to feed the people. Join Zoom Meeting https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89100145932?pwd=4GyeiIdK1QwSBIFrbgrqym7wHshpb2.1 Meeting ID: 891 0014 5932
Trip
Mon, May 6, 2024
(7:00 PM - 8:30 PM)
May club meeting via Zoom
Details TBA
Meeting
Fri, May 10, 2024 - Sun, May 12, 2024
(All Day)
Mother’s Day weekend at Galiano Island – 2B
Leader needed! We'll share the group campsite with participants in the Weather Course.
Trip
Sat, May 11, 2024 - Sun, May 12, 2024
(All Day)
Weather Course – Registration page
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 18, 2024 - Mon, May 20, 2024
(All Day)
Beginners Course – Registration
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
Fri, May 24, 2024 - Sun, May 26, 2024
(All Day)
Bain Creek Work Party (3B)
Paddle to Bain Creek and camp for 2 nights. Strenuous work to move rocks in order to clear boat run for 2 half days and...
Trip
Sat, May 25, 2024 - Sun, May 26, 2024
(9:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Rescues & Boat Handling (previously Strokes & Rescues) – Registration page
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
Fri, May 31, 2024 - Sun, Jun 2, 2024
(12:00 AM)
Remote First Aid (20 hr course) – May 31 (evening) + June 1 & 2
Remote First Aid is practical, hands-on training designed for casual campers or day hikers. Gain the confidence you need to make informed decisions in emergencies...
Training Course

June 2024

Date Event Type
Sun, Jun 2, 2024
(9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Strokes Tune-up & Practice session
Stroke tune-up session. Registrants will be vetted for prior stroke courses.
Training Course
Tue, Jun 4, 2024 - Wed, Jun 5, 2024
(All Day)
Safe Surf Launching and Landing Course | Course Registration – June 4-5 2024
This course will give you the basic skills and knowledge to land and launch safely on surf beaches and increase your confidence in rough water. This is not a course on surfing.
Training Course
Wed, Jun 5, 2024
(5:30 PM - 8:30 PM)
Introduction to Greenland Paddling Clinic (2024) Registration
Are you looking for guidance on how best to use your Greenland paddle? This clinic will review types of Greenland paddles, paddle grip, forward stroke,...
Training Course
Fri, Jun 7, 2024
(8:30 AM - 2:00 PM)
Howe Sound day trip – (3B)
Visit rock art and fish trap in Howe Sound. Learn about the Indigenous past of our area and also proper etiquette related to archaeology sites....
Trip
Sat, Jun 8, 2024
(10:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
Cate’s Park World Ocean Day Clean up Walk
World Ocean Day is Saturday 8 June 2024. Come contribute to One Ocean, One Climate, One Future. Join Sea Kayaking Association of BC on World...
Trip
Sun, Jun 9, 2024
(9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Rescue & Rolling Practice Session – Sunday June 9 2024 – Registration
Rescue and Rolling practice session. Please indicate what you want to focus on in the comment field. This will help the Facilitators plan the session.
Training Course
Sat, Jun 15, 2024 - Sun, Jun 16, 2024
(All Day)
Safe Surf Launching and Landing Course | Course Registration – June 15-16 2024
This course will give you the basic skills and knowledge to land and launch safely on surf beaches and increase your confidence in rough water. This is not a course on surfing.
Training Course
Sat, Jun 15, 2024
(8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
White Rock Crabbing Paddle – 2B
We will be kayaking from White Rock West Beach to set traps for Dungeness crabs in Boundary Bay. We’ll work on rigging, paddle out and...
Trip
Sat, Jun 22, 2024 - Sun, Jun 23, 2024
(All Day)
Indian Arm overnight 13NM (2C)
Weekend long trip with camping at Granite falls at Indian Arm and cooking session by Vincent. Saturday afternoon we will paddle into the river once...
Trip

July 2024

Date Event Type
Sun, Jul 14, 2024
(9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Rescue & Rolling Practice Session – Sunday July 14 2024 – Registration
Rescue and Rolling practice session. Please indicate what you want to focus on in the comment field. This will help the Facilitators plan the session.
Training Course
Fri, Jul 19, 2024 - Sun, Jul 21, 2024
(All Day)
Currents course – 2024 – Registration
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 27, 2024
(9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Howe Sound – Ramillies channel – 13 NM (3C)
Join us for a day trip within the Howe Sound. The day will start from the boat launch at Porteau Cove with a launch time...
Trip

August 2024

Date Event Type
Sun, Aug 11, 2024
(9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Rescue & Rolling Practice Session – Sunday August 11 2024 – Registration
Rescue and Rolling practice session. Please indicate what you want to focus on in the comment field. This will help the Facilitators plan the session.
Training Course
Fri, Aug 16, 2024 - Sun, Aug 25, 2024
(All Day)
Bligh Island, Nootka Sound. Joint SKABC-PIKA trip (3C)
Stay at Utopia Bay Lodge for 7 nights and explore Nootka Sound, including Bligh Island Marine Park, Strange Island, Friendly Cove, and the Spanish Pilot...
Trip
Tue, Aug 20, 2024
(8:30 AM - 4:00 PM)
Indian Arm day trip – (2C)
Visit rock art and təmtəmíxʷtən village in Indian Arm. Learn about the Indigenous past of our area and also proper etiquette related to archaeology sites....
Trip
Sat, Aug 24, 2024 - Sun, Aug 25, 2024
(All Day)
Howe Sound – Bain Creek Overnight – 18 NM (3B)
Join us for a weekend overnight trip within the Howe Sound. The day will start from the boat launch at Porteau Cove with a launch...
Trip
Fri, Aug 30, 2024 - Mon, Sep 2, 2024
(All Day)
Newcastle Island Marine Park Camping (3B)
SKABC has reserved group a group campsite for Labour Day Weekend.
Trip

October 2024

Date Event Type
Sat, Oct 19, 2024
(9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Harrison River (2A)
Float down the Harrison River from Harrison Hot Springs to Kilby Provincial Park - Beginners welcome!
Trip

November 2024

Date Event Type
Sat, Nov 16, 2024
(9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Deep Cove to Silver Falls – 14NM (2C)
Deep Cove to Silver Falls and back to view waterfalls and other attractions. Leader: Philip Kubik. Launch location and time: Deep Cove Canoe and Kayak...
Trip

December 2024

Date Event Type
Sat, Dec 14, 2024
(9:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
English Bay Circumnavigation – 12NM (2C)
Circumnavigation of English Bay, including crossing from Spanish Banks to Siwash Rock and up False Creek to Science World. Total distance 12 nm. On the...
Trip