Event List

February 2018

Date Event Type
Sat, Feb 24, 2018
(10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Kayak Stands Workshop
Do you have a work space and/or kayak stands to work on your kayak or clean it?  And do you have space to store kayak stands?...
Training Course
Sat, Feb 24, 2018
(11:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Boat Maintenance Workshop
The format for this workshop will be similar to a maker space where we pay the initial fee ($15 course registration) and have a space to...
Training Course

March 2018

Date Event Type
Mon, Mar 5, 2018
(7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Klee Wyck Journal
The Klee Wyck Journal, was released in October 2017.  Lou Mckee and husband  David are ocean kayakers who, after many years, claimed a favorite wilderness beach on the...
Meeting, Public
Fri, Mar 16, 2018
(6:30 PM - 9:30 PM)
SKABC Presents: Paddling Film Festival
Since 2006, the Paddling Film Festival World Tour has been showcasing the very best paddling films. The World Tour screens in more than 120 cities...
Public, Social, Stewardship/ Environment
Sat, Mar 17, 2018 - Sun, Mar 18, 2018
(8:30 AM - 6:00 PM)
Wilderness First Aid
This two-day (20 hours) Wilderness First Aid Course is designed to help you deal with an injured person for up to 24 hours.  Due to the nature...
Training Course
Sat, Mar 24, 2018
(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

April 2018

Date Event Type
Wed, Apr 4, 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
Sat, Apr 7, 2018
(11:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Spring Forum of BC Marine Trails Network Association
The 2018 Spring Forum of BC Marine Trails Network Assn will be held at Sunrise Community Hall on 7 April. Yes, in Vancouver, for a...
Meeting, Public
Mon, Apr 9, 2018 - Mon, Apr 16, 2018
(12:00 AM)
Jervis Inlet (2C/3C)
Explore Jervis Inlet on the Sunshine Coast with Reed Clarke. Since this is an early Spring paddle with water temperatures at 6-8 degrees a wetsuit...
Trip
Mon, Apr 9, 2018
(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)
April Club Meeting
Guest speaker TBA. Doors open at 7pm. Meeting starts at 7:30. Public welcome!
Meeting
Wed, Apr 11, 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
Sat, Apr 14, 2018 - Sun, Apr 15, 2018
(All Day)
Tantalus Landing Overnight in Howe Sound (2A/3A)
Spend the weekend in a local paradise, and help make it even more luxurious. We will be building a table in the only Howe Sound Marine Trails campsite with a waterfall running through it.
Trip
Sun, Apr 15, 2018
(12:00 AM)
South Howe Sound From Bowen Bay (2B)
A good early season trip through the archipelago off the west side of Bowen Island. This trip is suitable for beginners. We will launch from...
Trip
Wed, Apr 18, 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
Sat, Apr 21, 2018 - Sun, Apr 22, 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
Sat, Apr 21, 2018 - Sun, Apr 22, 2018
(8:35 AM - 6:00 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
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

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)
Save the date -- tentative plans are a paddle in Deep Cove and BBQ at Hollyburn Sailing Club in West Vancouver. Potential Destinations Thwaytes Landing...
Social, Trip
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
Our 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)
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
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
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
(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
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
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...
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 - Tue, Sep 11, 2018
(12:00 AM)
Quatsino Sound (2C)
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
Fri, Sep 14, 2018 - Sun, Sep 16, 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
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

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