Past Trips

Looking for inspiration? Browse this list of past SKABC trips for ideas and information. Must be logged in to click on trip details.

The trips are ordered by date, most recent first.

November 2022

Date Event Type
Tue, Nov 22, 2022
(7:00 PM - 8:30 PM)
Trip Leader Wrap-up Meeting
Members are invited to a Trip Leader wrap up meeting over Zoom. We'll recap the season and talk about ideas for next year.
Trip
Sun, Nov 6, 2022
(9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Deep Cove to Silver Falls and back – 2C
On the water: 9:00 AM. Leaders: Philip Kubik Launch location: Deep Cove Canoe and Kayak Centre. Description: Cross from Deep Cove to the east shore...
Trip

October 2022

Date Event Type
Sat, Oct 22, 2022
(9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Harrison River (1B)
Float down the Harrison River from Harrison Hot Springs to Kilby Provincial Park - Beginners welcome!
Trip
Sat, Oct 15, 2022
(9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Ambleside to Eagle Harbour and back – 2C
On the water: 9:00 AM. Leaders: Philip Kubik and Olga Rivkin Launch location: Ambleside Beach. Description: Paddle west from Ambleside Beach along the West Vancouver...
Trip

September 2022

Date Event Type
Mon, Sep 12, 2022 - Sat, Sep 17, 2022
(All Day)
Paddle around Galiano Island – 3C
Leader Nick Heath. Depending on group wishes, this trip could be 3 - 5 days. Camp each night. Leave car at Tsawwassen. Need wheels (cart)...
Trip
Sat, Sep 10, 2022
(1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Fall Fling: Shoreline paddle (2A)
Fall Fling! This group will paddle along the shoreline to Deep Cove and back.
Trip
Sat, Sep 10, 2022
(11:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Fall Fling: Cates Park to Raccoon Island (2B)
Fall Fling - Our group will paddle to Raccoon Island for lunch.
Trip
Sat, Sep 10, 2022
(10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Fall Fling: Cates Park to Twin Islands (2B)
Fall Fling! Our group will paddle to have lunch at Twin Islands.
Trip
Sat, Sep 10, 2022
(9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Fall Fling: Cates Park to Thwaytes Landing (2C)
Spring Fling - Our group will launch from Cates Park and have lunch at Thwaytes Landing.
Trip
Sat, Sep 3, 2022
(4:15 PM - 10:00 PM)
Wreck Beach Sunset Paddle – 2B
Join Vincent Law at Locarno Beach for a hedonistic 7 km paddle to a Secret Beach. We’ll have a group BBQ dinner, swim and watch...
Trip
Fri, Sep 2, 2022 - Mon, Sep 5, 2022
(All Day)
Labour Day Weekend at Newcastle Island
Our annual group camping weekend. Sign up by Wed. Aug 31.
Trip

August 2022

Date Event Type
Sat, Aug 27, 2022
(8:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
August 27-Tantalus landing-16 nm/ 3C
Trip Overview: (Illustrated routes provided via email) Saturday Aug 27 – 8:00 am, launch at Porteau Cove-travel north bound on eastern shoreline-crossing at Watts point...
Trip
Thu, Aug 25, 2022
(6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Locarno Sunset Paddle (2B)
Come and have a fun evening paddle in English Bay. Launch at Locarno and go around the corner to meet up at Jericho Sailing Centre...
Trip
Thu, Aug 18, 2022
(6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Locarno Sunset Paddle (2B)
Come and have a fun evening paddle in English Bay. Launch at Locarno and go around the corner to meet up at Jericho Sailing Centre...
Trip
Sun, Aug 14, 2022
(10:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
2nd Sunday Paddle – 1B
Every 2nd Sunday of the month join Theresa and Cynthia on a leisurely exploration of the Indian Arm and area. Destination will depend on wind...
Trip
Sun, Aug 14, 2022
(9:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
Rescue Practice Session – 1B
Launch at Whytecliff Park, paddle to Bachelor Bay to practice rescues and rolling. Requirements: Past exposure to wet exists and re-entry. Kayak with spray deck...
Trip
Thu, Aug 11, 2022
(6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Locarno Sunset Paddle (2B)
Come and have a fun evening paddle in English Bay. Launch at Locarno and go around the corner to meet up at Jericho Sailing Centre...
Trip
Sat, Aug 6, 2022
(7:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Circumnavigate Bowen Island – 3D
Whytecliffe - Bowen - circumnavigate Bowen clock wise - Whytecliffe 19 nm Trip Leader: Jonas Lindgren Trip subject to favourable weather forecast Potentially dangerous conditions...
Trip
Thu, Aug 4, 2022
(6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Locarno Sunset Paddle (2B)
Come and have a fun evening paddle in English Bay. Launch at Locarno and go around the corner to meet up at Jericho Sailing Centre...
Trip

July 2022

Date Event Type
Thu, Jul 28, 2022
(6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Locarno Sunset Paddle (2B)
Come and have a fun evening paddle in English Bay. Launch at Locarno and go around the corner to meet up at Jericho Sailing Centre...
Trip
Fri, Jul 22, 2022 - Sun, Jul 24, 2022
(All Day)
Sunshine Coast (Sechelt Inlet) 2B
Trip Overview: Will stay in the inlet. Aim to stay at Nine-Mile Point campsite and base camp there. Other area to visit from base camp...
Trip
Thu, Jul 21, 2022
(6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Locarno Sunset Paddle (2B)
Come and have a fun evening paddle in English Bay. Launch at Locarno and go around the corner to meet up at Jericho Sailing Centre...
Trip
Sun, Jul 17, 2022
(9:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
Rolling Practice Session – 1B
Launch at Strathcona Park in Deep Cove to practice rescues and rolling. Requirements: Past exposure to wet exists and re-entry. Kayak with spray deck and...
Trip
Sat, Jul 16, 2022
(8:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Anvil Island – 3D
Porteau Cove - Defence Islands  - Anvil Island - Pam Rock - Porteau Cove 8AM - 4PM 14 nm Trip leader: Jonas Lindgren Trip subject...
Trip
Thu, Jul 14, 2022
(6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Locarno Sunset Paddle (2B)
Come and have a fun evening paddle in English Bay. Launch at Locarno and go around the corner to meet up at Jericho Sailing Centre...
Trip
Sun, Jul 10, 2022
(10:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
2nd Sunday Paddle – 1B
Every 2nd Sunday of the month join Theresa and Cynthia on a leisurely exploration of the Indian Arm and area. Destination will depend on wind...
Trip
Thu, Jul 7, 2022
(6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Locarno Sunset Paddle (2B)
Come and have a fun evening paddle in English Bay. Launch at Locarno and go around the corner to meet up at Jericho Sailing Centre...
Trip
Sat, Jul 2, 2022
(8:30 AM - 4:00 PM)
Tunstall Bay-Pasley Island group – 3C
Trip Overview: Take 6:50 am ferry from Horseshoe Bay terminal to Snug Cove. Drive across the island to Tunstall bay. Launch at 8:30 am, paddle...
Trip

June 2022

Date Event Type
Thu, Jun 30, 2022
(6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Locarno Sunset Paddle (2B)
Come and have a fun evening paddle in English Bay. Launch at Locarno and go around the corner to meet up at Jericho Sailing Centre...
Trip
Sat, Jun 25, 2022
(5:15 PM - 11:00 PM)
Wreck Beach Sunset Paddle – 2B
Join Vincent Law at Locarno Beach for a hedonistic 7 km paddle to a Secret Beach. We’ll have a group BBQ dinner, swim and watch...
Trip
Thu, Jun 23, 2022
(6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Locarno Sunset Paddle (2B) – cancelled this week
Update June 23: Due to 25K wind forecast today's paddle has been cancelled. Come and have a fun evening paddle in English Bay. Launch at...
Trip
Thu, Jun 23, 2022 - Fri, Jun 24, 2022
(All Day)
Granite Falls Overnight – 2B
Join Trip Leader John Leung for a camping trip in Indian Arm at Granite Falls. Trip Overview: Launch at Deep Cove, stay on the west...
Trip
Sat, Jun 18, 2022
(10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Widgeon Creek with Hike to Falls and Cooking Experiment Series- 2B
Join Vincent Law at Widgeon Creek for a scenic day trip near Pitt Lake. We'll paddle, hike to the Falls, and then do a group...
Trip
Sat, Jun 18, 2022
(All Day)
Big Brothers and Big Sisters Paddle
Looking forward to continuing our tradition of support for Big Brothers and Big Sisters. It is a wonderful opportunity to be on the water with...
Trip
Thu, Jun 16, 2022
(6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Locarno Sunset Paddle (2B)
Come and have a fun evening paddle in English Bay. Launch at Locarno and go around the corner to meet up at Jericho Sailing Centre...
Trip
Thu, Jun 16, 2022
(11:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Indian Arm Archaeology
Paddle to visit important archaeology sites on Indian Arm, including rock art near the Twin Islands and an intertidal shell midden at təmtəmíxʷtən (Tum-tumay-whueton )....
Trip
Sun, Jun 12, 2022
(10:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
2nd Sunday Paddle – 1B
Every 2nd Sunday of the month join Theresa and Cynthia on a leisurely exploration of the Indian Arm and area. Destination will depend on wind...
Trip
Sun, Jun 12, 2022
(9:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
Rescue Practice Session – 1B
Launch at Whytecliff Park, paddle to Bachelor Bay to practice rescues and rolling. Requirements: Past exposure to wet exists and re-entry. Kayak with spray deck...
Trip
Sat, Jun 4, 2022
(9:30 AM - 4:00 PM)
White Rock Crabbing Paddle (2B)
Join Susan and Richard Jensen to learn how to set and retrieve crab traps from a kayak. Will include a 2 hour paddle while the crab pots are soaking.
Trip

May 2022

Date Event Type
Thu, May 26, 2022
(6:30 PM - 8:00 PM)
Trip Leader Meeting via Zoom
Calling all Trip Leaders. This is a follow up meeting for scheduling the season's club trips. With a great start this Spring, we'll be focusing...
Trip
Sat, May 21, 2022
(8:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Pitt Lake Day Trip – 2D
Paddle Pitt Lake north on the western side to the waterfall, cross over to Little Goose Island and return on the eastern side. Distance: 16...
Trip
Sat, May 21, 2022 - Mon, May 23, 2022
(All Day)
Gambier SW Private Cabin – 3B
Camping 2 nights Trip Leader: Nick Heath Co-leader: Sarka Lhotak A generous member has offered the use of a small private cabin on a rural...
Trip
Mon, May 16, 2022
(11:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Howe Sound Archaeology – 2B
Paddle to visit important archaeology sites on Howe Sound, including rock art at Furry Creek and a fish trap at Porteau Cove. Learn about conservation...
Trip
Sun, May 8, 2022
(10:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
2nd Sunday Paddle – 1B
Every 2nd Sunday of the month join Theresa and Cynthia on a leisurely exploration of the Indian Arm and area. Destination will depend on wind...
Trip
Sat, May 7, 2022
(12:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Spring Fling: Cates Park to Jug Island (1A)
Join us for the Spring Fling Fling! Our group will launch at Cates Park for a leisurely paddle to Jug Island beach. The paddle is 5...
Trip
Sat, May 7, 2022
(10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Spring Fling: Cates Park to Twin Islands (2B)
Spring Fling - Our group will launch from Cates Park and have lunch at Twin Islands.
Trip
Sat, May 7, 2022
(9:30 AM - 4:00 PM)
Spring Fling: Cates Park to Rocky Point (2B)
Join us for the Spring Fling! Our group will launch at Cates Park and paddle to Rocky Point. Ice cream anyone? The paddle is 10 nautical...
Trip
Sat, May 7, 2022
(9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Spring Fling: Cates Park to Thwaytes Landing (2C)
Spring Fling - Our group will launch from Cates Park and have lunch at Thwaytes Landing.
Trip
Sun, May 1, 2022
(10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Widgeon Creek with Hike to Falls and Cooking Experiment Series- 2B
A second opportunity! Join Vincent Law at Widgeon Creek for a scenic day trip near Pitt Lake. We'll paddle, hike to the Falls, and then...
Trip
Sun, May 1, 2022
(9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Rescue Practice Session – 1A
Assistance and advice on self and assisted rescues and rolling. Optional afternoon paddle after lunch in English Bay. Requirements: kayak with spray deck, wet/dry suit...
Trip

April 2022

Date Event Type
Sun, Apr 24, 2022
(7:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Deep Cove to Indian River – 2D
Paddle up Indian Arm along the west side in the morning, paddle up Indian River about 1nm, returning via east shoreline. Distance is 21 NM....
Trip
Sat, Apr 23, 2022 - Fri, Apr 29, 2022
(All Day)
Southern Gulf Islands Tour – 3C
This car-free tour takes us to most of the Gulf Ilsands National Park Reserve water access sites, taking advantage of BC Ferries' fine service.  Leave...
Trip
Sat, Apr 16, 2022
(10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Widgeon Creek with Hike to Falls and Cooking Experiment Series – 2B
Join Vincent Law at Widgeon Creek for a scenic day trip near Pitt Lake. We'll paddle, hike to the Falls, and then do a group...
Trip
Fri, Apr 15, 2022
(9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Ambleside to Eagle Harbour 2C
Join us to paddle from Ambleside to Eagle Harbor on Good Friday. Round trip approximately 14nm. We will travel along shoreline admiring west coast ocean...
Trip
Sun, Apr 10, 2022
(10:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
2nd Sunday Paddle – 1B
Every 2nd Sunday of the month join Theresa and Cynthia on a leisurely exploration of the Indian Arm and area. Destination will depend on wind...
Trip
Sat, Apr 9, 2022
(9:30 AM - 4:00 PM)
Belcarra Invasive Plant Removal (2A)
This is the second session planned this season where we'll paddle from Cates Park to Maple Beach near Admiralty Point to work on removing invasive plants.
Trip
Sat, Apr 9, 2022
(8:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
Deep Cove Morning Paddle – 2A
Spend the morning paddling in Deep Cove and return at noon to join the Workshop group for lunch.
Trip
Thu, Apr 7, 2022 - Sun, Apr 10, 2022
(All Day)
Thormanby Island Camping – 2C
This is different from the standard trip to Grassy Pt / Buccaneer Bay. I want to camp for 3 nights at a  lesser known site...
Trip

March 2022

Date Event Type
Sat, Mar 26, 2022
(9:30 AM - 3:00 PM)
Jericho to Secret beach (UBC) – 2B
Trip Overview: Launch 9:30 am at Jericho Sailing Center, travel west along shore line to Secret Beach (UBC). If the weather allows, trip will be...
Trip
Sat, Mar 26, 2022
(9:00 AM - 3:30 PM)
Cates parks to Twin Islands – 2B – cancelled
This trip is called off due to weather and cancellations. Trip leader :- Kapila Jayaweera, Co-leader :- Debra Merchant Join us to paddle from Cates...
Trip
Sat, Mar 19, 2022
(9:30 AM - 4:00 PM)
Whytecliff – Sandy Cove – 2C
Launch at Whytecliff Park, travelling south and along shore line past Lighthouse Park, stop at Sandy Cove, have lunch then head back. Note: Depending on...
Trip
Wed, Mar 16, 2022
(9:30 AM - 4:00 PM)
Belcarra Invasive Plant Removal (2A)
We will paddle from Cates Park to Maple Beach near Admiralty Point to work on removing invasive plants, mostly English ivy.
Trip
Sun, Mar 13, 2022
(10:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
2nd Sunday Paddle – 1B
Every 2nd Sunday of the month join Theresa and Cynthia on a leisurely exploration of the Indian Arm and area. Destination will depend on wind...
Trip

February 2022

Date Event Type
Thu, Feb 24, 2022
(7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Trip Leader Meeting via Zoom
Interested in organizing or leading a club trip?  Your help in offering members opportunities to get together in person to paddle will be hugely appreciated! ...
Trip
Sat, Feb 19, 2022
(9:00 AM - 3:30 PM)
Cates Park to Twin Island – 2B – Cancelled due to weather forecast
Trip leader :- Kapila Jayaweera Join me to paddle from Cates Park to Twin Island. Approximately 8 nautical miles round trip. Requirements: Ability to self-rescue,...
Trip
Sat, Feb 12, 2022
(9:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Spanish Banks – Siwash Rock Day Trip – 2B
Trip Overview: Circling the South East corner of English Bay with the waterfront view of Vancouver city, Stanley Park and the Burrard Bridge. Start from...
Trip

January 2022

Date Event Type
Sat, Jan 15, 2022
(9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Ambleside to Eagle Harbour (2C)
Travel along shore line pass Light house park, having lunch at Eagle harbor then return.
Trip

December 2021

Date Event Type
Sat, Dec 11, 2021
(9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Indian Arm, Deep Cove to Silver Falls (2C)
Join veteran trip leader Philip Kubik on this late season Saturday paddle. Note this was originally scheduled for December 4, then 5. It is now set for December 11.
Trip

November 2021

Date Event Type
Sun, Nov 7, 2021
(9:30 AM - 3:30 PM)
Cancelled – Belcarra Invasive Plant Removal (2A)
Kapila and Deb will be returning to Maple Beach near Admiralty Point for a final Stewardship event to close out the year.
Stewardship/ Environment, Trip

October 2021

Date Event Type
Sat, Oct 16, 2021
(9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
English Bay (2C)
Philip Kubik will lead this late season Saturday day trip circumnavigation of English Bay, including False Creek and crossing of English Bay.
Trip
Fri, Oct 8, 2021 - Mon, Oct 11, 2021
(12:00 AM)
Thanksgiving in Howe Sound (3C)
Join Ted Lam and Allan Edwin for this shoulder season 3C adventure on Howe Sound. Intermediate paddlers ready for cold conditions please.
Trip

September 2021

Date Event Type
Sun, Sep 26, 2021
(9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Ambleside to Eagle Harbour (2C)
Join Philip Kubik on this late season day trip from Ambleside to Eagle Harbour.
Trip
Sat, Sep 25, 2021
(12:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Cates Park to Jug Island (1A)
Join us for the Fall Fling! Our group will launch at Cates Park for a leisurely paddle to Jug Island beach. The paddle is 5 nautical...
Trip
Sat, Sep 25, 2021
(11:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Cates Park area wildlife viewing paddle (2B) CANCELLED
Join us for the Fall Fling! Our group will launch at Cates Park for a leisurely paddle towards Belcarra to view birds and other wildlife....
Trip
Sat, Sep 25, 2021
(10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Cates Park to Twin Islands (2B)
Fall Fling - Cates Park to Twin Islands: Karin Hartner **Trip is now FuLL**
Social, Trip
Sat, Sep 25, 2021
(10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Cates Park to Twin Islands (2B)
Fall Fling - Cates Park to Twin Islands: Cynthia Rose Lee and Clark Perry-Bater.
Social, Trip
Sat, Sep 25, 2021
(9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Cates Park to Thwaytes Landing (3B)
Join us for the Fall Fling! Our group will launch at Cates Park and paddle to Thwaytes Landing for lunch. The paddle is 12 nautical miles...
Trip
Fri, Sep 3, 2021 - Mon, Sep 6, 2021
(All Day)
Labour Day Weekend at Newcastle Island, 2021
Join your fellow club members for this annual tradition. We will again be reserving a group campsite on Newcastle Island for the Labour Day long weekend. See you there!
Social, Trip

August 2021

Date Event Type
Sat, Aug 21, 2021
(8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Rescue Practice Session – August 21, 2021
SKABC guidelines recommend trip participants undertake regular (at least yearly) practice of wet-exits and self- and assisted-rescues. Such activities, although perhaps a little  daunting to...
Trip
Sun, Aug 8, 2021
(12:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Introduction to Currents — Day Paddle (2B)
Join in this day paddle in Boundary Bay where the focus will be on observing and discussing the tidal currents in that area. Instructors George...
Trip
Wed, Aug 4, 2021 - Fri, Aug 6, 2021
(All Day)
Gambier Island, Private Cabin (3B)
Nick Heath and Trudie Vanderburg are leading a mid-week overnight trip to Gambier Island, base-camping at a private property/cabin. Registration opens July 7. Space is limited.
Trip
Sun, Aug 1, 2021
(10:00 AM - 2:00 PM)
Rescue Practice Session – August 1, 2021
SKABC guidelines recommend trip participants undertake regular (at least yearly) practice of wet-exits and self- and assisted-rescues. Such activities, although perhaps a little  daunting to...
Trip

June 2021

Date Event Type
Mon, Jun 28, 2021
(10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Howe Sound Archaeology (2B)
** FULLY BOOKED ** Join archaeologist (and club member) Brian Pegg on this day trip in Howe Sound to view ancient First Nations rock art.
Trip
Sat, Jun 12, 2021
(9:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
White Rock Crabbing Paddle (2B)
Join Susan and Richard Jensen to learn how to set and retrieve crab traps from a kayak. Will include a 2 hour paddle while the crab pots are soaking.
Trip

May 2021

Date Event Type
Wed, May 5, 2021
(9:30 AM - 4:00 PM)
Belcarra Invasive Plant Removal (2A) — Cancelled
Sorry, this event has been cancelled.
Trip
Sat, May 1, 2021
(9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Anvil I. and Pam Rocks (3C) – Cancelled
Trip Leaders: Philip Kubik, Kapila Jayaweera Circumnavigate Anvil I., Christie It., & Pam Rocks. On the water at 9:00 AM. Total distance: 15 nm. Seals are...
Trip

April 2021

Date Event Type
Sat, Apr 24, 2021
(9:30 AM - 4:00 PM)
Belcarra Invasive Plant Removal (2A) – Cancelled
Sorry, but this event has been cancelled.
Trip

March 2021

Date Event Type
Sat, Mar 13, 2021
(9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
English Bay (2B)
Philip Kubik will lead this early season Saturday day trip circumnavigation of English Bay.
Trip

November 2020

Date Event Type
Sun, Nov 29, 2020
(9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Cancelled: Indian Arm, Deep Cove to Silver Falls (2C)
Join veteran trip leader Philip Kubik on this late season Sunday paddle.
Trip
Sun, Nov 1, 2020
(1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Steveston Exploration (2B)
Join Mike Gilbert at Garry Point Park, Sun, Nov 1 for a circumnavigation of Shady Island; exploring Steveston Sea Marsh on Sturgeon Bank.
Trip

October 2020

Date Event Type
Sun, Oct 25, 2020
(1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Ladner Marshes (2B)
Join Mike Gilbert on a leisurely afternoon paddle in the Ladner Marshes.
Trip
Sat, Oct 17, 2020
(9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
English Bay (2C)
Philip Kubik will lead this late season Saturday day trip circumnavigation of English Bay, including False Creek and crossing of English Bay.
Trip

September 2020

Date Event Type
Fri, Sep 4, 2020 - Mon, Sep 7, 2020
(All Day)
Labour Day Weekend at Newcastle Island
Join your fellow club members for this annual tradition. We will again be reserving a group campsite on Newcastle Island for the Labour Day long weekend. See you there!
Social, Trip

June 2020

Date Event Type
Fri, Jun 19, 2020
(9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Indian Arm with an Archaeologist (1B)
Join archaeologist and club member Brian Pegg on a day trip exploring traces of First Nations history in southern Indian Arm to Thwaytes Landing and return. Registration opens March 30.
Trip

May 2020

Date Event Type
Sat, May 23, 2020 - Sun, May 31, 2020
(All Day)
Broken Islands Mentored Trip 2020 (3B) – X
Due to province-wide safety restrictions due to COVID-19, this trip has been cancelled.
Trip
Sat, May 2, 2020
(8:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Spring Fling 2020 – Indian Arm
Fri, Mar 20, 2020 - In order to cooperate with measures established this week by our governments (Federal, Provincial, and Regional), this year's Spring Fling is cancelled.
Social, Trip

April 2020

Date Event Type
Sat, Apr 25, 2020
(9:30 AM - 4:00 PM)
Belcarra Invasive Plants Removal (2A)
This is a SKABC Conservation trip organized in partnership with Metro Vancouver Regional Parks. We will be following up on the invasive plant removal work that the club started in 2019. Registration is now open and spaces are still available.
Stewardship/ Environment, Trip

March 2020

Date Event Type
Sun, Mar 22, 2020
(9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
English Bay (2C)
Philip Kubik will lead this early season Sunday circumnavigation of English Bay, including False Creek and crossing of English Bay.
Trip
Sat, Mar 14, 2020
(10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Widgeon Creek Stewardship (2A)
SKABC will be returning to the stunning Widgeon Creek site to continue our conservation and clean up work. Registration opens noon Monday, February 10.
Stewardship/ Environment, Trip

February 2020

Date Event Type
Sun, Feb 9, 2020
(9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Trip Leader Meeting
The Trips Committee (Kapila, George, and myself) will be holding a short meeting next Sunday, Feb 9, 9 am - noon at Hollyburn Sailing Club....
Public, Trip

November 2019

Date Event Type
Sat, Nov 16, 2019
(10:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Trip Leader Wrap-Up Meeting
SKABC Trip Leaders are invited to meet and have lunch at the Hollyburn Sailing Club on Saturday November 16th. Our SKABC Trip Leaders are invited...
Training Course, Trip
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 & Kapila Jayaweera. [ Booked FULL ]
Trip

October 2019

Date Event Type
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! Registration is now closed.
Trip
Sun, Oct 20, 2019
(10:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Widgeon Creek – Follow-up Invasive Plants Removal & Replacement (1A)
Please join the Conservation Committee on this late season return to Widgeon Creek to complete this year's work to remove invasive plants and plant native species. (1A)
Stewardship/ Environment, Trip

September 2019

Date Event Type
Sun, Sep 15, 2019
(8:30 AM - 5:00 PM)
Alouette Lake (2D)
Please join Philip Kubik & Kapila Jayaweera on this fall day trip up Alouette Lake to the far end and return. [ booked FULL ]
Trip
Sat, Sep 14, 2019
(10:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Admiralty Point (Belcarra) – Invasive Plants Pull (2A)
Please join SKABC and MVR Parks in this conservation activity. A day paddle in Indian Arm to remove invasive plants from beaches that are typically not accessed from land.
Stewardship/ Environment, Trip

August 2019

Date Event Type
Fri, Aug 30, 2019 - Mon, Sep 2, 2019
(12:00 PM)
Labour Day Weekend Group Camp at Newcastle Island Marine Park
Join SKABC's Labour Day Weekend group kayak camping trip at Newcastle Island Marine Park. The park is a short paddle away from the Nanaimo Departure Bay ferry terminal. The island has a sandy, gentle shoreline - perfect for kayaks. There are many options for day paddles and hikes around the island so it makes for an interesting weekend.
Trip
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 ]
Trip

July 2019

Date Event Type
Wed, Jul 31, 2019
(6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Wednesday Evening Paddle Series in North Vancouver (2A)
Paddle from North Vancouver every Wednesday evening till end of July. Destinations and routes will vary each week.
Trip
Sat, Jul 27, 2019 - Sat, Aug 3, 2019
(12:00 AM)
Nootka Sound (3C)
A 1 week trip led by Bruce Pickwell to Nootka Island on the West Coast of Vancouver Island.
Trip
Wed, Jul 24, 2019
(6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Wednesday Evening Paddle Series in North Vancouver (2A)
Paddle from North Vancouver every Wednesday evening till end of July. Destinations and routes will vary each week.
Trip
Sat, Jul 20, 2019 - Sun, Jul 21, 2019
(9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
Whytecliff Park to Keats Island Overnight Trip (3C)
(Booking closed) Join Kapila and Maureen on an overnight trip in Howe Sound, exploring Plumper Cover national park located on the Northwest shore of Keats Island. Launching from Dufferin Avenue West Vancouver near Whytecliff park.
Trip
Wed, Jul 17, 2019
(6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Wednesday Evening Paddle Series in North Vancouver (2A)
Paddle from North Vancouver every Wednesday evening till end of July. Destinations and routes will vary each week.
Trip
Thu, Jul 11, 2019 - Sun, Jul 21, 2019
(All Day)
Gulf Islands National Park Tour (2C)
Bruce Pickwell is coordinating this circle tour of the Southern Gulf Islands in mid-July. Preliminary reservations have been made for a maximum of 10 participants.
Trip
Wed, Jul 10, 2019
(6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Wednesday Evening Paddle Series in North Vancouver (2A)
Paddle from North Vancouver every Wednesday evening till end of July. Destinations and routes will vary each week.
Trip
Sat, Jul 6, 2019
(10:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Club Locarno/SKABC: Paddle + BBQ
A fun paddle & BBQ at Club Locarno. Register here.
Public, Social, Trip
Wed, Jul 3, 2019
(6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Wednesday Evening Paddle Series in North Vancouver (2A)
Paddle from North Vancouver every Wednesday evening till end of July. Destinations and routes will vary each week.
Trip

June 2019

Date Event Type
Wed, Jun 26, 2019
(5:30 PM - 8:00 PM)
Wednesday Evening Paddle Series in North Vancouver (2A)
Paddle from North Vancouver every Wednesday evening till end of July. Destinations and routes will vary each week.
Trip
Sun, Jun 23, 2019 - Thu, Jun 27, 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 3/5 ]
Trip
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 ]
Trip
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 3/12 ]
Trip
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 FULL ]
Trip

May 2019

Date Event Type
Sun, May 26, 2019
(8:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
Howe Sound Rescues and Rolling (2B)
Join Maureen Benzon at Batchelor Cove (near Whytecliff Park) in West Van for a morning of rescue and rolling practice. Beginner rollers are welcome.
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 ]
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 ]
Trip
Sun, May 19, 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 5/9 ]
Trip
Sat, May 18, 2019
(All Day)
CANCELLED Conservation & Stewardship at Widgeon Slough (1A)
Please join us for Widgeon Invasive Plant Pull #2. We are continuing the work started last month, however we get to launch from a special location. Don't be late!
Stewardship/ Environment, Trip
Fri, May 17, 2019 - Tue, May 21, 2019
(All Day)
Copeland Islands (2B), Victoria Day Weekend *updated dates*
Come for a Base Camp & Explore trip to the Copeland Islands with Karin Hartner. [ booked FULL ]
Trip
Sat, May 4, 2019
(10:00 AM - 2:30 PM)
Spring Fling: Cates Park to Jug Island (1A)
Spring Fling [ booked FULL ]
Public, Social, Trip
Sat, May 4, 2019
(9:30 AM - 3:00 PM)
Spring Fling: Cates Park to Twin Islands (2B)
Spring Fling [ booked FULL ]
Public, Social, Trip
Sat, May 4, 2019
(9:30 AM - 3:00 PM)
Spring Fling: Cates Park to Thwaytes Landing (2C)
Spring Fling [ booked 4/10 ]
Public, Social, Trip
Sat, May 4, 2019
(9:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Spring Fling: Deep Cove Kayak Rental Centre to Twin Islands (2B)
Spring Fling [ booked 4/12 ]
Public, Social, Trip
Sat, May 4, 2019
(8:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Spring Fling: Deep Cove to Silver Falls (3B)
Spring Fling [ booked 6/7 ]
Public, Social, Trip
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

April 2019

Date Event Type
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
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. [ booked 7/12 ]
Stewardship/ Environment, Trip
Sat, Apr 6, 2019 - Sun, Apr 7, 2019
(All Day)
Portland Island (2B) – CANCELLED
Join Jayne Hardy and Quirine Schuyff on this shoulder season, overnight trip to Portland Island from Schwartz Bay. [ bookings closed ]
Trip

March 2019

Date Event Type
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 FULL | Wait List ]
Trip
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
Sun, Mar 17, 2019
(9:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Lower Fraser River (2B), Part 1
Join Nick Heath on a day trip exploring the lower Fraser River from the Port Mann Bridge along the north arm of the Fraser in Burnaby. [ booked 5/7 ]
Trip

October 2018

Date Event Type
Sat, Oct 27, 2018
(12:00 AM)
Harrison River Day Trip (1C/2C)Correction to Saturday Oct 27
My apologies for initially setting this on the wrong date. Join us for this all-day, always fun, event. This is an easy (but fairly long)...
Trip

September 2018

Date Event Type
Fri, Sep 21, 2018 - Sun, Sep 23, 2018
(All Day)
Thormanby Islands (2B) – TRIP FULL
Trip now Full Thormanby Island, one of the Sunshine Coast's best kept secrets, is noted for its sandy beaches and pristine shoreline. Low tide exposes...
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
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
Sat, Sep 15, 2018
(12:00 AM)
Anvil Island from Porteau Cove (3C) **NEW DATE**
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

August 2018

Date Event Type
Wed, Aug 29, 2018 - Sat, Sep 1, 2018
(All Day)
Go with the flow (Southern Gulf Islands circumnavigate Valdez Island) (B3)
POSTPONED until Aug 29th thru Sep 1st Classification: B3 New date: Wednesday August 29, 2018 until September 1, 2018 (4 nights) Circumnavigating Valdez requires navigating...
Trip
Wed, Aug 15, 2018 - Sat, Aug 18, 2018
(12:00 AM)
Jedediah Island (3D) – TRIP FULL
Jedediah Island Marine Provincial Park, located between Lasqueti and Texada islands in the Strait of Georgia off central Vancouver Island, has long been a popular...
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
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

July 2018

Date Event Type
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
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
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
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

June 2018

Date Event Type
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
Sun, Jun 24, 2018 - Tue, Jul 3, 2018
(12:00 AM)
Bunsby Group Islands (2C/3C) – CANCELLED
THIS TRIP HAS BEEN CANCELLED When: Sunday, June 24, 2018 overnight at Fair Harbour, followed by 8 nights on the water until return to Fair...
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
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
Fri, Jun 22, 2018 - Sun, Jul 1, 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
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
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
Mon, Jun 18, 2018 - Sat, Jun 23, 2018
(12:00 AM)
Deer Group Island (2B/3C) TRIP FULL
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
Sat, Jun 16, 2018
(9:30 AM - 3:30 PM)
Bowen Island Circumnavigation (3C) – POSTPONED
Update on June 12 -- this trip will be rescheduled for July. Bowen Island is just across the Queen Charlotte Channel from Horseshoe Bay. The...
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
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
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
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
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 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
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

May 2018

Date Event Type
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
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 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
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...
Social, 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 - 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
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
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, 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 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
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

April 2018

Date Event Type
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

February 2018

Date Event Type
Sun, Feb 4, 2018
(10:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
Ladner Marsh (1A)
Don't let the cobwebs accumulate on your kayak! This easy 1A winter paddle will be followed by an optional microbrewery/pub lunch.
Trip

January 2018

Date Event Type
Sun, Jan 21, 2018
(10:00 AM - 12:30 PM)
Trip Planning Meeting
The 2018 trip planning meeting is Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 10am til 12:30pm in Surrey. All members are welcome! We're looking for members who...
Social, Trip

October 2017

Date Event Type
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
Sat, Oct 14, 2017 - Sun, Oct 15, 2017
(All Day)
Howe Sound Site Inspections
Site stewardship weekend in Howe Sd. No hard work just inspect the 6 sites and get to know them by boat.
Stewardship/ Environment, Trip
Sat, Oct 14, 2017
(All Day)
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

September 2017

Date Event Type
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
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

August 2017

Date Event Type
Sat, Aug 5, 2017 - Mon, Aug 7, 2017
(All Day)
Sechelt Inlet (2B)
This trip is now Full This is a good trip for people new to kayak camping.  Between launch location to Nine Mile Point campsite (one...
Trip

July 2017

Date Event Type
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
(5:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Sunset Paddle: Blackie Spit to Serpentine River (2B) DATE CHANGED
Shoreline paddle with a picnic dinner just prior to sunset
Trip
Sat, Jul 22, 2017
(8:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Indian Arm Archaeology (1B) (TRIP FULL)
Explore the unknown aboriginal settlements on the lower Indian Arm, and learn how to identify and respect these culturally-important sites.
Trip
Mon, Jul 17, 2017 - Sat, Jul 22, 2017
(All Day)
Desolation Sound and Discovery Islands Camping (2B/2C)
This Trip is now Full This is multiday paddling and camping trip in Desolation Sound and the Discovery Islands group. The waters of this area are...
Trip