13 Results for author: David

Upper-Upper Similkameen – a Rivers Week Story by Tim Blair

My family came out to the first weekend of river's week to paddle the Similkameen. After a nice paddle from Princeton to Bromley Rock on the Saturday (thanks Trish!) we were trying to find a good option for Sunday. The week organizer suggested I lead the ... More


Allow me to say right from the start that I volunteered to write this trip report; I never dumped once during my two paddles on the Similkameen, although it was hinted to us that the river levels might be low due to all the water being in our canoe.  In ... More

Salmon River – June 15 – Stephane Foucherau

By a clear morning of June, five fearless paddlers looking for an adventure met in the middle of nowhere with no water in sight. Mike pointed toward a wild field of waist high grass and shrubs before starting one of his famous long speeches: “This ... More

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A Visit to Seabird – May 25, 2019

Dave, Mike, Francis, Anya, and Harry spent some time at the Seabird Band’s annual Festival, in the Upper Fraser Valley.  This year was the 50th.   There were visitors from nearby elsewhere: Chilliwack, Nooksack, Lummi, Vancouver, and Vancouver ... More

Saturday May 11 Squamish River

The plan was to put in at the Ashlu River Bridge and take out at Fisherman’s Park. This would be a 22 km run.  This trip was a go, with modifications. Due to the really warm weather the river levels were on the rise the week before. On Thurs. and ... More

Kootenay Rivers Week


President’s Message – Dec 2017

Hi everyone – It was a great end of year party, wasn’t it? Thanks to April for planning and putting on our end of year party, and thanks to all the people who helped her make it happen.  They are: Anne Gingras & Alain Prince, who put ... More

President’s Message – June 2017

Congratulations New Paddlers for earning your  Tandem Lakewater certificates.  Many have gone on to try out moving water.  Did I mention we fall in sometimes?  Congratulations for that as well. Thanks for Carey and all the instructors who helped, ... More

North Alouette Meander

In late October, we paddled the North Alouette River from 232nd Street to Neaves Road, Maple Ridge.   This was one of Mike’s impromptu trips.  They happen a lot, but only when he’s not tired, and only if you’re on his email list.  The ... More