Trip Reports

Intro to Moving Waters – Trip Report

June 3rd, 2017 It was a cloudy Saturday morning with waters high on the Mamquam River in Squamish. About a dozen enthusiastic, yet nervous, new river paddlers met up at the put-in off Government Road under the train tracks. Carey, Alain, and Claude ... More

Terror on the Coquitlam River

Sweepers, water rushing at 9 cubic meters per second, and Bernard’s driving led to an exciting outing on the Coquitlam River last Sunday. With a meet up at the Port Mann boat launch at 10 am, and a shuttle organized by trip leader, Mike, a group of 10 ... More

Ladner Marsh Trip Report – May 21, 2017

It was a gorgeous sunny day, something we haven’t had for a while so everyone was eager to get on the water. The trip leader was April W. and the paddlers were Pam F., Mike D., Suzanna H., John G. and 2 new members Christine McG. and Bruce M. and a ... More

Chilliwack River Trip Report – April 2, 2017

Reply- Great count Phil and I in as it is our Anniversary. It was the first sunny day in a month with a huge blue sky with happy clouds on April 2 in Vancouver. Heading towards the mountains in the Fraser valley it was back to winter conditions; ... More

Buntzen Lake Trip Report – April 9 2017

This outing was my first as a trip leader. We had good weather, just a light wind and some fresh snow on the surrounding mountains for a pretty backdrop. Perfect for paddling. Five boats were on the trip. Christine and Bruce came on their first BCC ... More

Lower Seymour at Speed – March 25 2017

We had water. We had paddlers. This early whitewater trip on the club’s schedule looked like a go! My backup plan was to invite everyone to ski or snowshoe at Hollyburn Lodge on Cypress (something I’ve always thought would be a really great annual ... More

Widgeon Creek – March 12 2017

The forecast was for light rain Sunday so Carole and I were not surprised when we arrived at Grant Narrows under cloudy skies and sprinkles. It was 0930 and waiting there already was Mike D; we had not met before but after brief introductions we learned ... More

South Allouette – February 2017

by Leigh Burton So Sunday, Feb 26, I woke up to snow and wondered, “Whatever prompted me to decide to join a trip on the South Alouette today!?” Oh well, I’d already loaded up the car and was ready to go. 10:00 am saw us at the 232nd Park at the ... 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

North Thompson River Trip report – Thanksgiving 2016

By John Gardiner Distance: Little Fort to Heffley Creek, 83 kilometers in 3 days. Date: 2016 Thanksgiving weekend Oct 8 9 10 Trip leader: James Wakeling 5 Boats: Isaac, Chloe and Finn in the “kids” boat – a 17' 6" Hellman Prospector, Frank ... More