Trip Reports

Widgeon Creek Trip Report – October 2023

A cool wind blew down from Pitt Lake, sharply greeting twelve members of the Beaver Canoe Club on the morning of Sunday October 15th, a brisk reminder that summer had ended and the fashion of shorts and T-shirts was over. We bundled ourselves up in warm ... More

Hayward Lake 23-08-20 Trip Report

 It’s been a bit of a struggle this year getting trips to run in the valley due to low participation but there were 3 canoes ready to go on this trip so it was a go! However, Mother Nature decided  we needed smoky skies, presumably to reduce ... More

A River with Two Tales

Two stories, one that happened on the Alouette River on January 29th, and one that never happened at all. More

Squamish River Paddle, Sunday January 15, 2023

"There’s nothing like a mid-winter paddle that starts and ends with a swim... but that’s getting ahead of the story..." More

Sep 25th BCC Annual River Cleanup on Lower Coquitlam

Trish, Dave B, Serrat, Mike, Dave W, Jenny W, Jen W in boats and Jiri S on banks. See Pic here:   More

Upper Nicomen Slough – June 12, 2022

There was a slight ripple on the water as we shoved off below the Deroche bridge heading north to what is known and “Bell Dam” at the end of Malcolm Road. Kym W. and Yiolanne A. paddled one canoe while Peter G and his wife Deb, and Carole and I ... More

Fraser River North Arm – May 14, 2022

Three tandem canoes set off from Burnaby’s Fraser Foreshore park on a rainy Sunday morning. Jim Slade, Jaime Adams, Peter Gutzman, Sue Mills, myself and daughter Melanie. Despite the rain, the trip exceeded expectations. The rain stopped shortly after ... More

Trip Report: Deep Cove: March 27, 2022

What started out as a bleak, grey cool day threatening rain ended up as a nice day with sunshine!  Never trust the weatherman here on the west coast. Our launch was at a new location that we were not familiar with so it turns out that both Mike and ... More

Trip Report: Lower Chilliwack River: Mar 27, 2022

This was supposed to be an Upper Chilliwack trip, but the river was a little high, had changed it’s course last fall, and I thought maybe it was better to paddle something else today. We opted for the Upper Seymour instead, but it never rose to a ... More

Trip Report: Mid – Coquitlam River 20 02 22

I had to write this trip report because I   _didn’t_   dump.   Three wolves and a sheep, as they say, had voted on lunch.   Who did dump?  I won’t say.  There were four of us.  Myself, Leigh B, ... More