Category Archives: Paddle

Sea Kayaking, River Kayaking, Rafting

Dew Drop Diaries: Paddling to the West Coast of Haida Gwaii

Hello friends, today I am going to tell you the story of a short kayak trip with some of my closest friends. Setting the scene for this tale: Alex Beauchemin and I met at the start of our second year … Continue reading

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Say Nuth Khaw Yum Falls 2023

Day 1 (Sam) To start the day off, everyone commuted and met up at Deep Cove. We packed our boats and did an intro lesson to sea kayaking, and then pushed off in two separate groups, each half an hour … Continue reading

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Paddling Stinks

My second experience with whitewater kayaking took place last weekend, on the lower Mamquam River in Squamish. It was pouring when I met up with James in the Chief parking lot on Saturday and most of the people camping there … Continue reading

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Unbelievable feat at Wells Gray

My 3 am alarm rings, I am late for my United Airlines flight to SF. Barely awake I got my bags in an Evo and raced to the YVR airport. On my way down Marine Drive, I thought of how … Continue reading

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Toba Expedition

Before we begin, a shout out is in order to the Neil Mackenzie Trust and the VOC for putting together the Neil Mackenzie Adventure Grant. Learning about this grant for grand expeditions inspired us to dream up a longer combined … Continue reading

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Burton (Sphinx) Hut “Workhike” September 5-7, 2020

By Melissa Bernstein, with help from Cassandra Elphinstone and Ross Campbell I never thought my first trip to Garibaldi Lake would be what went down on this trip. Before this trip, I had only been up to Garibaldi Park once, … Continue reading

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Pedal Paddle Pedal: Sunshine Coast and Vancouver Island Loop

Pedal Paddle Pedal Gabrielle Booth & Charlotte Scholten   Total Distance Cycled: 679.41 km Total Distance Kayaked: 48.57 km Total Elevation Gain: 9123 m Charlotte and I pedaled or paddled on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the following … Continue reading

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Banff/Jasper Scrambles and Kayaking

As the end of the summer of 2020 approached, my dream of a Rocky Mountain road trip seemed to be fading. The deadline to present my thesis proposal was nearing, making it difficult to fit any kind of trip into … Continue reading

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Princess Louisa Inlet Kayak Adventure

Princess Louisa Inlet is a well known destination for boaters in BC. Chatterbox Falls lies at the end of Princess Louisa Inlet and helps make the inlet especially beautiful. George Hill and I, Alex Wharton, set out on a four … Continue reading

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Saturna Island Kayak

Saturna Island Kayak Trip Saturna island, widely forgotten amongst the other gulf islands, is a hidden gem full of life and great for a weekend adventure. Boaters passage, a 30 meter passage that lets in a huge amount of water, … Continue reading

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