Category Archives: Paddle

Sea Kayaking, River Kayaking, Rafting

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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Kayak Loop on the Sunshine Coast

For a number of years I have wanted to complete the “Sunshine Coast Kayak Loop” trip, and finally, after my third attempt at organizing the trip, I finally completed it. The trip definitely made for a lot of great memories … Continue reading

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Kayaking To And Hiking Up Anvil Island

“Anvil Island? It’s so hard to access!” That’s why most Vancouverites have never been on the summit of Anvil Island; but, who could stop a motivated VOC crew on warm and sunny summer day? To begin the trip, we, a … Continue reading

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Eccentric False Creek Kayaking

On Friday, May 15, 2020, I took a day off from work. I was feeling really burnt out and needed some time outside and offline. So I called up my good friend and go-to adventure buddy, Jacob Grossbard, and begged … Continue reading

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Paddlers vs Squatters- A Garbage Wars Story.

Me-”My car is much happierĀ  without the hobo mattresses inside” Alana: “That’s a quote of the day…” In late April a couple friends and I went for a drizzly day paddle up Fraser river. Generally not top destination for either … Continue reading

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