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Sea Kayaking, River Kayaking, Rafting

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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Post-Exam Paddle

In celebration of finishing my first year of UBC (and getting through 6 exams in 9 days), I joined Alex Wharton’s sunshine coast kayaking trip over Easter Weekend 2019. Also joining us were Taiga Andersson and Chantal Gautschi. What was … Continue reading

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Jericho to Squamish Kayaking Trip

Philippe LeBillon, Lukas Schreiber and Alex Wharton kayaked from Jericho to Squamish at the end of August to begin the end of what had been a fun filled VOC summer. Similar to the previous two summers in Vancouver, smoke from … Continue reading

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Tough but worth it: reflections on the Powell Forest Canoe Route

Like many outdoor enthusiasts, Michael Stone and I have a bucket list of adventures that we are slowly checking off. In the summer of 2018, we were both doing coop work terms through our respective university programs, and did not … Continue reading

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Kayaking In Sechelt Inlet

Who can think of a better way to spend Thanksgiving weekend than kayaking on the Sunshine Coast? Alex Winter-Billington, Lukas Schreiber and Alex Wharton left Vancouver early on Saturday morning to catch the 7:30 am ferry to Sechelt. Over the … Continue reading

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