Kawkawa Lake Hope, BC each year in April
The annual Canoe Festival in Hope BC is our celebration of everything canoeing. Our members from across the province gather to put on paddling clinics, slide shows, nature paddles, back country camping seminars, and a fun race! Many of BC's top canoe instructors are in attendance offering fabulous clinics on a variety of canoeing disciplines often including, solo and tandem, marathon, voyageur, poling, play-boating, sup, sailing, and more! The event is hosted at Camp Kawkawa and includes food and accommodation with options for tenting or staying in a cabin. This event fully organized and staffed by volunteers, and is run at cost by the association. And, with subsidized tickets for youth and students this is a heck of a good deal! There are workshops for kids and adults and anyone is welcome regardless of your skill set.
This event is also open to RCABC members as well as non-members, but we encourage to show your support for our volunteer run organization by joining as paddler member which only costs $20 a year. Members may attend our AGM and instructor members may attend our IAGM. At these meetings we elect new board members to our executive as well as Zone Reps. At our IAGM we update our instructors on new changes to our manual and teaching practice, as well as elicit input and address any concerns that our brought forward.
Camp Kawkawa is a "Dry" Camp and here is absolutely no drinking permitted. Please be aware that you will need to fill out a waiver prior to participating in the event and that one is available to view or download under "Forms" on our website.
Check out our Canoe Fest Photo Gallery for an idea of the fun we get up to. For more information on event dates, pricing, and to register, please visit the Canoe Festival Registration site or follow us on Facebook where you can also join our group BC Canoeing as we oftwen share information, videos, and photos about the event there.
We hope to see you at the canoe festival this year!