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Friday, June 9, 2023
June 9-10 (Fri, Sat), CANOE TRIPPING Paddler. Do you enjoy canoe day trips but hope to try some multi-day trips, such as doing the world-famous Bowren Lake circuit ? Or have you already done some overnight or longer canoe trips but would like to enhance your skills and knowledge? Then this course may be for you. It will involve one night and two days and will cover essentials of wilderness canoe tripping. There will also be one prior evening (TBA) of planning and pre-trip training prior to the actual trip. You will need to bring your own camping gear, a camp stove, and food, plus a canoe and gear. If you don’t have a canoe, one possibility is Middleton Boats (North Vancouver), 604-240-0503. Don also has a few boats that he can rent—on a first come first served basis. Since part of the course involves getting wet, a wet suit will be valuable since the water will still be cold for swimming. A prerequisite: Basic Tandem Paddler certification from RCABC. For participants who don’t have this prerequisite, Don is willing to set aside a day—or two partial days— (prior to the Tripping course) to accomplish this.
Thursday, June 15, 2023
Private Lake, Ocean and Moving Water Clinics. Seven days a week. Canoe & equipment are available. Details: www.Learn2Canoe.ca
Private Lake and Moving Water Clinics. Seven days a week. Canoe & equipment are available. Details: www.Learn2Canoe.ca
Private Lake, Ocean and Moving Water Clinics & courses. Seven days a week. Canoe & equipment are available. Details: www.Learn2Canoe.ca
Thursday, June 22, 2023
June 22-24 (Thursday-Saturday), CANOE TRIPPING LEADER and/or CANOE TRIPPING PADDLER. Three days and two nights. Those who don’t have the prerequisites for the Leader course may enroll in this as a Canoe Tripping Paddler course. Prior to the actual trip, there will be one evening (date TBA) for planning and pre-trip training. Prerequisites: (i) Standard First Aid (minimum of 16 hours); (ii) the RCABC Advanced Tandem or Advanced Solo Paddler; and (iii) a trip log detailing at least three overnight (or equivalent) backcountry canoe trips. For participants who want to take this course but don’t have the advanced tandem certification yet, check out possible courses on the RCABC website. If requested, Don is willing to set aside extra time prior to the canoe trip to achieve this. You will need your own gear, food, and canoe. Cost— canoe trip leader or canoe trip paddler, $200 for the 3 days and 2 nights; advanced tandem paddler (one day), $75.
Saturday, July 15, 2023
Private Lake, Ocean and Moving Water Clinics & courses. Seven days a week. Canoes & equipment are available. Solo or tandem. Details: www.Learn2Canoe.ca