The purpose of this new meetup group is to bring together outdoor enthusiasts who would like to explore the greater Vancouver area by canoe. I have enjoyed many areas in and around Vancouver and I'd love to explore those places with other people, and also find new places.
To participate you must have or arrange access to a canoe and you'll have to get yourself and the canoe to areas we will explore. The paddlers are each responsible for their own canoe and equipment. Beginners should take a basic paddling course before they take on the responsibility of paddling a canoe. Novice canoe paddlers should join up with a canoeing partner with a some experience for these Meet-up trips.
Under the Transport Canada boating regulations you will need to have the basic safety equipment in your boat. Check the Transport Canada website.
There is a waiver that must be agreed as a prerequisite to participating in events. You'll find the waiver in the here:
OK, enough about the 'do's and don'ts' for now! Let's have some fun canoeing in the Greater Vancouver area, where there is no shortage of water. We will experience a variety of canoeing environments: oceans, lakes, tidal areas, rivers. Canoe camping is a wonderful experience and I hope we also get to that, but our first several events will all be day trips in and around Vancouver area.
If you share these interests, please join and tell me about yourself and your interests. And by all means I certainly welcome other organizers for events!