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Big Canoe Thompson River Trip

  • 06 Sep 2024
  • 09 Sep 2024
  • Savona to Ashcroft, BC
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Thompson River Trip September 6th to 9th, 2024

VCKC’s annual Thompson River Trip from Savona to Spence’s Bridge, BC will take place again this year (assuming public health conditions permit) on the first weekend after Labour Day (Sep 6 to 8). This trip will paddle downstream from Savona to Ashcroft on the Thompson River.


Members wishing to participate must have Big Canoe experience with either previous participation in a Paddle for the Kids season or else participation in a brigade. Moving water experience in tandem canoe is an asset. Members need to be 12 or older to paddle on this trip.


The initial cost is  $100 per paddler to cover the cost of shipping canoes off the island. 

Camping, travel, and food expenses are not included.

Outline of the trip is as follows:

  • Friday September 6: Travel from Victoria to Juniper Beach Provincial Park (just east of Cache Creek)
  • Saturday September 7: Paddle Big Canoes from Savona to Ashcroft (lunch at Juniper Beach)
  • Sunday September 8: Paddle from Savona to Juniper Beach, load boats at noon and head for a 7pm ferry.

For more information contact 

 Joe Boyd, Big Canoe Director


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