All VCKC Hosted Events

      Only future VCKC events appear on this page.  To see all events - past & future - view the complete Club Calendar or visit our Program specific calendars.

All Upcoming Events

    • 13 Jun 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • Gorge Selkirk Waterway / 2940 Jutland Rd


    • 14 Jun 2020
    • 8:20 AM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Clubhouse, 355 Gorge Road West
    • 5

    Learn to paddle a canoe by yourself, even in windy and rough conditions. You’ll adapt the paddling stokes learned in the Level 1 Tandem course to solo paddling while sitting in the centre of a canoe. You’ll gain independence as you enhance your understanding of how a canoe responds to each paddle stroke. By completing this course you’ll be able to branch out to the other courses the club offers, such as ocean tripping and the advanced tandem and solo courses.

    Topics include:

        Solo paddling positions and trim

        Pivot point

        Extending your strokes for better control

        Solo spins and sideslips

        Self-rescues (Wet/dry suit recommended)

        Effective reverse paddling

        Introduction to environmental ethics

        Access concerns

    Our certified instructors deliver the Recreational Canoeing Association of British Columbia’s (RCABC) Lakewater 2 - Basic Solo in a full-day session normally held on the Gorge waterway near the VCKC clubhouse.

    All canoeing gear can be provided, however you are encouraged to bring your own equipment if you have it.

    PREREQUISITE – RCABC Lakewater Level 1 or equivalent.  You must be a club member to take a course, you will not be able to register until you have logged into the website.

    Please register online now to secure your spot. You can delay paying until one week before the course date; a payment reminder email will be sent at that time.

    Course-specific details will be sent by the instructor one week before the course.

    If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact the VCKC Canoe Director - canoe@vckc.ca


    • 10 Jul 2020
    • 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • 12 Jul 2020
    • 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • Maffeo Sutton Park - Nanaimo


    • 15 Jul 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM (PDT)


    • 19 Jul 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 23 Jul 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Southern Gulf Islands
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    Gulf Island camping trip July 19 to the 23rd and Big Canoes (Voyageur, Langley, Pacific Dancer).

    The main theme will be a relaxing tour, with a civilized restaurant meal each night. We will depart from the Sidney area on Sunday morning, and make our way to Port Browning on Pender Island, then to Montague Harbour on Galiano island. 

    There is room for up to 24 participants, but we can go with as few as 6. 

    This trip is for members only. Not a member? Join VCKC now.

    If you want to add multiple members, please complete one registration for each member.

    Signing up is free for members until June 1. We will be asking for $100 at that time to help plan and secure facilities.


    • 07 Aug 2020
    • 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • 09 Aug 2020
    • 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • Victoria Inner Harbour


    • 16 Sep 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM (PDT)


    • 18 Nov 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM (PST)


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