Club Outings


Club paddles are an opportunity for new members to meet other members; to paddle in a safe environment and to introduce new members to the greater Victoria area paddling locations. Some trips are tailored to beginner paddlers although experienced paddlers are welcome and often attend. The pace is set by those at the back of the “pack”. Trips are also organized for those paddlers with more advanced skills. The paddle/trip leader will determine the minimum skill level required for the course selected and such requirements will be included in the event details.

Club paddles/trips will be listed under the event section of the website and posted to the general club and program calendars. Part of the registration process will require members to complete a registration form and indicate that all requirements are met. Registration is usually closed the Thursday prior to the event, however, the leader may consider late registrants.

The paddle/trip leader will have discretion to refuse a member to participate if they do not have required skills and/or safety equipment and clothing. This decision is final.

All those who plan to attend need to wear immersion gear (I.e. drysuit or wetsuit OR insulating clothing such as fleece). The  Trip Leader has the right to deny your participation in the paddle if he/she thinks you are not adequately prepared for the possibility of immersion.

Always remember to bring a change of clothes in a drybag. If you are unsure about the suitability of your equipment or clothing, please review the published trip description by clicking the calendar item, and contact the Trip Leader designated in the trip description for advice prior to the paddle date.

Please bring adequate food and water for the duration of the trip, as well as a thermos of something warm.
You can access a wide variety of relevant information to prepare Here

Participants should be dressed appropriately for the forecast weather (call 250-363-6880) or look up the Environment Canada marine forecast on the web).  If the trip is to be on the ocean, and you know how, please check the time of the tides and currents. It is helpful to bring your own charts or maps so that you can be self-sufficient if necessary.

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