Trips

Joining multi-day trips is one of the main reasons people join the kayak fleet.  Early each season we discuss trips we'd like to lead and tailor the destinations and level of difficulty to involve as many members as possible.  Trips can only go ahead if they have an organizer and leader (can be the same person). 

Trips are added to the calendar over the course of the season as members step forward to organize or lead them. All checked out members of the kayak fleet can apply to join a trip.  If interest exceeds the number of spots available we draw names at random, and may give preference to those who can help transport kayaks, or who haven't already joined a trip that year

We are always looking for more competent leaders at the club, so if you have the skills and are willing, please email kayaking@clublocarno.com

Our trip calendar is below; see the Trip Resources page for things to help leaders, organizers and participants (you need to be signed in as a member to view).


Upcoming events

    • 05 Jul 2024
    • 09:00
    • 07 Jul 2024
    • 18:00
    • Saysutshun (Newcastle Island) Marine Provincial Park
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    Club trip to Saysutshun (Newcastle Island) Marine Provincial Park just of Naniamo.

    This trip is aimed at kayakers who are beginner campers but others are welcome to join us if there is room. Priority will be given to those who want to gain camping experience and test their skills rolling on & off BC Ferries. We'll take up to ten kayaks (12 people assuming couples in doubles).

    This is a joint adventure with SUP fleet. SUP fleet participants can also register on the SUP Trip event.

    For kayakers: this is a roll-on roll-off camping trip. We will transport the kayaks to Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal (and gain experience lashing kayaks onto cars). We will roll onto the ferry, roll-off at Discovery Bay, walk the kayaks to the launching site and paddle to Saysutshun. 

    For SUP: probably need some cars to travel on the ferry to carry the SUPs. But some may be able to walk on carrying camping gear and take the bas/taxi to the Saysutshun ferry,

    We have a group campsite for two nights (Friday, Saturday). 

    • Friday - ferry probably 12:00pm ferry
    • Saturday - day trip
    • Sunday - morning trip 
      Return  - ferry probably 3:20pm

    For kayakers: the longest day will be up to 20 km of paddling depending on weather conditions and group skills. Depending on numbers, we may split into two groups for day excursions. Day trip destinations will depend on the weather:

    • Hudsons Rocks / Pipers Lagoon Park
    • Gabriola (East Coast)
    • Descanso Bay / Park
    • Nanaimo River

    This is an explorer trip: paddling will be more aimed at exploring the coastline and islands.

    We have the option of eating a supper at the Dinghy Dock Pub on neighbouring Protection Island

    Pre-requisite experience:  Level 1 skills. Some experience paddling in wind and chop. Ability to paddle at 3-4 km/h for 4-5 hours or 15-20km (with breaks). Competent in self-rescues and assisted rescue.

    We will be limited to 12 campers, so if more apply to join we will select names based on experience or at random.  There will be a trip planning meeting with all participants the week before the trip and a test paddle as a group from Jericho.  

    Transportation: we will need cars for transporting kayaks to Horseshoe Bay. We'll book as walk-on passengers (with kayaks) with BC Ferries

    Costs: Club Locarno trip fee, ferry, share of camping fee, share of parking fee at Horseshoe Bay.

    Any questions about the trip, please contact Mark at kayaking@clublocarno.com



Past events

17 May 2024 Kayak Trip - Howe Sound
26 Mar 2024 Kayak Trip Planning Meeting
10 Sep 2023 Day Trip - Twin Island, Indian Arm
02 Jun 2023 Kayak Trip - Southern Gulf Islands - Isle de Lis
22 Jul 2022 Kayak Trip - Copeland Islands & Surrounds
08 Jul 2022 Kayak Trip - Gulf Islands
27 May 2022 Kayak Trip - Saysutshun (Newcastle Island) Marine Provincial Park
11 Aug 2021 Kayak Trip - Central Gulf Islands
11 Jul 2021 Kayak Trip - Desolation Sound
28 Jul 2020 Kayak Trip - Southern Gulf Islands
04 Jul 2020 Kayak Trip - Sunshine Coast
25 Jun 2020 Kayak Trip - Southern Howe Sound
20 Jun 2020 Kayak Trip - Local Destination
13 Jun 2020 Kayak Trip - Overnight Indian Arm
28 May 2020 Paddling the West Coast of BC
31 Aug 2019 Kayak Trip - Southern Gulf Islands
12 Aug 2019 Kayak Trip - Telegraph Cove
28 Jun 2019 Kayak Trip - Sea to Sky Marine Trail
22 Jun 2019 Kayak Trip - Sechelt Inlet
09 Jun 2019 Kayak Trip Planning/ Leading Workshop
06 Sep 2018 Jedediah Island - 4 Night Kayak Trip
15 Aug 2018 Desolation Sound - 5 Night Kayak Trip
04 Aug 2018 Jericho to Bowen - 2 Night Kayak Trip
21 Jul 2018 Howe Sound - Overnight Kayak Trip
16 Jun 2018 Indian Arm - Overnight Kayak Trip
01 Jun 2018 Kayak Trip Leader Course
16 Sep 2017 Gambier Island - Overnight Kayak Trip no.2
02 Sep 2017 Southern Gulf Islands - Kayak Trip
28 Jul 2017 Kayak Expedition - Salish Sea Marine Trail
22 Jul 2017 Kayak day trip to Lighthouse Park
08 Jul 2017 Gambier Island - Overnight Kayak Trip
22 Jun 2017 Indian Arm - Overnight Kayak Trip
15 Jun 2017 Kayak Trip Planning 2
08 Jun 2017 Kayak Trip Planning 1
05 Sep 2016 Broughton Archipelago II
26 Aug 2016 Broughton Archipelago
21 Aug 2016 Kayak day trip to Lighthouse Park
07 Aug 2016 Desolation Sound
23 Jul 2016 Local Overnighter (eg Indian Arm)
13 Jun 2016 Nootka Island
12 Jun 2016 Broken Group Islands
10 Jun 2016 Wigeon Creek Day trip
31 May 2016 Kayak Trip Planning 2
20 May 2016 Southern Gulf Islands - Portland Island
06 May 2016 Overnight Kayak Trip - Local Destination
27 Apr 2016 Kayak Trip Planning 1
30 Nov 2015 Kayak Fleet Planning and Social
07 Sep 2015 Telegraph Cove II
29 Aug 2015 Telegraph Cove I
19 Jul 2015 Broken Group
13 Jul 2015 Desolation Sound
03 Jul 2015 Anvil Island
03 Jul 2015 Gambier Island
26 Jun 2015 Flores Island
20 Jun 2015 Local Destination
06 Jun 2015 Widgeon Creek
25 May 2015 Indian Arm
16 May 2015 Northern Gulf Islands
30 Sep 2014 Kayak Trip Waitlist
23 Aug 2014 Kayak Trip Broughton Archipelego
09 Aug 2014 Kayak Trip Desolation Sound
01 Aug 2014 Kayak Trip Desolation Sound
11 Jul 2014 Kayak Trip Southern Gulf Islands
28 Jun 2014 Kayak Trip Northern Gulf Islands
22 Jun 2014 Kayak Trip west coast Vancouver Island
14 Jun 2014 Kayak Trip Indian Arm
07 Jun 2014 Kayak Trip Widgeon Creek
24 May 2014 Kayak Trip Local Waters
17 May 2014 Kayak Trip Southern Gulf Islands
01 Jan 2014 2014 New Years Day Polar Bear Row, Paddle, whatever...

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