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Improve your river karma come join us on a river clean up!

Contact us for details

- Saturday, April 16th

- Sunday, September 25th

We are proud to support the Chilliwack Vedder River Cleanup Coalition.

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For Fun

 

70% of the earth is water so dive in and play!

Recommended Videos

NOT ALL VIDEOS ARE INSTRUCTIONAL. DO NOT ATTEMPT ANY OF THE STUNTS IN THE NON-INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS.

Kayak 101 Mastering the basics
By Joe Holt
Done in 1985. The name says it all.

Seventh Drop in God's Country
Red Rooster Productions
Fun to watch. Filmed in B.C with a few quirks and crashes.

Twitch series 1-4
Videolink Productions
A series of hair boating steep creeking and extreme stunts. Today's top creek boaters search the globe for first descents and new records.

 

Recommended Reading

KAYAK
By Wiliam Neally
This book contains valuable information on river reading and safety. It is written in the off the wall humor Nealy is famous for.

Whitewater Trips
By Betty Pratt-Johnson
This series of 5 guidebooks was written in 1986,so be aware some of the runs will have changed. Still a very useful book for whitewater trips and other points of interest along the way.

Whitewater in B.C's Southwest
By Steve Crowe & Jim Hnatiak
This is a more up to date guidebook. Not quite as much detail as "Whitewater trips" but it goes along nicely with those books.

Whitewater in Southwest British Columbia
By Claudia Schwab
This book covers 79 river runs and play spots. You will find detailed directions, descriptions and maps. Included are also suggestions for non-paddling activities for each area, ideas for road trips and lots of other useful information for anybody kayaking in British Columbia . www.wetcoastpublishing.com

Events


Vancouver Kayak Club Whitewater Festival - April 29th to May 1st 2011

The Vancouver Kayak Club will be hosting its annual Whitewater Festival on the Chilliwack River from Friday, April 29th to Sunday, May 1st, 2011.
For the fourth year running, this laid-back social and fun weekend event has established itself as a kick-off party for Western Canada's whitewater enthusiasts. The beautiful Chilliwack Valley offers several excellent class II - IV river runs with boulder gardens, pool drops, and surfing waves for paddlers of all interest and skill levels, including the famous Tamihi Rapid.

http://www.vankayak.org/festival

Wenger Patagonian Expedition Race
The Wenger Patagonian Expedition Race is a true expedition, taking teams of four through lands previously unknown to the human eye. Racers receive minimal assistance as they traverse through the pristine southern Patagonia by means of trekking, climbing and related rope work, kayaking, mountain biking, and backcountry navigation. They often cover hundreds of kilometers without seeing a soul
www.patagonianexpeditionrace.com

Throwdowns
Throwdowns are a series of FUN events aimed at bringing communities of recreational boaters together in the spirit of simple competition. These events allow for simple scoring and keep things light and fun. The categories allow for anyone to do well and we all judge each other. Prizes are not given to top rides, but are raffled off to all participants like door prizes.
Visit our Throwdown page for details and dates

 

Kayaking Links

Aquabound Paddles

B.C. Water Pages

Capilano Camera

FNA Head Gear

Kayak online

World Kayak

Dream Flows

Kayaking Forums and Clubs

Fraser Valley Whitewater

Vancouver Kayak Club

 

Chilliwack Links

Chilliwack life.com
Chilliwack Life.com is a listing directory created to showcase Chilliwack , BC Canada ,including Accomodations, Entertainment, Outdoor Activities, Life, People, Weather and Photos.

Tourism Chilliwack
Discover Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada

Chilliwack Vedder River Cleanup Coalition
Our goal is to keep this magnificent river clean so its beauty will still be appreciated by many generations to come.

The Valley Voice
A online News paper serving the Chilliwack Area