My girlfriend and I are probably heading to visit her family in Vancouver for some or all of the time between Xmas and New Years. Driving up from California, but not bringing boats. Might be interested to get together with West Coast Paddler folks in the area. Could be a paddle, but we'd need to borrow or rent boats (could bring dry suits and other key gear). Or maybe just some adult beverages. Let me know if around and interested. For those who don't know me and are wondering if there would be risk to taking someone they don't know out (always a valid question), we are both competent coastal paddlers who have been paddling seriously for some 13 years in all sorts of conditions. I am an ACA certified open coast kayaking instructor.