Victoria Area, February 2018

Discussion in 'Paddling Partners' started by Pawistik, Jan 11, 2018 at 10:47 AM.

  1. Pawistik

    Pawistik Paddler

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    Hi folks,
    I know I haven't been on WCP much lately but I wanted to mention that I'm heading west for a vacation in a few weeks and will be in Victoria from about February 16th to 25th. My family is coming out so the purpose of this post is 2-fold:
    • Anyone want to go for a paddle while I'm in the area?
    • Any suggestions for activities and things to do with my kids (12 & 15 year old girls)?
    Currently, we're actually flying out on the night of the 17th and flying home on the 25th, but I'm probably going to change my flight to come out a little early before the rest of the family since I now know my work schedule. I'll be bringing my drysuit and not much else (well, a few clothes, too). A while ago I had chatted with Dave at Blue Dog about doing some playing around in the water with them, but we haven't gotten very specific.

    Cheers,
    Bryan in Saskatoon
     
  2. nootka

    nootka Paddler

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    Probably not convenient for you, but Surge Narrows is good on the 15th & 16th.
     
  3. Paul S

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    Hi Bryan,

    New member to the community here. I live in the lower mainland and am always game to do an overnight trip out to my favourite campsite Osprey Creek on Pitt Lake (There are a few trip reports on the site). I've got two Elie Strait 140XE single 14' boats and a Classic Necky Tofino 21' double that we could use. Along with all of the necessary camping gear for you to use (-5 Sleeping bag, Pad, Tent, etc.). Saturday the 17/18 of February would probably work best. Let me know if you're interested and we can look into setting something up.

    Cheers,
    Paul
     
  4. Pawistik

    Pawistik Paddler

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    Nootka, good to know. Not convenient but good to know. I have a cousin in Campbell River, another in Ladysmith, and friends in the Courtney area so that might be worth a trip up there if I can figure out how to make it work.

    Paul, thanks for the note - I'm still figuring stuff out so that's a good option to keep in mind. I hadn't thought about camping as an option.
     
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  5. Pawistik

    Pawistik Paddler

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    Ah, now that I see where Pitt Lake is I'll have to rule it out. It might be a stretch for me to get to Surge, let alone the mainland. I'll keep it in mind for the future on one my Vancouver-area visits. I'll check it out as we fly over it heading into Victoria.
    Cheers,
    Bryan
     
  6. BigandSmall

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  7. Pawistik

    Pawistik Paddler

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    Excellent, thanks. If we can make it that far afield, we'll check it out.