$29 Trip Planning 101 Granville Island, Jericho Beach

Planning a paddling trip on the BC West coast with friends or family and don’t really know where to start? Ecomarine’s paddle experts are here to help! In this 2.5 hrs hands on course we go over the following:

  • What kind of gear you’ll need and might like to bring on your trip
  • How to pack a kayak
  • Basic info to navigation such as chart and compass reading
  • Understand tides and currents
  • How to read and interpret local marine weather
  • Resources for trip planning and further learning

By the end of this seminar you’ll feel excited and ready to start planning your next paddling adventure.

Dates & times:

2018 Dates at our Granville Island location

  • March 15  | Thursday | 6:30 – 9pm
  • April 11 | Wednesday | 6:30 – 9pm
  • May 15 | Tuesday | 6:30 – 9pm

2018 Dates at our Jericho Beach location

  • June 21 | Thursday | 6:30 – 9pm
  • July 23 | Monday | 6:30 – 9pm
  • August 7 | Tuesday | 6:30 – 9pm

2018 Dates at our Granville Island location

  • September 18 | Tuesday | 6:30 – 9pm
  • October 4 | Thursday | 6:30 – 9pm


$29 plus GST

(50% of the course price will be donated to the BC Marine Trails Association, a non-profit organization creating a marine network of campsites and access points along the approx. 27,000 km coastline of British Columbia)

Important Information & Resources:

Other things to note:

For a more detailed and personal trip planning session you can also book a private 2 or 3 hr consultation with one of our experienced instructors. Together as a team we have decades of paddling and trip experience all over the coast in British Columbia and are happy to share our little tips and tricks with you. See Private Lesson for more information.

Next Steps:

New to paddling? Take our Beginner Weekend, Beginner Series or Complete Series, course to get started.

Already have some paddling instruction under your belt? Paddle Canada Level 2 Series, introduces overnight trips and more advanced paddling skills, including a 2 night trip in the Gulf Islands.

Go on a trip!