Jerome Truran set out from Port Hardy at around 4pm on Wednesday, June 12th to beat the record for circumnavigating Vancouver Island.
8 days and 350km of paddling.
That’s how long and how far Norm Hann paddled his standup paddleboard earlier this month along the east coast of Haida Gwaii, British Columbia. The expedition was documented from a 40 ft sailboat as part of the upcoming film STAND.
The primary purpose of this trip was to help raise awareness of the [...]
The annual Vancouver Bike Show and Outdoor Adventure Show takes place this weekend at the Vancouver Convention Centre, Saturday and Sunday March 3 and 4, 2012.
Both events are sure to attract large crowds on a weekend that is expected to be very wet.
The Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show will include over 250 exhibitors featuring everything for [...]
Norm Hann, who standup paddleboarded along a proposed north coast BC oil tanker route, will be screening his Standup4Greatbear film at Granville Island’s Ecomarine Kayak in Vancouver on November 25th, 2011 at 7:00PM.
Norm paddled 400 kilometers on his standup paddleboard from Kitimat to Bella Bella to raise awareness of the dangers the proposed oil tanker route would [...]
Each June paddlers from around the world converge in Canada’s North to race in one of the world’s longest canoe and kayak races, the Yukon River Quest.
The race takes paddlers down the Yukon River from the city of Whitehorse to Dawson Creek, a total of 740 kilometers. Paddlers, either on their own or within a [...]
Each June some of the world’s best paddlers challenge themselves in the Yukon Quest, billed as the toughest paddle race in the world. During the race paddlers of all shapes and sizes don life preserves and board kayaks, canoes and outriggers for the 2-5 day paddle down one of the world’s most beautiful rivers. The [...]
This past June 72 teams of paddlers took part in one of the most spectacular paddling marathons in the world: the Yukon River Quest. The Yukon River Quest is one of the world’s longest canoe and kayak marathons and takes paddlers a total of 740 kilometers from Whitehorse to Dawson City. The Quest is a [...]
The 2011 MEC Big Chop Summer Paddle Series is set to begin this Thursday, May 5. The series consists of 10 races in total, which happen on Thursday evenings at Vancouver’s Vanier Park.
Distances for each event range between 7 and 10 kilometers with kayaks, paddleboards, canoes and outriggers all eligible.
After the first race this Thursday subsequent [...]
We thought you might enjoy reading the first part of this photo essay detailing Norm Hann’s recent stand-up paddleboard (SUP) expedition to the GreatBear Rainforest.
Last summer Explore Magazine covered our exploratory SUP trip to the GreatBear and so this year we brought 5 excited guests up to experience the coastal temperate rainforest. Joining us on [...]
Written by Zoe Szuch and published in the Squamish Chief -
A local man troubled by a proposed pipeline through unique and sensitive natural areas has returned from an epic journey to spread awareness.
Norm Hann successfully completed his 385-kilometre stand up paddle trip down the British Columbia coastline, but he’s not finished fighting for what he [...]
(Thanks to Jen Segger for this) – Beginning on May 3rd, 2010 and corresponding with the annual Pacific Salmon migration, Norm Hann will be paddling the proposed North Coast Oil Tanker Route through the Great Bear Rainforest and the traditional harvesting lands of the Coastal First Nations on his Surftech standup paddleboard. The paddle and support [...]
Thanks to the Victoria Kayaker blog for this update…
Vancouver Island Kayaker Haley Shephard has resumed her attempt to circumnavigate South Georgia after a series of mishaps delayed her original attempt last month.
You can follow Haley through her blog: hayleyshephard.blogspot.com/
Thanks to Victoria Kayaker for this:
Last week we reported on Alert Bay kayaker Hayley Shephard who was just about to embark on a solo kayak circumnavigation around South Georgia Island. Storms and a severed finger have now put the expedition in jeopardy.
According to the Victoria Kayaker blog, the skipper of the vessel they are on [...]
The Yukon River Quest, the longest canoe and kayak race in the world, begins today in Whitehorse, Canada. This year’s field will feature 79 teams with 172 paddlers from all over the world – including several past champions – in what should be a competitive event.
Eight countries will be represented this year. Coming from outside [...]
From the Canadian Press - Nick Castro, a Victoria kayak store owner, will be attempting to break a kayaking record by circumnavigating Vancouver Island in less than 17 days.
If the weather co-operates, Castro will leave Port Hardy, on the northern tip of the island, on June 13. He’ll paddle down the Island’s west coast – past [...]
New Westminster, BC – March 30, 2009. The Mountain Equipment Coop Big Chop Summer Paddle Series begins on April 30, 2009, off the shores of Vanier Park in Vancouver. This ten race series will be held every second Thursday and is open to paddling enthusiasts of all levels. Racers in kayaks, outriggers, surfskis and outriggers [...]
The Mountain Equiqment Co-op Big Chop Summer Paddle Series is a 10 race series happening on Thursday evenings in Vancouver, BC, Canada. The race is open to OC 1 & 2, Kayaks, and Canoes. Race dates for the series were announced last week with the first race happening on April 30th. Following is a summary of the [...]
The following was posted in the lastest MOMAR newsletter…
The final race of the MEC Big Chop Summer Paddle Series will take place on Thursday, September 11th, 2008. You are invited to come down to Vanier Park in Vancouver for a paddle race followed by the Series Party at the Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co. We will [...]
The Burnaby Canoe and Kayak Club is offering a range of programs this summer designed to make you a more efficient and effective paddler. They include the following:
Paddling lessons for beginners and advanced
Sprint racing programs designed for beginners [...]
The MEC Big Chop Summer Paddle Series begins this Thursday. Each race includes two events, the 7-10km ‘Big’ Chop or the 4-5km ‘Little’ Chop. You can race in either a kayak, outrigger or canoe. Registration costs $8 and includes post race food and drinks. The season ends with a party and and a major draw [...]