Welcome to Britannia’s Outdoor Adventures. All our activities are lead by experienced guides with Wilderness First Aid and canoeing certifications. All necessary canoe equipment is provided including a “drybag” to keep small items secure and dry. All participants are expected to carry with water them: water (2 litres recommended), food, rain gear and an extra warm layer of clothes. We suggest you bring along a windbreaker, sun hat, sunscreen & sunglasses. Be prepared for inclement weather anytime of the year. All activities leave from the Pool lobby, unless otherwise stated.
If you have any questions about your abilities or anything else please contact Barry at 604.719.5828 or visit out website at www.vcn.bc.ca/britout/ or through our Facebook group.
Indian Arm Canoeing
Indian Arm is a very popular canoeing and kayaking destination with its large sheltered cove for learning, rich tidal zones, nearby islands, “house watching” and possible seal and jellyfish sightings. We will depart from Deep Cove, North Vancouver. Please note the date change from the Britannia Summer Brochure (pg. 10).
Sun. July 17
9:00 qm – 5:00 pm
Buntzen Lake Canoeing
Located east of Indian Arm this BC Hydro lake is a great 3 season paddle location. Set amid mountains we will explore the lake northward, stopping at the north end beach to have lunch.
Sun. Aug. 7
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Pitt Lake Canoe Trip
Summer can only mean one thing… an annual visit to Pitt Lake. This, the largest freshwater tidal lake in N. America, provides us with the opportunity to get the feeling of the wilderness so close to home. We will travel in tandem canoes (2 people per canoe) to one of the various marine campsites. We are usually blessed with fantastic weather and a group eager to explore the lower half of Pitt Lake - we canoe approx. 35 km’s over the weekend. We will visit First Nations pictographs, see a relic from Pitt’s logging history and explore around the large Defrauder Creek waterfall. Cost of trip includes transportation, guides, canoe, and camping equipment (if required) – food is not. A pre-trip meeting on Mon. Aug. 8 @ 7 pm in the Info Centre will cover equipment needs, food considerations and trip specifics. A 9:00 am departure time on the Friday will be necessary to arrive at the best campsite before nightfall. With only 11 spots available register fast for this very popular adventure.
Fri. Aug. 12 - Sun. Aug. 14