That's right, 2012 marks the fifth annual Vancouver Kayak Club Whitewater Festival!
Once again it will be held in the beautiful
Chilliwack Valley that offers several excellent class II – IV river runs
with boulder gardens, pool drops, and surfing waves for paddlers of all
interest and skill levels. The Festival is a great way to kick-off
another year of paddling with a laid-back, social, and fun weekend of
The festival brings together paddlers, from novice to
advanced, for a weekend of fun on and and off the river. It's a great
way to meet new and old paddling buddies, demo the latest in gear and
boats from our sponsors, and enjoy the shuttle service to several
spots on the Chilliwack River.
Always a spectator favorite, the
festival offers paddlers a chance to compete in a downriver race and
other popular on-river contests.
Off the river, the festival has lots going on including a
silent auction and raffle where sponsors have donated some amazing
prizes, such as boats, spray decks, paddles, helmets, PFD’s, and other
kayaking-related products and services. Live music by the band
"Switch", draw prizes, and race awards make for a busy Saturday night.
Festival registration includes 2 nights of camping, one
dinner, and two breakfasts; as well as a free T-Shirt (while supplies
So, mark the dates May 4 - 6, 2012 on your calendar. We hope to see you there!