Ceyana Canoe Club

Trips

Ceyana volunteers organize trips ranging from local, easy paddles, to extended trips and whitewater excursions. We encourage early contact with the trip coordinator to ensure that a trip will not be cancelled for lack of interest, or be over subscribed. Sometimes, club trips are organized just a few days before departure as opportunities and interest dictate. Check the tripping calendar often and watch your email for new trips. 

Organize a Trip of YOUR OWN!

Ceyana is always looking for more people to organize trips. If you have a trip in mind, work with the Tripping Chair to have it added as an official club trip. You don't necessarily need to lead the on-water portion of the trip--the Tripping Chair can help you find someone to fill that role. 

All club trips must be approved by the club (usually by the Tripping Chair) and participants must be current members of the Ceyana Canoe Club. 

Trips Schedule

    • 14 May 2021
    • 8:00 PM (MDT)
    • 16 May 2021
    • 4:00 PM (MDT)
    • Red Deer, Camping at Lions Campground
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    CANCELLED!!

    We're heading back to my "home" river... the Red Deer.   Camping will be at the Lion's Campground along the river.  This link is to the campground reservation request page, ask for a site (sites 22-40) on the west end with the Ceyana Canoe club.  Depending on the weather and flow we will select each day from one of the local day trips in the area, from between the Dixon Dam and the Joffre bridge... all are easy runs requiring the basic river skills of eddy turns, ferrying, rock and sweeper dodging.  Nice scenery the whole way, and often good wildlife viewing.  Everyone will be responsible for their own gear (club boats & gear available), camp gear, transport, food, and maintaining the appropriate COVID protocols.  Face Masks for sure on shuttles!  Book soon with the campground and register here... no charge... but I need to know who is coming.

    Mark


      


    • 22 May 2021
    • 7:00 AM (MDT)
    • 24 May 2021
    • 3:00 PM (MDT)
    • likely Coal Lake & Battle Lake, weather dependent
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    CANCELLED!!

    Lois and I are offering a chance for a couple of early morning trips to some local lakes near (roughly 1 hr driving) Edmonton that we've not had club trips on in some years.  Likely Battle and Coal lakes, but this is weather dependant.  We have yet to decide which two days on the weekend we are likely to go where... again weather, and other events dependent.  For each day plan on being out of Edmonton by 8:00 AM.  We'd like to arrive early to beat the crowds, likely less wind, and better birding!  Do plan to dress for expected weather, and bring a lunch you can eat in a canoe "tied up to a weed!"  If you'd like to join us for one or both days please register on this site.  We will be using e-mail to pass on updates, and finalize each days arrangements. 

    For more information contact: <lundmer@gmail.com>

    Club equipment and boats may be available; send our Properties Chair a note/request <properties@ceyana.ca>

    • 22 May 2021
    • 7:00 AM (MDT)
    • 24 May 2021
    • 3:00 PM (MDT)
    • Pembina River near Flatbush, AB
    • 5
    Register

    CANCELLED!!

    Flatbush Float and Bloat!

    Pembina River paddling May 21-24 (OR May 24-26)

    Ceyana Canoe Club members are invited to explore the Pembina River, Cross Lake Prov Park and Flatbush Creek in vicinity of Flatbush, a 2 hour drive north from Edmonton. Camping is available at the club members Zimmermann 160 acre wilderness forested property. Choice of dates offered so working people can have the weekend dates while retirees have the weekday dates (if lots of interest from Members).  Pembina River class 1+ and Cross Lake Prov Park lake paddling day trips offered, nature walks, birding and evening eating and be merry (bloating part.) Camping at Zimmermann’s limited to 6 tent sites and 2 trailer sites, but camping available to book at nearby Cross Lake Prov Park.

    For more information please contact:  president@ceyana.ca

    Club equipment and boats may be available; send our Properties Chair a note/request <properties@ceyana.ca>

    • 24 May 2021
    • 7:00 AM (MDT)
    • 26 May 2021
    • 3:00 PM (MDT)
    • Pembina River near Flatbush, AB
    • 10
    Register

    CANCELLED!!

    Flatbush Float and Bloat!

    Pembina River paddling May 24-26

    Ceyana Canoe Club members are invited to explore the Pembina River, Cross Lake Prov Park and Flatbush Creek in vicinity of Flatbush, a 2 hour drive north from Edmonton. Camping is available at the club members Zimmermann 160 acre wilderness forested property. Choice of dates offered so working people can have the weekend dates while retirees have the weekday dates (if lots of interest from Members).  Pembina River class 1+ and Cross Lake Prov Park lake paddling day trips offered, nature walks, birding and evening eating and be merry (bloating part.) Camping at Zimmermann’s limited to 6 tent sites and 2 trailer sites, but camping available to book at nearby Cross Lake Prov Park.

    For more information please contact:  president@ceyana.ca

    Club equipment and boats may be available; send our Properties Chair a note/request <properties@ceyana.ca>

    • 04 Jun 2021
    • (MDT)
    • 06 Jun 2021
    • (MDT)
    • Gregg Lake campground, loops B/C
    Join waitlist

     The Wildhay is a beautiful little river that offers intermediate level whitewater runs and some awesome lakes to for those more interested in the flatwater experience, making this a trip for all types of paddlers (M. Lund, Mark's Guide for Alberta Paddlers). 

    The Wildhay is close to William Switzer Park, northwest of Hinton. We will be camping in the Gregg Lake campground at the north end of the park in loops B and C (note, B has power). Booking for those dates opens March 5.

    (https://www.albertaparks.ca/parks/central/william-a-switzer-pp/information-facilities/camping/gregg-lake/).

      


    • 12 Jun 2021
    • 9:00 AM (MDT)
    • 14 Jun 2021
    • 4:00 PM (MDT)
    • North Saskatchewan River: Berrymore bridge to Voyagueur Park, Devon
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Jim & Deb are leading their first club trip, on a run they've done before and expect to check out again prior to this trip.  The plan is to  leave Edmonton, early Saturday morning.  Drive out to the Berrymore Brdige (Hwy #759 south of Tomahawk) by 9:00 AM. A 100 min. drive from downtown Edmonton.  Unload, send the vehicles into Devon and then share a taxi back to the bridge.  Then two overnights camping on the river and finish Monday afternoon in Devon.  104 kms!  This is generally an easy run, there will be a few rocks to doge, the occasional gravelly chute, and possibly both sweepers and logjams to avoid, but usually easily done.  Basic river skills such as eddy turns, ferrying, staying tight to the inside of corners, and avoiding rocks will be required.  You need to be able to control your canoe, keeping it running straight, adjust for wind, etc.

    Further questions <jimdurnford@gmail.com>

      


    • 20 Jun 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (MDT)
    • Islet Lake
    • 8
    Register

    A fine morning to celebrate our fathers of our canoe club and families.  We paddle, we brunch we have a grand time.

    Trip Leader Tim is suggesting: "...everyone bring their own brunch. We can enjoy it in a wide circle in the picnic area!"

    for more information please email Tim <t1swanson2@gmail.com>

    • 30 Jun 2021
    • 3:00 PM (MDT)
    • 05 Jul 2021
    • 11:00 AM (MDT)
    • Milk River
    Register

    Once again, Don and the Bow Waters Canoe Club have invited us to join them on the Milk River trip in southern Alberta, with camping for up to 5 days (Jun 30 to July 5) at Gold Springs Park, just south of the Town of Milk River.  At present "powered" sites are limit, but still tent site, and room for small rvs/trailers available.  Don has reserved for us all, and we are to pay the campground on arrival.

    The Milk River does require, especially the middle runs, some modest river/WW skills.   Rocks need to dodged, eddies entered and exited smartly, corners stayed to the inside.  This river is a step up from the Pembina above Hwy #16.

    Gold Springs park is a spectacular site, and Bow Waters has again booked the back NW corner so you're staying with just paddlers!  If COVID protocols allow, one evening is usually a pot luck supper... a reason to go all on its own.  Don has reminded me that; one passes close to the Warner dinosaur dig (dinosaur eggs), the Warner museum in town, and that the Coaldale bird of prey sanctuary are all stops easily made on the way.  And this can be an ideal trip even for non paddlers. His wife loves to swim in the pond and go hiking in the area.

    If this sounds like your kind of trip you need to confirm a camp site with Don.  Then let Mark know by registering on the club site that you will be attending as a Ceyana member.

    • 11 Jul 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (MDT)
    • Astotin Lake, Elk Island Nat. Park
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    Buffalo, warm sun, gentle breezes (most years), an hour or two cruise around the islands of Astotin Lake (Elk Island National Park) or Islet Lake (alternate), birding, laughing and telling lies.   Trip lead Tim, is suggesting he will provide cake, hopefully homemade... maybe store bought cup cakes like last year... maybe we'll be able to bring our own too.

    Tim is suggesting:

    • 10 am meet, at the main Beach/Main Parking Lot (location TBA)
    • 10:30 am launch,
    • cake about 12:30 pm back on the beach at whatever table/shelter we can snag!

    Basic flatwater skills required.  Limited Club equipment may be available, check closer to the event date.

    for more information please email Tim <t1swanson2@gmail.com>

    • 15 Aug 2021
    • 8:00 AM (MDT)
    • 21 Aug 2021
    • 8:00 PM (MDT)
    • Little Smoky & Smoky Rivers in NW Alberta
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Tim is proposing a 4-6 day trip on the Little and/or Big Smoky Rivers, that will finish in Peace River town.  This is an beautiful big river, with the occasional bit of modest rough stuff, nothing over Class II at most water levels.  The Little Smoky has gravel bars, gravelly chutes and rocks to dodge.  Most summers by mid-August log jams and sweepers are easily avoided.  The Big Smoky has a couple of known rapids but again by mid-August these are just pressure waves, one spot is a broken sandstone ledge with broad channels through it.  One paddles this river for the spectacular scenery, wildlife, and camping along a fine river.   Very little agriculture intrusion along the river other than the cattle pastures.  Both rivers are well incised and there are spectacular cliffs and valley slopes along the way.  This trip will require modestly good river paddling skills: eddy turns, ferrying, rock dodging, directional control, and good canoe camping skills.  Dates and start location are still "to be determined".  Sign up and trade some email with trip Leader Tim.

    for more information please email Tim <t1swanson2@gmail.com>

      


    • 16 Aug 2021
    • (MDT)
    • 19 Aug 2021
    • (MDT)
    • Nordegg-Rocky Mountain House

    More details about this trip will be available in the New Year, including dates (mid-August). Bow Waters Canoe Club in Calgary (https://www.bowwaters.org/) is planning a trip on the North Saskatchewan, based out of Nordegg. This trip will be suitable for members with river/whitewater experience.

    • 12 Sep 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM (MDT)
    • Hastings Lake. Meet at the end of RR204 (north shore). I’ll send misdirections upon registration.
    Register

    I’m making hasty plans to paddle Hastings Lake September 12, 2021! If you like paddling, birds, fall colours or incredibly-witty puns, register with haste!

    Here are the details:

    Where: Hastings Lake. Meet at the end of RR204 (north shore). I’ll send misdirections upon registration.

    When: 10:00 am meet up

    Notes:

    1. There is a short portage from the parking lot to the lake.
    2. As always, PFD, whistle, bailer and throw bag are mandatory.

    3. Do not attend if you are at risk of having COVID-19, Bubonic Plague or Androgenetic Alopecia.  I will send screening questions in advance and ask them when you arrive.

    4. Bring raingear, change of clothes and first aid in a dry bag, and water.
    5. Don't forget a hat and sunscreen if sunny.
    6. It’s a good birding spot. Bring binoculars.
    7. Bring lunch and a drink!

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    Here are the registration confirmation details:

    Thanks for registering! I will send out an email Thursday with final details, screening questions and directions. In the meantime, please email me with any questions or if your plans change (t1swanson2@gmail.com).


    • 16 Sep 2021
    • (MDT)
    • 19 Sep 2021
    • (MDT)
    • Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Leila has done some early-season organizing and this trip to an iconic Canadian Rockies lake is currently full. However, you may add yourself to a waiting list if you want to attend. If you've been reading this description you will notice different dates from those originally posted. These dates and campgrounds have been booked.

    Night 1 - Thurs 16 Sept Hidden Cove Campground
    Night 2 - Fri 17 Sept Coronet Creek Campground
    Night 3 - Sat 18 Sept Coronet Creek Campground

Past events

12 Sep 2020 Hastily-Made Plans
12 Sep 2020 Brazeau River
04 Sep 2020 Labor Day Weekend - Athabasca River - Poachers Landing
04 Sep 2020 Kootenay River
22 Aug 2020 Intro Paddling Practice for Canoes and Kayaks
07 Aug 2020 Bow River in Banff Park
05 Aug 2020 Liver on the River
18 Jul 2020 Cake on the lake
21 Jun 2020 Fathers Day Brunch
07 May 2020 Cancelled - all club paddling events & programs to June 15
11 Oct 2019 The Kootenay River
29 Sep 2019 Make Haste to Hastings Lake
20 Sep 2019 Bow River - through Calgary, Harvie Passage
13 Sep 2019 Bow Waters CC - Last Splash Bash - Upper Red Deer River
30 Aug 2019 Labor Day Weekend - North Saskatchewan River east of Edmonton
31 Jul 2019 Liver on the River
26 Jul 2019 Bow River
06 Jul 2019 Cake on the Lake
28 Jun 2019 The Milk River with Bow Waters Canoe Club
31 May 2019 Wildhay Weekend
17 May 2019 Three Rivers Rendezvous
05 May 2019 A Taxing Paddle
14 Sep 2018 The Brazeau River
31 Aug 2018 Jasper National Park
05 Aug 2018 Liver on the River - a Pâté float
03 Aug 2018 The Kootenay River
01 Jul 2018 Cake on the Lake - for Canada Day 2018
29 Jun 2018 The Milk River with Bow Waters Canoe Club
08 Jun 2018 Wildhay Weekend
01 Jun 2018 Red Deer River, Innisfail to Red Deer
18 May 2018 Three Rivers Rendezvous
12 Aug 2017 Treemendous Paddle
04 Aug 2017 Rock Lake
30 Jul 2017 88 Reasons to Love Our Valley
15 Jul 2017 Cake on the Lake
15 Jul 2017 Ceyana Participants for the Saint John River Canoe Brigade
29 Jun 2017 Ceyana Participants for the Fort Edmonton Canoe Brigade
22 Jun 2017 Ceyana Participants for the Athabasca River Canoe Brigade
18 Jun 2017 Father's Day Brunch
28 May 2017 Make Haste to Hastings
19 May 2017 Bow Waters invite for a May Long Weekend of WhiteWater paddling
19 May 2017 Ceyana CC May Long Weekend on the MacLeod River at Edson
13 May 2017 Annual Islet Lake Paddle and Potluck
06 May 2017 Paddle to Two Sergeants--cancelled
30 Apr 2017 A Taxing Paddle
08 Oct 2016 Look Waaay Up!
17 Sep 2016 Red Deer River
17 Sep 2016 Brazeau River
03 Sep 2016 North Saskatchewan--Nordegg to Rocky
10 Jul 2016 Cake on the Lake
19 Jun 2016 Father's Day Brunch
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