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

    • 18 May 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • 21 May 2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • Pincher Creek Alberta
    • 30

    The AWA (Alberta Whitewater Association) puts on a whitewater festival in Southern Alberta every May long weekend. There's fun whitewater paddling on three different rivers in the area. It's attended by lots of kayakers but they've been welcoming canoeists too. Registration through the AWA website: albertawhitewater.ca

    Contact Eugene Ulmer for more info (eugene.ulmer@gmail.com).

     

    • 25 May 2018
    • 7:30 PM
    • 27 May 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Devon Lion's Campground, Devon, AB
    • 94
    Register
    Our 40th Anniversary celebrations have been planned to include: paddling day trips, socials, meals, and 1/2 day hikes to nearby natural areas.  You may come and camp for the weekend, or just come for a particular social, meal, or activity.  The Devon Lions Campground is less than a 30 minute drive from the west side of Edmonton.  We have reserved a limited number of tent (15) and RV (10) sites, and the Campground Gazebo for our Friday Social (with historical slides), Saturday Steak(or youth Hot Dog) Supper, Voyageur Dance and Campfire.

    Some key points:
    - All participants, members and guests, must complete an individual registration form... parents must complete for minors!
    - All must check the waiver box (it is our standard club waiver) and we expect all non-members to read the waiver carefully.
    - Those unable to register on-line must call Kathryn or Paul Z at 780.466.7475... to register and we will collect fees and forms either by mail or at check-in on the Friday evening.
    - Camp and meal fees include our costs for the Gazebo, and other program expenses.
    - Only one person should book and pay for the required tent or RV site for a family or crew that is sharing a site.  Maximum of two units (tent + tent, or RV + tent) per site.  Please indicate with whom you are camping on the registration form.
    -Tent/RV sites are booked and will be charged to the club for two nights.  Thus the required two night registration.  We must register early so that unused sites can be "returned" to the campground for others to book; it is a very popular campground.  We expect to have our sites filled by late April.
    - $5 hot dog supper, salad and cake for the younger folk for the Saturday meal.

    We are looking forward to a fine weekend of easy paddling, hiking, and socializing with future, new, present and past club members.

    We are still looking for folk to help plan this and other events around our 40th.
    Contact Mark  to help.

        
    • 01 Jun 2018
    • 8:00 PM
    • 03 Jun 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Red Deer River, near Red Deer
    • 15
    Register

    These are reaches of the Red Deer that we do not often get to... in fact one reach Lois has never paddled.  This is generally tranquil paddling with a steady flow, through scenic country side.  It is a great run for those just learning to paddle on rivers, or those looking for a pleasant weekend of paddling.   The plan is to camp at the Red Deer Lions Campground.  As of April 2 they still were accepting bookings for this weekend.   RV sites fill quickly... tent sites not usually as quick, unless there is a ball tournament in town????  This will be day tripping with drives out to the start each day.   Folk could come down for just one day... it is only a 85 minute drive to Red Deer!


     

    • 08 Jun 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • 10 Jun 2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • Wildhay River
    • 12
    Register

    The Wildhay is a little river that offers one run of great whitewater for intermediate paddlers, runs for novice paddlers to learn on, and some fine scenic foothills tripping on other reaches. (M. Lund, Mark's Guide for Alberta Paddlers). 


     

    • 29 Jun 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • 02 Jul 2018
    • 11:30 PM
    • Milk River

    The Bow Waters Canoe Club has extended an invitation for Ceyana members to join them for a weekend of paddling on the Milk River in Southern Alberta. 

    Contact Bow Waters for more information, especially regarding camping:

    BWCC contact is Stewart Nichols <stubowman@shaw.ca>  Folk should book early, especially if traveling with an RV


    • 06 Jul 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • 08 Jul 2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • near Sundre Alberta
    • 29
    Register

    Come for some whitewater fun. Good river paddling skills are required as this is considered a Class ll and lll river. Various sections of the river can be run depending on the abilities of the group. These will be decided upon by the group once we get there.

    Camping will be where we can find it along the road at one of the many "camp" areas. 

     

    • 20 Jul 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • 22 Jul 2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • Lake Louise to Banff
    • 30
    Register

    Come for the mountain scenery and fun paddling on fast flowing, clear running water. Rapids are Class 1 to III+, depending on the reaches paddled. There could also be opportunity to paddle some mountain lakes. We will try to find camping along the Bow Valley Parkway, either Protection Mountain or Castle Mountain if we can get there early enough.


    • 01 Aug 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Wabasca River, Alberta
    • 30
    Register
    Contact Laura Pehrson to join her on this trip in the northern part of the province. She would like to go early in August for about 2 weeks.

    Laura's email: laurdes@telusplanet.net

    • 03 Aug 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • 06 Aug 2018
    • 1:00 PM
    • Kootenay River, BC
    • 20
    Registration is closed

    This gem of a river is often called the "weekend Nahanni" because of spectacular mountain scenery, whitewater that is the limit for open canoe tripping, waterfalls, tufa springs, and sometimes great wildlife. Although it is a long drive to get there, it's worth it. We'll put in at Settlers Crossing and paddle to the White River. We may camp at McLeod Meadows on Friday evening so a park pass may come in handy. 

    • 06 Aug 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 17 Aug 2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • Smoky River, near Grande Prairie
    • 8
    Register

    The Smoky River below McLeod Flats is reported to be much like the Nordegg Run on our beloved North Saskatchewan... just a bit bigger, & longer... and good clas!  I'm flexible on dates in early to mid August and expect this to be a day's travel on each side, and about 4-5 days camping on the river.  I would suggest that a couple of times on the Nordegg run would prepare one for this paddle... modestly good river skills will be required.  But then, it is mostly a new trip for me... so a bit exploratory... unless we can find a local to join us.  I expect we'll organize a meeting or two prior to arrange transport and meals.


     

    • 31 Aug 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • 03 Sep 2018
    • 1:00 PM
    • Jasper National Park
    • 30
    Registration is closed
    Come paddle in Jasper with us on the Labor Day weekend!  From beautiful mountain lakes to fun whitewater (up to Class III) rivers, this weekend will have something for everyone. Participants are responsible for their own campsite reservations, and our first choice for  camping is in Wapiti Campground loop RR.  Please contact Mark Lund for more information: lundmer@gmail.com
    • 14 Sep 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • 16 Sep 2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • The Brazeau River
    • 15
    Register

    This is a trip for competent white water paddlers with some class 3 sections, continuous white water and spectacular scenery. We'll camp at the confluence of the Cardinal River on the Forestry Truck Road South of Edson and do day trips. It involves a 1 km portage to get to the river.

     

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