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

    • 15 May 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • 18 May 2020
    • 6:00 PM
    • River Park - Lobstick & Pembina
    • 13
    Register

    Come on out to the Pembina River for a long weekend of car camping at Pembina River Prov. Park (try to book a site down by the river... Lois & I are in site F 103, try for loops D or E... F was pretty much gone by 1:11 PM on opening day) at the bottom of the hill.  We'll day trip/paddle reaches of the Pembina or Lobstick rivers, or maybe take a local lake cruise to check out the bird and wildlife.  Yes... you are welcome to pack a picnic lunch and join us for the day too!  Modest Intermedidate river skills required for the Pembina and Lobstick runs.  Basic flatwater skills for the lake paddling.

    • 05 Jun 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • 07 Jun 2020
    • 6:00 PM
    • WildHay River
    • 15
    Register

    The Wildhay is well know as a great little river for training paddlers.  It is small, we usually paddle it between about 12 and 25 cms.  It can be tight, bouncy, rocky, and it is very scenic. The Wildhay is for those who want to work on their river skills, and are prepared to swim when errors are made... yes you do need some basic river skills before tackling the 'Hay.

    There is also some flatwater paddling nearby for those who would rather do some bird watching and don't really want the excitement of whitewater. 

    We'll be camping at Gregg Lake in William Switzer Park, book your campground in Loop B (powered) or Loop C (non-power) through the Alberta Parks Campground registration system

    • 13 Jun 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Rundle Park Paddling Centre
    • 23
    Register

    This will be our fourth New Canadian Paddle.  This is a paddling introduction for new Canadian immigrants organized in conjunction with Edmonton's Catholic Social Services.   We require about 16-20 member volunteers who can help out with a variety of chores: leading our instructional stations, helping with equipment and boat selection and wrangling, and providing safety on the water.  It is kinda like an expanded version of our Tuesday night drop-in sessions... but for way more novice paddlers.   Then we finish up the afternoon sharing a light supper with them under the site #6 picnic shelter.

    Knowing your way around canoes, and RPPC helps, but we will meet early and provide instruction -- Isabelle and Liz have prepared a great set of notes for the instructional and wrangling stations.

    • 21 Jun 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Islet Lake
    • 20
    Register

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

    • 21 Jun 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • 24 Jun 2020
    • 6:00 PM
    • 20
    Register

    Our friends at Metis Crossing (south of Smoky Lake) in conjunction with the Metis Association are planning a modest 3-4 day brigade in late June (TBD) to celebrate the opening of their new Cultural & Community hall at the campground.  The plan is to paddle over three or four days from Edmonton to Metis Crossing.  As the details become available we'll update this post and in time organize a registration process and crew planning session.

    • 06 Jul 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • 14 Jul 2020
    • 6:00 PM
    • Peace River: Clayhurst to Peace River Town
    • 20

    Peace River Brigade has posted an announcement here: http://voyageurbrigade.org/…/30/2020-peace-river-brigade-i…/

    Crew registration will commence in March, with initial registration by crew... individuals without a crew will be able to register in April. Ceyana has registered and paid a deposit for two crews. If you are interested in participating in the brigade July 6 to 14 or so, please drop <president@ceyana.ca> a brief note expressing your interest, your big canoe experience, and how you might contribute to crew leadership and crew support (transportation, group gear, etc.). WE NEED TO KNOW MEMBER INTEREST ASAP. Registration is $2000 per crew (split 8 - 12 ways) and other expenses will include travel, boat transport, and food.  We have committed club members we will take the next steps in organizing our Ceyana crews for this brigade with an initial meeting in late April.  In time we will use this page to register our Ceyana crew members and collect crew fees through the club.

    • 18 Jul 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Astotin Lake
    • 20
    Register

    Buffalo, warm sun, gentle breezes (most years), an hour or two cruise around the islands of Astotin, birding, laughing and telling lies.   All to be followed with a fine selection of cakes that would please Marie A!   Basic flatwater skills required.

    • 22 Jul 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • North Saskatchewan River
    • 20
    Register
    This will be our third "Liver on the River."  A fine evening FLOAT between Laurier and Dawson Park launches, trading paddle strokes for sampling patê, crackers, seasonal fruits and veggies, and all fine socialization.  Just Basic paddling skills required.   We'll book for the July 22, but will postpone to the next Wednesday, or next depending on the weather.   We Lund's much prefer our crackers to have some snap!  And the sun to warm our souls.
    • 07 Aug 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • 09 Aug 2020
    • 8:00 PM
    • Bow River
    • 18
    Register

    This is one of the most scenic paddles, and maybe the best way to see the Bow Valley.   The plan will be to do day trips, with camping at one of the "non-reservation" campgrounds along Hwy 1a/Bow Valley Parkway, likely Protection Mountain.  Intermediate river skills are required, as the river all the way to Red Earth creek is fast, with fun riffles and significant rapids just east of Lake Louise, and at Red Earth Creek.  And for those a little newer to paddling there is easy paddling upstream of Banff into Vermillion lakes, and the other lakes in the area.

    • 04 Sep 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • 07 Sep 2020
    • 8:00 PM
    • Athabasca River
    • 20
    Register

    The plan is to car camp at Poachers Landing and Day trip on the Athabasca River between Athabasc and the confluence of the Calling river.   If time permits, or if a lake water run is the goal we can tackle Calling Lake, or one of the other nearby lakes.  Basic River paddling skills is all that will be required.

    • 04 Sep 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • 07 Sep 2020
    • 8:00 PM
    • Kootenay River, Settlers Road Bridge to the White River Bridge
    • 20
    Register

     The Kootenay River below the National Park is often referred to as the weekend Nahanni.  It is a great tripping river, and requires good intermediate river skills... and river reading skills.  This late summer or fall trip will be a lower water levels and thus not too intimidating for those familiar with the Horburg/Devil's Elbow run on the North Saskatchewan, or the upper Red Deer.

Past events

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 Ceyana CC May Long Weekend on the MacLeod River at Edson
19 May 2017 Bow Waters invite for a May Long Weekend of WhiteWater paddling
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 Brazeau River
17 Sep 2016 Red Deer 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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