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

    • 05 Aug 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (MDT)
    • Buena Vista Park - Paddling Club boathouses - N or Rowing Club
    • 4
    Register

    Now that we once again have our equipment stored next to the river... we hope to commence with biweekly river paddling sessions.  These will be easy sessions, mostly involving an upstream stretch of paddling (how the voyageurs got to Edmonton!) with a leisurely drift back down to the boathouses. 

    Club canoes and kayaks and related gear will be available for members to use.  We will have a volunteer member or two to help coordinate folk, and make sure everyone gets back safely and on time.  We are asking participants to register (no charge) so that we can control the group size and anticipate needs prior to everyone's arrival.  Members are welcome to bring their own boats and gear, and may choose to put in at the Laurier Park boat launch.  If requiring club gear please meet at the B V seacans at 6:45 PM.  If bringing your own gear plan to unload at 7:15 PM at the Laurier Park Boat launch.  By 7:30 PM we should all be heading upstream.

    Participants should have good flat water skills and some concept of ferrying and eddy turns on the river.

    Please come prepared for the expected weather, a possible swim, and fluids for refreshment... and best all in a dry bag.

    • 14 Aug 2021
    • 8:00 AM (MDT)
    • 15 Aug 2021
    • 8:00 PM (MDT)
    • Upper Red Deer River, in west central Alberta
    • 6
    Register

    Eugene is proposing day trips on the upper Red Deer River.  This is whitewater paddling, class 2+ and class 3 river. Whitewater river skills are required, along with appropriate whitewater canoe and gear including boat air bags and a helmet.  Random Camping at Cache Hill. Eastern Slopes Public Lands Camping permit will be required.  Sign up and trade some planning emails with trip Leader Eugene at:  eugene.ulmer@gmail.com



     


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

    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>

      


    • 19 Aug 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM (MDT)
    • Laurier/Buena Vista Park - to Rafters Landing
    • 6
    Register

    This will be our fourth evening "Liver on the River".  Not so much a paddle as an on river social, a drift, enhanced with fine pate, crackers, veggies and fruits, and legal refreshments!  We will try to organize a shuttle vehicle drop off prior to our 5:30 PM meeting at the Laurier Boat launch (if bringing your own boat) or at the Buena Vista Sea Cans (if needing club boat and gear).

    Club canoes and kayaks and related gear will be available for members to use.  We will have a volunteer member or two to help coordinate folk, and make sure everyone gets back safely and on time.  We are asking participants to register (no charge) so that we can control the group size and anticipate needs prior to everyone's arrival and organize the shuttle.  

    Please come prepared for the expected weather, a possible swim, and fluids for refreshment... and best all in a dry bag... this trip may require a cooler/a "chilly bin" and table/a bit of plywood for across your gunwales to lay your spread out on! 

    These are volunteer lead sessions and we do expect participants to have modestly good flatwater skills and some idea as to the river skills of eddy turns, and ferrying.


    • 03 Sep 2021
    • 4:00 PM (MDT)
    • 06 Sep 2021
    • 11:30 AM (MDT)
    • Kootenay Plains, North Sask R., west of Nordegg, and out to the Banff - Jasper Hwy
    • 2
    Register

    Come join us for a weekend on the Kootenay Plains in the Cavalcade Meadows group site (site #8) for the 2021 Labor Day Weekend.  We are booked in, and camp fees for the three evenings will be $140 per camp unit/tent/rv/etc. Only register for one person... guests will be charged if you register them... Camp fee is per camp unit!

    Camping is rustic, well water, fire pits, usually clean toilets, and NO power!

    This is one of the prettiest spots in Alberta!   And there is paddling (big & small lakes and rivers in the area), day hikes in various directions (Siffleur Falls being the most popular), Mtn Biking and even a bit of scrambling can be found!  Our most popular paddling over the years has been the runs on the North Saskatchewan: above Saskatchewan Crossing (two portages), below 'the Crossing (no portages and some fun bits).   And in recent years we've made some forays onto Lake Abraham in the early morning or evening... it has reputation for day time wind.  And some years on the Monday we've done the run below the Bighorn Dam to the FTR (it can be a bit full of log jams) on the way home.

    For the Banff park runs we will have to be cognizant of the 48 hr dry time between water bodies.  I don't think this will affect us if we paddle three days in a row on the NSR.

    Until August 15 we'll only take folk intending to come for all three nights... If we do not fill most of the 20 available camp sites, we will open up registration for fewer nights.

    Contact Mark Lund <lundmer@gmail.com> for any questions about this trip, or late partial registration. 

    • 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

02 Aug 2021 Vinca Bridge to Waskatenau Bridge on North Saskatchewan River
29 Jul 2021 BV Thursday Evening Paddling Registration for July 29
25 Jul 2021 Devon to Edmonton on our North Saskatchewan River
21 Jul 2021 BWCC- Nordegg North Saskatchewan River trip
15 Jul 2021 BV Thursday Evening Paddling Registration for July 15
11 Jul 2021 Cake on the lake
30 Jun 2021 BWCC/CCC- Milk River Trip
20 Jun 2021 Fathers Day Brunch
12 Jun 2021 North Saskatchewan River: Berrymore Bridge (Hwy 759) to Devon
04 Jun 2021 WildHay Weekend
24 May 2021 Flatbush Float & Bloat - Part 2 - Cancelled
22 May 2021 New to Ceyana: Lakes Local to Edmonton - Cancelled
22 May 2021 Flatbush Float & Bloat - Cancelled
14 May 2021 Red Deer River - Red Deer area - Cancelled
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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