Upcoming Island Festivals in 2018

Gordon River Creek Festival

March 17/18th, Near Port Renfrew, BC, Vancouver Island.

Paddlers from all over gather to race and party in the woods on the iconic Gordon River. Whether the river is High or Low a good time is guaranteed.  

Organized by the UVIC Kayak Club, supported by VIWPS.


Cowichan Youth Kayaking Festival

April 13 - 15th, Duncan and Lake Cowichan Area, BC, Vancouver Island.

Youth from South Western BC gather for a amazing paddling experience on the Cowichan river.  Last year there was 60 youth paddlers and approximately 20 volunteer coaches and instructors.

Organized by Brentwood College, supported by VIWPS

Puntledge River Paddle Festival

May 25-27th, Courtenay, BC Vancouver Island

Over 140 paddlers come from Vancouver Island, Southwest of BC, Alberta, and the PNW. Shuttles, Paddling, Throw Bag Contest, Ball Race and Saturday evening entertainment.

Organized by VIWPS

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