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Vancouver Kayak Club Whitewater Festival 2011

Vancouver Kayak Club Whitewater Festival

April 29 - May 1, 2011
Chilliwack River, BC

Information from the 2010 Festival...

Overview | Registration | Location | Program | Auction


Festival Participant Information

Festival Safety Information

Festival Poster
- Please download and distribute!

Festival Discussion Board
- Post questions, arrange carpooling, etc.


  • Camping for Two Nights
  • Hosted River Runs
  • Shuttle Services
  • Dinner (Sat) and Breakfasts
  • On & Off River Contests
  • Prizes
  • T-shirts (sizing info)
  • Non-Paddling Activities
  • Raffle & Silent Auction (over 100 items)
  • Musical Entertainment by Switch
  • and Lots of Fun!

The Chilliwack is known for consistent water, great access and fun runs - Class II to IV, including the famous "Tamihi" Rapid.


Please register early to help us with planning. Thanks!

T-shirt discount available for registrations received by April 28

  • T-shirts $10 with preregistration
    (while supplies last, $20 without preregistration)
  • Click here for T-shirt sizing

VKC Members: $45, Non-Members: $55, Non-Paddlers: $25

Online Registration

  • To order a T-shirt, select size during online payment
    (T-shirt fee collected at festival)
  • A small PayPal fee is applied
  • Pay Online

Mail-in Registration


Chilliwack River, BC

VKC Festival Map


(Check with registration for schedule updates)


17:00-20:00 Festival check-in
20:00 Smores meet and greet - meet your festival hosts and fellow paddlers.


08:00 Festival check-in reopens.
08:0009:00 Breakfast sponsored by Tim Hortons
09:00 Safety meeting all paddlers must attend!
09:30 First shuttles of the day
16:00 Last shuttle departs
17:00 Downriver race at Tamihi ** - participate or come and watch!
19:00-20:00 Dinner service
20:00 Downriver race award ceremony, volunteer appreciation
20:30 Live raffle/door prize drawing
21:30 Entertainment by the band "Switch"


08:00 Continental breakfast
09:00 First shuttles of the day
11:00 Silent auction ends
12:00 Campground checkout
13:00 World kayak throwdown ** - participate or come and watch!
13:00 Last shuttle departs
16:00 Festival ends - please help with clean up!

Ongoing throughout the festival: sponsor tents, demo boats, demo drysuits, drytops and pfds, massages by Moveo

**For these activities, please sign up at the registration desk.

Off-river activities


Saturday: 14:00 Blue Heron Nature Reserve trip **
Sunday: 10:00 Teapot Hill hike **

**For these activities, please sign up at the registration desk.

Self organized:

Hikes - http://www.clubtread.com/
Mountain biking
Canoeing on Chilliwack lake
River rafting on the Chilliwack river - http://www.chilliwackriverrafting.com/
Chipmunk caves - http://www.clubtread.com/routes/Route.aspx?Route=331
Farm tours - http://www.circlefarmtour.com/
Minter Gardens - http://www.mintergardens.com/


Check out more than 100 Raffle and Silent Auction items donated by our sponsors at the registration tent. Buy raffle tickets or place a bid on a silent auction item. Check back regularly to make sure you win!. Join the excitement and attend the live raffle draw on Saturday night. All proceeds will go to offset the costs of hosting the festival, with any other funds put towards stewardship and river access projects.


Thanks again to our 2010 Festival sponsors (listed alphabetically)

Glenmore Paddlesports
Wave Sport Kayaks
Western Canoeing & Kayaking
Burnaby Hitch
Outdoor Research
Predator Helmets
Raven Rescue
Bliss-Stick Kayaks Brooks Paddle Gear Immersion Research Interior Whitewater Expeditions Kokatat Watersports Wear Kvarno Guest House Lasso Security Cables Level Six Malone Auto Racks Mountain Equipment Co-op NRS Rapid Magazine Salus Marine Wear Seals Sprayskirts Snap Dragon Designs Stohlquist WaterWare Werner Paddles
Aqua-Bound Paddles DryCASE FNA Head Gear Hyak Wilderness Adventures Kindred Spirit Kayak North Water OtterBox Purple Hayes SeaSpecs Sweet Protection Tim Hortons Warm Rapids Inn Wetcoast Publishing WRSI

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