Every year the crew at Endless Adventure embark on a summer festival tour promoting the sport of kayaking, our Ecuador adventures, and just plain having fun! This season is no different, we are heading out on the road to meet and greet as many paddlers as possible.
Three Rivers Rendezvous Pincher Creek Kayak Festival, May 19-21, 2017
Pincher Creek, Alberta
The EA crew attended this fine fest last year, it is truly all about paddling the good stuff in the frigid temps of Alberta. Not for the light of heart, bring your best puffy jacket and a dry suit.
The World Famous (in Alberta) May long weekend Pincher Creek Paddlefest is coming upon as with gusto. Nikki, Mitch, Talia and I will be on hand to help with demoing boats, instruction and maybe even some guitar tunes around the campfire.
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The Shindig Festival, Sturgeon Falls, Manitoba, June 3/4th 2017
We stopped by this fest on our premier voyage across Western Canada and it did not disappoint!! There is a reason they call it Friendly Manitoba!! These dudes and dudettes really know how to put on a festival! Here is the invite straight from the Manitoba Kayak Club….
Come join us for our annual Shindiggg held in June. Our annual summer festival has been growing in recent years. In addition to the crew from Manitoba, we are happy to host a number of out of town paddlers from around Canada and the USA for a great weekend of paddling, games, fireworks, a great Saturday dinner and party with DJ, and a wicked Sunday morning breakfast from WAV paddling. We’re looking forward to seeing you all this time around. Can’t wait! Who will win the MWC Shindig Champion championship belt?
Endless Adventure will be donating a Beginner Immersion Week kayak clinic this year at the festival.
For more information click here.
Brierlies Whitewater Festival June 9-11, 2017
The Rocky Canoe Club is bringing back our local paddle festival, the Brierley’s Whitewater Classic at Rocky Mountain House. The RCC will have a sound system on the island for music and for announcing the categories, freestyle moves and such from the island beside the waves. RCC volunteers will have intermediate and beginner runs on the North Saskatchewan, run shuttles, cook a supper and a breakfast as well as organize the prizes and draws. We have some very nice new front surf waves below the old ‘Rogers Hole’ or ‘Trash Can Rapid’ (since the last big flood) for the rodeo. There are plans to do a down river race (Bluebridge to Brierley’s) for double and single bladers including SUPs and a category for non-paddle crafts. Surf offs, wave boogie boarding and pool toy surf competitions are just some of the events we intend to have running for participants. For more information click here!
The Kicking Horse Paddle Fest June 17/18 2017
Words from organizer Kris King… As with last year, our events are very social and have something for everyone, including non-paddlers. Highlights of the festival are: meet-and-greet evening, group camping, riverside BBQ, group river/event shuttles, boater-cross race, auction, awards night, live entertainment, giveaways and clinics. This year, we have added two paddle clinics, basic and advanced whitewater river kayaking techniques.
Many whitewater paddlers from all over are attracted to the mighty Kicking Horse River; the Horse can be technical, hosts big features and has continuous canyons. From its headwaters in Yoho National Park, the river is broken into three sections, upper, middle and lower. Upper is a lazy meandering braided river with a few class II and III splashes, middle is a stretch of continuous class III to class V rapids with the notable, class V -Bridge Drop & Split Rock (this is not passable by rafts). The Lower Canyon is a continuous section of class III & IV rapids through a tight box canyon that flows into the relaxing section of the Lower Lower flowing through the center of the Town of Golden to join the Columbia River. To sign up CLICK HERE!
Slocan Paddle Party Saturday, June 24, 2017
Includes Saturday paddling events, live music, and more.Friday June 24
Volunteer Party- If you have been helping to get this festival off the ground you will be rewarded!Saturday June 25
8:15 – 8:45am Registration @ Endless Adventure. – Please don’t be late.9:15 – 9:30am Safety briefing and groupings9:30am – 12:00pm Beginner/Playboater Clinic,$15
Basic skills and rolling clinic – $15 * Creeking clinic $15.9:15am- 3:00pm Organized/Common Adventure River Run (Rivers TBA)Noon – 2:00pm Lunch, Dry land games Duo Skirt comps, Throw bag Toss etc.2pm. Slocan Ball race!3:30 – Happy Hour sponsored by Nelson Brewing Company
5:00 – 7:30pm Dinner Special @ Buddy Burger
*********$12 Greek Dinner Special********
6pm – 1am THE PARTY! @ Endless Adventure Campground – Entertainment – TBA
Sunday June 26 Common Adventure Day
8:00 – 9:30 Breakfast special available at local dinning locations. TBA fest day
Local paddling sessions with community members in a Common Adventure format.
West Kootenay River SUP Race July 2-3, 2017. Canada Day Paddle Parade July 1st
2017 marks the year of our sixth annual Stand Up Paddle (SUP) race and the second year in the BC Cup pro series. We are more than excited to host this unique race on the Columbia and Slocan Rivers. Last year, athletes travelled from far to compete in a new and exciting race taking place on moving water. Top competitors including the female champion, Lina Augaitis, enjoyed the new format and the challenge a river presents to the racers.
2017 Race Details
July 1st: Canada day Paddle Parade!
SUP, Kayak, or raft the mighty Columbia River for a two hour float with a group of patriotic paddlers!
1:30pm – 3pm From the
Lions Head Smoke and Brew Pub to Genelle
Bring your own Kayak, Canoe, SUP or watercraft, or call in advance to rent one for $20!
SUP RACE DETAILS
Sunday July 2nd: Race #1 Columbia River from Robson to Genelle (17.8 km.) Evening Celebration and live auction.
Monday July 3th: Race #2 Slocan River Boardercross at Crescent Valley Beach. Awards Ceremony.
To register for race or camping spot at Endless Adventure please contact us at 1(877) 386-8181. or email firstname.lastname@example.org To Register follow this link West Kootenay SUP Race 2015
Check out the results and write up for last years race here!
Clearwater Kayak Festival Clearwater BC. July 22/23, 2017
A classic Festival revived for 2013. The Clearwater hosts warm water, big water, and exciting apres paddle events. Organized river runs, playboating rodeo, ball race, and live music. Other details coming soon. Find out more on Facebook page for the festival.
The Kananaskis Festival, August 5/6 2017
This is one of Western Canada’s biggest kayak festivals and we will be there year after year. KWF is a gathering of whitewater kayaking enthusiasts for a weekend of total FUN. It’s a chance to get out on the water, take a clinic or go on a guided run. If you’re interested in a little friendly competition you can enter events such as the freestyle rodeo, boater cross, team ball race and much more. There’s also lots going on off the water as well; BBQ, throwbag toss, live music, massage, demos, yoga, auctions….. Oh there are always some surprises….!! Look out for team koot kayak this year focused on crushing the competition in the ball race!
For more info http://www.calgarykayakclub.com/kanfest/
For some video on the ball race check out
Hometown Throwdown 2017 Jordan River Race
Back by popular demand the Jordan River Race will fire up once again in honour of last year’s winner Peter Thompson. The race last year was stacked with some of BC’s best paddlers squaring off to challenge the exiting drops of the Jordan river. Spectators lined the sides of the river to cheer on their favourite paddlers and observe an exciting element of the sport. Join us for a World Kayak event near you.