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When you go to the town of Gold River, there are a few options of what to paddle. After a number of txts were exchanged the previous afternoon and evening the plan was sorted. Paddlers coming from Cowichan area, Nanaimo, Courtenay, and Campbell river. We were to meet at Star lake and scout out the […]

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Kayaking on Vancouver Island has been good this fall. We have had a number of rain storms and some warmer temps. Though now starting to hope for some snow to build the snow pack for the spring paddling season. Was able to get out with a number of people on some fun runs. With a […]

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We had a bit of rain, mostly on the central/north section of Vancouver Island. After looking at a number of flows and areas, and getting some beta from Shayne,  Corey and myself decided to head off to the Memekay system. The Guage on the Salmon river above the Memekay was at 76cms when we arrived […]

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24 hours on the North Island What to do when you only have a little bit of time in Gold River? Well you go paddling… Lots. Arriving on Saturday night I met up with the gang in Gold River, specifically at the Gold River pool. The one building that is open the latest in town. […]

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The Alpine Browns This jewel of a river is located in Courtenay. I have done a number of posts on the lower section and on the upper Browns. This section, apptly dubbed the Alpine, is located high up close to the old paradise meadows. First paddled a number of years back at a very low […]

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