The 25th Annual Spring Paddle Festival 2017

25th Annual Spring Paddle Festival at Vancouver Lake Park
-April 29 and 30, 2017!

Check out the 5th Annual Jantzen Beach Jamboree on Saturday, April 29th from 4-7pm!

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SATURDAY April 29              9 am to 4 pm

First strokes: 1 hour Intro to kayak & canoe. 9 am to 3 pm
Which Boat is Right for Me? : 20 minute clinics offered all day.

11:00 am
Local Paddling Destinations
Kayak Fishing
Stand Up Paddling 101
Choosing the Perfect Paddle
11:30 am
SUP Yoga
What Floats your Boat
Car Topping your Kayak, Canoe & SUP
12:00 pm
Dressing & Layering for Conditions
Yoga for Paddling
Basic Canoeing
1:00 pm
Forward Stroke Clinic
Safety and Rescue for Kayak Fishing
Willamette River Water Trail
1:30 pm
Car Topping your Kayak, Canoe & SUP
Stand Up Paddling 101
Choosing a Paddle
Paddling in Weather: skegs, rudders, trim
2:00 pm
Dressing and Layering for Conditions
Yoga for Paddling
Local Paddle Destinations
SUPer Fun Race!
2:30 pm
Boat Repair in the Field
Rescues and Re-entries Demonstration
3:00 pm
Packing for a Multi-Day Sea Kayak Tour
Kayak Fishing
Stand Up Paddling 101

Kayak, SUP & Canoe Demos—All Day!

100+ boats on the beach ready to try!

 

 

SUNDAY April 30             9 am to 4 pm

First strokes: 1 hour Intro to kayak & canoe. 9 am to 3 pm
-Which Boat is Right for Me? : 20 minute clinics offered all day.

10:00 am
Edging and bracing
Kayak Fishing
Paddle Tour of Vancouver Lake (1 hour)
10:30 am
Basic Canoeing
Rescue and Recoveries – “drills for spills”
Stand Up Paddling 101
11:00 am
Dream Trips of the Pacific Northwest
Edging & Bracing to Maneuver and Prevent Capsizes
SUP Yoga
12:00 pm
Dressing & Layering for Conditions
Cooking in the Backcountry
Choosing the Perfect Paddle
Paddle Tour of Vancouver Lake (1 hour)
1:00 pm
Paddling for Women
Stand Up Paddling 101
Trip Leadership Fundamentals (2 hour course)
1:30 pm
Local Paddle Trips
Kayak Fishing
Dressing & Layering for Conditions
2:00 pm
Edging & Bracing to Maneuver and Prevent Capsize
Packing a Kayak for a Multi-Day Tour
10 Essentials of Safety & Repair
3:00 pm
Intro to Navigation and Trip Planning
Paddling for Women

Kayak, SUP & Canoe Demos
100+ boats on the beach ready to try!

All Events at the Spring Paddle festival are FREE and open to the public!

Directions to Vancouver lake: Take I-5 to Vancouver, exit on either Mill Plain or 4th Plain and go West. Mill Plain and 4th Plain merge into Lower River Road, Follow signs to Vancouver Lake.