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Coverage
Coastal Routes on waters of the lower mainland
plus
Interior Routes on waters flowing into the Pacific Ocean south of Cape Caution.

Specific inclusions
Coastal Routes
Boundary Bay, Burrard Inlet, English Bay, False Creek, Howe Sound, Indian Arm, Semiahmoo Bay,
Interior Routes
Alice Lake, Alouette Lake, Alouette River, Browning Lake, Buntzen Lake, Burnaby Lake, Capilano River, Campbell River (Semiahmoo Bay), Chehalis Lake, Chehalis River, Chilliwack Lake, Chilliwack River, Cultus Lake, Deas Slough, Deer Lake, Fraser River downstream from Yale, Harrison Lake, Harrison River, Hatzic Lake, Hayward Lake, Hicks Lake, Hope Slough, Kawkawa Lake. Ladner Marsh, Lake of the Woods. Lightning Lake/s, Lillooet River, Mill Lake, Nicomekl River, Nicomen Slough, North Alouette River, Pitt Lake, Pitt Polder, Pitt River, River of Golden Dreams, Rolley Lake, Salmon River, Sasamat Lake, Serpentine River, Seymour River, Similkameen River, Skagit River, Squamish River, Stave Lake, Sumas River, Vedder River, Wahleach (Jones?) Lake, Westham Island, Widgeon Creek, Widgeon Slough.

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Alice Lake. Notes.
Alice Lake Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... /alice_lk/
Location: North of Squamish.
Source: Wainwright, Jack. Canoe Trips British Columbia, Wainbay Enterprises, Abbotsford (1994).
Route description: Day trip on lake.

Alouette Lake. Information.
Location: North of Fort Langley, northeast of Haney.
Golden Ears Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... lden_ears/
Caution: The possibility of sudden winds, the funnelling effect of steep shores and the paucity of landing spots make single-boat trips inadvisable.

Alouette Lake. Online, Photos.
Author: superjens.
Ed note: Photos only.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/superjens/ ... uettelake/

Alouette Lake. Notes.
Source: Wainwright, Jack. Canoe Trips British Columbia, Wainbay Enterprises, Abbotsford (1994).
Route description: Day trip on lake.

Alouette Lake. Online, Notes, Photos.
Source: West Coast Paddler, Paddling Locations.
Author: Dan Millsip.
Content: Access point, campsites, general description.
Places mentioned: Gold Creek, Moyer Creek.
Entry:
http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/gallery ... m=59&pos=0
Photos:
http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/gallery ... p?album=59

Alouette River. Online, Notes, Photos.
Location: East of Port Coquitlam and north of Haney; tributary of the Pitt River.
Source: West Coast Paddler, Paddling Locations.
Author: Dan Millsip.
Route description (day trip): Harris Road to 216th Street.
Content: Access point, general description.
Entry:
http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/gallery ... m=21&pos=0
Photos:
http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/gallery ... p?album=21

Boundary Bay and Semiahmoo Bay. Notes.
Source: McGee, Peter. Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast. Greystone Books (Douglas and McIntyre), Vancouver (2004).
Access/egress points: Blackie Spit (Crescent Beach, Boundary Bay), Wards Marina (on the Nicomekl River), White Rock (Semiahmoo Bay).
Route descriptions: Day trip between Crescent Beach and White Rock; day trip on the Nicomekl River.
Title at source: Crescent Beach.

Browning Lake. Notes.
Murrin Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... gs/murrin/
Wikipedia stub.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murrin_Provincial_Park
Location: North of Britannia Beach, off Hwy 99.
Source: Wainwright, Jack. Canoe Trips British Columbia, Wainbay Enterprises, Abbotsford (1994).
Route description: Day trip on lake.

Buntzen Lake. Online, Notes, Photos.
Location: “between Indian Arm and Coquitlam Lake”.
Source: West Coast Paddler, Paddling Locations.
Author: Dan Millsip.
Route description: Day trip on lake.
Content: Access point, general description.
Entry:
http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/gallery ... um=1&pos=0
Photos:
http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/gallery ... hp?album=1

Buntzen Lake. Notes.
Location: East of Indian Arm, Vancouver area.
Source: Wainwright, Jack. Canoe Trips British Columbia, Wainbay Enterprises, Abbotsford (1994).
Route description: Day trip on lake.

Burnaby Lake. Notes.
Location: Burnaby.
Source: Wainwright, Jack. Canoe Trips British Columbia, Wainbay Enterprises, Abbotsford (1994).
Route description: Day trip, several access points.

Burrard Inlet, East. Notes.
Location: Burnaby, Port Moody area.
Source: Wainwright, Jack. Canoe Trips British Columbia, Wainbay Enterprises, Abbotsford (1994).
Route description: Saltwater day trip; extra caution required (tides, offshore winds, sudden storms, mud flats, ferries and other ships and their wakes, etc).

Burrard Inlet, West. Notes.
Location: Vancouver, east of Lion`s Gate bridge.
Source: Wainwright, Jack. Canoe Trips British Columbia, Wainbay Enterprises, Abbotsford (1994).
Route description: Saltwater day trip; extra caution required (tides, offshore winds, sudden storms, mud flats, ferries and other ships and their wakes, etc).

Burrard Inlet and Indian Arm. Online, Map, Photos.
Location: Burnaby area.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, British Columbia Forum.
Author: Tom H.
Route description (day trip): Barnet, Burrard Inlet, Admiralty Point, Belcarra, Cosy Cove, mouth of Bedwell Bay; return.
Title at source: Indian_Arm_June_2007
http://picasaweb.google.com/tomfromvan/ ... edwebsite#

Capilano River. Notes.
Location: North Vancouver, Lion`s Gate bridge area.
Ed note: Serious whitewater day trip, not to be attempted except by the highly skilled.
Source: Wainwright, Jack. Canoe Trips British Columbia, Wainbay Enterprises, Abbotsford (1994).
Route description: Hatchery to the mouth (Ambleside Park).

Campbell River (Semiahmoo Bay). Notes.
Source: McGee, Peter. Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast. Greystone Books (Douglas and McIntyre), Vancouver (2004).
Ed note: Toporama does not recognise Little Campbell River.
Route description (day trip): Several launch points.
Title at source: Little Campbell River.

Chehalis Lake. Notes.
Location: ~12 km west of Harrison Lake.
Source: Wainwright, Jack. Canoe Trips British Columbia, Wainbay Enterprises, Abbotsford (1994).
Route description: Day trip.
Caution: The possibility of sudden winds, the funnelling effect of steep shores and the paucity of landing spots make single-boat trips inadvisable.

Chehalis River. Notes.
Location: Tributary of the Harrison River, from the north.
Ed note: Serious whitewater day trip, not to be attempted except by the highly skilled.
Source: Wainwright, Jack. Canoe Trips British Columbia, Wainbay Enterprises, Abbotsford (1994).

Chilliwack Lake. Information.
Location: South of Hope, near the US border.
Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... liwack_lk/
Caution: The possibility of sudden winds, the funnelling effect of steep shores and the paucity of landing spots make single-boat trips inadvisable.

Chilliwack Lake. Online, Map, Photos.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, British Columbia Forum.
Author: Tom H.
Route description (day trip): Chilliwack Lake.
Title at source: Chilliwack_Lake_Paddle
http://picasaweb.google.com/tomfromvan/ ... edwebsite#

Chilliwack Lake. Online, Journal, Photos.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, British Columbia Forum.
Author: Canoeheadted.
Route description: Day paddle on the lake.
Title at source: 1st paddle in my new Souris River Tranquility Solo!.
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 06&t=35070

Chilliwack Lake. Notes.
Source: Wainwright, Jack. Canoe Trips British Columbia, Wainbay Enterprises, Abbotsford (1994).
Route description: Day trip on lake.

Chilliwack River. Notes.
Location: South of Hope.
Ed note: Serious whitewater day trip, not to be attempted except by the highly skilled.
Source: Wainwright, Jack. Canoe Trips British Columbia, Wainbay Enterprises, Abbotsford (1994).
Route description: Several access points; take out near Vedder Crossing.

Cultus Lake. Notes.
Location: South of Chilliwack.
Source: Wainwright, Jack. Canoe Trips British Columbia, Wainbay Enterprises, Abbotsford (1994).
Route description: Day trip on lake.

Deer Lake. Online, Notes, Photos.
Location: Burnaby.
Source: West Coast Paddler, Paddling Locations.
Author: Dan Millsip.
Route description: Day trip on very small lake.
Content: Access point, general description.
Entry:
http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/gallery ... m=58&pos=0
Photos:
http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/gallery ... p?album=58

Deer Lake. Notes.
Location: Burnaby.
Source: Wainwright, Jack. Canoe Trips British Columbia, Wainbay Enterprises, Abbotsford (1994).
Route description: Day trip on very small lake.

Deer Lake; Hicks Lake. Notes.
Location: East of Harrison Lake, Yale Land District.
Sasquatch Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... sasquatch/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sasquatch_Provincial_Park
Source: Wainwright, Jack. Canoe Trips British Columbia, Wainbay Enterprises, Abbotsford (1994).
Route description: Day trips from park launch points.

English Bay. Notes.
Location: Vancouver area.
Source: Wainwright, Jack. Canoe Trips British Columbia, Wainbay Enterprises, Abbotsford (1994).
Route description: Saltwater day trip; extra caution required (tides, offshore winds, sudden storms, mud flats, ferries and other ships and their wakes, etc).

English Bay. Notes.
Source: McGee, Peter. Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast. Greystone Books (Douglas and McIntyre), Vancouver (2004).
Access/egress points (day trip): Jericho Sailing Centre, Old English Bay Bath House, Granville Island.

English Bay. Online, Journal.
Source: paddling.net
Author: David J. Mack.
Route description (day trip): English Bay, False Creek, Spanish Bank Beach Park, University Endowment Lands, Wreck Beach; return.
http://www.paddling.net/places/showReport.html?1897

English Bay. Online, Photos.
Author: superjens.
Ed note: Photos only.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/superjens/tags/downtown/

False Creek. Online, Notes, Photos.
Location: Vancouver; extension of English Bay.
Source: West Coast Paddler, Paddling Locations.
Author: Dan Millsip.
Route description: Day trip on salt water.
Content: Access point, general description.
Entry:
http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/gallery ... m=17&pos=0
Photos:
http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/gallery ... p?album=17

False Creek. Notes.
Location: Vancouver; extension of English Bay.
Source: Wainwright, Jack. Canoe Trips British Columbia, Wainbay Enterprises, Abbotsford (1994).
Route description: Saltwater day trip; extra caution required (tides, offshore winds, sudden storms, mud flats, ferries and other ships and their wakes, etc).

False Creek. Notes.
Location: Vancouver; extension of English Bay.
Source: McGee, Peter. Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast. Greystone Books (Douglas and McIntyre), Vancouver (2004).
Access/egress points (day trip): Granville Island, Coast Guard Station.

Fraser River. Barnston Island area. Online, Map, Photos.
Source: Private site and Canadian Canoe Routes, British Columbia Forum.
Author: Tom H.
Route description (day trip): Surrey, Parsons Channel, Robert Point, Bishops Reach, Mann Point, Parsons Channel, Surrey.
Title at source: Barnston_Island_May_2007
http://picasaweb.google.com/tomfromvan/ ... edwebsite#

Fraser River. Deas Slough. Online, Notes, Photos.
Source: West Coast Paddler, Paddling Locations.
Author: Dan Millsip.
Route description: Day trip on slough.
Entry:
http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/gallery ... m=23&pos=0
Photos:
http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/gallery ... p?album=23

Fraser River. Fort Langley, upstream; return. Online, Notes, Photos.
Source: West Coast Paddler, Paddling Locations.
Author: Dan Millsip.
Route description (day trip): Fort Langley, Bedford Channel, upstream, past McMillan Island; return.
Report:
http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/gallery ... um=3&pos=0
Photos:
http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/gallery ... hp?album=3

Fraser River. Fort Langley downstream to Barnston Island. Online, Notes, Photos.
Source: West Coast Paddler, Paddling Locations.
Author: Dan Millsip.
Route description: Fort Langley, upstream to east end of McMillan Island, Fraser River, Kanaka Creek mouth, Derby Reach Regional Park, Grants Landing, Parsons Channel and Barnston Island.
Report:
http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/gallery ... um=2&pos=0
Photos:
http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/gallery ... hp?album=2

Fraser River. Westham Island bridge to Ladner Marsh; return. Online, Notes, Photos.
Source: West Coast Paddler, Paddling Locations.
Author: Dan Millsip.
Route description (day trip): Westham Island bridge (Canoe Passage), Fraser River, Ladner Marsh; return.
Report:
http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/gallery ... m=13&pos=0
Photos:
http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/gallery ... p?album=13

Fraser River. Yale to Hope. Notes.
Ed note: Whitewater day trip.
Source: Wainwright, Jack. Canoe Trips British Columbia, Wainbay Enterprises, Abbotsford (1994).
Route description: Yale, Emory Creek Park, Dogwood Valley, Choate, Trafalgar, Hope.

Fraser River. Hope to Rosedale. Notes.
Source: Wainwright, Jack. Canoe Trips British Columbia, Wainbay Enterprises, Abbotsford (1994).
Route description (day trip): Hope, Floods, Katz, Ruby Creek, Laidlaw, Mount Ludwig, bridge at Ferry Island Park, take-out.

Fraser River. Rosedale to Vancouver. Notes.
Source: Wainwright, Jack. Canoe Trips British Columbia, Wainbay Enterprises, Abbotsford (1994).
Ed note: Series of day trips with multiple access/egress points not listed here.
Route description: Put in below Ferry Island Park, Harrison River confluence, past Dewdney, Hatzic, Mission, Silverdale, Fort Langley, Haney, Barnston Island, Port Coquitlam and Coquitlam, New Westminster, split (North Arm breaks off), Deas Island; paddling beyond Steveston is not recommended.

Fraser River. Parsons Channel. Online, Photos.
Source: Private site and Canadian Canoe Routes, British Columbia Forum.
Author: Tom H.
Route description: Barnston Island ferry terminal, paddle upstream to Mann Point (approximately), float back.
Title at source: Fraser_River__Parsons_Channel_Sep_09_2007
http://picasaweb.google.com/tomfromvan/ ... edwebsite#

Harrison Lake. Online, Journal, Photos.
Location: Chilliwack area.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, British Columbia Forum.
Author: Canoeheadted.
Route description: Harrison Hot Springs, Harrison Lake, Long Island, Eagle Falls, return past Hot Springs, Harrison River, Kilby River campsite.
Title at source: 2 Peaks and a Paddle – (Pic heavy TR).
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 06&t=30894

Harrison Lake. Notes.
Source: Wainwright, Jack. Canoe Trips British Columbia, Wainbay Enterprises, Abbotsford (1994).
Route description: Day trip.
Caution: The possibility of sudden winds, the funnelling effect of steep shores and the paucity of landing spots make single-boat trips inadvisable.

Harrison River. Harrison Lake to Kilby Park. Notes.
Source: Wainwright, Jack. Canoe Trips British Columbia, Wainbay Enterprises, Abbotsford (1994).
Route description (day trip): Harrison Hot Springs, Harrison River, Chehalis River confluence, Harrison Mills and Hwy 7, Lake Errock, Kilby Park.

Hatzic Lake. Online, Notes, Photos.
Location: Just north of the Fraser River, east of Mission.
Source: West Coast Paddler, Paddling Locations.
Author: Dan Millsip.
Route description: Day trip on small lake.
Content: Access point, general description.
Entry:
http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/gallery ... um=4&pos=0
Photos:
http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/gallery ... hp?album=4

Hatzic Lake. Notes.
Location: Just north of the Fraser River, east of Mission.
Source: Wainwright, Jack. Canoe Trips British Columbia, Wainbay Enterprises, Abbotsford (1994).
Route description: Day trip.

Hayward Lake. Online, Notes, Photos.
Location: Just north of the Fraser River, northwest of Mission.
Source: West Coast Paddler, Paddling Locations.
Author: Dan Millsip.
Route description: Day trip on small lake.
Content: Access point, general description.
Entry:
http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/gallery ... um=5&pos=0
Photos:
http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/gallery ... hp?album=5

Hayward Lake. Notes.
Location: Just north of the Fraser River, northwest of Mission.
Source: Wainwright, Jack. Canoe Trips British Columbia, Wainbay Enterprises, Abbotsford (1994).
Route description: Day trip.

Hope Slough. Guide.
Location: East of Chilliwack.
Source: Wainwright, Jack. Canoe Trips British Columbia, Wainbay Enterprises, Abbotsford (1994).
Route description: Day trip.

Howe Sound, North. Notes.
Porteau Cove Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... s/porteau/
Source: Wainwright, Jack. Canoe Trips British Columbia, Wainbay Enterprises, Abbotsford (1994).
Route description: Saltwater day trip from Porteau or Britannia Beach. Extra caution is required (tides, offshore winds, sudden storms, mud flats, ferries and other ships and their wakes, etc); group travel is highly recommended.

Howe Sound, North. Notes.
Porteau Cove Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... s/porteau/
Source: Ince, John and Hedi Köttner. Sea Kayaking Canada’s West Coast. Raxas Books, Vancouver (1982).
Ed note: Some of the logistical information may not be current; and gear has improved since publication.
Places mentioned: Porteau Cove and Port Mellon; Thornbrough Channel and Montagu Channel; Ramillies Channel, Gambier Island (hike to Gambier Lake) and Anvil Island.

Howe Sound, South. Notes.
Source: Wainwright, Jack. Canoe Trips British Columbia, Wainbay Enterprises, Abbotsford (1994).
Route description: Saltwater day trip from Horseshoe Bay or Tunstall Bay. Extra caution is required (tides, offshore winds, sudden storms, mud flats, ferries and other ships and their wakes, etc); group travel is highly recommended.

Howe Sound. Pasley Group. Notes.
Source: McGee, Peter. Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast. Greystone Books (Douglas and McIntyre), Vancouver (2004).
Route description (day trip): Bowen Bay (on Bowen Island), Collingwood Channel, Pasley Island; circumnavigate Pasley or wander north; return to Bowen Bay.

Howe Sound. Keats Island. Notes.
Plumper Cove Marine Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... s/plumper/
Source: McGee, Peter. Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast. Greystone Books (Douglas and McIntyre), Vancouver (2004).
Route description (day trip or camp at Keats): Gibson, Shoal Channel, Keats Island; return.

Howe Sound. Gambier Island and Anvil Island. Notes.
Porteau Cove Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... s/porteau/
Halkett Bay Marine Provincial Park.
Location: Gambier Island.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... lkett_bay/
Source: McGee, Peter. Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast. Greystone Books (Douglas and McIntyre), Vancouver (2004).
Route description: Porteau Cove PP, Montagu Channel, Anvil Island (hike to Leading Peak), Ramillies Channel, Gambier Island. Other places mentioned: Douglas Bay, Brigade Bay, Halkett Bay, Christie Inlet, Pam Rock.

Indian Arm. Information.
Location: Vancouver area; off Burrard Inlet, north of Burnaby.
Indian Arm Provincial Park.
• Camping is prohibited on South Twin Island and Raccoon Island.
• Campfires are prohibited at all times in Indian Arm Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... ndian_arm/
Wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Arm
Belcarra Regional Park.
http://www.vancouverisland.com/parks/?id=484

Indian Arm. Online, Notes, Photos.
Source: West Coast Paddler, Paddling Locations.
Author: Dan Millsip.
Route description: Burrard Inlet, ... , Indian River.
Content: Access points, general description, campsites (with coordinates!).
Entry:
http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/gallery ... m=15&pos=0
Photos:
http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/gallery ... p?album=15

Indian Arm. Notes.
Source: Wainwright, Jack. Canoe Trips British Columbia, Wainbay Enterprises, Abbotsford (1994).
Route description: Saltwater day trip; extra caution required (tides, offshore winds, sudden storms, mud flats, ferries and other ships and their wakes, etc).

Indian Arm. Notes.
Source: McGee, Peter. Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast. Greystone Books (Douglas and McIntyre), Vancouver (2004).
Route description, sample, several days: Deep Cove, past Woodlands (alternate access), Silver Falls and Bishop Creek, Indian River, Granite Falls (campground), Twin Islands, Racoon Island (Farrer Cove; no camping), Belcarra Regional Park, Deep Cove.

Indian Arm. Notes.
Source: Ince, John and Hedi Köttner. Sea Kayaking Canada’s West Coast. Raxas Books, Vancouver (1982).
Ed note: Some of the logistical information may not be current; and gear has improved since publication.
Places mentioned: Deep Cove or Belcarra Bay, Twin Islands, power plant, Silver Falls, Croker Island, Granite Falls, Spray of Pearls Falls (by foot), Indian River.

Kawkawa Lake. Notes.
Location: East of Hope.
Source: Wainwright, Jack. Canoe Trips British Columbia, Wainbay Enterprises, Abbotsford (1994).
Route description: Day trip.

Lake of the Woods. Notes.
Location: North of Hope, off Hwy 1; apparently not at Toporama.
Source: Wainwright, Jack. Canoe Trips British Columbia, Wainbay Enterprises, Abbotsford (1994).
Route description: Day trip.

Lightning Lake/s. Notes.
Location: East of Manning Park settlement, off Hwy 3.
E C Manning Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... ecmanning/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E._C._Mann ... ncial_Park
Source: Wainwright, Jack. Canoe Trips British Columbia, Wainbay Enterprises, Abbotsford (1994).
Route description: Day trip.

Lillooet River. Pemberton to Harrison Lake. Information.
Wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lillooet_River
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, British Columbia Forum.
Authors: various.
Route description: Comments only.
CCR threads:
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 05&t=29428
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 05&t=36172

Mill Lake. Notes.
Location: Abbotsford.
Source: Wainwright, Jack. Canoe Trips British Columbia, Wainbay Enterprises, Abbotsford (1994).
Route description: Day trip on lake.

Nicomekl River. Online, Notes, Photos.
Location: North of Semiahmoo Bay.
Source: West Coast Paddler, Paddling Locations.
Author: Dan Millsip.
Route description: Blackie Spit to Elgin Road; day trip on tidal river.
Content: Access/egress points, general description.
Entry:
http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/gallery ... m=18&pos=0
Photos:
http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/gallery ... p?album=18

Nicomekl River. Online, ALLAN
Location: Vancouver, Boundary Bay area.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, British Columbia Forum.
Author: Tom H.
Route description (day trip): Crescent Beach (Boundary Bay), Nicomekl River; return.
Title at source: Crescent_May_25_07
http://picasaweb.google.com/tomfromvan/ ... edwebsite#

Nicomekl River. Notes.
Source: Wainwright, Jack. Canoe Trips British Columbia, Wainbay Enterprises, Abbotsford (1994).
Route description. Day trip from Langley to Crescent Beach.

Nicomen Slough. Notes.
Location: East of Mission.
Source: Wainwright, Jack. Canoe Trips British Columbia, Wainbay Enterprises, Abbotsford (1994).
Route description: Day trip from Deroche (off Hwy 7, between Dewdney and Lake Errock); paddle east or west (both?).

North Alouette River. Online, Notes, Photos.
Location: North of Haney, east of Port Coquitlam.
Source: West Coast Paddler, Paddling Locations.
Author: Dan Millsip.
Route description: Day trip on tidal river.
Content: Access/egress points, general description.
Entry:
http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/gallery ... um=6&pos=0
Photos:
http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/gallery ... hp?album=6

North Alouette River. Notes.
Location: North of Haney, east of Port Coquitlam.
Source: Wainwright, Jack. Canoe Trips British Columbia, Wainbay Enterprises, Abbotsford (1994).
Route description: Whitewater day trip.

Pitt Lake. Online, Notes, Photos.
Location: North of Haney, northeast of Port Coquitlam.
Ed note: BC Parks does not list Raven Creek Park, Dark Creek Park or either Osprey Creek Park.
Source: West Coast Paddler, Paddling Locations.
Author: Dan Millsip.
Route description: Large, freshwater but tidal, lake.
Content: Access point, campsites, general description.
Entry:
http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/gallery ... m=16&pos=0
Photos:
http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/gallery ... p?album=16

Pitt Lake. Notes.
Location: North of Haney, northeast of Port Coquitlam.
Source: Wainwright, Jack. Canoe Trips British Columbia, Wainbay Enterprises, Abbotsford (1994).
Route description: Day trip.
Caution: The possibility of sudden winds, the funnelling effect of steep shores and the paucity of landing spots make single-boat trips inadvisable.

Pitt Lake. Online, Map, Photos.
Location: North of Haney, northeast of Port Coquitlam.
Source: Private site.
Author: Tom H.
Route description: Day trip on tidal lake; Grant Narrows, Pitt Lake, Vicker’s Creek, Osprey Creek, Grant Narrows.
Title at source: Pitt_Lake_Circumnavigation_May_2007
http://picasaweb.google.com/tomfromvan/ ... edwebsite#

Pitt Lake. Online, Map, Photos.
Location: North of Haney, northeast of Port Coquitlam.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, British Columbia Forum.
Author: Tom H.
Route description: Day trip on tidal lake; Grant Narrows to Vicker's Creek; return.
Title at source: Pitt_Lake_August_2007
http://picasaweb.google.com/tomfromvan/ ... edwebsite#

Pitt Polder. Notes.
Source: Wainwright, Jack. Canoe Trips British Columbia, Wainbay Enterprises, Abbotsford (1994).
Route description: Day trip up Pitt River toward Pitt Lake.

Pitt River. Below Pitt Lake to Fraser River. Notes.
Source: Wainwright, Jack. Canoe Trips British Columbia, Wainbay Enterprises, Abbotsford (1994).
Route description (day trip): Put in (south side?) below Pitt Lake, Pitt River, Fraser River junction, Port Mann bridge.

River of Golden Dreams. Alta Lake to Green Lake. Notes.
Location: Whistler.
Source: Wainwright, Jack. Canoe Trips British Columbia, Wainbay Enterprises, Abbotsford (1994).
Route description: Day trip.

Rolley Lake. Notes.
Location: Northwest of Stave Falls, which is northwest of Mission.
Rolley Lake Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... rolley_lk/
Source: Wainwright, Jack. Canoe Trips British Columbia, Wainbay Enterprises, Abbotsford (1994).
Route description: Day trip on lake.

Salmon River. Notes.
Location: Fort Langley.
Source: Wainwright, Jack. Canoe Trips British Columbia, Wainbay Enterprises, Abbotsford (1994).
Route description: Day trip; to Fraser River junction, then upstream or downstream to take-out.

Sasamat Lake. Online, Notes, Photos.
Location: East of the lower end of Indian Arm, north of Port Moody.
Source: West Coast Paddler, Paddling Locations.
Author: Dan Millsip.
Route description: Day trip on very small lake.
Content: Access point, general description.
Entry:
http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/gallery ... m=34&pos=0
Photos:
http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/gallery ... p?album=34

Sasamat Lake. Notes.
Location: East of the lower end of Indian Arm, north of Port Moody.
Source: Wainwright, Jack. Canoe Trips British Columbia, Wainbay Enterprises, Abbotsford (1994).
Route description: Day trip on lake.

Semiahmoo Bay. Online, Map, Photos.
Location: Vancouver, Boundary Bay area.
Source: Private site and Canadian Canoe Routes, British Columbia Forum.
Author: Tom H.
Route description (day trip): Blackie Spit, Crescent Beach, Kwomais Point, Semiahmoo Bay; return.
Title at source: Blackie_Spit
http://picasaweb.google.com/tomfromvan/ ... edwebsite#

Semiahmoo Bay. Online, ALLAN.
Source: paddling.net
Location: Vancouver, Boundary Bay area.
Author: safety6.
Route description: Day trip on the bay.
http://www.paddling.net/places/showReport.html?469

Serpentine River. Notes.
Location: Vancouver, Boundary Bay area.
Source: Wainwright, Jack. Canoe Trips British Columbia, Wainbay Enterprises, Abbotsford (1994).
Route description: Day trip; Hwy 10 (Cloverdale) to Mud Bay.

Serpentine River. Online, Map, Photos.
Location: Vancouver, Boundary Bay area.
Source: Private site and Canadian Canoe Routes, British Columbia Forum.
Author: Tom H.
Route description: Crescent Beach (Boundary Bay), Serpentine River, Vancouver-Blaine highway; return.
Title at source: Serpentine_River_April_2007
http://picasaweb.google.com/tomfromvan/ ... edwebsite#

Seymour River. Notes.
Location: North Vancouver, Second Narrows area.
Ed note: Can be a serious whitewater day trip, not to be attempted except by the highly skilled.
Source: Wainwright, Jack. Canoe Trips British Columbia, Wainbay Enterprises, Abbotsford (1994).

Similkameen River. Notes.
Location: Princeton.
Ed note: Whitewater day trip.
Source: Wainwright, Jack. Canoe Trips British Columbia, Wainbay Enterprises, Abbotsford (1994).

Skagit River. Notes.
Location: South of Hope.
Ed note: Whitewater day trip.
Source: Wainwright, Jack. Canoe Trips British Columbia, Wainbay Enterprises, Abbotsford (1994).

Squamish River. Online, Photos.
Sources: Private site and Canadian Canoe Routes, British Columbia Forum.
Author: Tom H.
Ed note: Route is not documented.
Title at source: Squamish_Oct_24_08
http://picasaweb.google.com/cyberhun200 ... edwebsite#

Squamish River, Upper. Notes.
Location: North of Squamish.
Ed note: Serious whitewater day trip, not to be attempted except by the highly skilled.
Source: Wainwright, Jack. Canoe Trips British Columbia, Wainbay Enterprises, Abbotsford (1994).

Squamish River, Lower. Notes.
Ed note: Whitewater day trip.
Source: Wainwright, Jack. Canoe Trips British Columbia, Wainbay Enterprises, Abbotsford (1994).
Route description: Powerhouse to Squamish; the Guide gives access and egress points.

Squamish River. Ashlu Bridge to Squamish. Online, Journal, Photos.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, British Columbia Forum.
Author: marcjboudreau.
Route description: Ashlu Bridge, Squamish River, Squamish.
Title at source: Squamish River - September 10-11, 2011.
CCR thread:
http://www.myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtop ... 06&t=38916
Photos:
http://www.flickr.com//photos/65009403@ ... 5933/show/
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Stave Lake. Stave Falls to Rocky Point. Online, Notes, Photos.
Location: North of Mission.
Source: West Coast Paddler, Paddling Locations.
Author: Dan Millsip.
Route description: Day trip on lake.
Content: Access point, general description.
Entry:
http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/gallery ... m=25&pos=0
Photos:
http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/gallery ... p?album=25

Stave Lake. Notes.
Location: North of Mission.
Source: Wainwright, Jack. Canoe Trips British Columbia, Wainbay Enterprises, Abbotsford (1994).
Route description: Day trip on lake.
Caution: The possibility of sudden winds, the funnelling effect of steep shores and the paucity of landing spots make single-boat trips inadvisable.

Sumas River. Abbotsford to Fraser River. Notes.
Location: East of Abbotsford.
Source: Wainwright, Jack. Canoe Trips British Columbia, Wainbay Enterprises, Abbotsford (1994).
Route description (day trip): Hwy 1 (two put-ins) upstream or downstream (to Vedder River confluence and Fraser River junction).

Vedder River. Vedder Crossing to Sumas River junction. Guide.
Source: Wainwright, Jack. Canoe Trips British Columbia, Wainbay Enterprises, Abbotsford (1994).
Route description (day trip): Vedder Crossing, Yarrow, Vedder Canal, Sumas River junction.

Wahleach (Jones?) Lake. Online, Notes, Photos.
Location: About 25 km (straight-line distance) east and a little north of Chilliwack.
Ed note: Toporama does not list a Jones Lake in this area.
Source: West Coast Paddler, Paddling Locations.
Author: Dan Millsip.
Route description: Day trip on small lake.
Content: Access points, general description.
Title at source: Jones/Wahleach Lake.
Entry:
http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/gallery ... m=39&pos=0
Photos:
http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/gallery ... p?album=39

Westham Island. Notes.
Location: Fraser River delta.
Source: McGee, Peter. Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast. Greystone Books (Douglas and McIntyre), Vancouver (2004).
Route description (day trip): Wellington Point Park or Canoe Passage or Deer Island Regional Park. Circumnavigate Westham Island or wander around.
Title at source: Fraser Delta.

Widgeon Creek. Information.
Location: Vancouver area; off Pitt River, below Pitt Lake.
Ed note: Were I more careful, I would distinguish between Widgeon Creek and Widgeon Slough.
Widgeon Valley National Wildlife Area.
http://landtrustalliance.bc.ca/registry ... operty=290
http://travelingluck.com/North%20Americ ... #local_map

Widgeon Creek. Online, Notes, Photos.
Source: West Coast Paddler, Paddling Locations.
Author: Dan Millsip.
Content: Access point, general description, hike to Widgeon Falls; campsite mentioned.
Entry:
http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/gallery ... m=14&pos=0
Photos:
http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/gallery ... p?album=14

Widgeon Creek. Notes.
Source: Wainwright, Jack. Canoe Trips British Columbia, Wainbay Enterprises, Abbotsford (1994).
Route description (day trip): Across Pitt River, below Pitt Lake.

Widgeon Creek. Online, Journal, Photos.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, British Columbia Forum.
Author: Tom H.
Route description: Day trip, consult map.
Title at source: Wigeon_Late _April_2007
http://picasaweb.google.com/tomfromvan/ ... edwebsite#

Widgeon Creek. Online, Journal, Photo.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, British Columbia Forum.
Author: danbwall.
Route description: From Grant Narrows, up creek (both forks); return.
Title at source: Widgeon Creek - Bring your pole!.
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 06&t=34760

Widgeon Creek. Online, Photos.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, British Columbia Forum.
Author: Tom H.
Route description: Put-in near Grant Narrows, Widgeon Slough; return.
Title at source: Hennessey Hammock Shakedown - Wigeon Slough.
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 06&t=35692