MEC Vancouver Paddlefest
MEC Paddlefest is back this year with more great clinics for you to scrub up on your paddling skills, an array of boards and boats to demo, and an opportunity to snap up a great deal at our gearswap!
Clinics are run by Vancouver's most talented instructors leading a mix of beginner, intermediate and advanced clinics covering paddling techniques, introduction to rolling, stand up paddleboarding or how to paddle a surf ski.
MEC Paddlefest is proud to partner with industry leading watersport brands as well as community organizations promoting conservation, community engagement and healthy living.
1. Easy Water Designs (Starboard/Current Designs/FCS/Xcel)
2. AVS Sport Vancouver (Aquaventure Sales Inc.)
3. Boreal Designs/Riot Kayaks
5. Western Canoeing & Kayaking
8. Lambrecht Surf Boards
9. Red Paddle Co North America
11. Sterlings Kayaks
12. Pacific Boarder
14. Pyranha/P&H/Venture Kayaks
15. Salt Spring Coffee
16. Raincoast Conservation Foundation
17. Parks Canada
18. Reo Rafting
20. True North Paddles
21. Pacific International Kayaking Association (PIKA)
22. BC Marine Trails Network
23. Canadian Parks & Wilderness Society of BC (CPAWS)
24. Fraser Riverkeeper
25. True Natural Sunscreen
26. Jericho Sailing Centre
27. G Adventures
Gear heads and thifty shoppers will find the best deals on previously-loved watersports and hiking/camping equipment at the MEC Paddleswap. Be prepared as the event can draw a sizeable crowd. Click on the image for more details.
Gather your friends and family and propel yourself to the incredible beachfront of the Jericho Sailing Centre at 1300 Discovery Street. The Bicycle Valet will provide FREE secure bike parking on site. Learn more about how to get here with Google Maps.
Public Parking – Limited public park southwest of event site. Parking is shared by Jericho Sailing Centre, Ecomarine, Windsure and park attendees. More parking available on side streets and further west at Locarno.
Walking Routes – Event site is located next to a popular beach trail/walking path that connects Kitsilano to Jericho Beach and Spanish Banks.
Cycling Routes – Similar to the walkways, the paths are wide, cycle friendly routes. There are also bike supportive lanes on 4th Avenue leading towards NW Marine Drive. The Bicycle Valet, a complimentary secure bike parking system, will be available on site.
Public Transit – Bus stops are located at 4th and Marine followed by a 10-15 minute walk on a side walk to the Jericho Sailing Centre.
This one-of-a-kind event is powered by the outstanding contributions of our sponsors. Special thanks to the following businesses and organizations for their continued support of MEC Paddlefest Vancouver: