MEC Vancouver Paddlefest

  • Date
    Saturday, 16 June, 2018
  • Time
    From 10:00 am to 03:00 pm PDT
  • Organizer
    MEC Vancouver
  • Price
  • Address
    Jericho Sailing Centre
    1300 Discovery Street
    Vancouver, BC



10:00AM - 3:00PM



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 gear swap.


Watch this space for details closer to the event! We'll be updating this page regularily.





Lots of exhibitors are going to be showing off their gear, club, association etc... on the beach of Jericho!

  • Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS-BC)
  • Jericho Sailing Center Association
  • Pacific International Kayaking Association (PIKA)
  • The Bicycle Valet (Better Environmentally Sound Transportation - BEST)
  • NRS
  • Evo
  • Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation
  • Outward Bound Canada
  • Reo Rafting
  • Hollyburn Sailing Club
  • Raincoast Conservation Foundation

If you are interested in being an exhibitor at the 2018 MEC Vancouver Paddlefest, please contact our Paddlefest Coordinator at

Register for a Clinic

Clinics are run by Vancouver's most talanted 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.

Intro to SUP Presented by MEC (10:00am - 11:30am)

Intro to SUP Presented by MEC (12:00pm - 1:30pm)

Intro to Kayak Presented by MEC (11:00am - 12:30pm)

Intro to Kayak Presented by MEC (1:00pm - 2:30pm)

Marine Navigation 101 (On Land Clinic) Presented by MEC (10:30am - 11:30am)

Marine Navigation 101 (On Land Clinic) Presented by MEC (1:30pm - 2:30pm)

Sea Kayaking 101 (On Land Clinic) Presented by MEC (12:00pm - 1:00pm)

More clinics coming soon!

MEC PaddleSwap



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 above for more details.

Getting There



Please help keep our events green, and consider carpooling or using alternative modes of transportation. 

Here are some suggestions:

Public Parking – If you plan to drive to the event, please note there is limited public pay parking southwest of event site. Parking is shared by Jericho Sailing Centre, Ecomarine, Windsure and park attendees. Free 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. 

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.





If you are looking to get involved with sponsoring our event, please contact us at