MEC VANCOUVER PADDLEFEST
SATURDAY JUNE 16, 2018
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 regularly.
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)
- Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation
- Outward Bound Canada
- Reo Rafting
- Hollyburn Sailing Club
- Raincoast Conservation Foundation
- Ocean Ambassadors Canada
- Xcel & FCS
- The Sea Kayak Association of BC (SKABC)
- Vancouver Kayak Polo Club
- Fraser Riverkeeper
- Deep Cove Kayak
- painPRO Clinics
- Pacific Boarder
If you are interested in being an exhibitor at the 2018 MEC Vancouver Paddlefest, please contact our Paddlefest Coordinator at email@example.com
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, and more!
Stand Up Paddleboard
Intro to SUP (FULL) Presented by MEC (10:00am - 11:30am)
Intro to SUP (FULL) Presented by MEC (12:00pm - 1:30pm)
Advanced SUP (FULL) Presented by MEC (11:00am - 12:30pm)
Advanced SUP (FULL) Presented by MEC (1:30pm - 3:00pm)
Intro to Kayaking (FULL) Presented by Ecomarine (10:30am - 12:00pm)
Intro to Kayak (FULL) Presented by MEC (11:00am - 12:30pm)
Intro to Kayaking (FULL) Presented by Ecomarine (1:00pm - 2:30pm)
Intro to Kayak (FULL) Presented by MEC (1:00pm - 2:30pm)
Spring Tune Up (FULL) Presented by Ecomarine (11:00am - 12:30pm)
Spring Tune Up (FULL) Presented by Ecomarine (1:30pm - 3:00pm)
Marine Navigation 101 (FULL) Presented by MEC (10:30am - 11:30am)
Marine Navigation 101 (FULL) Presented by MEC (1:30pm - 2:30pm)
Sea Kayaking 101 Presented by MEC (12:00pm - 1:00pm)
Packing for a Multi-day Trip Presented by SKABC (11:00am - 12:00pm)
Packing for a Multi-day Trip Presented by SKABC (1:00pm - 2:00pm)
Tides will be low during the festival, which means there is a higher chance of exposure to sharp rocks and barnacles. We recommend wearing good water shoes or neoprene booties.
Weather is looking fantastic! Make sure you bring lots of sunscreen and water! There are water fountains at the Jericho Sailing Centre to fill up your water bottle.
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.
Looking to rent a table to sell your own gear? Click here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org