Enjoy a Beautiful Paddle While Raising Funds for Biodiversity Research…

During this event, participants will join seasoned kayak guides on a paddle along the shores of Mayne and Galiano Islands, stopping to create quick inventories of biodiversity “hotspots” along the way.

For the Mayne Island stint of our journey, we will meet paddlers at David Cove at 9am Saturday April 27. From there we will circumnavigate Edith and Campbell Points visiting coastal bluff and meadow communities along the peninsula and nearshore rocks.

For the Galiano Island stint, we’ll meet at Montague Harbour at 11am on Sunday April 28 and paddle out to visit the Ballingall Islets, concluding the journey at Retreat Cove.

This tour will take place on dates with little tidal flux. Thus, weather pending, we can look forward to easy paddling against minimal current. Keep an eye on this page: we’ll update our map as the dates approach with notes on the forecasted conditions.

Depending on one’s level of enthusiasm, Mayne Islanders can join us to Bennett Bay (~6 km) or continue to Piggott Bay (~14 km). Galiano Islanders will join us for the duration of our paddle from Montague Harbour to Retreat Cove (~11 km).

To participate in this journey, Mayne islanders will require their own personal kayak, paddles and other gear (PFD, bilge pump, and rope essential). Galiano islanders may opt to rent kayaks from Gulf Island Kayaking. 

Bring along water, sun hat, snacks and lunch—and, optionally, a camera for documenting the species we meet along the way!

For more information contact Andrew Simon andrew@mayneconservancy.ca

As a participant in this event, you will be asked to commit to a minimum personal fundraising goal of $250.00 and attract donors to our fundraising platform.

Our Top 3 Fundraisers Will Win One of These Fantastic Prizes!

Our Paddle Along for Biodiversity has been generously sponsored by:

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