We have activities planned for racers throughout the week leading up to the race. Take part in what you can, and if you’re visiting us from overseas, take the time to enjoy our beautiful scenery and city. The schedule and logistics for RACE DAY can be found by clicking here.
Monday, July 9th – most paddlers arrive from overseas into beautiful Vancouver. We recommend to stay in downtown Vancouver or on the North Shore for a couple of days before heading up to Squamish.
Tuesday, July 10th – Race with the Stars at our Tuesday Night Race in Deep Cove. Take part in our weekly ‘fun’ race which, last year, had over 100 paddlers in attendance, including the Mocke Bros, the Rice Bros, Teneale Hatton and others. Register from 6pm for the race which starts promptly at 7pm. Post race Party at The Raven Pub where you can rub shoulders with the stars and watch the race video on the big screen. Check out more details here and watch the video below!
Wednesday July 11th – OPTIONAL – you can come and pick up your race number at Deep Cove Outdoors 3pm – 7pm if you want to, otherwise race numbers will be distributed on Saturday at registration. 352 Lynn Avenue, North Vancouver, BC, V7J 2C5.
On Wednesday evening Deep Cove Outdoors is hosting Ollie O’Reilly, designer for Starboard, at a night we’ve called Board Talk where Ollie will be talking with paddlers about all the intricacies and tekkie details of board design. Join us from 7-8.30pm, no tickets required. 352 Lynn Avenue, North Vancouver, BC, V7J 2C5.
Thursday July 12th – ‘Paddling with Passion’ in Squamish featuring Dawid Mocke and Norm Hann! These awesome and inspiring speakers will be talking about what it is like to paddle in two very different parts of the world – Howe Sound and Antarctica – and sharing their experiences! 6.30 – 9pm at the Squamish Adventure Centre.
Friday July 13th – Clinics, test runs and downtime ahead of the race. Details will be posted of any clinics when available here. In the evening of Friday 13th, you are welcome to join us and our sponsors at the Sea to Sky Gondola for a social night enjoying live music and spectacular views of the race course. Check out more info about the Gondola here, we’ll be there from 5.30-8.30.
Saturday, July 14th – RACE DAY! See you at registration from 9am.
Sunday, July 15th – In previous years there have been clinics taking place on Sunday – we will post details here when confirmed.