PIKA Sea Kayaking Club
The Pacific International Kayak Association -PIKA- is a group of paddling enthusiasts based in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia who are dedicated to exploring local lakes and wilderness ocean locations on BC’s west coast by kayak.
The club was formed in 1997 and currently has more than 100 members. PIKA organizes paddling trips throughout the year and holds monthly socials, offers clinics and courses to members and represents the interests of sea kayakers in BC.
PIKA has created a unique identity: to help, to learn and to offer an enriching experience for people who want to improve their paddling skills and find opportunities to enjoy BC’s waterways.
What we do
PIKA offers a calendar of paddling trips starting with the ever-popular Polar Bear Paddle on January 1st and continuing through the entire year. Trips range from day paddles on Lower Mainland lakes, rivers, and inlets to longer trips of 3 to 14 days in areas such as the Broken Group Islands, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, God’s Pocket, Central Coast, Broughton Archipelago and other wilderness areas of interest.
For a look at our calendar, see Trips.
Becoming a member
Our members hail from just about every community in the Fraser Valley including Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Langley, Surrey, Burnaby, Vancouver, Coquitlam, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, Mission and Belcarra.
Come out and join us and meet someone new to paddle with. You are welcome to join the club or to just attend meetings. For information about becoming a member, see Membership.
Meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, September to May, with a club paddle & picnic in June. Each meeting includes a presentation or a learning activity.
We meet at Harmsworth Hall, 7170 232nd Street, Langley, BC. (at the 232nd Street exit just south of Highway #1, across from the Chevron gas station).
Our mentoring program encourages people who are new to sea kayaking to join us on the paddles.