Pacific International Kayak Association
Who we are
PIKA is a group of like-minded enthusiasts who participate in sea kayaking activities. The association was formed in 1997 and currently has more than 100 members. PIKA organizes paddling trips throughout the year and holds monthly socials, offers courses to members and represents the interests of sea kayakers in British Columbia.
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 like 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
Come out and join us and meet someone new to paddle with. Anyone interested is welcome to join the club or just to attend meetings. For information about becoming a member, see Membership.
Monthly meetings are held a 7:30 p.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, September to May, with a club picnic/paddle 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).
We also have a mentoring program to encourage people who are new to sea kayaking to join us on the paddles.