This section of TrailCafe is the "sea kayaking" section. Sea kayaking is defined a bit differently at the TrailCafe than most places. The reason being that I live in Alberta Canada, as such, there are no Seas within hundreds of miles. So, sea kayaking means kayaking done in a sea kayak, which for me may be on rivers, lakes, and once in a while salt water.
I'm lucky enough to live near Banff national Park. You'll notice several trip paddeling on lake Miniwanka. Mini is one of the last bits of water in the area as everything else seems to freeze earlier.
- Banff: Vermillion Lakes More of a trip up the creek from Banff to the first lake. A relaxing, but to short a paddle.
- Miniwanka Dec 1, 2002:
Banff National park, first launch of my home built kayak.
- Miniwanka_II Nov 08, 2003: just some pictures on a beautiful day.
- lake Miniwanka (III) 30 Nov 2003. Late Season Paddle in the Rocky Mountains of Banff Canada.
Sometimes it is hard to justify driving to Banff, when Kananaskis is closer, and has fewer tourists. Espcially on days I forget my park pass.
- Kananaskis river
A short river paddle, around 1 hour from Calgary. My first time
in a kayak on a river. For me Exciting stuff.
Updated 2004: the run above the race course has had a few features added. I've put up a pictures a friend provided.
- Upper Kananaskis Lake A short day paddle on Upper Kananaskis Lake. Also in the Rocky mountains. (Pics yet to be scanned)
My home town.
- Glenmore_Reservoir : (28-Nov-2008)A short late season pad dle on Glenmore Reservoir in side the city of Calgary. From the canoe club and up part of the Elbow River through Weasel Head Flats.
- North Saskatchewan River, Devon to Edmonton Sept 2004. An easy day paddle, Glad I took the kayak to Edmonton.
- Southern Alberta: High Wood River Novice run from High River, to Hwy 547. This is a fairly small river, through cattle country. The banks however preclude any real views. Please note sections above and below this are more advanced.
BC has some very spectacular paddeling... Hope to get there more often.
- 5 day trip to broken Islands Barkley Sound, Vancouver Island, BC Pictures only at this time. 5 - 6 Megs. One of the premier kayak spots, or so I'm told. First time I've been on the ocean in my kayak. Mid May 2004, just before the crowds.
- 6 day trip to Desolation sound, British Columbia Aug 2004. Another Ocean trip, very nice..
- Southern-central BC: Shushwap (sp?) lake A long weekend lake ' paddle, from sicamous to the narrows.
A place holder until each region is populated with enough posts to break out into it's own heading.
- Rob's big river trip 2008 : (2008)The 2008 segment of Rob's trip Multi year trp from Saskatchewan crossing to (TBD). This segment is from borden Bridge Sask to Grand Rapids Manitoba
No Trips Seakayak trips entered for Mexico.
Notes and Disclaimer
Ultimatly all paddlers must take full responsibility for their own safety. This means not paddeling in conditions beyond your ability, staying alert and scouting hazards, ensuring you have appropreate equipment and skill for the trip type, and conditions, etc.
I hope to get others in the area to add trip reports for this site. In the future I will have a 'form' that may be filled in that would automatically generate the trip report. however that could take years. In the mean time, if you know HTML, then feel free to write up a trip report and send it in, I can unzip it with any pictures onto my site, and link it in. If interested, you can send it to me at . Alternately you can use the site Forum