Islet Lake Trip – 50th Anniversary Event #1

Events

May 13, 2023

Trip number one of five will take us to ISLET LAKE. Islet Lake is small with a few islands, and small inlets. At the east end are a few cottages, but for the most part the shoreline is wild. It is a very easy trip on flatwater on which we will see a variety of wildlife including beavers, pelicans, hawks, ospreys, cormorants, and a variety of ducks and other marsh birds. You might want a camera with zoom lens and/or binoculars in your boat.

This is a trip we usually do in sea kayaks but any longer whitewater kayak or even

an open canoe will suffice. Short freestyle type whitewater boats are not recommended as they are slow and do not track well.

The format of the trip would be to launch from the staging area and tour around the lake for 2 – 3 hours. You will want to carry water and a few snack bars. Upon returning to our starting point we will fire up a barbeque to roast hot dogs. We will also have coke and chips for all. We hope it will be sunny but it is always wise to have a warm sweater and windbreaker along; and change of clothes at the end if you get wet.

Details:

  • Date: Saturday, May 13, 2023 
  • Time: Meeting at 1PM at the Islet Lake Staging Area. It is located in the Cooking Lake – Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area, and is north of the Hwy (a left turn) onto the signed road leading to the Islet Lake staging and picnic area.

Boat Rentals: EWP has a few sea kayaks which can be rented (first come first serve) for the trip for $20 each. The cost includes hauling them there and back on our trailer. To arrange for a boat, paddle and spray cover, contact Dale via email: dalob647@telus.net

Youth Lessons

EWP offers classes to kids as young as 6 years old and emphasizes a fun learning environment in order to develop basic kayaking skills. Older youth are transitioned into our youth program (or start there) and are exposed to all aspects of the sport, including whitewater, rolling basics and canoe/kayak polo. There are many opportunities to get folded into the main EWP training group that practices in an adjacent pool at the same time when they aren’t participating and helping with lessons themselves. Click the button below to inquire further about our youth programs.

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