2019 Summer Outreach

Bowron Lakes Canoe Circuit

July 16-27, 2019

This will be an amazing summer adventure for Adventurers, Challengers, Leaders, Adults, and Alumni.

Let’s step back in time to the era of the gold rush at Barkerville, British Columbia. Here we will tour the old mining town and see the impact of mining in the area. We will also test our paddling abilities when we embark on this world renown canoe circuit in a remote wilderness setting. We will use both our flatwater, moving water and tripping skills in the 116 km circuit which includes 10 km of portages, made up of 10 lakes connected with rivers. Participants will learn how to “read” the water, set up camp, be responsible for all their personal first aid requirements and participate in the preparation of meals and clean-up. This is a very remote area so rescue is extremely difficult - days or at least 3 hours by helicopter, so wilderness first aid or remote responder would be beneficial. The area is prone to sudden changes in weather, so weather watching is another skill the participants will need to develop. If you purchase a fishing license you might be able to catch your supper too!

Space is limited for this amazing adventure - we only have room for 15 participants in this program. The cost will be $265/person, which will include transportation, canoe and wheel rental, food, camping fees along the way and admission to Barkerville.

This program will be by application only! Applications will be accepted until May 26th. Please send the required information to committee.outreach@ajfwa.ca. Space is limited so apply quickly!

Come and join the adventure!!




Name of Club Coordinator to confirm your abilities


Contact information: email address, phone number where you can be reached so we can let you know if you have been accepted into the Outreach program.

Paddling experience: List your previous canoe trips - moving water, class of river, flat water and tripping experience and length of these adventures (eg. 4 days)

Level of First Aid you have

Medical Concerns

Dietary Concerns