Originally Posted by ag3dw
hey Cupido76, thanks for the reply. We have some loose ends to tie up dn here (and some big waves to surf with the hi water) and plan on being up in Canada next fri or sat thru the next weekend to boat. It would be great to boat with more locals.
Is there a website with forums like on the Buzz that is used by Calgary area boaters to plan trips? Calpaddle doesn't seem to be active and I don't want to spend money to join Bow Waters canoe club if it is not active.
The only local group I know of is kind of kayak specific, so that might work for you....
Paddle Junkies - Beginner Adult Whitewater Kayaking
Not sure how much traffic, if any, is on that site. If I remember correctly, they used to do a weekday fun/instructional run, but it was never anything crazy. Not sure of any weekend activities because I got out of hard-shell kayaking before really getting that into it.
For rafting, there isn't really a group... I'm not sure if I know what kind of craft you chose to paddle, but I'm guessing from the surfing comment above you are kayakers?
I have a hard time convincing friends to join me on river trips, and there are a number of runs that I have not tried that reportedly have good whitewater on them, and many of them are in pretty good shape right now with rain forecast for next week... you're timing might be impeccable.
I am hoping to get out next weekend... if you arrive by then and want to meet up, I'm game. If I can't find others to join my boat on a paddle crew I'll just row it. The weekend after that I have a floating/beer trip planned with friends and I'm the organizer so can't really change that.
Send me a PM when you know your plans a little better.