Atlantic Kayak Association
2019 Trip Schedule

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A lot of paddles are duplicated on the schedule for two reasons.
Some are fantastic paddles, alternately we may get blown out of the water if the winds are too high to be considered safe.
Paddles may be cancelled on relatively short notice - check here before heading out.

Overview Map
New Brunswick Maps
 
Environment Canada Marine Forecast
 
DATE

TIME

LOCATION High Tide

MAPS

NOTES
RESCHEDULED
April 20 Sat
3PM

We have scheduled a meeting of the AKA for Saturday April 20, at 3 PM at The Kayak Exchange
We hope to elect a new President and Vice President of the club.
Please consider throwing your name into the hat.

     
April   The Club POOL session - Active Club Members only
Wet exits and rescues - once you know you can do it, it makes paddling more relaxing.
For beginners … teaching paddlers how to do two-man rescues and paddle-float self-rescues.
Contact Don at The Kayak Exchange for more information - Space is limited
     
May 05 - Sun 12:30PM
 

Hopewell Rocks - Historical access point - New Ramp
NOTE: The water will be painfully cold - maybe 4º to 6ºC.  Wetsuits or Drysuits are a necessity.

1:11PM


May 20 - Mon
Victoria Day
10AM Shediac River - Put-in at Shediac Bridge - Exit 7 on HWY 11
Heavy rain, 20km winds gusting to 32 and 8-9C temperatures - not a good day to paddle
All Day
May 26 - Sun
RESCHEDULED
10AM Buctouche Dunes - South End - put-in Saint Thomas-de-Kent - Exit 27 on HWY 11
Crappy weather forecast for Sunday - changed to Saturday
All Day
 
June 01 - Sun 4PM Bourgeois / Caissie Cape Government Wharf - Exit 7 on HWY 11 1:06AM
 
June 02 - Sun
RESCHEDULED
10:30AM Alma, NB towards Waterside
Forecast strong winds and bad wind direction and rain - rescheduled to June 16
12:26PM
June 05 - Wed 6PM Really Low Tide (around 6PM)      
June 09 - Sun 11AM Bourgeois / Caissie Cape Government Wharf - Exit 7 on HWY 11 All Day
 
June 12 - Wed 6PM Bateman's Brook - Put-in at Shediac Bridge - Exit 7 on HWY 11 7:03PM

June 15 - Sat

6PM Circumnavigate Shediac Island (12km) - Put-in at Shediac Bridge - Exit 7 on HWY 11
Paddle scheduled for those not willing to paddle the Bay or Dutiful Fathers
6:17AM
June 16 - Sun
Father's Day
10:00AM Alma, NB towards Waterside 12:06PM
June 19 - Wed 6PM Really Low Tide (around 7PM)      
June 23 - Sun
RESCHEDULED
10:30AM Cocagne Island (circumnavigate island - 12.5km) - Put in at Cormierville - Exit 15 on HWY 11
Cancelled and Rescheduled for July 06 - winds
All Morning
 
June 25 - Tue
RESCHEDULED
6PM Robichaud Village Wharf - Exit 46 on HWY 15
(Actually more interesting at Low Tide with the sand bars - low tide at 10:35PM.)
Moved to Tuesday this week!
5:02PM
June 29 - Sat          

July 01 - Mon
CANADA DAY

8:00AM St Martins to Salmon River - 15km - Intermediate or Experienced Paddlers
Check with Don at The Kayak Exchange for more information.
Highly dependent on the weather; subject to change.
11:32AM
July 03 - Wed 6PM Really Low Tide (around 5PM)      
July 06 - Sat 10:00AM Cocagne Island (circumnavigate island - 12.5km) - Put in at Cormierville - Exit 15 on HWY 11 All Morning
 

July 10 - Wed

6PM Buctouche Dunes - South End - put-in Saint Thomas-de-Kent - Exit 27 on HWY 11 5:31AM
 
July 14 - Sat 10:00AM        

July 18 - THURSDAY

6PM Bourgeois / Caissie Cape Government Wharf - Exit 7 on HWY 11
(Low tide - almost full moon, and bad weather forecast for Wednesday)
6:38AM
 

July 21 - Sun
CANCELLED

1PM Tidnish/Tidnish Bridge/Baie Verte, NS
Weather forecast has changed - Showers. Risk of thundershowers
2:32PM

July 24 - Wed

6PM Buctouche Dunes - North End - Saint Edouard de Kent - Exit 32 on HWY 11 4:44PM

July 28 - Sun

7PM Scoudouc River (Riverside Drive) 6:02AM

July 31 - Wed

6PM Low Tide, High Temperature and Risk of Strong Thunderstorms      

Aug 4 - Sun

Noon Tidnish/Tidnish Bridge/Baie Verte, NS
(Watching the weather)
1:50PM

Aug 07 - Wed

6PM Circumnavigate Shediac Island (12km) - Put-in at Shediac Bridge - Exit 7 on HWY 11 4:45PM

Aug 11 - Sun
CANCELLED

11AM Cape Tormentine to The Confederation Bridge or Cape Spear
(Wind is looking high at this time - 1PM Aug 10 - West 26 gusting to 39)
10:10PM
Aug 14 - Wed 6PM Low Tide (around 5PM)      

Aug 16/17/18 - Fri/Sat/Sun

3-days Campobello Island
Campobello Island - East Coast Ferries
There are some rooms available at the Whale Watcher Motel.  Reserve a.s.a.p.
~2PM    

Aug 25 - Sun

11AM Cap de Saint Louis - Exit 69 on HWY 11 - Kouchibouguac Grey Seal Adventure
(bring insect repellant) (Low tide all day)
Put In on the other side of the wharf
11:39AM

Labour Day Weekend
Sept 01 - Sun

1PM Five Islands Provincial Park, Nova Scotia   More Photos 3:13PM

Sep 02 - Mon
CANCELLED

12:30PM Cape Enrage
INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED PADDLERS ONLY (Can be a tricky start and a 7km paddle into the wind)
High winds (20 gusting to 40) from the worst possible direction (South).
Marine forecast 28 gusting to 37.
2:55PM

Sept 07/08

  We'll leave this one to Tropical Cyclone Dorian      

Sep 15 - Sun
CANCELLED

12:30PM Five Islands Provincial Park, Nova Scotia   More Photos
We'll paddle The Five Islands this time!  There'll be 1.5 meters less water at high tide.
EC Saturday - Wind becoming southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 near noon - NO GO.
Forecast for Sunday is 60% showers and SW Winds 20 km/h gusting to 30 - not a nice day
2:24PM

Sept 21 - Sat

11AM Amherst Marsh to Long Lake  (Pictures from Last Year) N/A

Sep 29 - Sun
CANCELLED

Noon Wolfe Point - Alma, NB
Fundy National Park  Meet in Alma at 11:30AM
TWN - As of 7PM Friday, Saturday and Sunday are over the limit of what is safe to paddle.
1:10PM
Oct 12 - 14
Thanksgiving
         

Oct 27 - Sun
or
Oct 26 - Sat

9:45AM
or
10AM

Hopewell Rocks - Historical access point
First choice is Sunday then Saturday
Extreme Tides this weekend - Unique experience

10:48AM
or
10:56AM

           
           

Tides dictate where and when we can paddle, and weather dictates if we can paddle.
Wednesday and Saturday paddles may change to Thursday and Sunday paddles as the weather dictates.
Other events may be added as the season progresses.
All current members will be advised by group email of upcoming trips and events as they draw near.