Atlantic Kayak Association
2021 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
Canadian Tide Tables
Environment Canada Marine Forecast

OK, I'm going to schedule some paddles
ALTERNATIVELY
The following link to Google Maps has a bunch of paddle starting points.

Launch Points

Using them, the weather and tides you can have a paddle.
The weather has been pretty bad so far this year, so keep that foremost in mind.

While not all of us are retired, many are so I may schedule mid-week as well.
Due to the unpredictable delays at the border crossing, I'm skipping NS for now.

 

DATE

TIME

LOCATION High Tide

MAPS

NOTES

May 15 - Sat

2PM

Hopewell Rocks - Historical access point
NOTE: The water will be painfully cold - maybe 4º to 7ºC.  Wetsuits or Drysuits are a necessity.

3:16PM
June 06 - Sun 1PM Loggiecroft (North Kouchibouguac Road) 4:45PM

June 21 - Mon

11AM

Silver Lake, Sackville (Exit 500 TCH - Walker Road) - First day of Summer
I realize it's a weekday, but the weather/tides are working against us (and I'm desperate).

N/A

July 11 - Sun

12:30PM Alma, NB
We can paddle South-West to Herring Cove or Ideally North-East to Waterside.
2:21PM
July 18 - Sun 10:30AM Cocagne Island (circumnavigate island - 12.5km) - Put in at Cormierville - Exit 15 on HWY 11 (3hr paddle) All Day
 
July 25 - Sat 10AM Buctouche Dunes - South End - put-in Saint Thomas-de-Kent - Exit 27 on HWY 11 6AM
 

Aug 08 - Sun

10:30AM Port Elgin (Baie Verte)  Village of Port Elgin (East end of HWY 15) (2.5hr paddle) 10:47AM
Aug 14 - Sat 10:30AM Richibucto area - Cap-Lumiere (May be mosquitos) 9:27AM
Aug 15 - Sun 10:30AM Buctouche Dunes - North End - Saint Edouard de Kent - Exit 32 on HWY 11 (2.5hr paddle)
(If the parking lot is packed we can move 7km up to road to Petit-Chockpish Launch.
Straight-up NB-475 to the end, turn right onto Chemin Côte Ste Anne.)
10:56AM

Aug 21 - Sat

  Low Tide (around 4PM on Saturday and 5PM Sunday) 5:24AM    

Aug 28 - Sat

         

Sept 05 - Sun

11AM Richibucto - St-Louis Cap - Exit 57 on HWY 11 (3 hr paddle)
Kouchibouguac Grey Seal Adventure (bring insect repellant)
Cap-De Saint-Louis, NB Weather
4:19AM
Sept 11 - Sat 1PM Shediac River - Put-in at Shediac Bridge - Exit 7 on HWY 11 (3 hr paddle)
Don & Gerry won't be there, but it's a nice paddle, somewhat sheltered from the winds.
Remember, the deeper sections of the river are the outside corners.
The Lemenger Road Bridge is 7km up the River - about 1.5 hours
Hurricane Larry may have an impact.
WINDS West 24 gusting to 36 - Pretty High -
Shediac Bridge, NB Weather
3:30PM
Sept 18 - Sat          
Sept 25 - Sat   Windy & Wet      

Oct 03 - Sun

2PM Fall Colours - Little Buctouche River to McKee's Mills from Bridge - Exit 27 on HWY 11 2:48AM
 

Oct 09/10
Sat/Sun

12:00PM
1PM
Cape Enrage
INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED PADDLERS ONLY (Can be a tricky start and a 7km paddle into the wind)
2:41PM
3:29PM

Thanksgiving
Oct 11 - Mon

Noon

Silver Lake, Sackville (Exit 500 TCH - Walker Road)

N/A
 

Oct 23 - Sat

1:45PM

Hopewell Rocks - Historical access point (1.5hr paddle)

2:34PM

Oct 24 - Sun

3PM Fall Colours - Little Buctouche River to McKee's Mills from Bridge - Exit 27 on HWY 11 (3hr paddle) 4:28PM
 

Nov 06 - Sat

11:00AM Cape Enrage (2.5hr paddle)
INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED PADDLERS ONLY if any wind
(Can be a tricky start and a 7km paddle into the wind)
1:34PM
           

Tides dictate where and when we can paddle, and weather dictates if we can paddle.
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.