"The Skwelwil’em Squamish Estuary Wildlife Management Area (WMA)" is a 673 hectare area located at the head of Howe Sound in Squamish, BC designated as a wildlife Management Area on February 28, 2007. It is a highly productive and valuable ecosystem, that provides wintering, migration, feeding and breeding habitats for waterfowl and shore birds, as well as for raptors, and other species. Endangered species found here include Peregrine Falcon, Marbled Murrelet, and Keen’s Long-eared Myotis.Read More
Tips, Tricks & More
Tips, tricks and other useful information on Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) in lakes around Squamish (predominantly Brohm and Alice Lake), in Howe Sound and the local rivers.
Suction cups and many of the 3M adhesives used for mounts (i.e. 3M VHB) will not form a proper bond on the PVC used in the construction of inflatable SUPs. A simple cost effective solution to this is to create a surface that can be used for mounting.Read More
Many people have a favourite heart rate monitor or GPS watch that they use in other outdoor activities. Wearing a watch on your wrist prevents you from having real time data without stopping paddling to check your watch.Read More
Not all manufacturers provide a paddle blade area as part of the specifications of their paddles. We believe it is a simple measure that allows a quick comparison between blades and can help in narrowing down the search.
For the paddles we sell that the manufacturer does not provide this measure, we calculate it by:Read More
Whilst many of the provisions relate to Power boats (power-driven vessels as they are called in the rules), some key extracts of theINTERNATIONAL REGULATIONS FOR PREVENTING COLLISIONS AT SEA, 1972 relate to Paddleboarding. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list, nor a legal opinion. Our aim is to make people aware of some of the provisions which apply from the regulation in the interest of keeping our waterways safe.Read More
Transport Canada, like the United States Coast Guard, classifies Stand Up Paddleboards as human powered vessels when they are being used for navigation. When being used within the surf zone for surfing activities these requirements are not in force. When undertaking a trip or circuit such as a group crossing or solo outing, this is considered navigation.Read More