TTT2017 Schedule

NOTE: the times as listed below are approximate only and will likely change based on paddling conditions, early/late departures, group skill levels etc. Please bear this in mind.

Wednesday 9 August 2017 – total paddling distance ~ 6.2 Nm (11.5 Km) (Approximate)

0600 – check-in and load boats at Dolphin Dock*, Swartz Bay, Vancouver Island
0645 – All-Paddlers Meeting (boats must be loaded, PDFs on, ready to depart)
0700 – depart Dolphin Dock/Beach for Portland Island
~ 0800 – arrive Portland Island, Shell Beach – Break time
~ 0830 – leave Shell Beach for Eleanor Point, Portland Island
~ 0930 – Portland Island (Arbutus Point) to Salt Spring Island crossing ~ 1.2 NM (2.2 Km)
~ 1100 – Arrive Ruckle Provincial Park

Thursday 10 August 2017 – Rest day and community gathering on Salt Spring Island

Cultural, education and recreational activities TBA – Stay tuned!

Friday 11 August 2017 – total paddling distance ~ 10.5 NM (20 Km)

0600 – depart Ruckle Provincial Park for North Pender Island
~ 0645 – depart Salt Spring for Acland Islands (Prevost) via Captain Passage ~ 1.2 NM (2.2 Km)
~ 0730 – arrive Prevost Island – break time
~ 0800 – depart Prevost Island for Bright Islet
~ 0830 – Bright Islet (Prevost) to North Pender Island via Swanson Channel crossing ~ 1.2 NM (2.2 Km)
~ 0930 – arrive Clam Bay, North Pender Island – lunch break
~ 1015 – leave Clam Bay for Port Browning
~ 1245 – Arrive Port Browning

Saturday 12 August 2017 – Rest day and community gathering on Pender Islands

Cultural, education and recreational activities TBA – Stay tuned!

Sunday 13 August 2017 – total paddling distance ~ 12.1 Nm (22.4 Km) (Approximate)

0745 – all-paddlers meeting (boats must be loaded, PDFs on, ready to depart)
0800 – depart Port Browning, North Pender Island for Vancouver Island
0900 – arrive Beaumont Marine Park, North Pender Island – Break time
~ 0930 – leave Beaumont Marine Park for North Pender bluffs
~ 1030 – Leave North Pender Island to Moresby Island crossing ~ 1.9 Nm (3.5 Km)
~ 1130 – Arrive Moresby Island – break time
~ 1245 – Leave Moresby Island for Portland Island crossing ~ 1.1 Nm (2.0 Km)
~ 1400 – Arrive Princess Beach, Portland Island – break time
~ 1500 – Leave Portland Island to Vancouver Island
~ 1600 – Arrive Dolphin Dock, Swartz Bay, Vancouver Island

*DEPARTURE POINT: Dolphin Dock, Swartz Bay, Vancouver Island

The flotilla will depart at 7:30 am sharp on Wednesday August 13 from Dolphin Dock, next to the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal in North Saanich, BC. Please arrive at least one hour early to check-in, unload and park your vehicle, load your boat and participate in a final paddling-day briefing (beginning at 7:00 am sharp).

From Victoria, take Highway 17 (Patricia Bay Highway) toward the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal. This drive is 32 Km and will take ~ 30 minutes. Follow the signs for Land’s End and Passenger Pick-Up/Drop-Off, exiting the highway on the right. At the end of the off-ramp, go straight (middle lane), you will now be on Dolphin Road paralleling the ferry terminal. The road will curve to the right. Take a left onto Barnacle Road immediately after the Seaspan terminal entrance and a fenced-in adjacent property. Barnacle Road is a dead-end at a Government dock. There is very limited space on Barnacle Road so loading and unloading must be efficient.

There is also VERY limited parking on Barnacle Road, please plan on parking in the BC Ferries Long-Term parking lot and walking back. This lot is ~900 Metres from Dolphin Dock. Long-Term Parking Fees are $12.00/day at the ferry terminal: http://www.bcferries.com/at_the_terminal/parking/.

If you plan on joining the flotilla from one of the Gulf Islands, please contact us to arrange rendez-vous details: turningthetide.ca@gmail.com.