2017 marks the 16th season of Women on Water (WOW), connecting women from all areas of metro Vancouver, paddling kayaks in beautiful Deep Cove, every Thursday evening throughout the summer.
Women on Water is one of our most popular events, as each Thursday evening throughout the summer sees women of all paddling abilities come together for a relaxed, semi-guided paddle on Indian Arm. Our experienced volunteers lead the paddle and keep the group together.
There are also special themed nights throughout the summer, such as Date Night, Mother Daughter Night and the ever popular Dress Up Night, where everyone is encouraged to wear their finest dresses…as long as you don’t mind if they get a bit damp of course!
Most paddlers have some experience but newcomers are very welcome. WOW is for kayaks only, but if you are a stand up paddleboarder you should check out Social SUP – same idea but not women only, every Monday!
$28 plus tax for a single kayak
$39 plus tax for a double kayak
Reservations allowed up to one week in advance.
You are welcome to bring your own boat and join in the paddle.
Dates & Times
Every Thursday commencing April 27th, 2017.
Check in from 6pm for 6.30pm start.
The paddle usually goes for about 2 hours, weather and light dependent.
What to Bring
Dress for the weather! Be prepared to be active and comfortable. We do push you out from the beach once you are in your boat and bring you back in, but do be prepared to get wet.
insulating long sleeved non-cotton top and bottoms, water bottle, towel, and a change of clothes for after your paddle.
secure wet footwear, non-cotton toque or brimmed hat, sunscreen, sunglasses with strap.
Wetsuits and paddling tops are available on request at no charge.
Please be aware that we have limited space at our shop. Please leave valuables at home or in your vehicle, or bring along a drybag.
What is Provided
All boat rentals include paddle, PFD, whistle, spray skirt, bailing device and 15m of heaving line. Additional equipment can be rented or provided upon request.
Due to the high volume that our facility handles, it is highly recommended that you reserve your boats or boards ahead of time.
To reserve, we require a full name, phone number and credit card number.
Please call 604-929-2268 to book and inquire.
This is a self guided group paddle for women only except for special theme evenings.
When children are invited, they are permitted in our kayaks but must be accompanied by an adult. There must be one or more adult for each child under the age of 16. Based on age and size, children may be required to go in a double kayak with an adult.
Please call on 604-929-2268 to clarify any restrictions to avoid disappointment.
When to Arrive
Once you’ve reserved your boats, please arrive with plenty of time to park and check in at 6pm. Parking in Deep Cove is free but limited so please arrive extra early to find parking, especially on busy summer days.
All paddlers must sign a waiver prior to renting from us. Anyone under the age of 19 must have a Parental Consent Form signed by a parent or legal guardian.