The Ladner Paddling Club was an initiative launched in 2001 by Kaymaran Adventure Tours. The concept provides a structure for club members to enjoy convenient and economical use of K.A.T.’s rental kayaks from our float in Ladner Harbour.
Just as important, it also allows the opportunity for networking with other paddling enthusiasts to share in this exciting pastime. Most of the LPC were beginning paddlers when they first discovered Kaymaran Adventure Tours. Many of them live close by in Ladner, Tsawwassen or Richmond. Strong friendships have been formed between our members the majority of whom are women.
As Tony says, “Members communicate by email and telephone to schedule group paddles as well as other events. This concept must be what people want – some of our members have their own boats and still want to participate in this program. It’s about fun and fitness – it’s social and it’s safe.”
Safety and personal responsibility are the cornerstones of the LPC
K.A.T. strongly encourages all aspiring LPC members (as well as casual renters of our boats) to participate in a guided kayak tour prior to using one of the kayaks on an independent basis.
Experience has proven this policy to be prudent and necessary for optimum client safety and enjoyment. The Lower Fraser River estuary/delta and the Ladner Marsh offers unique year round paddling opportunities in reasonably protected waters; however, the importance of local knowledge and an appreciation of the challenges relating to tide and current implications must be recognized.