Energizer Paddle - Brentwood Bay Ferry Wharf to Spectacle Falls and Mackenzie Bight Paddle


A SISKA Energizer paddle from Brentwood Bay Ferry Wharf to Spectacle Falls and Mackenzie Bight

Skill Level:
This paddle is rated as an Energizer Paddle because of its distance and open water crossings and possible current. To understand this designation better, please read SISKA's Paddle Guidelines
Paddlers taking part in this paddle are required to have PC Level 1 or equivalent experience. For information about PC Levels click here.
The total distance of this paddle is estimated to be approximately 7.90nm.

Sunday, January 29th, 2023. Meet at the launchsite by 09:30am to be on the water by 10:00am

We will launch at Brentwood Bay Ferry Wharf. Need directions to the launchsite? Click here.

This paddle will be led by Konrad Sechley For more information about this paddle email Konrad Sechley

Our leader will introduce the Plan and make sure everyone is comfortable with the requirements and any concerns that you may have. Please stay off the water until we are all ready. The leader may choose to enlist helpers and establish communications protocol. If you have VHF radio please bring it with you.
Plan A:
We will meet at the beach below the Ferry Wharf park on Vedder Ave in Brentwood Bay. After paddling across Brentwood Bay towards Wills Pt, we will cross Saanich Inlet to Sheppard Pt and noodle the coastline south to Spectacle Falls. We will then cross the Inlet to McKenzie Bight. Depending on our time, we will lunch at either Spectacle Falls or McKenzie Bight. Afterward, we'll continue north along the eastern shore of the Inlet, around Willis Point and back to our launch site.

In addition to enjoying nature's handiwork in this beautiful area, we will see the 'stairs to nowhere' near Spectacle Falls, and waterfront homes along the Willis Point shore. Seabirds and intertidal life are usually seen, especially at lower tides, and sometimes seals and otters may put in an appearance!

As it will be on the cooler side, please bring proper immersion gear and a change of clothes.
Plan B:
If the winds are not cooperative, we will paddle along the east shoreline of Saanich Inlet, either towards Coles Bay, or towards McKenzie Bight depending upon the conditions.

To view a plot for this paddle click here

To sign up for this paddle please email Konrad Sechley
The maximum number of paddlers for this paddle has been set to 10. There is room for 3 paddler(s).

Always dress for the possibility of immersion and please bring a drybag containing a spare change of clothes.
Please bring a lunch / snacks and sufficient beverage to keep you hydrated, as well as a themos of something warm.
All participants are expected to have read, and to comply with SISKA's Policies and Procedures
All paddlers must have submitted proof of vaccination in order to take part in this paddle.