2017 Pulling Together Canoe Journey Information

“Recognizing the past by Pulling Together to enhance understanding between Public Service Agencies and Aboriginal Peoples by Canoeing the traditional highway, strengthening our future relations”
The Pulling Together 2017 Panning Committee and the Pulling Together Canoe Society are happy to announce the dates for  The Pulling Together Canoe Journey 2017 with some important dates to take note of. 

Dates:  for the Pulling Together Canoe Journey 2017 –     July 5-15, 2017

Location:  Sunshine Coast to Vancouver

Squamish First Nation, West Vancouver Police Department and Royal Canadian Navy are working collaboratively to plan the 17th annual Pulling Together Canoe Journey, building true reconciliation from a grass roots level. This year’s journey will see up to 30 canoes filled with First Nations’, Public Service Agencies and youth paddlers, traveling the traditional highways from the Sunshine Coast to the City of Vancouver.

Key Dates and Information:

Itinerary, Social Media and latest updates:

The Planning Committee for the Pulling Together Canoe Journey 2017 has released the itinerary for the Journey.   See below.  This year is building up to be another incredible journey with the July 14th landing at Vanier Park as part of the Vancouver City Canada 150+ celebrations -Gathering of Canoes   Click for Gathering of Canoes

As we travel along this year we will have a significant increase in followers on social media and daily updates.  For those who want to follow the Pulling Together Canoe Jurney. We have Twitter @PTcanoe.   Instagram @pullingtogether    And our Pulling Together Canoe Society Facebook page.

Again any questions please contact ptcanoesociety@gmail.com or

Contacts: Planning Committee: Jeff Wood at 604-862-0034

Pulling Together Canoe Society: Rhiannon Bennett at 778-881-1542


July 5

  • Arrival in Gibsons for set-up

July 6

  • Registrations and Skipper Check-in. 
  • Safety demo,  launch and bless canoes
  • Opening Circle

July 7

  • Canoes will travel from Sechelt to Gibsons.

July 8

  • Canoes will travel from Gibsons to Camp Potlatch
  • Ground Crew moving day to Squamish

July 9

  • Day off the water at Camp Potlatch

July 10

  • Canoes will travel from Camp Potlatch to Squamish

July 11

  • Canoes will travel from Squamish to Porteau Cove

July 12

  • Canoes will travel from Porteau Cove to Horseshoe Bay
  • Ground Crew will move to Capilano Reserve

July 13

  • Canoes will travel from Horseshoe Bay to Ambleside

July 14

July 15

  • Canoes will travel from Ambleside to HMSC Discovery to Lumberman’s Arch and back to Ambleside
  • Canoes on trailers
  • Pulling Together Canoe Journey comes to and end and canoe families can depart for home.