Pulling Together Canoe Journey 2017 – Latest Information April 26th, 2017

Pulling Together Canoe Journey 2017 as a Signature event of the Canada 150 plus events in Vancouver

The Pulling Together Canoe Society and the Pulling Together Canoe Journey Planning Committee 2017, are pleased to announce that the Pulling Together Canoe Journey will be a signature event for the Vancouver City celebrations – featuring 3 signature events one of which is our landing in Vancouver, July 14th, 2017.

See their website for further information.








Today, April 26th, 2017, President Rhiannon Bennett and Treasurer Emanuela Sheena attended the media launch for Vancouver City’s Canada 150 plus celebrations including the Canoe Gathering.  Rhiannon had an opportunity to speak about Pulling Together Canoe Journey 2017.

For those looking for dates of this year’s Pulling Together Canoe Journey – some FAQ below.

Dates:  July 5th – July 15th, 2017.

Location:  Start Gibsons, B.C. July 5th – ending July 15th, 2017 in Vancouver (location TBD).

Canoe Family Registrations:  Closing date in March – Canoe Families have been advised of their application status.

Individual Registrations:  TBD – For those who are part of Canoe Family that has been included in this year’s journey, your Canoe Skipper or Canoe Family organizer will be sending out your registrations soon.

Transportation:  Canoe Families are expected to provide transportation to start point of Pulling Together Canoe Journey, some portions of the Canoe Journey – school buses will transport pullers between sites.  Canoe Families are still expected to transport equipment between Camping sites.

Equipment:  Pulling Together Canoe Society normally posts an equipment list as the Journey date gets closer.

As in previous years – we ask that you recognize that Planning Committees are unable to provide detailed itineraries as often there is permissions and agreements that need to be made prior to announcing publicly. If for your own Canoe Family planning you require specific information , please send an email to PTCanoesociety@gmail.com and a Board Member will contact you to assist.  If you require assistance in terms of transportation, training for your skipper – this year is open ocean paddling , preparing your youth, fund raising ideas – please contact above email.

The Pulling Together Canoe Society wants to recognize the hard work that is ongoing each day to make this one of the best journey’s to date.  Thanks Pulling Together Canoe Journey 2017 Planning Committee and the communities that are preparing for this year’s journey.



Pulling Together Canoe Journey 2017 Registration 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 importan 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:


– We are still confirming camping spots and water route. Itinerary announcement – tentatively March 15th ,2017.  

– PT 2017 Planning Committee and PTCS are working with BC Ferries regarding reservations/costs.  


– Canoe Family Applications will be distributed: February 6th and due: March 17th.  

– Canoe Families will be notified by March 31st on the status of their application

– $500 Non-Refundable Fee for each Canoe Family Registration

– Individual Registrations will be distributed: April 3rd and due: May 19th

– $175 per individual registration 

Skippers and Canoe Leaders Meeting

– Saturday May 27th from 1:00-3:00 pm in Vancouver *TBD – Location

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

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

​Or: pullingtogethercanoesociety@gmail.com

Season Greetings from the PTCS Board members


As we move into a new year, it is always good to look back and reflect on 2016.  The Pulling Together Canoe Journey 2016, brought us to beautiful territories and a unique journey that will be remembered for years to come.  Take a moment to remember those times and reach out to a friend that you spent time with during that journey.

A special thanks to all of the Host communities: In-SHUCK-ch Nations – Lil’wat, Samahquam, Skatin, Xa’xtsa, and Sts’ailes for being a part of making 2016 a incredible PT canoe journey.

We have received updated information that the PTCJ 2017 is starting its planning and we know that it will be an incredible journey. We will provide updates as they become available.

The PTCS board members wish all the best to our partners, First Nation Communities  and Public Service agencies during this holiday season.

Happy Holidays,

The Pulling Together Canoe Society Board members

Rhiannon Bennett, President.