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.


Pulling Together Canoe Journey 2015

The final circle concluded early into the morning, ending a memorable journey for so many.  This year provided some different challenges for our Pulling Together Canoe families, including heat and smoke.  This year’s Planning Committee and their Safety Team, managed to make changes to ensure a safe and enjoyable journey.

There has been a flickr group for those of you that want to share your pictures.  Click here for Flickr Account

Additionally we have our Facebook Pulling Together Canoe group Click here for Facebook Group

We wish all of those you travelling home a safe journey.  And agreed that the end came too quickly, but our PTCS has already begun the work with our next year’s Planning Committee.

Thanks to all who make this happen, 2015 Pulling Together Canoe Planning Committee, CN Rail, Semiahmoo First Nation, and Surrey RCMP.  More acknowledgements and thank you’s will be made in the coming few days.

Pulling Together Canoe Society