Join Fraser Riverkeeper and hundreds of other water-fans for this summer’s “Big Chop” paddle series!
The Big Chop is an incredibly fun evening of paddling on the waters of False Creek and English Bay. Open to stand-up paddleboards, surf-skis, outriggers, kayaks and canoes, the Big Chop is held on Thursday nights during the summer (see dates below).
Line up on the start line under the Burrard Street Bridge with the setting sun in your face and the warm summer breeze on your back. Paddle the scenic course as fast as you like and in no time you'll be crossing the finish line with your new friends— and a big smile on your face.
Stay for cold drinks, tasty snacks, FRK’s trivia contest and your chance to win some amazing prizes!
Remaining Dates: Race 5: Thursday June 26 @ 7:00 p.m.
Race 6: Thursday July 10 @ 7:00 p.m.
Race 7: Thursday July 24 @ 7:00 p.m.
Race 8: Thursday August 7 @ 7:00 p.m.
Race 9: Thursday August 21 @ 7:00 p.m.
Super Chop Race 10: Saturday September 6 @11 a.m.
On July 24, the day before Swimmable Water Weekend, FRK and the Vancouver Open Water Swimmer’s Association are putting together a special joint event with (we hope!) a salmon burger barbecue, live music and additional prizes and treats – stay tuned for more details!
For more information on the Big Chop, see their site.
the foot of Whyte Avenue (near the Planetarium)
Google map and directions