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Welcome to our website. GLSKA is a non-profit association whose goal is to promote the activity of sea kayaking. Our trips and activities are organized and led by club volunteers: we charge no fees other than those designed to recover shared costs and expenses. We offer:

  • a variety of trips – day trips, weekend camping trips and longer trips in Georgian Bay and Lake Superior. Some are more suitable for experienced sea kayakers, others are perfect for beginners;
  • on these trips, at our annual camping weekend, and in winter pool sessions, you can get help with the development of paddling skills, navigation and safety;
  • a quarterly newsletter, downloadable pdfs of useful resources and access on this site to over 130 detailed trip reports!

Upcoming Events

April 2017 pool sessions

Paddling season will soon be upon us and GLSKA is again offering pool sessions for those who would like to refresh their muscle-memory. Pool sessions will again be held at two locations this year, Burlington and Toronto. This is your opportunity to practice rescue techniques, and try the finer paddling tricks in a warm, safe ...
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Rendezvous 2017

You are invited to GLSKA’S 29th Annual Rendezvous which will be held at Oak Point Friday, June 16 to Sunday, June 18, 2017. The campground is located next to the Wasauksing Marina, at the west end of Parry Island (about 25 km from Parry Sound). The route will be well signed. We have enjoyed this location for many ...
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Upcoming Trips

You must be a GLSKA member to go on our trips – but it’s easy to join!

Killbear Provincial Park, Georgian Bay – 26 May – 28/29 May 2017

Meet at the main park office in Killbear Provincial Park at 11:00 on Friday, May 26. Killbear Provincial Park will be our base for day trips exploring some of the numerous bays and islands in the Parry Sound area. Killbear is located on Georgian Bay in the Parry Sound District near the town of Nobel. ...
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Toronto Island – 3 June, 2017

This will be a joint venture trip between the Halton Outdoor Club and GLSKA. The Halton Outdoor Club is very active with many activities throughout the year. These include cycling, hiking, kayaking and XC-Skiing. Throughout the day we will share the camaraderie of new friends and tales of past and future adventures. Both clubs offer ...
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Snake Island – Georgian Bay 19 – 22 May 2017

We’ll meet up at Snug Harbour on the morning of Friday May 19th at 10:00am.  Launch time is 11:00 am. Parking is on a paid basis at the Marina. Friday will be a short paddle over to a campsite with an afternoon paddle after camp has been established. Over the course of the weekend and ...
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Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve of Canada – 17 – 29 August 2017

Viewing spectacular island rock formations and observing a great variety of marine life are the goals of this trip. The Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve of Canada is about a two hour drive east of Sept-Illes on Highway 138 along the north shore of the Gulf of St. Lawrence.  The 150 km of Park Reserve ...
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News

GLSKA Annual General Meeting 2016

The good news first – the club remains solvent, about the same number of trips were enjoyed this year as last, and our 2016 Rendezvous was greatly enjoyed. On the disappointing side of the ledger, our membership numbers continue to experience a slow decline. On the 29th October 20 members turned up at the Port ...
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Membership renewal

If you have not yet done so, now is the time to re-new your GLSKA membership for another year or two. The early bird special saves you $5 on a single or family membership. The fees are unchanged from last year: One year: $30 Single, $45 Family. Two year: $60 Single, $90 Family. To renew, download and complete ...
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Twenty-four Years Behind the Shaft

by John Fitzsimons Over the years, GLSKA members have logged thousands of hours and paddled thousands of kilometers to investigate almost all parts of the Great Lakes, a treasure that can only be dreamed about by paddlers in other parts of the world. Over the twenty-four year period from 1989 to 2012, the membership of GLSKA ...
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