Time for a leisurely paddle through Chilliwack’s Hope-Camp Swamp System – Chilliwack Progress


It’s time to consider launching a canoe, dinghy or kayak through a section of the Hope-Camp swamp system over the next two weeks.

The 6th Annual Paddle the Slough Challenge, organized by Watershed Watch Salmon Society and Friends of the Camp/Hope Sloughs, is a self-guided event that kicked off May 20.

“Get together with family and friends for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure exploring the wetlands and waterways of Chilliwack,” according to the event listing.

The Slough Challenge event runs over four weeks until June 20 and the aim is to raise awareness of the need to restore salmon habitat in historic swamps.

There are sections of Nelson Slough, Camp Slough, Hope Slough, Bear Slough/West Camp Slough to choose from for the event with maps available.

“It’s a great way to explore nature close to home. You might be surprised at what you see along the way!

During the paddling adventure, take photos or short videos and send them to [email protected] for a chance to win prizes from local businesses.

Registering for the event will give organizers the chance to send everyone information about event safety, and there are route maps for attendees to plan their paddling adventures.

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