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Indian Arm Challenge 2019

September 14, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm


What is it?

It’s a 32 km Paddlesport Challenge from Deep Cove to Granite Falls which is at the Northern part of the Indian Arm Provincial Park. You can challenge your friend, family, co-workers or yourself to complete the race solo…


You can be a relay team !! One will paddle to Granite Falls and the other paddler will paddle back to Deep Cove. How will I get to Granite Falls ? or back to Deep Cove ? you ask… we will have boat transportation for you. We will transport the second paddler or paddlers of your team to Granite Falls then when you arrive you switch and we will take you back to the after party by boat.

Start looking for your teammate and challenge someone in your office or street or local watering hole to take the Indian Arm Challenge with you 🙂

Early registration is available until Aug 7th at midnight then the fee increases (fee includes food and drinks afterwards)

Don’t delay registering… “get outside” “get fit” “have fun”

Indian Arm Challenge Facebook Events Page

Photos from Indian Arm Challenge 2018

Race Registration click here  Click here to  register


Start times – We have organized to start this race in 3 waves.  This ensures that our paddlers finish at more similar times and that the racers will be less spread out on Indian Arm.

First wave – start 8am. Choose this wave if:
 – You took over 4.5 hours to complete last year’s IAC
 – You are paddling a double ocean kayak or a single ocean kayak wider than 22″
 – You are paddling a stand up paddleboard wider than 24″
Second wave – start 8.45am. Choose this wave if:
 – You took between 3.5 and 4.5 hours to complete last year’s IAC
 – You are paddling a single ocean kayak 22″ or narrower
 – You are paddling a stand up paddleboard narrower than 24″
 – You are paddling a surfski wider than 19″
Third wave – start 9.30am. Choose this wave if:
 – You took less than 3.5 hours to complete last year’s IAC
 – You are paddling a double surfski
 – You are paddling a surfski 19″ or narrower

Only 9 days away from race day and who is ready? The weather is looking promising, but whatever the weather it will be a fun day of paddling, racing your friends and sightseeing all at the same time.
Here is some updated information for you prior to race day,  if you have any questions send me an email. Email me!

Registration opens at 6:30 am, closes at 9:00 am


Estimated time to complete race course, between 4-6 hrs, Cut off is 3 hrs at Granite Falls, as long as you are here within 3 hrs of starting you will not be cutoff and put on a boat to bring you back.. For safety reasons we must have a scheduled finish time it takes to do the course.

Lunch arrives at 12:30 pm (this is a Low Impact Event please bring your own cup, plate and utensils)
there will be food for everybody registered in the race. Vegetarian options

Awards 2:30 pm



Coast Outdoors has provided a Gift Basket worth $130 retail that you could win. How?
1) Register for the Indian Arm Challenge
2) Come to Coast Outdoors and get your photo taken with your team name
3) Fill out the racer bio
That is it!
You will receive a $10 Coast Outdoors coupon and your name will automatically be entered into the draw which will take place Sept 14, 2019 before the awards.
FYI… your photo and team name will more than likely end up on the Facebook Indian Arm Challenge event page 😁
Coast Outdoors #indianarmchallenge


September 14, 2019
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Deep Cove Kayak
2156 Banbury Road
North Vancouver, British Columbia V7G 2T1 Canada
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(604) 929-2268

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