Get on the water this weekend with family fishing, canoe demos

Cool off from the heat this weekend with family fishing at Williamson's Lake, or try your hand at Canoeing, Kayaking, and SUPing at Martha Creek Provincial Park.


There will be several water-sports oriented events happening in and around Revelstoke in the coming days – the perfect excuse to cool off from this weekend’s heatwave.

The Revelstoke Rod and Gun Club will be hosting their annual Family Fishing day on Sunday, June 16 at Williamson’s Lake. The event will run from 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Coinciding with Father’s Day, this is free event will be a perfect way to celebrate quality family time. Although kids and adults of all ages will be welcome, young children must be accompanied by an adult.

Fishing license requirements are waived for the weekend, meaning Canadian residents can fish license-free over the three days, although some requirements remain in effect. Details are posted on the BC Family Fishing website and the Fisheries and Oceans website.

If fishing doesn’t lure you in – The Revelstoke Paddlesports Association has plenty of other ways to get you in the water this weekend. The RPA will be running a Demo Day at Martha Creek this Saturday, June 15 with many options to try your hand at navigating a variety of watercrafts: try canoeing, kayaking, or even stand-up paddle boarding. The event kicks off at 11 a.m. and runs until 3 p.m. There will be shuttle buses running from the Farmers Market up to the lake.

The RPA will also be running a Paddling Film Festival tonight (Friday, June 14) at the Revelstoke Seniors Centre (beside the aquatic centre). With 26 inspiring paddling films shortlisted for the World Tour, including the 10 festival category winners, audiences will see hairy whitewater action, sea kayakers exploring remote coastlines, northern river canoe expeditions, international river travel films, motivating environmental documentaries and grueling kayak fishing battles.

To give you a sneak preview, expect to see titles such as Big World, Feel of Vision, and Metrophobia. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and tickets cost $20. Beer, snacks, and refreshments will be available to purchase throughout the screening.

There’s plenty happening this weekend in Revelstoke, check out our full events calendar here to find out more about workshops, evening events, and music shows.