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West Coast Swimming - Buntzen Lake Finale!

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Hi West Coast Rebels!

 

Looking for people in the Greater Vancouver area to swim with. My goal for the end of the summer is to swim across Buntzen Lake, which is about 3km long from beach to beach. 

 

We will have a canoe available to save people if anyone gets tired or gets a cramp. Also, in case you don't want to drink lake water, the canoe will be stocked with water bottles.

This is Buntzen Lake in Ioco. I'm thinking late summer so it's nice and hot. Felt the water yesterday during my hike and the water at the shore is already fairly warm! :) There are no motorboats allowed, so no risk of getting run over.

I'm looking for places outdoors to swim throughout the summer as well, so if anyone wants to check out local swimming holes with me, I'd love that! Also definitely looking for suggestions. I used to do trail 6 down to wreck and swim there all summer when I lived in Vancouver, but now I'm in Surrey, so I'm thinking of checking out Crescent Beach/ White Rock Beach as soon as the weather is behaving.

 

Definitely available for hikes in the area as well. www.vancouvertrails.com is a great resource. 

 

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Hello????? <echos>

 

No local swimmers? 

 

Half the people I ask are afraid of swimming, or are terrible swimmers.... this is the coast, people! We're super wet here. Lakes and rivers and ocean all over the damn place. GET IN THE WATER. 

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I was browsing the forums to see if there were any NF people meeting up in Vancouver regularly. Apparently not haha. I might spend a week there in late September or early October with a friend, so I'm not sure if I'll have the time or means to go swimming with you (unfortunately), but it would be fun to maybe meet for something else that doesn't take too much time? Anyone else interested? 

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I was browsing the forums to see if there were any NF people meeting up in Vancouver regularly. Apparently not haha. I might spend a week there in late September or early October with a friend, so I'm not sure if I'll have the time or means to go swimming with you (unfortunately), but it would be fun to maybe meet for something else that doesn't take too much time? Anyone else interested? 

October would *definitely* be too cold for lake swimming, and September would most likely be cold as well LOL but yes, we should meet up for a hike or something! 

 

We've had a couple meetups in Vancouver a couple of years ago, and then a couple more tentative plans that fell through, so I know there are other Vancouverites on here. I'm just not sure where they all went. 

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October would *definitely* be too cold for lake swimming, and September would most likely be cold as well LOL but yes, we should meet up for a hike or something! 

 

We've had a couple meetups in Vancouver a couple of years ago, and then a couple more tentative plans that fell through, so I know there are other Vancouverites on here. I'm just not sure where they all went. 

I'm so used to scorching heat that it didn't even cross my mind *FACEPALM* sorry. 

 

Oh okay, well then let's hope that by then they all resurface and in order to organize something cool :)

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