Mon. Jul. 19

Journey Update, Monday July 19 at 3 pm.

Canoes are preparing for soft landing. Skippers meeting in session.

Due to a death in the tribal community protocol may vary from that which is posted, but will proceed as much as possible according to plans.

Will post updates as they come in.

[Thanks to Elaine, Phil, Nano and others for update info!]


Tribal Journey to Makah 2010 Update.

Canoes trailered to Pillar Point, Clallam Bay and some to Snow Creek and will paddle to Neah Bay from those points, for a soft landing around 2 pm. Official landing ceremonies after that… maybe around 5 pm.  

Vehicle traffic is very limited in Neah Bay, so be aware of this. There will be thousands of visiters who will be there for the events.


Canoes delayed on take-off from Elwha / Port Angeles (Hollywood Beach).

Rough and dangerous waters deterred departure from Hollywood Beach, Port Angeles, WA from their Elwha stopover. (Some canoes may have gone on the water against advisories, but most either turned back, or did not leave the beach.)

Canoes will most likely trailer tomorrow, to Piller Point, their next designated stop.

More updates as they come in.

(Info per Lower Elwha Skipper, Phil Charles, Jr. at 7am.)

Canoes in Elwha

Native Canoe Journeys – Tribal Journeys of the Pacific NW is ON!

Canoes arrived Elwha / Port Angeles, WA today, Friday July 16…. heading to Neah Bay, Washington, USA. (see routes & schedules)

About 60 canoes arrived, some by trailer, some by water, landing on Hollywood Beach in Port Angeles. The waters have been rough and dangerous with three canoes tipping over yesterday (Thursday) with one being damaged. As far as we know.. all the people are okay.

Protocol is going on in Elwha Tribal Center gym tonight (Friday) and Saturday.

Canoes will take off from Elwha / Port Angeles on Sunday the 18th – depending on weather and tides… possibly around 6 or 7 am.

Canoe will all arrive at Makah / Neah Bay, WA on July 19th. Entry Ceremonies at Makah Tribe in Neah Bay on July 19, 2010.

See links for canoe schedules, maps and routes.




Makah Tribal Journey FB page CLICK HERE

MAPS on FB page Click Here

Chief Frank Nelson Canoe

Chief Frank Nelson Canoe: Vancouver Island

New Look

We are trying a new look for Tribal Journeys Info site.

Plus we added a PHOTO GALLERY.  Are these familiar sights to you?

Hope it will be easier to find things and to view the content on the new look page.

During this process of site-morphing we may change the appearance a few times to find just the right one, so please bear with us during the transitional stages.  🙂

Child watches canoe landing at Port Angeles 2005

Child watches canoe landing at Port Angeles 2005

Canoe Groups and Msg Boards on the Web

Please be aware that the Washington Canoe Society Group – formerly on MSN – is now located on a service called “Multiply”.  MSN closed their Groups service which required the move. The new web address is  . CLICK HERE to go there now. You may need to re-apply for membership but it is easy to do, and will involve setting up a new profile and a webpage for yourself.   

Additionally there are several other Groups / message boards serving Native communities, and other interested people, with ways to share news and updates relating to Canoe Journeys and other events and happenings. These message boards have been in use for several years and are interactive for you to participate in many ways. Just click on the title below to go there.


Native-Canoes Group on Yahoo 

Canoes Northwest Group on Yahoo 

Go-Native-Canoeing Group on Yahoo

NW Canoes Group on Yahoo

There are many ways to stay connected with the Canoe Families and events throughout the year.  We encourage you to participate in as many ways as possible.

Canoe Progress 7-26-08

South Sound Route canoes (starting July 14), Westcoast Vancouver Island Route (starting Sunday July 13) and West Coast Washington State Canoes (starting July 17) joined together at Songhees.  The combined groups – about 30 canoes – left from Songhees to Tsawout (East Saanich) this morning – July 26.  Next stop – Tsartlip (West Saanich) on Sunday, July 27.

Northern Route Canoes (starting July 7) and Salish Sea Route (starting July 15) traveling East Coast Vancouver Island arrive at Nanaimo today – July 26.

Re: the Question about “Kulleet Bay Landing”

The Northern Canoes and Salish Sea Route canoes will be landing at SHELL BEACH on Sunday July 27th. Prior to this, the Northern Canoes will be met by Journey Coordinators and given full details. 

Info from Dawnda – 7-26-08 1:35 PM

View ALL CANOES Routes page – CLICK HERE

Large Map – all Canoe Routes CLICK HERE