2013 Paddle

Native Tribal Canoe Journey 2013 – Paddle to Quinault – is on!

Native ocean-going canoes from Washington State, Oregon, British Columbia, Canada, and possibly Alaska are making their way to the Washington Coast Quinault Village of Taholah. All the canoes will gather at Quinault August 1st and will participate in Native Protocol, Songs, Presentations, Gift-giving, and Feasting through August 6th. (See Canoe Journey Schedules, below.)


Canoes of the Puget Sound and Skagit:
Canoes land in Suquamish on July 19th and only spend 1 night and leave on the 20th.

Dates shown are arrival dates:

 July 19 Suquamish

 July 20 Little Boston

 July 21 Port Townsend

 July 22 Jamestown

 July 23 Elwha

 July 24 Elwha

 July 25 Pillar Point

 July 26 Neah Bay

 July 27 Ozette

 July 28 La Push

 July 29 La Push

 July 30 Hoh River

 July 31 Queets

 Aug 1- 6 Quinault


Warm Springs Canoe Project – 2013 Native Tribal Canoe Journey

Columbia River Canoe Schedule
(Subject to change)
July 18. Rock Creek Long House
July 19. Celilo Village
July 20. Hood River
July 21. Cascade Locks
July 22. Ft Vancouver
July 23. St Helens
July 24. West Longview
July 25. Skamokawa
July 26. Chinook Point
July 27. Bay Center
July 28-29. Shoal Water Bay
July 30. Ocean Shores Marina
July 31. Quinault India Nation
Jefferson Greene – Canoe Journey Advisor – Warm Springs Canoe Project
Per Hood River News

Canoe entry Hollywood Beach, Port Angeles

Children quietly listen during protocol.

Children quietly listen during protocol.

Paddle to Squaxin 2012


July 29, 2012 is the Official Canoe Landing Protocol at Squaxin Island.

Canoes will arrive Squaxin Island Tribe on July 28th.
Potlatch Protocol July 30 – August 5, 2012.

PADDLE to SQUAXIN 2012 Website.. Click Here.

Arial View of Canoe staging and landing area.. Click Here.  


CANOE SCHEDULES AND ROUTES as determined thus far

July 23, 24: Muckleshoot

July 25: Puyallup

July 26, 27: Nisqually

July 28 – Aug. 5: Squaxin Island


Info per Mike Edwards and Theresa Henderson.

More info to be added as becomes available.

Feb. Canoe Meeting

February 13, 2010 Tribal Journey Meeting, Hosted by Cowlitz Tribe.  

Starts at 12 noon with Lunch. Followed at 1pm Meeting.  

Then 5pm dinner, and song and dance to wrap things up.  

LOCATION: Puyallup Fairgrounds, Puyallup, Washington, USA.  

Use the entrance at the RED GATE on 9th Ave. SW. Meeting is in the first building on the left.  

This meeting is in preparation for the coming Paddle to Makah 2010 Native Nations Canoe Journey. Canoes will arrive at Makah after their journey from various far flung locations of Washington, Oregon, Alaska and British Columbia. Official canoe landing and protocol will take place on July 19, 2010. Makah Tribe will host related events for several days following the canoe landing and welcome ceremonies.  

More Information:

Puyallup Fairgrounds / http://www.thefair.com/

110 9th Ave Sw, Puyallup, WA 98371 Get directions

Cross Streets: Between S Meridian and 2nd St SW

Phone # (253) 841-5045

 Puyallup Fairgrounds RED GATE Entrance is on 9 TH AVE SW.

Streets bordering Puyallup Fairgrounds are these: Fairview Dr on the West, 9th Ave SW on the North and S Meridian on the East.


DIRECTIONS to Puyallup Fairgrounds from I-5 in south end of TACOMA, WA

Take exit #127/SO TACOMA WAY/PUYALLUP onto WA-512 E toward PUYALLUP – go 10.116.3 mikm

Take the MERIDIAN ST S/PUYALLUP exit – go 0.20.3 mikm

Turn Left on S MERIDIAN – go 0.40.6 mikm

Turn Left on 9TH AVE SW

Arrive at 110 9TH AVE SW, PUYALLUP, on the Left

(I used Yahoo Maps driving directions, and the visual map on Yelp.com for the information http://www.yelp.com/map/the-puyallup-fair-puyallup )


Canoes on land at Suquamish Tribe hosting events. Photo.. Copyright 2009 Sue Charles/NW Native Media




Anxious to be on the way




Final Leg of Journey – Paddle to Suquamish 2009

Canoe cross last stretch of water on final leg of their journey to Suquamish Tribe

Today, Monday, August 3, 2009 Canoes travel the last leg of the journey for Paddle to Suquamish. They left the shores of Port Gamble Tribe (Little Boston) and Golden Gardens (Seattle) and will land in Suquamish (Port Madison Tribe) later today. Here, they will take part in official canoe landing ceremonies / protocol where each canoe will announce who they are, where they are from, and ask permission to land. They will be welcomed ashore by dignitaries and elders of the Suquamish Tribe, and invited to join the several days of celebration hosted by that tribe.  

Elwha Spirit Canoe. Photo by Sue Charles/NW Native Media. Copyright 2005




Suquamish Tribe Paddle to Suquamish website 

Protocol Schedule on Suquamish Tribe website  

Volunteers for events hosted by Suquamish Tribe : Tribal Journeys / Paddle to Suquamish

Ravan Spirit Canoe Family at Suquamish Tribe  

Peninsula Daily News: Tribal Canoe Journey: Paddle to Suquamish 

Ben Charles.info Native Canoe Events page  

Tribal Journeys of the Pacific NW lens page


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Canoe Landing at Cowichan Bay Dock

Tribal Journeys 2008 – July 28 – All canoes gather for Cowichan Events


Date: Canoe Landing Day is Monday, July 28

Place: Cowichan Bay Dock (Westcan Terminal), 5105 Tzouhalem Road, Cowichan Bay

Time: 4:00 pm – 8:00 PM Gates open at 2:30 PM


On Landing Day, the Cowichan Spirit Pole will be welcomed home. 


At 5:00 PM Chief Lydia Hwitsum & Elders of Cowichan Tribes will officially welcome Tribal Journeys participants.


Following arrival into Cowichan territory, Canoe Families will participate in four days of Protocol at Si’em Le’lum Field, from July 28 to August 1, sharing songs, dances, gifts and food. Public Welcome.


DIRECTIONS to Cowichan Bay Dock for Canoe Landing Ceremonies  – VIEW – Click Here

DIRECTIONS to Si’em Le’lum Field – Click Here for Map Quest page.