25-27 October 2019
WELSH OPEN CANOE SYMPOSIUM 2019 SYMPOSIWM CANW AGORED CYMRU
25-27 October 2019
To make a booking email: and ask for details.
The symposium is grateful for the support given by:
The Open Canoe Symposium has become the premier event for open canoeists across the UK. Organised & run on a voluntary, not-for-profit basis, the hosting of the event now rotates annually between Wales, England & Scotland in a three-year cycle. Its aim has always been to bring together people of all levels of experience and ability in a sharing of enthusiasm for & knowledge of all aspects of open canoeing.
This year we have invited the renowned Canadian adventurer/paddler/writer/speaker James Raffan to join us from across the Atlantic.
James is a prolific writer, speaker and currently the Executive Director of the Canoe Museum in Ontario. He has written 16 books including a biography of Bill Mason. He is a community activist and volunteer, a Fellow International of the Explorers Club, Past Chair of the Arctic Institute of North America as well as a Fellow and Past Governor of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, service for which he was awarded the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002, the Camsell Medal in 2009, and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. To find out more about James his website is:
Gwersyll Glanllyn is an Outdoor Education Centre situated on the shores of Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake). Owned by the Urdd (a Welsh National Youth Organisation), it is situated about 4 miles west of the town of Bala on the A494. The site has direct access to the lake shore & is within easy reach of a variety of other canoeing venues.
There is a reduction of 25% for all under 18 years of age.
Pecyn llety llawn / Full Accommodation Package @ £185
Pecyn gwersylla / Camping Package @ £142
Ymwelydd dydd Sadwrn / Day Visitor Saturday @ £64
Ymwelydd dydd Sul / Day Visitor Sunday @ £64
To book email: and ask for forms.