Paddle to Squaxin

Proud hosts of this year’s Canoe Journey!

Posted on February 24, 2012 by thenderson

It is our greatest wish that you enjoy your visit to Squaxin Island Tribe! We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Swinomish, Makah, Suquamish, Cowichan, Lummi, Muckleshoot, Elwha, Chemanius B.C., Tulalip, Quinault, Squamish B.C., Songees B.C., Ahousaht B.C., Puyallup


The History of Tribal Journeys
Tribal Journeys began in 1989, intending to coincide with the centennial celebration for Washington State. A total of nine canoes participated in the ‘Paddle to Seattle’, and in 1993, 23 canoes participated in the ‘Paddle to Bella Bella’. Since 1993, ‘Tribal Journeys’ or ‘The Paddle’ has been held on an annual basis, with various tribes serving as the host tribe.

Past Tribal Journeys

1989 – Paddle to Seattle
1993 – Paddle to Bella Bella, B.C.
1994 – Youth Paddle (Olympia)
1995/1996 – Full Circle Youth Paddle (Puget Sound)
1997 – Paddle to La Push, WA
1998 – Paddle to Puyallup, WA
1999 – Paddle to Ahousaht, B.C.
2000 – Paddle to Songees, B.C. and Pendleton, OR
2001 – Paddle to Squamish, B.C.
2002 – Paddle to Quinault at Taholah
2003 – Paddle to Tulalip, WA
2004 – Paddle to Chemanius, B.C.
2005 – Paddle to Elwha
2006 – Paddle to Muckleshoot
2007 – Paddle to Lummi
2008 – Paddle to Cowichan
2009 – Paddle to Suquamish
2010 – Paddle to Makah
2011 – Paddle to Swinomish

Upcoming Hosts
2012 – Squaxin Island
2013 – Quinault