Canoeing and kayaking uses 1 and 2 bladed paddles to propel forwards while rowing is mainly leg driven and uses oars to propel backwards. (P.S. Canoe Kayak is way more fun in our humble opinion...but the rowers are pretty cool too.
Competitive sprint paddling is distance racing in a straight line on flat water. It has been in the Olympic summer games since 1936. Our club participates in Regattas throughout the Summer.
Our youth program athletes practice all year long with gym training. Their coach works with them on fitness and prepares them in the winter. Dry land training keeps athletes in top condition. When the weather improves, athletes train regularly in their canoes and kayaks. This team participates in regattas in the Summertime. Click here for more information.
Athletes train all year-round, but in the summertime our team competes in canoe and kayak races (regattas). These events are largely in the lower mainland but also include some out of town. These regattas are sometimes for specific age groups, but generally all skill levels are encouraged to participate. Many first season racers have found their calling at these very fun and exciting races.
Anybody can sign up age 8 and over. The coach will take age and skill into account and athletes paddle with people of similar skill
All ages recreational paddling at Fort Canoe Kayak Club is a relaxed program that introduces kayaking as a fun sport for everyone.
Our coaches and staff are certified in water safety and First Aid. Our club regulations follow the Canoe Kayak BC provincial requirements, and our motorized safety boats are out with all the paddlers at all times.
No, if you are registered in one of our programs, you are able to use club boats, paddles and exercise equipment.
We offer programs for ages 8+. One of our athletes is 82 years young!
Anything you can move in and don’t mind getting wet! Athletic clothing that you are able to wear a lifejacket over is recommended.
It depends on which program you sign up for. A week long beginner course is different than the Sprint Team enrollment where athletes train year-round. The costs are seasonal and are comparable to other recreation for youth and fitness programs. When you view a particular program, the costs are listed.