Canoe Kayak BC Initiatives

CanoeKids on the Road  

CanoeKidsThrough a generous BC Sport Participation Grant, Canoe Kayak BC delivers 'CanoeKids' programs to communities across the province with our 'CanoeKids on the Road' program.  Youth aged 9 - 14 are taught water safety and paddling skills in a safe and fun environment; skills that are valuable for life! 

Plans are now underway for the 2015 season.   If your community/club would like our qualified instructors and our trailer of boats to visit your community/club contact our office at 604-465-5268.      

Host a CanoeKids Instructors Course in your community!

2017 North American Indigenous Games

2017-NAIGThe 2017 North American Indigenous Games is the largest continental sporting and cultural gathering of Indigenous people, welcoming more than 5,000 athletes, 2,000 volunteers and a number of spectators and dignitaries from across North America.

From July 16 – 23, 2017, the City of Toronto will be the proud Host City to the 2017 North American Indigenous Games.

Team BC held its initial selection camp in Seabird Island at the BC Aboriginal Canoe/Kayak Championships on September 17 and 18, 2016 where 102 athletes competed for spots on the Team BC Development Squad; at the spring selection camps the Canoe/Kayak Development Squad finalized their roster with six athletes per team.

Aboriginal Paddling Initiative  

In partnership with Canoe Kayak Canada, the Aboriginal Team BC Program and local aboriginal communities, Canoe Kayak BC provides leadership, training and competitive opportunities for aboriginal youth to participate in recreational and competitive environments.  An annual BC Aboriginal Canoe Championships is co-hosted as well as inter provincial competitions and North American Indigenous Games opportunites. Contact our office at 604-465-5268 for more information.


Canoe Kayak BC is an active partner with Canoe Kayak Canada encouraging the availability of both recreational (PaddleALL) and competitive (ParaCanoe) paddling opportunities for both cognitively and physcially disabled populations.  With our acceptance into the 2016 Paralympic Games we have see an increase in competitive opportunties in both canoes (outriggers) and kayaks. 

Contact our office for more information on provincial programming/training as our programs expand to more of our community clubs.

Scholarship Program  

Scholarship-LogoIntroduced in 2008, the CanoeKayak BC Scholarship Fund awards two scholarships to deserving students who are attending a British Columbian post-secondary institution.

Canoe Kayak BC athletes are a enthusiastic group of young people. Their dedication and commitment to the sport they love is both inspiring and genuine. Not only do they excel on the water but in all areas of their lives.

BC Summer Games

BC Games logoCanoeKayak BC was a part of the BC Summer Games in 2010 for the first time in 12 years.  We were represented by all 8 zones at a 85% capacity. As part of our Canadian Sport 4 Life implementation plan we are encouraging athletes to participate in a variety of disciplines (Sprint, Whitewater, Outrigger and Para) and in a variety of events (kayak and canoe).

Alumni Program

CKBC-lgogCanoe Kayak BC is trying to reconnect members of our organization and its predecessors (Canoe Racing BC and the BC Flatwater Canoe Association). The alumni directory includes provincial team members since 1969!


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