Ridge Canoe And Kayak Club is a flat-water sprint paddling club based at scenic Whonnock Lake, which is located in Maple Ridge, British Columbia. It consists of athletes of all levels residing in the communities of Maple Ridge, Mission, Pitt Meadows and the surrounding areas.
Initially begun as an Olympic racing club in 1982, RCKC has attracted members with interests in many areas of paddling sports including recreational, marathon, and competitive canoeing, kayaking, and dragon boating. As the largest multi-disciplined paddling club in BC, our athletes have competed locally, nationally, and internationally. Olympic medalists and world champions have paid a visit from time to time.
Revenue for the non-profit club comes from membership and donations and goes to operating aquatic sports programs and securing highly qualified coaches for the athletes. The club is run by hard-working volunteers who ensure that high standards are met.
The club is not limited to competitive athletes. There are fun, family-friendly programs for recreational paddlers which can be registered through the Maple Ridge Parks And Recreation. If you contact us, we will be more than happy to find a program for you or your family.
Location: Whonnock Lake, Maple Ridge
Canoe Kayak BC is the Provincial Sport Organization for the paddle sports and actively encourages and provides opportunities to enjoy, participate and excel in them. Members include competitive athletes, developing athletes, enthusiasts, coaches, officials, administrators and supporters of the sport. The association's mission enourages and promotes personal growth and success for our members through participation and performance in paddle sports.