Canoe Polo is a team game played in kayaks, which combines elements of water polo, basketball and kayaking.
The game is played by two teams of five players each, trying to score goals with a waterpolo ball in a net suspended above the water at each end of a "playing pitch", which is often a swimming pool.
The fast, exciting game is played in two halves of ten minutes each, and produces fast, robust action, where a wide range of skills, including whitewater skills.
The paddlers use short, maneuverable polo-boat kayaks, paddled with two-bladed paddles and wear helmets, facemasks and lifejackets for safety and protection.
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.