You don’t have to be a competitive athlete to enjoy and explore whitewater. Many recreational clubs in B.C. offer non-competitive activities such as river running and playboating, trips and expeditions, freeboating and creekboating.
In the Long Term Athlete Development model, recreational paddling serves as a base for the introduction of athletes at a young age to all of the various disciplines, and as a means for retired athletes or non-competitive paddlers to maintain lifelong fitness and health. It can involve any aspect of the competitive disciplines, in addition to non-competitive activities.
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.