The Nelson Kayak and Canoe Club was founded in 1991. Since then it has been a steady presence at Lakeside Park, offering classes, outings, and boat storage.

The 2018 Sprint Team season is soon to be off to a great start. Under the leadership of coach and club president Jason Rusu the club continues to grow.  Jason in an ex-Olympian paddler and his enthusiasm and expertise translate into unparallelled experiences on the water.

Now in its fifth year, the club has been expanding programming.  Our youth racing programs are tailored to youth ages 9-18, and include a First Year Paddler Program, Regatta Ready Program and High Performance Team.  The Sprint Team will be participating in the BC games and different provincial and national regattas. It's going to be a great season!

Get started by registering for your 2018/19 memership and insurance HERE!

Additionally we will be offering a Learn to-sday for adults, a intermediate open paddle night and a Thursday Night Race Series. 

The different youth program practices run from Monday to Saturday. We meet at the Nelson Rowing Club pavilion at Lakeside Park in Nelson BC. Please view the different available programs under the programs tab for current practice information.

The Nelson Kayak and Canoe Club provides an inclusive, safe and welcoming space for everyone to participate in sport and physical activity regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. We welcome individuals with physical disabilities and strive to adapt programming to individual athletes needs.

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Latest News: BC Games 2018

Hope everyone is starting to get excited about the upcoming BC games in Cowichan valley! The date for the 2018 BC Summer Games Zone 1 Trials is June 2nd at 10:00. To participate in the trials you must register through Canoe Kayak BC before April 28th.


Posted Wednesday 18 April 2018

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Our Sponsors

Thank you to the Nelson Athletic Association for the loan of Buoy markers to set up
our sprint distance courses! And thank you to Hellman Canoes and Kayaks for their continued support of our sprint team with boat repairs and Tech apparel ware!