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 2016 Sprint Team season is off to a great start. Under the leadership of head 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 third year, the club has been expanding programming.  Our youth racing programs is tailored to youth ages 10-18, but new to 2016 is a womens paddling program, and a Thursday night race series.  We've got the BC Cup 2 in Kamloops in July, the 2016 BC Summer Games in Abbotsford in July, Calgary regatta in August, and the BC Championships / Pacific Cup in Maple Ridge in September.  We are also having an entry level competitive coaching course July 8th to 10th.

The youth program practices are Mondays and Thursdays from 4:30pm to 6:00pm, and Saturdays 9:00am to 11:30am.  We meet at the Nelson Rowing Club pavilion at Lakeside Park in Nelson BC.

Women's Wednesdays on the Water

We are also having a Women's Wednesdays on the Water, for new and experienced paddlers alike.

Join us for fun, social evenings on the lake!

  • Nelson Kayak and Canoe Club is starting a woman's program
  • Never paddled?  Come learn the basics.
  • Experienced paddler?  Make some new friends.


Latest News: Fun Race Day on Kootenay lake

Sunday 14 August 2016

 On September 5th the NKCC invites all club members to participate in a morning full of fun races and awards.  In the afternoon starting at 1:00 the public is invited to join the Nelson Canoe Kayak club and compete in Nelson’s first Cardboard Kayak Race.

Build a kayak using provided materials and race it on Kootenay lake. All ages welcome. Each participant receives cardboard, duct tape and an exacto knife. Meet at NKCC clubhouse beside rowing pavilion at Lakeside Park.





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