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 2017 Sprint Team season is 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 fourth year, the club has been expanding programming.  Our youth racing programs is tailored to youth ages 10-18, additionally we offer a womens paddling program, and a Thursday night race series. New to the 2017 season will be adding Summer Camp programs and Masters programs!  The Racing Team will be participating in the BC Cup #2 in Kamloops in July, potentially the Calgary regatta in August, and the BC Championships / Pacific Cup in Maple Ridge in September. It's going to be a great season!

The youth program practices run twice mid-week, and once on the weekend. We meet at the Nelson Rowing Club pavilion at Lakeside Park in Nelson BC. Please view the "Sprint Program" tab for current practice information.

2017 Paddling Programs:

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Masters (adult) Paddling Program  

Women's Paddling Program  

Summer Camps 

Toonie Tour 


Latest News: Summer Camp

Thursday 25 May 2017

New to 2017, the Nelson Kayak and Canoe Club is offering.... 



These active camps are designed for children between the ages of 8 - 16+. Develop kayaking and canoeing skills, make active friends, and have fun on the water! 


  • Weekly camps run through July and August 
  • 4 hour long camps - 9:00 am to 1:00 pm - Monday to Friday 
  • $150 per week, but only $130 for returning campers!  

To register please contact Lauren, at

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