Take the biggest lake in the center of the Lower Mainland. Add sweeping views of the North Shore Mountains, a bird watching area right next door and a 10 km walking/run trail around the lake. Finish it off with a pinch of beavers and a touch of herons and eagles. This is the setting against which we offer paddling programs for all ages and all levels.

BCKC is a non-profit organization that services our community with flatwater canoe and kayak opportunities, in a safe and positive environment lead by nationally certified coaches. We are supported by a committed group of members who volunteer their time and energy to share our passion for paddling. BCKC is a member of the provincial sport organization Canoe Kayak BC and the national sport organization Canoe Kayak Canada.

The Burnaby Canoe and Kayak Club is located at the west end of Burnaby Lake and offers programs for people age 8 and older:

  • Sprint canoe/kayak programs for kids age 8-18+ with numerous regattas in BC and Washington State
  • Adult sprint canoe/kayak, dragon boating, war canoe programs (individual/corporate/group)
  • School Dragon Boating (grades 4-12) in May (see Registration Section above for for details)
  • School Dragon Boating and/or recreational canoe/kayak sessions (by appointment).

About the City of Burnaby

You can just see the city for the trees in this urban playground in the heart of the Lower Mainland. And that's the way we like it in Burnaby...a little wild, like the verdant landscape of this unique and spirited city. Located on the border of Vancouver, Burnaby features something for everyone. With 25% green space, it's a haven for outdoor activities for everything from running trails to bird-watching. Burnaby is also home to one of the most successful Canoe and Kayak racing clubs in Canada. Yes! the Burnaby Canoe and Kayak Club!

About Burnaby Lake

This regional park, right in the heart of Burnaby, is a place to reconnect with the natural world without leaving the city. The area is a stunning wildlife sanctuary where birdwatchers regularly spot great blue herons, bald eagles, belted kingfishers, osprey and even rarer birds such as the small green-backed heron.

The lake was created by a glacier 12,000 years ago, and only a century ago its shores were home to bustling sawmills. Today, a viewing tower on that same shore provides a bird's-eye view for spotting wildlife. You can view the lake from your canoe or kayak to get an up-close look at the busy beavers, diving ducks and turtles feeding in the marsh.

Burnaby Lake has a rowing course suitable for canoeing, kayaking and rowing training. The rowing pavilion at Burnaby Lake Sports Complex has change rooms and a public canoe launch.